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P7WLT WSI EIV Y IKSA1irDAT MO INO G fT YOEL H. SANDOZ & ANDREW MEYNIER. ®pele.Us :a SATURDAY, SEPTiMBER 15th, 1855 OUR AgIEria The bllýwing gentlemen are authorized to collect and receive subslriptions and advertiwsemrwc for the Opeitouses Corier, in their respective towns: Aveners Manatlr, S. Martinsvile, (La.) hmurns Bou.uuan. Breaux's Bridge, (La.) A. Musravoa, Washington, (La.) DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET. For Gowerir, RObERT C. WICKLIFFE, or Wst Fsseswa.m . Ibr Ldeutenant Gornor, , C. H. MOUTON, or Laaramt. For Sareary of &a... ANDREW IL MERRON, or EASt BAtes Rorer. For .aditor, SAMUEL F. MARKS, or Waar FuClaasa. For Treaurer, CNARLEI E. GRENEAUX, or NA.emr esas. For Attorney General, E. WARREN MOISE, or PLAqIUmw5. hr Bupsrdrufede of Public Edclation, SAMUEL BARD, or Cas.oua. Sh C.eregs.-4Mk Disnrid, JOEN M. SANDIDGE, or Bosssa. August 18th, 1855. Movrs. Ssssde4 Mqeysi.--Pleme announce that L. Vamt.ar Caoisasz lls is an Anti-Know Nothing esndidate for Sheriffof this Parish, at the JIevember election. A NUMBER OF FRIENDS. S0th Jone, 1855. We are authoriesd to anaounee that Mr. hIads Leman is an Anti-Know-Nothing eandi dMeo the ofe of Sherif for this Parish, at the eete in INovember nest. HIS NUMEROUS FPIENDS. August 55th, 1155. ggWe are authorized to announce Mr. WILLIAM ewroru a a candidate for the offee of Die tefor the 165th Judicial Dis of this sh eletion INovember 1865. Opelousas, May 19th., 1855. Q7" We are authorized to announce that Psaxz *lSun t is a candidate for the oflice of Assessor. he oceupied last year. Election to take place in nvamnber next, sad that as such he believes it his duty to announce that he is opposed to the Know. Wethings' Sect. He recommends himself to his hiesds and the public. [Opeloouas, Feb. 17th., 1855. m m unm m nn m THtI MEXTING 01 THE EIGHTH. At the oocasion of the arrival of some of te demooratic candidater on the State ticket, there were a grand meeting in our town, on irtaSa b Speeches were delivered by . 7 idge, the dewoeratic esadi r te ihi Di triut in Cogress, by Chsd. Mutes, A 8. Herron, and 8. F. Marks, etn didates 2f the same party for Lieutenant GoQraor, Secretary of State and Aaditer. flrapeakerme the kanwnothing aide wre, Mr. Dren , of New-Orleans, Mr Adolphe U OCtVr,of St. Mary, and E. N. Cullom Esqr., f our tman.. A barbecue had been prepared by the Anti rnow-lothings of our town, for the occasion, but owing to the incleeancy of the weather, the people ould not partake in the repast, ad during .lmoet the whole day, oear vast rtJl eswee Sled with the public to its t apaeity. A large aumbqr of ladies - the meting san4 appladed the speak ers. We vgret very m.ch tat we hare not been able to gIve amamary of theUterent be.a that waer amde by these gentlemen. bas it tasy ty ay veall bees well 1ierYtth ge, it li well to remark that lisrs. &4,s sad Henrr, partioularly, bw eliited e r a Wlent and high knew Idgsedis p s t the day. Thr arge e" swiioetn. s btesy . eari.d es esti on ftethe maiad 4 their bharers, and Know Nathiugme's 4r below per. Bvry ing pasd it very quiety, the atea d a est~ °as paid to the speakers, q .el the ezaciting tepje they were dlimse~lrs :WbW. isw s mmq -h4 bmoaoiuin &..* a[V.Ibow hUg W~ivwý of tit4lar tbL -· aeM1Mý dti.Orawrwi ba 1ý.W. i~tbsa.aeww uuaaugoeb.(wwit k wai ; ,:,cwt - fit'rbs a a pu.a. S Nel itk'.t i r wMldr. + r udº4is flair hwd~ii aw. ms will lser-~.~rrZ~~· in asiket . 'rt rr~dj~lP~prri?~lI~ r~r~d~r,~ 1 ril-ra [From the Know-Nething and American Crusader, of September 1st.) THE ANTI-SLAVERY ELEMENT OF THZ AMERICAN PARTS. We sappoe no one North ail prefsd that the .w rican party is n agei-slawry in sesusewt. It is so, and strongly; and being so, its actions will faith fully correspond. t is opposd to sieoery. It be lieves in limiting the institution to its present bounds; to getting and keeping government free of it; to banishing it from the District of Columbia. It believes that the recent outrages in Kansas, to establish and perpetuate slavery, are monstrous. It believes that the Nebraska bill was a wrong which the legislation of no country before ever surpassed in atrocity. These matters it beluves and will act up to. Do any assert that the party is not anti slavery in sentiment? Why no party of any size and importance at the North could exist unless it was more or less anti-slavery. It is a party of the Northern sentiment, and is not to be crashed out, beat out, or got out in any manner whatever. The American party, too, has its own special American principles. They are well known. They refer to the subjects of naturalization, citizenship, schools, offices, &c. Along with these comes in a healthy, strong. earnest anti-slavery plank. We maintain, accordingly. that no political body can do more, or is willing to do more for the anti-sla very cause than the American. It has numbers, position, power and a will ts do. And it will be faithful to duty. We think, with all deference to the opinions and convictions of others, that there is no necessity. as some advocate, to abandon the creed and plat form, the organization and policy of the American party, to rally on the Anti-Slavery question. We would not lessen the importance of that great issue; but rather swell its potency. And to do this we would place it i the hands of the American party. The trust wuuld esafe. The American party is the only one in the country that has a being; cer tainly the only one that has any power. It would be impolitic, if not suicide, to abandon it, even for a moment. If the infamous outrages of Kansas are to be redressed, what party can do so well as the American ? If any of the political evils are to be remedied, we frankly ask what party can do so much, and is willing to go so far, asthe American4 We submit that no other party is its equal in power or good faith. Other parties, then, should rally around it, throwing aside, for the time. main mat ters, and going forward for a common cause. We REPEAT, THAT THlE A1JESICAN PARTY IS STRONGLY ANTI-SLAVEEY IN SENTIMENT. We be lieve it will accomplish, and is accomplishing to day, a hundred fold more than any other instrumen tality. It is anti-slavery enough for all practical purposes. To throw aside its great cardinal prin ciples, would put it just in the same position of the old, effete rotton, unproductive parties all around. No. Let us remain intact ; and at the sine time be true to the anti-slavery sensiment of the people. (arry at out, with other good American principles, and 11 will be right. We appeal to the North fi come upon the Ame rican platform. It is the right one. It is the party of the people and will be true to them. THE ALTERNATIVE. We are much gratified with the privilege of giving to our readers the following communication, on an intensely interesting subject. from the hand of one who feels and thinks in earnest, and there fore expresses his thoughts with clearness and force. We have long since determined toopen our columns to the free and full expression of political opinions; we have in consequence received many favors, as remarkable for their enthusiastic patrio tism as for their freshness and vigor of expression, and their direet and practical bearing upon the great questions at issue. But none of them have surpassed that which follows, in the conspicuous light in which the alternative of law, or fanaticism, the Constitution or oKnow-Iothingism, is pre sented. It is the welfare of a gqg nation that is at stake. The question at issue is vital, and is toAe termiune whether the American Repub, is nqp to begin its downward course, or by adhering to its ancient fundamental law, it is to keep.l in its glo rious progress; its name a terror to tyrants and the rallying cry of all who love liberty. It itgratifying to see the talent and patriotism of the nation thus coming, armed and equipped, early and heroically to the field. To our corres pondent, from rhom we hope to hear again, and to all other Native .4epea Whigs, we present a hearty welcome. When old Whig journals, se duced by the charms of novelty or led by the more potent influence of money, close theirdoors against the communicatiodb of those who have done so muehi to build them up, let them be assured that Democratic journals will publish, dnd Democrats will read with pleasure, the essays of all who will emancipate themselves from the caverns of Know Nothingism and declare their independence from its thraldom. We have been of opinion from the first, thlt for every sore-headed and disappointed of.ce-seeker that has deserted the Democratic rty we shall gain ten honest and high-minded hi. But should we be disappointed in this, should the anti-Know-Nothing Whigs still choose to keep up their old party organization, and to be known as Whigs even while they co-operate with. as to eradieste a dangerous political heresy, we will still receive the aid of their voi., pens and vntes with our heartiest tank s. VI1OW.NOTHINGISM IN ITS NAREDN1S8; OR A snW WAY TO PROTzCTer.vIL AND ReroI LIBzTunaY. The second article of the Constitution ofthe Na. tional Council of North America as published in the Richmond Enquirer, the. Charleston Mercury ad the New Orleans Delta, rads thus: " TheAr ojat of this orgaesuitars sall h to protet awry .Lucs citieras in the l and proper eureue fll his civil and a4 bious riglt. ad priilteges; to rs the aidious icofe Church of Rome, and i st erfoegr iorig , agaeirm our republican in isations, is all f a;to paece is all *ua of bm.r, ast orps it in the gift of the people, or by appointment, none but sative born Protestant citi tens; and to protect and uphold the union of these States and the Constitution of the same." It will be seen in article four of the Constitution for the povernmeat of subordinate councils, and for the iving of the first, second and third degree, that a.ter the candidate for admission is duly pre pared outside by an oath that he is not a Catholic, or i a Protestant, that he is n4 married to a Catholic wife, &c., he is then taken hslide and made to swear a solemn oath, amounting in sub stance to the following: * a.ow-oTin.re OTa PIr IN PLAIN INOLIsa. 1. I solemnly swear that I will never vote ei ther fr a Catholic, or a man whose wife is a Cat4sie, or for any-natmralized citizen, foy Municipel, State or Federal. l ly.rear, that I will aever, if l ofoicaal patronage give -aa.l- sda or erson whose wife s a Catholi - A citizen. .& And malmo er of Me City, State.t r any ocs unadr m a or any Catholic, or a. y pe.sna whw wif. tolithalt I ill turn such peern out o "And I elso swear that I will never vote for any mea Iii' any osie within the gift of the peopl who is notatatiwe-bore American citizen, info vorof Protestant Americans ruling America," fo. If he viedes the pr se made by this oath, or Ireveals yof the secrets fths Order, ordtu the s Netbny of the State Council, &e., foe., biads himself s the pesalty of eacmmupication fomthe Orer, the srbiture ofr all intercourse with its smemabers, and baingdeaoumed in all the socfe t * ts . ...as s kitr so its God ai4 hi ssa* J', end he w solnaly warned, "that whenheAles theesU lar ttyd chakes these then itU~p videkY that "he laws sit cal m srk wn opaeryF stisg on Tlis is the new way of protecti civil aad reli gions liberty,.saal securing equal rights to every citises. Now, since the publlac sees this eomoter itble gahed hideousnem, let u ito tothe Coustitutioeao the laditrs; of re*sgoe S Coes ntitealo of the UnIIited C'ihs Ceontitutoae sad the laws f the Unitad hd lbw laJiaw' the elend " and the jedles in .wsa BStats beh b ad thessbR eytlaag i the Ceutitetio innre hot law n btwkhstitu d th sverals a Staa~ss~i~t.Ihsthesemepdi w the true American citizen, native or adopted-aye every rational freeman of every sector nationality, to look on t&ispicture, the g~loioaa work of our phil anthropic ancestry, the founders of the American name and fame, and then turn to the Constitution of the grand National Council of this (miscalled) Americas organization-" Hyperion to a Satyr" the one, the work of patriots whose names and virtues will descend to the latest posterity, the other the offspring of bigotry. intolerance, falsehood and deceit. I am aware that the Louisiana plat form of Know-Nothingism has very faintly con demned the 8th article of the Philadelphia platform, by protesting against the application of its princi ples to the American Catholic-it does not cen demn the principle f proscriptioa for religious opinion. but merely its application, not to Catholics atlarge, but only to American Catholics-thereby clearly according their assent to the principle itself. But it is unnecessary to refine upon this subject-ifthe Know-Nothing party which is anti-American, op posed to the Constitution of the United States-to the enlightment of the age, toall the glories of the American name-let it be so, the sin be on their own heads. I call upon every true American, who is not a renegade to his name and country, to oppose with all his energies the anti-Constitutional, anti-American principles and traitorous designs disclosed by the Constitution and Ritual of "the Native American party." I call upon the.eitizens of Louisiana, irrespective of nationality, of religious caste, or of politics-of all true men who love America and her existing institutions--to unite in opposing the men who have solemnly sworn before Almighty God to rob their fellow citizens of their constitutional rights, because they are not of Protestant brth, or perchance may have married Catholic wives-and that, too, in the teeth of the Constitution of the United $tates, which declares "that ao rdegious test shalU ever be required as a qualification for ofice under the United States." Can faith be placed in men avowing such prin eiples and sworn to carry them out in secret meetings, by signs, grips and adhmnciatiens against their fellow-citizens? MýIL who are false on reli gious toleration and religious equality can never be true to the Constitution and the South on the slavery question. One word more, Mr. Editor, and I am done: In this momentous struggle the true national issue be fore the people is the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the Kniow-Nothings. There is not an inch of middle ground to stand upon. He who is not for the Constitution of the United States as it stands is against it, whether by voting with the Know-Nothing party or abstaining from cast ing his vote against them. No American citizen should fail to exercise the inestimable privilege voting. It is his solemn duty not only tovote, but to examine well, while yet he has time to do so, the great question that presents itself. Let him do this. Let him look att the Constitution of his coun try and the glory America has attained under its all-wise provisions, and then upon the change the "new Order" would give us, and the ballot box Will sound the knell of Know-Nothingism now and forever. A NATIVE AMERICAN WHIG. KNOW-NOTHING WITIDRAWALS. [From the Ouachita Register.| " To err is human, to forgive divine, " is a sage axiom, which we have after, in our his tory, been caused o acknowledge the truth of; but never before did the fixed truth, at least of the first part of the proposition, ap pear more obvious to us at this stage of the game, than in that of our being duped into connection with what is denominated" Know Nothingism, " alias "Great American Par ty ;" or more properly, we now think, "Ja cobinism. " And were it not for the consoling influence, as a virtue, in the latter division of the text, ours would be a pitiable condi tion indeed. We, the undersigned, from our recent con nection with the above Order, having become convinced of the evil tendency of many of the principles which have been and are daily be ing engrafted into its organization in the South, by designing and intriguing political demagogues--and they, too, most generally hailing from the hot-beds of Abolitionists and Free-soilers of the North-have determined to dissolve all connection with it; and that, too, in the most public aid summary manner possible. For so doing, among many, we would enumerate the following reasons, to wit: 1st. That all, or nearly so, of its leaders and lecturers in the North are Free-Soilers, SilverýGray-Whigs, or rampant Abolition ists. 2d. An overwhelming majority of those who have been elected by the Order are, l politics, opposed to the Democratic party and, in the North, they are invariably op posed to Slavery in the South, and, in a word, to all great Southern movements and inter ests. (see the late treasonable acts of the Know-Nothing Legislatures of Massachusetts and other States.) 8d. That it would poascribe men for their religion and for their birth-place. What would be the result, for igstanoe, of an act of Congress proscribing men in the right to vote, to hold office, or to worship God as they might see fit and proper? We are not Roman Catholics, but God for bid that the fair escutcheon of our beloved Union should ever be blackened and stained by so vile and sacreligious an act! Once break the sacred chain of Liberty that binds us as brothers, and then, indeed, may we say, "farewell, farewell, a long farewell to all our boasted and much loved institutions. " Once establish the proscriptive principle in our Government in regard to Religion, and soon the foundations of genuine peity and ehristian devotion will be broken up, and an open field left in which the bigoted, selfh, .and fanatioal religionist is to push his pro ariptive policy with the aim of finally ex eluding all others save those of his exelusive faith and order. Proseribe the foreigner for his place of birth, and the Catholic for his religion, and what would soon be the condi. tion of society in communities where they long since been ineerporated among . and true citizens and neigh 4th. As Xinogwe feel that we eannot er sat in col.o with the above party without violating aso at the most sacred preceeptive principles al t~me-honored inastitution. In conclusion, we would my, fogiveness we implore, and hope the future will pre sent again so ensnaring a trap. A. L. Hundley, Phil. H. Thomias, F. M. Hadiley, William 8. Steel, . S. Gomillion, J. E. Hundley, 2W. T. Nettles, J.J. .Nettles, T. C. Bradford, Isham Neatherlin. .11,1855. OQoitan Panrax, Aug. T toMe Editors of A Oecdita Resgistr -Gentlemen: Ten will confer a favor on the un ign"ed by publishing in your paper cur withdawal from the secret political par ty called the American party. We thus publiclywiithdraw that we may net ýeresfer be identified iwith any seeret polilical organization, believi it to be eon Mtry , the pi.ria of eur Constitation. F ar .. Dsee, Daniel T. Bead, .8s Seymour,l , Peter A. Iron, G. Dua, G. 0. Shea d. .R. O . CWharle. ]i TM deo , W .Nfler, I T. T.MeDoa te, Joedhi. nihf, N?. 4L .ib a. WrPratOni, Duwi&WEal enUee U t is Ummram, 2eIeww F1D~i v.ci-'-Numyt~C~l nati~L TZE CA'!HOLIC TE.ST IN NlOR 'U LOUISIANA. It is well known that in the Catholic por tions of the State, Mr. DERSIONY, the K. N. nominee for Governor, is commended to the people as a good Catholie; and equally well kiowa that, according to the "all-things-to all-men" policy pursued by the K. N. tacti cians, he is represented in the Protestant por tions of the State as a Protestant, or at least as no Catholic. Ditto of Mr. TxADA, the K. N. nominee for Lieutenant Governor. In North Louisiana, where especial regard is had for the 8th article, the K. N.s are not satisfied with this Janus-faced character given to Mr. DERoBIGNY-they want the question to be decided ceslusively, and all dubiety on the subject to cease. If not, the signs are that the head of the K. N. ticket will be un mercifully acratched in that section. A correspondent, writing recently from Claiborne parish says: "If Mr. P)ERBINY is a member of the Catholic Church in this State, I want it put beyond question. There are K. N.s here who swear to oppose him, or any man of the Catholic Church in the United States; and they say, if the K. N.s have nominated Cath olics for the first and highest offices in the gift of the people of Louisiana, then they have been deceived, and they will abandon any such a party." Tbe same correspondent writes: " One of the wigwams burnt up its papers, the other night, declaring there was too much Abolitionism in the order for them to swal low." From these, and other symptoms of a healthy reaction, we conclude, that the days of "SA " are numbered in old Claiborne, and that, at the appointed time, she will roll up her old-~shioned Democratic majority, with a vehement everwhelningness worthy of her ancient renown.-B. R. Advocate. NEGRO INSURRICTION. Judge Watts informs the editor of the Ma rion (Miss.) Republican, that a serious and extensive combination or organization has been discovered among the negroes near Garlandsville, Jasper county. It seems that an old negro, about 65 years old, was at the head of it; he sustains the repu.tion of being a conjuror, and the negroes were in the habit of applying to him, as a great physician or conjuror, who could cure all kinds of disease. The facts, so far as developed, are briefly as follows : A trustworthy negro on a neighboring plantation, after receiving pledges of secrecy, revealed the emistenee of the conspiracy to an overseer, and requested him to repair to a certain place in the midst of a dark, and unfrequented swamp and see for himself. The overseer did not go, but the next morning he took with him some friends, and went to the spot dignated by the faithful negro. There they stY indications of a large crowd having been ajsembled; horses had been tied up, fires kindld, and from appearances they calculated thit upwards of one hundred ne groes had there assembled on the preceoding night. They left the spot, and the neigh. borhood was quickly alarmed. Severdl ne groes were taken up, and among them the leader, or old conjuror. The greatest excite ment prevailed in the county; a council was held, and it was decided that the negroes should be hungimmediately ; ropes were pro cured, and tie sentence of the council was about to be executed, when the crowd relented, fearing that the innocent should perish with the guilty. * The negroes were then severely whipped, and they confessed that the conspiracy exten ded throughout a large section of country, that there existed several other organiatione, which they called "schools," in the neighbor hood, and that their object was to organizse sufficient force and march, increasing their force as they went to a free State. No arms or ammunition of any kind coul be discovered, but the negroes confessed that they were to meet at Garlandsville next Sat urday night to make a start. When asked why they selected that place as a rendesIps, they could give no reason and the presumption is that they intended to sack the plaee and murder the inhabitants. Two white men, they say, have ben among them, but their names were not known by the negrees, nor was anything developed which could identify them. Arms e ammunition are probably concealed somewhere, as such a scheme would have never been attempted without them. It is supposed that such an argatation or "school" exists near Chunkeyville, in this county, and we recommend that a vigilant system of patrols be at once adopted through out the country. Suspicious charactem and known abolitionists exist among us, and we cannot be too vigilant in watching over our slaves, and thereby protecting them from the vile influences which are known to exist in our country. NOTICE. The Know-Nothings of~msachusetts dis banded the foreigners. Very well. But they organize militia companies of Famu Nu-anos, and give them the arms of the State ! A free negro company was also or ganised the other at Providence, I. I., and granted the use of the State arms. Yet you hear Southern Know-Nothings give as a reason for their opposition to foreigners, that in the event of a disturbance, these troops of foreigners would be marehed by the aboli tionists against us. If so, why do the aboli. tionias disband and disarm them? If they regard them as allies in the war against the South, why deprive themselves of their in valuable services? Why pit them aside to make way for a free negro army? Southe men, can you answer? Or are you so dim of eyesight as not to penetrate this abolition scheme ! If the foreigners are so strongly anti-slavery, why do the abolitionists of Ilh aois, Ohio, Indinana and Iowa, make war upom them ? and why in the recent struggles there, did the foreigners take sides with Don glass, in favor of Kansas and Nebraska and the# South, against the banded legions of Know-Nothingiem and Abolitionism, who 'rashed upon them with the war cry, down with slavery aSn the foreigners? Can any ýnswm!-Advecate. enthusiast Constantinople lately .eýrds oftelegraphie wire, whic he i i house, mn the hope of being thbe r the news, When taken up for the admitted the fact, and aid that all he li learn was the fall of Sebastpol, A "Turk cut the wire in two in order to a interrior was hol. rT) eKnow ifthse ase any such about ir pe t Ja on, the founa r . ,the peasty of t Union, when he eame to guemsd the followine epitah to be i o..his tomb: ` "Here lies Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and of the statte gious toleranee in the oimmonwealth o Virginia. Tna Nuw Otisans Bs. - -a Ite sma ber of the Bee, a Know-Nothing organ, we noticed an article admitting that unless a powerful effort weu made, and a great ehange effected, the Democrats would gain largely over their usual vote in the Southern postion of the State, but at the same time contending that this loss would be made up in North Louisiana. Now, to a citisen of North Loui siana, this admission of the Bee would look very much like giving up the canvass. We will admit that at one time we believed the Know-Nothings would have carried this por tion of the State; but, alas, alas ! for the suc cess of tbat party, that day bar passed. The Democrats who joined them are finding out the trick and are leaving them by scores, and many of the old line Whigs are coming to the rescue. Such a majority as will be rolled up in November next for the Democratic nominees has never before been heard of in Louisiana.-Ouachita Register. KNOw NOTHING PROPrCIEs.-- Know Nothing predictions, like dreams, san only be interpreted by contraries. Before the election in Virginia, their organs sent greeting to the faithful throughout the country, that they were to carry that old State by at least 15, 000 majority-having a clear margin of about 25,000 to go on; but Wxsz rolled up a ma jority of 10,000 against them. In Alabama they also predicted a tremendous majority; but that State went against them by over 11, 000 majority. In North Carolina, prophecy ditto-the majority for the Democrats being much larger than it was in the last Presiden tial election InTexas and Tennessee, ditto, ditto. In Kentucky, however, the fates, not wishing to be too cruel, granted them a small majority-4,297. From that number deduct the voters whom they deterred from voting by violence and intimidation at the Louisville polls-say 1500-and we have 2,797 left, as the sole consolation for the moribund " Sn " in the South. THE SiZE oF MAN.-A ridiculous state. ment has run through the papers, of Adam's beingone hundred and twenty-titeEteet high, Eve one hundred and eighteen feet, and Noah, one hundred and three feet, etc. The Egypt ian mummies, if they are good for nothing else, prove the interesting fact that for three or four thousand years past, man has not changed in in stature. If therefore, no diminution of it has taken place in the course of all that time, but the average size of the race is the same now as three or four thousand years ago, is there the least probability that it was material. ly different in the two thousand years presmed ing ? The argument is strong that it was not. A gentleman of the highest respecta bility, writes from Monroe, as foells: " Know-Nothingism is fast disappearing 1 from the Ouaehita Valley. There have been 1 sixty withdrawals from the Know-Nothing I Lodge at this place, and the rumor is now a current that it will soon explode." AVOYBLLEs.-We have seen a letter from a I prominent citizen from Avoyelles, who gives : the greatestencouragement to the Democratic ] cause-the most prominent and staunch 1 Whigs of the Parish are with us-tle anti- 1 Know Nothings will carry the Parish by 150 i majority, at least. An extraordinary lussus nature has been exhibited in Cuba. It consists of a pup of large size, having its head, eyes, nose and mouth completely human. It had also an arm crossed over the breast, and the other suspends over the head. The hind legs, ex trmnely diminutive and very neat, were plac. ed perpendicularly, like these of a prancing horse. A Rascal.--Sme years ago a noted war rior of the Pottowattamie tribe presented him self to the Indian agent at Chicago, as one of th chib of his village, observing, with the 1stpmary simplicity of the Indians, that he was a very good man, and a good American, and noceluding with the request fora dram of wbi y. The agent replied that it was not his prastice to give whiskey to good men. That good men never asked for whiskey, and never drank it when voluntarily offered. That it was bad Indians only who demanded whiskey. 'Then,' replied the Indian, quickly in broken English, 'me d-d rascal.' Parricide Convirted.-The Savannah Journal and Courier says that John Epps, who murdered his father in cold blood, was convict ed and seitenced to be hung at the late term of the Superior Court of the county of Clarke. The crime committed by this" man is one whieh the annals of murder can scarcely par allel. Wivas aND DAUvHTEas.-A cotemporary who is somewhat posted up isa satin and sta tistics, talks as follows : Whilst the business men of America pro verbially live poor, dress shabbier, work harder, and many more hours than in any country in the world, their wives and daugh ters are ten times more idle, more extrava gant and more useless. It strikes us there is some truth in that ex tract Mr. Brocha, of the house of Broeha, Buckham & Co., toils from twelve to sixteen hours per day. Brocha last year made $22,000. What became of it ? Ten thou sand dollars of the same were spait by Mrs. Brocha for new furniture "to spite the Max well," while a large portion of the balence was expended on "Blanche add Sarah," so they mist go to Newport and" show the Fantad lids," that ther wreother diamonds in New York besides those white were inherited from a great grandfather, who found in India a princely fortune and a diseased liver. Broeht had been in business since 1840. lIe does a large and lucrative business. People who have never been in his parlor and kitehen imagine that Brocha is worth a quarter of a milion of dollars, while those who have been in wonder how he dodges the sherig, Brocha zi still toiling, and is still making money, - id yet ithe shoulddie to-morrow, it is ques enable whether his assets would equal his lihablitim." Wreem will probal7 utis days by testing the vistae of a hilwng'worth of strychnine. Bhod we be oe of the jurors who sit upon the body, we should bring in the following verditb-.~' died fran the visitation of an estavagant wife and two senseless In New Albay, Indiana, several hundred bettes of native wine, the property of Mr. anet, wereseisad by some of the city oicers. This wine was m faa ed from e rlm s grown b M~. F., aza.bad been buried in li ellar it mad, for the purpaose of ripening it, d* gi q it taver fr eneu tr years. It was pled in tie oaltar s ag baems he pro hibitory law pased, n resiaied thai un disbarbedever aes. Ist ia emary to . wine to remanl in thls pitios br foro bfefreousumpu. Mr. ..ake the to board up bt oe llra r nos ov tened to. The gneen's Attorney of the Minitary Court at Havana, on the 18th instant, reqaires the following named personato present them. selves in the Royal Jail, in the space of three days. The parties invited are John Vingo, Porfirio Valiente, Jose Madeodo, Manuel Fuentes or Priesto, Jose de Jesus Munos, and Mrs. Rita Balbin. The offense now charged, the first named for the murder of Jose Antonio Castanedo, on the night of the 12th October last, at the billiard room Marte & Belona, and the others as accomplices in the crime. The persons Machado, Priesto, and Mrs. Balbin, were absolved recently by the Commission in the matters of the so-called Pinto conspiracy. (Delta.) The Paupers are Coming.- The total number of arrivals of emigrants at Castle Garden, says the New-York Journal of Com merce, of the 11th instant, since the new ar rangements went into effect on the 1st inst., together with the amount of property brought into the country from this source, is shown by the following statement : August 1 to August 7, inclusive 1914 passengers with $207,349 70 Angst. 8, 166 passengers with 8,068 75 Augst. 9, 590 passengers with 13,239 38 Total, 2670 pass'gers, with $228,675 83 Giving an average to each person of $88 64 The immigration at this port for the past six months of the present year amounted to 68,476 persons. Should an equal number arrive during the remaining six months, and bring as much property per head as those who have recently arrived, the amount of proper ty introduced in the country from this source during the year would nearly equal $12,000, 000. An ALAR! BEDSTEAD.-An ingenious chap in Lowville, Lewis county, Va., has invented an alarm bedstead. This bed is attached to clock work in such a manner that at any hour which is desired, an alarm is set off, and if the sleeper does not heed it, in about five minutesthere after, he or they will get a practical illustration .f the adage, "Time and tide (and the alarm bed) wait for no man," by being rolled out upon the floor without ceremony. [t. According to returns to the Auditor of Ken tucky, there are in that State this year, 1,440,266 hogs over six monthsold, against 1,682,244 last year. This decrease in number is attributed to the short crop of corn last year, which compelled many to kill thatotherwise would have kept them for a year longer The quantity of pork raised in the State the present season, however, will undoubtedly exceed that of last year. SRev. J. L. Hatch has been dismissed from the pastorate of the Congressional Church at Gloucester, Mass., the Council declining to recommend him as a minister. The case is a novel one and peculiar one. Mr. Hatch entertained very liberal views in reference to dancing and other amusements, and is said to have intimated the probability that Christ participated in the dancing at the wedding in Cana of Gallilee. The affair occasions some excitement. A GIRL OF SrIntr.-"Mary, why did you kiss your hand to the young gentleman oppo site, this morning?" said a careful parent to his blooming daughter. "Why, the fellew had the impudence to throw a kiss clear across the street to me, and of course, I threw it back, indignantly. You wouldn't have had me en courage him by keeping it, would you?" THE LAWRENCE BEquasTs.--Bsides nu merous private gifts, Abbott Lawrence be queatheJ $50,000 to the Lawrence Scientific School; $10,000 to the Boston Public Libra ry; $60,000 to buildings for model lodging houses; $50Q0 to the Franklin Library of the city of Lawrence; $5000 to the American Bible Society, and $5000 to the Home Mis sionary Society. ýKNow-NOTHINGISM IN TIlE FELICIANAS. -The dispatch from Bayou Sara clearly shows the decline of Know-Nothiugism in the Felicianas. MEZRICK, the K. N. candidate for Chief Justice, only about two months since, received in Iest Feliciana 67 majority; and on the 1st inst., Rev. J. P. SuMITr, the K. N. candidate, is beaten by RATLIFF, Dem ocrat, by one majority ; showing a clear loss of 68 votes. In East Feliciana, ME.aetl received 43 majority; and, on the 1st inst., SwrIm is beaten by 73 majority; showing a loss in East Feliciana, since the 25th of last June, of 116; and a loss in both parisls of 184, in the brief space of two months. When it is remembered that the largest vote of those two parishes is about 1200, one may estimate the extent and rapidity of the decadence of K. N ism in those parishes and throughout the State. (Cseminaieatsd.) SUGAR PLANTERS' CONVENTION. The sugar planters of the Parish of St. Landry, will meet at the Coigt House, in the town of Ope lenuss, on Saturday, the 15th of September. The object in view, is to devise ways and means in re moving the sugar market from the Levee at New Orleans, to the opposite side of the river. We ap peod a few paragraphs of the proceedings of a meek tg held in the Coirt House, in the town of Thibo deaux, on the 28th at. Whereas the present locality in the city of New Orleans, at which the egar. is landed to be sold is to small to suit the increasing demnd of this agri eultural interest; and whereas, owin the too smrrow space, sugar has to be sold wl thirty-six hours after landing, or be ware-housed, and whereas, ether great evils have been imposed upon the sugar interest, and became so great as tor uire a change. Therefore, resolved, that in eider to relieve the sugar interest of this great burden, wl earnestly in vite shaedopatapn of all persons laterted in the aurgar crop of Louidsanu to uanie in deaeug ways and means to remedy the evils complained of. Re solved, that we invite the dlfbrent Parishes interes ted to hold meetings to express their views on this subject. The Daily Crescent, after publishing the proceedings of the Thibodeuax Convention, says: "We shdall watch the eorase of this movement with much intereet. It is very important, and involves considerations of more than common moment." The Patriee and Courisr of Opelousas, and all Zditors throughout the State ae respectfully re quested to give the tabve a few insertions and oblige the SUIAR PHANTER& g A special torm of the District Court, of the Parish of St. Landry, will be holden at this place, on the third Monday of October next, by the Hon. Albert Veorhiet, Judge of the 14th Judicial District, for the trial of reesd -ae A. GARRIGUE8, Clerk of the Dis in Court. Opelousas, Sept., 8th, 1855. Publict Sale. By the unddrsigned, a public auctioneer in and for the Pariah of St. La.mdry. ¶HbE publio are hereby informed that . there will be sold at public sale, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned Auctioneer, at the residence of Maximilien LeBlane, on Queue Tortue, in Ie Parish of St. Iandry, on Thursday, 18th Octobernext, 1855, the following described property belonging to the E~state of arguert.. .dry, late of, the Parish of St. Sdr, deceased, to-wit : A. NEGRO-BOY, aged aout 19 years. One Tract of Luad, situated in the Parish of Ltfayette, on the East side of Bayou Queue Tortue, measuring four hundred aeree. ROUSEHOLD FURNITURE, KI7'TCH4 UTENSILS, 4-c. Terms and Conditions :-One, two and three years credit, from the day of sale. Pur chasers furnishing solvent security to the satisfaction of whom the right, and all sums not punctually paid at maturity to bear 8 per cent. interest from time due. And moreover, the Land and Slave remaining specially mortgaged unto said Estate until full and entire payment of capital and in terest. A. DEJEAN, Auctioneer. Opelousas, Sept. 15th., 1855. Public Sale. By the undersigned, Auctioneer, in and for the Parish of St. Landry. H E= public are hereby informed that there will be sold, to the last and high. eat bidder, by the undersigned, Auctioneer, at the last residence of the late Jacques Lastrapes, distant about 9 miles North-West of the Town of Opelousas, on Tueselay, the 16th of October next, the following described property belonging to the Estate of said Jacques Lastrapes, de. ceased, late of the Parish of St. Landry, to wit: SEVEN VACANT LOTS OF GIROUND, situated in Lastrapes' Addition to the Town of O(pelousas, on the West side of the coulde Tesson, being Lots numbered, Sixty-seven, Eighty, Thirty-seven, Fifty-three, Six, Seven and.Eight, of the plan of said Town. SRI EN LOTS OF GROUND, situated in Lastrapes' Addition to the Town of Opelousas, on the West side of the could8 Tesson, being Lots numbered Sixty-five, Sixty-six, Seventy-nine, Forty-nine, Fifty, Twenty-three and Twenty-four, of the pla of said Town. T1i0 LOTS OF GROUND, situated in Lastrapes' Addition to the Town of Opelousas, on the West side of the eoul4e Tesson, being Lots numbered Fifty-eight and Forty-two. A CERTAIN ývract of 7M t, situated West of the Town of Opelousas, having two arpents and three sevenths front by the depth of one hundred and three chains and ten links, bounded North by land belong ing to the Estate of Charles Lastrapes, South by those of Cyprien Dnprc, Eugene Wartelle and Stephen W. Wikoff, East by the corpo ration line of the Town of Opelousas, and West by land of said Wikoff. A NO THE R TRACT OF LAND, situated in the Parish of St. Landry, at Prai rie Plaisauce, having two arlents and one ninth front on the Bayou Caron, or Grand Louis, by the ordinary depth of forty arpents. 9 of both sexes and divers ages. 1 Box of pistols, a gold watch, one gun and other articles. Conditions .:--CAStH. AUG. DEJEAN. Auctioneer. Opelousas, Sept., 15th, 1855. A meeting of the voters of the First Scho lastic District of the Parish of St. Lan dry, will take place at the Court -louse, in the Tow:i of Opelousas, on Monday the 1st of Ootoler next, for the purpose of electing three School Directors for said District, in conformity with Section 19 of an act of the Legislature approved April 28th, 1855. JOE- H. SANDOZ, Sec. pro. tern. Opelousas 15th September 1855. Public Sale. By the undersigned, Auctioneer in and for the Parish of St. Landry. TIIE public are hereby informed that there will be sold, at public sale, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned, on the Plantation hereinafter described, en Plaquemine Ridge, on Monday, 24th September, instant, the following property, belonging to the Es tate of Celeste S. Vig6, deceased widow of the late Pierre Lemane, of the Parish of St. Landry, to-wit: A TRACT OF LAND, situated on Plaquemine Ridge, in said Par ish, measuring 90 superficial arpents, to gether with all the BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS, i thereon erected, being the former residence of said deceased. ANOTHER Tract of Wood Land, situated in Prairie Ronde's Woods, and measuring 2 arpents and a half front by twenty in depth. A FRACTION OF A TOWN LOT, a situated in the Town of Opelousas, together with all the Buildings and Improvements thereon erected, being the last residence of said deceased. 0 A NEORO MAN, aged about 30 years. r A NEGRO WOMAN, aged about 60 e years. A NEGRO GIRL, aged about 18 years. About 15 or 20 head of gentle t. horned cattle, 2 jennies, 1 mule, household furniture, kitchen uten sils, &c., &c. The terms and conditions, will be made known on the day of sale. A. DUPRE, Auctioneer. t Opelousas, September 8th., 1865. ST. LANDRY HOTEL, f GRAND CO TEA U. 7 HE undersigned having taken the Hotel lately kept by P. Rogis, and known as the Kossuth Hotel, informs his friends and the public, that he is now prepared to i receive travellers, and to accommodate all I those who shall patronise his house. He hopes to merit a share of public patronae.~ IENRY WgSTNr. SGrind Cose, Sept., 8th, 185L6-3a.