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18 published tbi-weekly, , Tuesdays, Thnwdays, S aturdays J. C. CHARROTTE, T. B. R. HATCH, UMt T. B. R! HATCH, Editor! baton boiice: SA TURDAY,*' 1865 1 OBEISANCE TO TEE PUBLIC. TRI- WEEKLY GAZETTE AND C0MET.| Time was when this old and well-known journal catered daily for the edification and entertainment of it» hosts of readers und patrons. But, times change and things change with thorn. The advent of War, followed, alas ! by so many sad and startling changes in the condition and pursuit# of the Southern people, reodered it necessary to drop the daily pupation and Kssumo instead a simple weeHy issue The War terminating, and theAawu oi a more quiet and prosperous fuS <re appear ing, afford now encouragingearnest oi a gradual though sure return ti the arts and pursuits of peace, on th. part of our people. Embracing the o«*siof, therefore, to fall in and keep p-<* w.U the steady pro gress towards jorighter condition in the affairs of our ommon ^ nntr y. th " * nder " a formed » mutual association signed ha' r for the ar P ose °f c»ïrying on the news , job printing and bindery business J f 5e Gazette and Comet rfice. Dating from Jo-day, the Gazette, and Comet emerges from a weekly to a tri weekly journal. To meet the enlarged expenses consequent upon this alteration, we confidently rely upon a generous in-j crease of patronage. This we shall st^ : to merit by the labor and attention ■» jt we intend devoting to the several depa ments of business we have undertak mutually to conduct, comprising as abov, stated, the newspaper and job offices an bindery. A» soon as practicable, the Gazette B» Comet will be i«ued daily. J. c. C habbottb, T. B. B. Hatch, g. A. Piks. SPECIAL NOTICE —TO— business men and families. We intend that t copy of the present number of our paptt shall be left at all, or nearly all, the timily residences and principal places of business in our city. We shall do this wth a view of early en listing the attention of our fellow-citizens to the claims of ou - journal upon them tor a more liberal aid extended patronage hereafter. We shall be thmkful to every one feel; ing inclined to mbscribe or adv^ ^ favor us with tbeir taken at the r ''''.?ar each per month, al stme. SuAscrijtio^ a( j V ance, but no subscrip ways f or a i ess period than three tio 3r^hs. W Advertisers wilt find it to their advan tage to give us a call, in every instance ■where they desire to contract for a certain quantity of advertising and for a specified time. S IT BSC BIBERS' BOX. For the better accommodation of our country subscribers at present we have arranged a box at our office, in which their papers will be regularly placed and whence they can receive them when called for. This arrangement will work conveni ently for all as soon as custom shall have rendered it familiar. .—.—I » «— fffi * It will doubtless be a source ol' gratification to the friends of this paper to krnow, that although it has started out, as it were, on a now era in the history of its existence, yet there is to be no disso. ciation therefrom, in the former personnel of the establishment. Messrs. Ö. A. I ' ikh and J. C. Chaerottb will continue as "part and parcel" of the same, lending their mutual aid and attention to the affairs and interests of the concern. In becoming a party to the new asso cia.», ion for conducting the business of the G meul'' and Comet , we have much cause for seliT-gratulation in the fact, that our associated are gentlemen whom we have known since early boyhood : who were our «temporaries in Baton Rouge during a series of years prior to the war ; who by a course of integrity, industry, ability and proper management have weathered suc cessfully the storm of adversity through which the country has passed; and who lay their tact and experience will not fail to be a "very help indeed^ in enabling us to meet the requisitions imposed upon our «ditorial calling. Joining with them in a patriotic devo tion to the welfare and interests of the community as well as to our restored country, a* a whole, w« set out exultant in the hope and belief, that our relations to wards one another and towards the public at large, will prove mutually agreeable and acceptable. A Good Th«j without Ice .—On Satur day last a steaier touched at oar landing here and putoff a company of paroled Missourians, t wait the arrival of an up ward-bound lat to take them to St. Louis. They ^re told by the authorities to hunt up quaters for themselves, and a shower of rain oming up, they took refuge on the portico f the Branch of the La. State Bank. Athey were reasonably un comfortable therand about to pitch tentB on the side-walfcfor the night, some ono> with presumptierçmough to face the devil, and no fear of h<iy water, got possession of the key to thedato "Christian"—now Hard Shell Bapti^Church, on the corner of Main and Fifthitreets occupied by our i "colored fellow-ciiens," and turned the Rebs in for the niglj, The next day being the Sabbath, the correlation came down as usual, men, woijen an children, and blocked up the «trance, waiting for church to open, lime of the brethren and sisters were hotiiied at this desecra tion of the Hard 4ell, High Pressure, Hydraulic establish non t, devoted to the water-euro system, <id they murmured, j but by and by our oldfriend, Tom Sexton came, and close at h» heels the colored Parson, who at a siiçlo glance saw the situation, and like a fiasonable Christian man, set himself to wirk to adapt himself and his congregatior to it. The Parson being liberal, bo wenthoKebs, and they invited the gemmen n to a seat on the floor. One of the ReU then ascended the defck, took a text fromTimothy, (he being a Western man), am preached the best sermon (so said by ur reporter), ever heard by the walls, a the loudest and most eloquent days of be Hard Shells. A hymn was pitched an< the congregation dismissed, well satisfid with the dox ology. Our reporter hs the sermon in phonetics, and it may e looked for at a proper season. » ♦ • Tbansfkbbed —The Hiness of the Ad ams' Express Company ias been transfer red to Mr. Jos. LAKorjE, who has taken charge of it and will giviit the attention it require». Mr. Saml. AMookb , who for a long while has conduced the busines» of the Company with se) and success in our city, goes to Galvestai, Texas, to a« sumo the Agency of thtCompany over there. The businss» hereon Id not have fallen into worthier band than those of Mr. Larch; 1er, and of thiiwe are certain the public foel and will Catinue to feel satisfied. HT See list of lette .3 on jurtb page. preparations for CeleF F,Urt "JS'«he military A joint movemizens of Baton authorities a«et on foot for the Eouge has-" 00 °f the forthcom proper «-niversary of our national j n g pence. A large meeting of j r îlitary and citizens to further object, was held at the Court ouse, on Wednesday evening, and an adjourned meeting to receive the report of the Committee appointed to make arrangements for the celebra tion, was ordered for last evening, at the same place. The meeting was eloquently ad dressed by Judge Posey , Judge Henry, R. W. Knickekbocker, Esq., and Private R. W. Regan , of the 118th Illinois. Gen. LaWler was also present, and when loudly called on for a speech, replied, that he never attempted but one speech in his life, and that cost him a smart snow-balling at the hands of his sweetheart. Gen. Lawler evidently eschews speech-making, as much so as Genl's. Sherman and Sheridan The addresses on the occasion, were marked by good taste, sound views and patriotic sentiments, and hap pily tempered to harmonize and ad just the great machinery which has been set in motion to bring about a restoration of those civil and fra ternal relations which seems every where to be following the restoration of the Union. The addresses were received with great enthusiasm, and an universal desire appeared to ani mate the audience to prepare the way for one of those old-fashioned Fourth of J uly demonstrations which used to bring out the people as one man, and unite them in one grand national jubilee. There was a mili tary brass band- present, which treated the audience to some fine executions, by way of filling up the intervals between the«p«eches. Now that the initiative has been taken towards celebrating the Fourth, we expect to see a grand affair made of it, and to that end a general turn out of the civic and military—of our towns-people and country people— will doubtless be witnessed. The "glorious Fourth" is an heir loom of immortality to the whole of the American people. It is filled with reminiscences which make up the early ground-work for that repu tation of valor, prowess and bravery which has ever signalized them as among the first and foremost of the nations of the earth. Let us never forget the day, nor the men, nor the deeds which stand associated with it in history; but, rather, let us ever strive to emulate the virtues of the times which brought to light so powerful a refulgence of glory and greatness, and do all in our power to perpetuate through all time the sa. cred memories which cluster around them. We publish to-day a copy of the proceedings of the meeting of Wednesday, furnished us by the Secretaries. It will be found an in teresting and able report. B. the for to on ing ult., ing 139 ton was EnticATiOKAL.—It affords us pleasure to state, that through the well-directed energies of the Board of School Direotors, "Academy Hall," situated near the Court House, has been re-opened under the most flattering auspices. A competent corps of teachers has been secured, and every other care taken to replace the institution on a basis of usefulness and integrity. We oordially wish every success to this and kindred enterprises tending to incul cate and promote learning and knowledge among our rising generation. « ♦ I Iron in Michigan .—Michigan claims to be the second State in the Union in amount of iron ore. Two hundreu and fortj eight tone of iron were shipped from Marquette the past year, and 25,000 tons were re tained for the use ot furnaces located in that region, making a total produc tion of 273,000 tons of ore-—an annu al amount only exceeded by Pennsyl vania in 1860—that State having mined 1,706,476 tons; Ohio then ranking the next, and mining 228, 794 tons. A flock of butterflies, four mile» long, passed over one of the inland towns of California recently, for the North. the meeting at the Court House. In pursuance to the call published,in hand-bills, 011 the 27th, a large and enthu siastic crowd of citizons and soldiers as sembled in the Court Boom, on the night of the 28th ult,, for the purpose of making arrangements for the celebratiou of the coming Fourth of July. The meeting was organized by the appointment of Josoph Nephler, Esq., as President and R. W. Knickerbocker and Lieut. Chas. G. Shacks, as Secretaries. The object of the meeting was explained by Judge R. T. Posey, in an eloquent and stirring speech which was enthusiastically received, lie desired that the coming an niversary be celebrated as of old, when Usine and Louisiana gloried in it together and when one people from the LaKes to the Gulf claimed it as their own. Let by gones be bygones and let the past four years of civil war be looked back upon as only a nightmare that had benumbed theae hallowed associations, not entirely obliterated them. The policy of the Fed eral Government had been that of concilia tion, the polioy of the Federal Command ers haa always been that of conciliation, and the policy of tbe gallant old hero who commands this Post, now, is that of con ciliation. He called en the citizens to re spond nobly to the call for a celebration and made a motion which was carried by acclamation, that a committee of an equal number of citizens and soldiers be ap pointed to make a programme of the cele ration and carry all arrangements into effect. While the Secretaries were appointing the committee, Capt. Hemenway, A. A. Gen. was loudly called for but excused himself on account of a bronchial affection which incapacitated him from public speaking, The elegant Brass Band of tho 11th Illinois, which had kindly volunteered for the occasion, discoursed sweet music dur ing the intervals. The meeting is strong ly indebted to the kindness of Col. Coats, Commanding the 11th, who offered their services. Judge C. E. Henry, having been an nounced, was loudly called for and made a 3hort speech which was warmly received. Mr. Knickerbocker, being called, rose and addressed the meeting. He was glad to have an opportunity to utter his senti ment«, and to celebrate the anniversary of his nation's birth once more. For four long years he and mahv others in the Sun ny South had been debarred the coveted privilege of celebrating that day by the operations of war. He was glad to soe the men of both armies and citizens from what was no longer both sections but one common country, all desirous of enjoying together the remembrances of that glori ous holiday. He did not doubt but that the celebration here would be universal and unanimous, us it should be all over the country. Private O. W. Began, 118th Illinois, being called for appeared and made a glowing speech. Hereafter, he said, the question would be—not whether a man wore a blue coat or a gray jacket in the late war, but whether he was willing to rally with his brothers round a common standard and uphold the integrity of a common nation. Ho expected confidently to see the citizens take hold of the propos ed celebration, and hand in hand with the soldiers drown all past differences in a grand jubilee next Tuesday. The chairman then on motion of Judge Posey announced the following as the committee of arrangements : on the pabt o* the citizens, Maj. A. M. Dunn, Jos. Nkphleb, Jobk D. O'Connor, ti. J. Heard, B. W. K niomkbooesb, O.E. H f.nrt. ON THK PART OI THE SOLDIERS. Col. John G. Fonda , 113th Illinois, Col. J. C. Coats , llth 111., Lient. Col. T. H. Looan , 118th 111., Capt. A L. Stephens , 7th Ky., Cact. Edwd. Hemenway, A.A. Gen. Lieut. Chas G. Shanks, A. D. C. It was then carried by acclamation that the committee bo required to report on the night of Friday, the 30th ulf, their plan for the celebration, the place of meeting to be the same as at present, in the Court Boom, at early candle-light A motion was made, seconded and car ried unanimously, that the proceedings of this meeting and the report of the com mittee be published in tho Gazette dk Comet on Saturday. After some preliminary business and some Btirring music by tho Band the meet ing adjourned. JOS. NEPHLER, President. R. W. K niokebbockkb,) - Lieut. Cha». tt. Shakes') Sec rotwies. Financial .—In New York, on the 26th ult., Gold closed at 141%c. The prevail ing rates in New Orleans on tho 28th, were 139 to 140. Commsboiai ,.—The best quality of Cot ton was selling in our city yesterday at 27 cents. Large quantities ef the article are coming in daily from the interior. In Now York, on the 26th ult., Cotton was bringing 48 cts. In New Orleans at last accounts "Good Middling" was quoted at 82 to 88 ct6., "Ordinary" (lowest grade) 20 cte. Fair Louisiana sutrar (not refilled), was selling at 12% cts. Low extra flour, at $8 75 and good extra at 2,r > per bbl. SW Mrs. H. C. Sigourney, the poetess, died in Hartford, Conn., on the 10th ult. IMPORTANT^ DEC ISION. Mr«. Fair versus Dr. Pillule. Dr. P. —"Good morning Mr». Fair, you appear dr«nsed an aad in a hurry this morning." Mr». F-" Yes, friend Pillule, I am going to Kbddt's Gallery to get my portrait taken. Hare you got yours yat " Dr. P.— "O no! Madame, I hare no use for such a thing, I can see my face in the looking-glass whenever I pleas« to look at it." Mrs. J 1 ".—"Yea, Doctor, 'tis true, you can see your own image in the glass, but when you take that long, last journey, from which no trareier returns, where will your family and friends find It ? Not in the looking-glass then 1 Tell me, sir > if yon ha»e no dear departed or absent friend, whose likeness, if you could but at tbis moment | poiiees, you would rslue beyond price ? Reflect, go at once." Dr. P.—"I will accompany you Madame, as I understand Mr. Kronv has engaged a very excel lent. operator— Mr. W. W. Gano—I have seen that he excels in the art. Thank you, I will now ■Secure the shadow ere the substaace fad«; Let nature copy that which nature made.' " PHOTOGRAPHS, $4 50 PER DOZEN. AMBItOTYPKS from $1 OO each. pW Addre-8, KEDDY'S GALLERY, Corner Main and Third Sie., (Opposite Sumter House,) julyl-lro IUtox rccoi, i a. S> Jaues Lodge, Ifo, 47. TH£ ÄEGULAR Monthly Meet ingot the brethren of St. James j £ '.'p* ^ ,n tbs tbird 'tory of the bri boildisj opposite tbe Catholic Church, corn«ii>f Main and Church «treats, this (Sat urdajevening, July 1st, 1865. at the usual hour J. MoCORMICK, Becretary. W4aiNGT0N R. A. CHAPTER^ JTHERB WILL BEAKIOTULAB#S®p> Meeting of Wa«bington R. Chapter, No. 5, on next Sun day, ily üd, I860, at S o'clock p. u. Sojourn ing «Pinions in good standing are fraternally invite' 0 »"end. I order of the M. JC. H. I». JOHN JA8TREM8KI t Secretary. I. O. O. F. mrnjegular Weekly Meeting of 1 soto LODGE, N o. 7, I. 0. 0. F., ^li it their Hal], on Main street,*«' 1 ! apposite the Sumter House, every THUBWV EVENING, at half-past 7 o'clock. -, . , ,, It ™" ri&fc, is fully authorized » n<0) P ow ' !rcdto «otiornietndtBmysteaii, ia *" bl ' uesfl 1» which I have an inter a9t r " n Sou R* julyl-» ATTENTION! Wasington fire Company, No. 1, THEIiK 'BKRS of the above Cotaay are hereby notified, •to atttd a Washing and reitular Month Meetly of tbe Company, ' at the ngine Hoase, this (Hatnr day) etfing, July the 1st,at 6 o'clock. A puna tual atodanee ot tbe members is requested. Bftvzn or ÎHJC F oreman : J. M. ÏRâCY, Secretary. SEGAL NOTICES. »Votice ! B ato * K (,rut, La,, June S8th, 1885. WM. 8. PIKE. • tffnnce* ! Jtdvance s ! ! 1 wiluakr liberal cash advances on CO»N CONSIGNED TO MV FRIENDS, BOWK, GARDNER & HARRISON, julyjlm WILLIAM BOGEL. •VOTICE! THE ix-payers of the Parish of East BatfKougH, are hereby noii„ed, that un less the Ste Taxes due by them for the years 1861-2, «paid within (be next thirty day«, Ï shall pceed te collect the same according to law. ED. COUSIS ARD, j uly 1-4 Sheriff and -t»te Tax Collector. ^ JVOTICE. T'HE ix-payers of the Parish of East -Hatoi&ouge, are hereby notified that I have deposited!]» assessment roll fcr the year !8«3, in the Paria Kecordt-r's Office, at the Court House, In order bit any person agifiieTedby such assess inent, oi«appeal and have ih« same corrected, ir found feorrect. jutyl 4c JAMES H. KENNEDY, „ , . Assessor. Bat Oil huge., June 3 0th, ISM. LOST, ON tlieiight of the 28th ult., a iBUtwün fl i( ' book , containing my R' ' oath of alliance and three drafts— fciààgklB one drawioa Mr. T. C. Patrick for^^^^^ W» 0(Serent J r ,l ' e Dollnrs, and one on Mr. J. B. B. funtss. tor /i specified sum ; both en dorsed by tie undersigned. The twoabove drafts were draw by Mr. J. Vf. Hurst, In my fa»or Also, ou» draft on Mr. McClenilan. drawn by Lr. Vaughan its. y faror, for Twenty fire Dollar«. The public is hereby cautioned against trading tor either »(the abort; drafts, as payment for the sane h&i d * d »topped. julyl-K p. H. FAIRBANKS. CAMILLO QUINTERO, dealer ix HAVANA CIGARS, CIOARETTA8, Smolilng aad Chewing Tobaceo, SNUFF, PIPES, ETC., Corner of Third and Florida streets, BATON ROUGE, I.A. T N addition to his large assortment of the i. best bra nils and dualities of all articles in the iln* of a Waoconist, CAMILLO QUINTEEO, keeps «no onband a choice Tarlety of "Notfors," such as fine Pocket Knives, Stall.wry, etc, to which he lories public attention, guaranteeing to give satisktjon to all customers. julyl-tf M. A WILLIAMS, woaxsb in Tili, C#n»er and Sheet Iron# TT A\ IN6:tablished himself in theabove 7" ,. s I> this city, respectfully solicits the public pat rant-. OitHens Plt er , and otu „ r , i neea!nf work jn his line,will BeDl j in , heir ordart|Uld they will be pmrapiattended to. Work gu«r«nteed. Shop adjoiig i »nd North of Beal'« Variety Store, on Tiilr lre „ t . jn|y , J Ate* McVAY, ARCHITtT Am BUILDER, BAI n rouge, la. Order« l s t the Hardware Store, opposite the Bank #0icg, on Third street, will be promptly atterj Uk julyl-tf > | Uk julyl-tf v, e. PREYS. HOBT. L. PRUTN. PKVN & BRO., CARPENI rs and builders, i'a'n- rouge, la. Order« lefta^tremski t McCormick'e Drug Store, will m«#t, mpt attention. julyl-tm Limr ! Lumber ! ! THE undör üe£ j reS pectful!y announce to the pu&Uat they have on hand and for sale a large s«P 0 f assorted They have a a i jjjij j„ operation, which ena biethem to *up|j^ e pUJ jj c with any variety or quantity of I «a will be happy at all time« to rsciv# <, rg ; rom customer« ÏFEVER & JADOT, july-ltn jo,. x,afayet?« »od Main Bt*. A. KOWALSKI, Laurel 8t, bet, Lafayette and Third Sts., sealer in fashionable AND wkll-MAOK M>N AND BOYS* Spring and Summer Clothing -AND STAPLE AND FANCÏ BRÏ GOODS. ßESPECTFULU^vites public atten tioi to Iii« prenant aod accumulating stock in trade, consisting of all grade«, from the flneit down to medium, aod low-priced OLOTHINQ j STAPLE & FANCY DRY GOODS. Call and examine for yourselves bis assortment which ii the largest and best now offered in the' city, and on terms the most satisfactory, jalyl city* emporium -roR FANCY AND STAPLE ** drt goods. THE subscriber would respectfully au. nosn °e to his old friends and former custom er!, that ho ha« removed hi« «tore on THIRD STREET, Nearly «ppottitt the Branch of ihe La. State Bank, an4 has received a magnificent stock of SPRING AM) SUMMER CLOTHING, Also, a large and fresh assortment of FURNISHING. GKDOD8. A large assortment of the latest styles of IZPieoe Gr-o<oc3L®| SUITABLE TO THE SEASON, always on hand. 1^* Call and examine before making your pur chaste elsewhere. jr. KIHIÏ, THIRD STREET jaljl-tf Nearly opposite the Bank. JAMES McVAY, H/RDWARE MERCHANT and dealer i!» jgricultural Implements, V1NDOW SHADES, WALL PAPER, ETC. —_ (ILLS respectfully the attention of the v/toubllc to bis large and excellent stock of good« ptialning to his line of merchandise. He be KB a liberal sbire of public patronage. ore on Third street, opposite the building of tH Louisiana State Bank. jfi Wall Paper! Wall Paper!! 1 ii non rolls wall paper , ^ " of tbe finest patteras. On hod and for «ale by JAMES McVAY, julyl-tf Opposite tbe La. State Bank. Iindow Shades J Window Shades !! LARGE and choice assortment of L various patterns. JAMES MeVAV, J ulyl-tf Opposite the La. State Bank. laster of Paris ! Plaster of Paris !! BBLS. PLASTER OF PARIS. Just received, and fcr sale by JAMES McVAV, Julyl-tf Opposite the La. State Bank. Oats and Bran« SUPPLIES to meet the demands of pur » chasers. Jost reeeired and for sale by ». WAX, julyl-tf Near the Court House. Sugar Cured flams« f TIERCES SUGAR-CURED HAMS— / Just rrcelved and for «aie by S. WAX, Julyl-tf Near the Court Houie. Oats and Bran! ^ULL supplies of the above articles. » Just received and for s-ile by J. J. DtWDASS, julyl-tf Cor. Main and Levee Sts. Internal Revenue. UNITED STATES EXCISE TAX, 1 18th Drvisirj» ok L viaiiNA, v iBKRvaut ami E ast 2U toh Kouox. ) rOTICE is hereby given, that all "Income re J t urns " for the year 1864, must be made to me (thin ten days. Persons who have not received leir blanks to fill out. can apply at the office of DAMS' KXPBKSS COMPANY,on Florida strwst, c at th* office of the LOCAL SPKUlAL AGENT, c Lafayette street, near Laurel. DAN'L L. MUDGK, Ass't Ass'r 18th Dir. B atos K omb , June 17th, 1866. FtGULAR VICKSBURG PACKET 'teaves New Orleans every Saturday, ai 6 i\ M. PR VICKSBURG, GRAND GULP, 8 - . . - Rodney, Natchez, Fort Adams, H( Point, Morgansia, Bayou Sara,«Is ii'iiiniKiiil ll®n Rouge, Plaquemine, Donaldson ville, and allntermediate Cuatit Landings, the New and swt-running side-wheel steamer F-AfBM*«»«» A., MAY, Commander; 8AM'L AYL.E8, Clerk. •"For freight or passage apply on board or to A. BRITTON, No. 7 Fro.,t street. .INO. L. TITU8 * CO , Cor. Bienville à Old Levee. WOODRUFF, BUTLBR A CO , Nos. 17 and 19 New Levee. F. l>. TEKPIKITZ, jun3 Agent, Front Levee, Baton Rouge. ~M DOLLARS REWARD ; FOWHREBKKYSOr AN IRON SAFK, ft rv attched to a steel ring, that were lost ii August, 1862, in this city, If de-^rV^» iivera at thi« o«c6. jonelT-îm -pd '