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Official Jrarul of thii Gity and of the Parish of West Baton Ronge. GEO. A. PIKE, Editor and Proprietor. K t" "THsTdÄILY COMET» is pub lished every «day (Monday« excepted) at the low rate of five dollars per annum, and will be punctually delivered every morning within the City, by the carrier. BATON R0UGE.:::::::::::::SEPT. 23, 1852. We do feel so completely demolished this morning, that it is with difficulty we can persuade our pen to glide along and express the muddled ideas, of the Comet's head. The " Vts-a- Vis " lays open before us. and we are pleased to observe a marked im proveinent in its face, as well as in the spirit, with which its leaders are becoming inspired. A most excellent puff for our selves in its third column headed, the "Third Street Luminary" is what most attracts our attention ; and it is to thank the editor for his courtesy, that we indite the following article. We could not, we are persuaded, pass it by without giving offence to the editor of the Vis-a- Vis, and we therelore nerve ourselves up under the influence of a cool julep and a principee, to set the editjr ofthat paper as far along on the road to notority, as be has kindly vol unteered to push the ''Third Street Lumin ary." We must however confess in this connection, that it ia with great fear and trembling, we came in contract with so vast an intellectual -'Boreas" as the author of "strictures" upon our strictnres, about the "torch lights," and we feel very much like going out, or getting off of Third street 1o some quiet locality where there is no danger of coming vis-a-vis with so vast a body, as this that now assails us. However we have the consolation of seeing our neigh bor of the Advocate handled without gloves close alongside of us, and this gives us courage. Our most excellent friend says : "It is quite amusing to notice the very complacent and self important air which q certain self styled independents put It is amusing we confess—its very amus ing, but this is a funny world, and there are n great many funny things did and said every day. This results from the fact that there aie many persons playing parts for which they are altogether incapaciatated We have tried many things—this results from our not having a friend to tell us for what we are best adapted. We have been in the Whig party nine times—the Demo cratic eleven—we have been Methodist and Baptist, Presbyterian. anti-Baptist, Millerite, Mormonite, Andrew Jackson Davisite and have settled down into a quiet editorial life, for no other reason than lie cause its the funniest business of them all. Say anything Against Us friend Winfree, but we beg you for the love "you once bote us" not to drag before the common glare of the dusty noonday sun, our mad dajs—or rather nights, when spirits met spirits, in the cosy back room of old Jaco's and got merry and laughed and bid the world roll on to its end, with all its cares and troubles. Anything but this my dear beloved friend. Tis like unroofing a man's head and letting the vujgar gaze at the veiled chambers of his mind wherein are hidden the treasures of sweet memory. Talk not of the^ twelve nights that are hallowed to the memory of hut a lew more living spirits. Leave these things untouched, and let me know your weakest point (if you have any) and if we must fight (with words) for the public amusement, I will not touch you there. "A T on prams error stultilia est dieenda." We quote this from our "Juvenal" be cause you say some severe things to us in jioetry about ciitics. (o) We republish the following extract from our neighbor because we want it to be passed around and get in to the next curios ities of literature. "The Third street luminary as Censoi and Critic may have sprung into existence fully armed and equipped, somewhat after the fashion of Minerva, springing in full pano ply from the prolific -rain of Jove. But of ious me low able, be 15th Ville the then Th been at ring rive tumn, late en of Lake in upset. dent to into rods boats quite the vi ere «ave the public, we say, in all mercy to the ! after very modest and charitable young man who I ing ignites the Third frees luminary from his ! were the pub at and wit and attempts at humor ! They would make old -Rabelais himsflf Taiigli to split his sides, no doubt, but u[>on the same prin this can us. to so a title |»ge degenerates into doggerel verse of the lowest order." Why did not the editor say "there now take that !" We never wanted to be witty or factious about the Scott and Graham Glee Club and the Young Men's Society of the Great Parish of East Baton Rouge- We spoke of it as it seemed to us by torch light. Had our frieud of the Vts-a- Vis been visable to us leading them we certain ly should have noticed him personally as a prominent member of the Ugly Club, to which we have the honor of being a mem ber. Since the perusal of the Vis -a- Vis* s arti cle of yesterday, we have fallen pasionately in love with the beautiful melody " Who dare day," and we shall go off andhave it arranged immediately for flute miSc. (CP"Mr. Chas. Bevall has moved Lis Daguerrean Saloon, on Lafayette Street, over the store of J. W. (Jiiig gins. He has now a fine light, and No. 1 arrangements for taking the very best pictures. There is a marked improvement in Mr. Devall's pictures within the last month : some of his specimins cannot he surpassed. ciplefb atan vone would have h is r isibles excited by the perusal of an epic which with the highest claim» set fourth on the O^Goldinatin < n Lafayette street has just opened four thousand dollars worth of new and fashionable jewelry. We called to sec it yesterday and were dazzled with the rich jewels he has strewn upon his counters. Our word for it, that any thing you purchase from Goldman you may depend upon its be ing what tie says it is. We advise the ladies to call aud see the novel pat terns of rings, pins, finger-rings, cuff pins, Chains, &c, that he has just opened. A Smart Rktort ,—The following anec dote used to be related by the late William Hazlitt : He was once visiting Mr. and Mrs. Basil Montague when Sir Anthony C.irli ' physician of note, came in, apparently in a state of more than his usual self compla cency, having just received a complimen ary testimonial from the Apothecaries'" Hall. In answer to the queries of Mrs. Montague, h« said, very pomposly, and somewhat prnfainly—"Madame, the glor ious company of the apothecaries praise me ! ' retorted Mrs. Montague. What say the noble aimy of martyrs, your patients, Sir Anthony ?" The conceited physician was so nonplussed by this witty rejoinder, that after a blundering attempt to continue the conversation, he somewhat suddenly took his leave. Dr Franklin, in speaking of intemperate drinker, says, he will never, or seldom, al low that he is drunk ; he may he "boozy, cozey, fox'd, merry, mellow, fuddled, groat able, confoundedly cut ; may see two moons ; be among the Philistines; in a very good humor; have been in the sun : is a little feverieh ; pretty Well entered, &c., but never drunk." m Genuine French .—On the night of the 15th of August, the Perfect of La Dondogue caused to be placed in front of the Hotel de Ville of Periqueux a transparency, bearing the following words in lace work ; Th eu fit Napnlean se reposa : God made Napolean and then rested himself» The New York Times states that Mr. Th ac*eray , the author of Vanity Fair, has been engaged to deliver a course of lectures at the Merchantile Library in that city du ring the coming winter, and that he will ar rive in this country in the course of the au tumn, in company with Me. Lawrence our late Minister in England, who is a warm personal triend. • Terrible Accident.— Drowning of Sev en Ladies. —On the 2d inst.,!r Pic Nie party of ladies and gentlemen from the town of Stockton, N. Y.. were crossing Casadaga Lake in a scow and skiff, when the ladies in the latter became frigetened and it was upset. Those in the scow seeing the acci dent als<gt>ecame panic stricken and rushed to the side upseting it, and all were thrown into the water. The boats were some forty rods from the nearest shore. No other boats were at hand to assist and the Lake quite rough. There were five persons in the skiff, all of whom were saved, but of i nineteen in the scow seven young ladies vi ere drowned, with the boatman, who to tl at to ply after rescuing several,perished in endeavor ing to save the lives of others. The ladie* O Q were all from 10 ; o 20 year-: 0 ! age. of a to * Ktxieo aid Inf laid. The London committee of the bqty» ! era of Mexican bonds are pursuing ; with great vigor their action for the recovery of their money. They have bad various conference with the Kurl of Molmesbury—the British Secretary of State for Foreign Afiairs<-and at bis suggestion have drawn op a ipemorial aud protest embodying all their griev ances. Similar papers are to be got up in France and Holland and laid betöre the Governments «f those coun tries in order that their Ministers in Mexico may be instructed to act in concert with the British Minister there and a strong and combined pressure is thus to be kept up continually until Mexico docs something to satisfy her creditors. The bondholders represent to their Government that they have already in their various arrangements with Mex ico submitted to sacrifices of the capital of their loans to the amount of twentv three millions of dollars and a reduc tion of the interest on the remaining capital of from five to three per cent The condition upon which they assen ted to these reductions was that certain revenues should be assigned to them which were promised to be ample to secure the payment of this imerest punctually. But these in consequence of the bad legislation have not produced the amount and Congress has broken up without providing for the deficiency Hence they have asked the interven tion of their own Government and it has agreed to pursue their claims in this energetic style. General Insensibity to an Im portant Truth .—This, namely— that the misery of human life is made ilp of large masses, each seperate from the other by certain intervals. One year the death of a child ; years after, a failure in trade ; after another, long er or shorter interval, a daughter may have married unhappily ; in all but the singularly fortunate, the intregal parts that compose the sum total of the unhapincss of a man's life are easi ly counted, and distinctly remembered. The happiness of life, on the contrary, is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile a kind look, a heartfelt compli ment in the disguise of a playful allego ry, and tlie countless other infinitesim al-- to pleasurable thought aud genial feeling.— Coleridge J" 0C7"Na better portrait and biography of Genl. W infield Scott , have we ever seen executed from a printing press, than is now for sale .it our office. CARPETS & RUGS. THE subscriber has just received from New York, a large assortment of In grain, Thrt-e Ply, and Brussels Carpets, all of which will be sold at low prices. sept 23. W. D. PHILLIPS. Fall Style 1852. WD. PHILLIPS—Solicits the attea • tion of his patrons and the public 50 8 For m i v. F patrons au<l the public q generally to hw Fai.t. Style ot Da*» and ^ Soft H yfs His style , «entirely new. em bracing taste, durability, beauty and light ness, far in advance of anything ever offered to the public ; citizens and strangers need only give me a call, to satisfy themselves tl at it is to their interest to purchase Hats at the old stand, opposite the Harney House From St. Louis This-day. BARRELS Mo. Mills extra flour; tj U 50 Kegs Prime Lard. In addition to our already large stock of Groceries and western produce. For sale by sept 23, S. M. HART & Co. Cash Wanted Immediately. THOSE of our friends who have made small "cash purchases" and have not ••forced up" would confer a favor by drop ping in and helping to reimburse our empty chest. [sept 231 JOSHUA BEAL. • A negro girl capable of le. Apply to JOSHUA BEAL. tine WfTED sept23 BUTTER — A small lot of very western butter, in small packages, for sale by «ept23 JOSHUA BÉAL. For Sale. A FINE Buggy and Horse—the Horse well suited to saddle or harness. Ap ply to sept23 JOSHUA BEAL. Cosher butter - 400 lbs Fre i ' ' Fresh Arrivals, O A Barrels Fresh New Flour; 3 casks sugar cured Shoulders; 5 do. sugur cured Hams; 5 bbls Tar; 20 Kegs South Carolina Tar; 1000 lbs Fresh do Rice; Fresh Butter and Cheese and fresh herring, sept 21, For said by J. Parry & Co. Q A GALLONS of Sewell Taylors best /£\j Sazarac Brandy, just received and J. PARRY & Co. This Day Received. I gar Soap 5 may l ! l Z LBS. fresh May Butler ; 200 lbs. Plank come and M. find do 1 Cheese, tor sale cheap for cash. J. P arfï k Co is State Family ne od. lifornia) Herald ne. AND PERIODICAL AÖENCY. SUBSCRIPTION# wili he received by tM aaderagnMlir tb»JÉllowing news [y Crescent. Delta.ly mm lilu San! Graham^ Godey's Knickerbocker Meyer's Universum. O^Specimen copies can be seen by cal ling on J NO. C. LtNOUE, Agent. BATON BOUGE FEMALE SEMINARY, MRS. READ would respectfully give notice to her former patrons as well as the public generally, that the nest Session of her School will commence on the 27/A of September , (inst.) As it will be her aim to furnish to her pupils the same resources and advantage as the best Northern Schools, she will spam no pains or endeavors constantly to develop the moral attributes as well as cultivate the mental faculties ot those placed under her care. Ample arrangements will be made for the accommodation of Boarding Scholars, and the services of experienced ami capable assistants are secured ta teach the primary and more advanced departments, and also that of music. The course of education will comprise instruction in all the polite and erudite branches usually required. Charges made known on applicition to, or by correspondence with the Principal. Sept.2—It. Cap* Girardeau Lime. I AA BARRELS just arrived and for X UU sale low by Joshua Bk.u.. For nie at a Bargain. A GOOD Barouch and Horse —apply to [Im Sep. 11-1 W.S. PIKE. Wrapping Paper. QArt REAMS Each, Small, Medium O W and Large. Selling at New Or leans prices, by JOHN C. LANOUE. ly, Harney House Row Al J" TAY, CORN, OATS and BRAN *.1. ways on hand and for sale by JOSHUA BEAL opposite Harney House. ways < j une 16, y. STEPHEN BASELISCO S OYSTER SALOlM ANS RESTAURAT. Lafayette St., one door south of J. Fisher. AFRESH supply of OÏSTERS by e very Boat, will be received at this establish ment, and they will be done up "browner' than anywhere else in town. The house will be kept neat and orderly and no pains will b'c s pa re J to please customers. sepl9. Just Received. BOXES Cincinnati Soap ; 1500 lbs. t' Sugar cured hams ; 25 dozen brooms, 50 Barrels Flour; 20 half barrels Deans Whiskey; 25 Kegs prime Lard; 20 boxes 8 Lump Tobacco; i00 barrels Cape Girar deau Lime. JOSHUA BEAL, sept 18-y. opposite Harney House. FROM Cincinnati—per Steamer Yuba— 50 barrels Flour; 10 Tierces S. & S. Hams. For sale by S. M. HART & Co. NOTIOE. MR. R. D. WILSON, will re-open his School f for boys^-on Monday, the 20th sept 16-8t. Just Received. AN addational supply of fresh "Cape" Lime—a line article for making sugar. For sale by Isept 15] S. M.HART & Co. For Rent. q EV ERAL fine Stores-very favorably ^ situate(J A , several fc ne rooms pleasant | , ocoted Citable for offices or for sleeping appartments for «ingle gentlemen. apply to [»ept 15-y} S. M. "HART & Co. TO SUGAR PLANTERS. I HAVE just received, and will continue to keep, a good supply of very fine Su gar House and water cistern cement JOSHUA BEAL, aug 29-y Opposite Harney House. Spectacles and Glasses, JUST received a superior article of Con cave and Convex Priema and colored Sspectacles and Christals to suit every age. july 18-y. THEODORE GOLDMA&N, Lafayette Street, one door below Laurel. JUST LANDED per Steamer Midas, from Cincinnati :— 12 tierces S. C. Hams; 50 boxes No. 1. Soap ; 50 bbls Ohio Flour ; 20 doz. Brooms ; 5 bbls Inferior Lard ; 25 bbls M. O. Pork. For sale low— for the times. sept. 2, y. S. M. HART & Ce< GLASS Lamp Shades, Chimneys- jkntf Wicks, for sale by may 13. ly. HALL & PIPER. Notice. THERE are a few of the stockholders of the Grosse Tête and Baton Rouge Plank Road Company who have not yet come forward and signed their stock notes and taken their certificates. They will please call at the office ofS. M. Hart and Company, where they will find their notes already'filled up; nothing to do but sign their names. Please bring along an endorser as the Charter requires all notes to be endorsed. 1- w. S. M. HART. PLAYING CARDS—200 Gross of Plays ing Cards for sale by the pac or gros JNO. C. La NOUE. Harney House Row 500 Bushels Oat:-. For Sale by JOSHUA BEAL