is published tri weekly,
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
S, T. B. R. HATCH, G. A. PIKE.
T. B. R. HATC H, : : : : : Editor.
oiicrcb n otick .—Tlie Rev. Dr. Lewi»
will officiate in St. Jftrnea Church (Episco
pal ), to-morrow. Service will commence
st U o'clock, a. u.
WSf" Our thanks are due the officer»
of the steamers Gre. y Eagle and Mon
soon, for supplies of late New Orleans
papers. Also, to Mr P. L. Tjerpin
it /, Steamboat A^ent, and his accom
odating clerk, Frank Louoks , for
Local .—The weather continue.« to
be about as warm aa could fee desired
—the heat being occasionally relieved
by gentle showers. We have had a
succession of beautiful moonlit nights,
very pleasant to promenaders, and
coo! enough to afford enjoyment to
sleeper«. Cotton comes pouriug in
daily from the country imparting con
siderable activity to business. The '
River is falling steadily, and boats are j
passing up and down frequently, laden '
with freight and passengers There I
has been some talk of the cotton worm '
having recently made its appearance j
in certain places in the vioinity, but
we are happy to say that thus far lit- j
tie iujury comparatively has been done !
by the depredator. We hope soon to j
chronicle its disappearance altogeth. ;
POSTAL FACILITIES. J
Prominent among the needs of the
South at this time, is a re-inaugura
tion of the old postal system. Poet
master General Dbnnison , we are
glad to perceive, is not oblivious to
a senne ol this necessity. Although
a little slow in extending the facili
ties of his bureau towards this section
of hi» particular "vineyard," he lias
nevertheless, of late, manifested a
disposition to take us under his pa
ternal care. Iu an interview with
Gen. Grant a short time since, rela
tive to the use of the railways South
for the transportation of the mails,
he pledged himself that postal facili
ties should be extended throughout
that section as rapidly as possible.
Coming nearer home, we are gratified
to see that he has taken Baton Ilouge
into consideration and given us a
postmaster in the person of our fellow
townsman, C. G. B reckimridgk,
Esq., whose ability for the position
is undoubted, sud who we hope soon
to see installed in his new official
The citizeus' postoffices being abro
gated by a state of war, left our peo
ple entirely dependent upon chance
facilities for intercommunication, or
upon the courtesies of the military
postmasters, who as a geueral thing,
evinced great kindness iu attending
as far as they could, to the postal
wants of civilians.
The reembracing within the scope
and jurisdiction of the General Poet
otfice Department of all the old routes
And offices throughout the South,
together with a probable augmenta
m#ntation of other routes and offices
in the direct ratio of a probable in
crease of population ami settlements,
will eventually reuder that Depart
ment more self -sustaining and lucra
tive than ever.
We hope soon to witness a thor
ough re-organixation of all our coast
and interior postal arrangements, so
that we can once more be placed iu
directed neighborly communication
with our friends in the surrounding
%ijf* We Jearn from English pa
nais that therfl is every probability
that thousands of Welsh colliers and
Iron workers will locate themselves on
this side of the Atlantic before the year
is over. Scarcity of hands, it is »aid,
is already beginning to be experienced
at some of the works in South W ales.
It appears that nearly all the emi
grants come out under the auspices of
the Amerioan Emigrant Society, who
«imply guarantee a free passage to
White and Black Labor.
All accounts agree as to the proba
bility of an immense migration soon
from the States of the North and
West, as also from foreign climes, to
this inviting region of the sun. The
expansive realms of the South are to
receive an unprecedented accession
to their population, consisting of
thousands skilled in all the various
arts and sciences necessary to the
growth, the strength and the welfare
of a people. Many will come pro
vided with the means and appliances
to enter immediately the great arena
of enterprise which is open to receive
them. Many others, depending aloue
upon their stout frames, their brawny
arms and sound constitutions, will
enter the lists as laudable competitors
in the great field of labor. Gradu
ally and perceptibly will be unfolded
to the gaze and -astonishment of the
world, those vast innate resources of
our favored latitudes, which have re
mained dormant for the past four
years, and which in the long years
previous to the war, remained at best
but partially developed.
Our native population, stimulated
by the ambitious efforts of their new
allies in the great work of "building
up the State," will set in with re
newed zeal and energy, "keeping
step to the Union," and litt them
selves out of their reverses to an
abundant prosperity. The colored
portion ol' that population, not real
izing to so great an extent the ne
cessity and importance of " taking
time by the forelock" and giving
shape and progress to their notions
more iu consonance with their pres
ent condition of freedmeti, may and
undoubtedly will find themselves
outstripped in the race for successful
labor and employment, unless they
cau manage to reform their ideas
and pursuits in time.
Upon this subject and that of emi
grant labor, a correspondent of the
New Orleans Picayune throws out
some salutary hints, as follows :
." In a recent communication, 1 re
marked that the question between
large and small fanning commences
to attract public attention in this
State. I see that one of your city
coteinporaries is of opinion that white
labor will eventually supersede, in a
considerable measure, black labor in
the Southern States.
With the influx of white labor,
and the disintegration of the gregari
ous labor of the great plantations,
there will be a much larger variety
of products. Farms will multiply
and plantations will diminish. Ex
tensive tracts of land, which cannot
be cultivated as plantations of cottou
or sugar for want of a sufficient num
ber of hands willing to combine in
regular work, will be devoted to the
production of food for stock, which
demands uot. much labor, and to pas
turage, which demands very little
labor. So says your cotemporary.
As there is every indication that
tlit^ volume of immigration to the
United Status will be very large in
the future, is it not the policy of the
people at the South to iuvite emi
grants to come and settle among
themselves ! They have lands fully
equal if uot much superior to those
of the fertile West. What is needed
to cultivate them are farmers. Let
not prejudice warp their judgment,
and in a few short years the surface
of the Southern States will be stud
ded with innumerable well tilled
farms, and the hum of prosperity will
be heard in all th^ir villages.
All the accounts concur in statiug
that the emigrants now leaving Ger
many are of a superior class, com
prising a large proportion of skilled
mechanics and of small laud owners,
who are selling their farms in order
to purchase more land in the Western
(fiT Lynchburg, V*., paper* contain
the proceedings of a meeting of the far
mers of Nelson county, Va., recently. Re
solutions were adopted to pay No. 1, field
hand« $5 per month, ami No. 1 women
84îd plough boys $2 f>0 per tuonth, find
ing lodgiug, fuel and rations a? heretofore,
the bunds to find their own clothing; loss
of time from sickness and idleness to be
deducted, J»"d the hand* to be entirely
subject to the orders of the employers,
who are in no case to hire 8 laborer who
has not permission to hire himself. Lab
orers refusing theee terms shall nöt loiter
I upon tho employer's premises. Payment
shall be made in money, if preferred, or in
supplies at the market rates. Presidents
and Superintendents of public works are
requested not to hire hands who are en
gaged in agriculture without having per
mission from the farmer on whose farm he
has been engaged. Parties violating these
rules after subscribing to them will be
deemed guilty of perjury.
N ew O rleans T rue D elta.—
Mr. W. R. Flöh, announces in the True
Delta of the 6th, his withdrawal from
the editorial management of that jour
nal, and its transfer to Messrs. W.
R. Adams and Robert Oliver, the
entire newspaper establishment hav
ing passed into the hands of those
gentlemen. Mr. Adams many years
since, owned and conducted the Baton
Rouge Gazette, (long before it became
merged into the Comet,,) and subse
quently, in company with J. 0.
Nixon, Esq., owned and conducted
the New Orleans Crcscent. His edi
torial career was marked by signal
ability and influence. Mr. Oliver
has for a long while been connected
with the New Orleans press, and is
favorably known as an efficient busi
We clip the following introductory
of those gentlemen from their paper
of the 4th :
Having been well known to, and
thoroughly identified with, the peo
ple of New Orleans and the South
west for many years, we do uot deem
it necessary to announce any extend
ed programme of our future course.
We prefer to be judged by our acts,
as they may develop themselves here
after, rather than by any promises
or pledges which long established
custom might warrant us in making
in advance. If a cordial support of
the Administration of President John
son iu his efforts to restore the Union
to its former condition of unparalleled
affluence and grandeur ; if a heartfelt
wish to cultivate harmony, union and
brotherly love, between the citizens
of all parts of our common country ;
if an earnest effort to restore Loui
siana to her rightful place among her
sister States, to heal the wounds
which war has inflicted upon her, to
develop her unequalled latent re
sources, to stimulate her industry
and promote her advancement—and
if a sincere desire to add to the
wealth, business and general pros
perity of the great commercial me
tropolis which has been our home for
many long and pleasant years, be
meritorious, and entitle us to the con
fidence of the community, we hope
to receive a share of public patron
age commensurate with our deserts.
W. R. A dams,
R obert O liver.
B eware of C ounterfeits .—The
New Orleans Picayune says the
chevalier h d'industrie are hard at
work palming off upon the tinsns
pecting, their counterfeit bills.
The following is given by that
journal as the regular list of counter
feits of the United States cuireucy :
2'«. imitation, are reported in circulation.
5'a, altered from l's. Portrait of Chaae.
5's, imitation; poorly done; coarse.
•Vs, photographed—have a blurred look;
the paper isstiflor and heavier. Signatures
10'a,imitation, well executed, are report
ed in circulation. There in no Treasury
»tump upon tho bill.
10's, altered from l's—vignette portrait
of Chime on upper left; genuine have por
trait of Lincoln.
20's. imitation—engraving course; gen
eral appearance bad.
50' b , imitation. Tbe head of Hamilton
is coarse and blurred; otherwise excellently
done, and well calculated to deceive.
50V, altered from 2'a—vignette portrait
ol'Hamilton below the words United States.
! n genuine it is above.
lOO'» imitation. The only points of ac
tual difference between the genuine and
counterloit are those : In the upper left
corner are the words, "Act of February
25t ,li, 1S82-" In the counterfeit tho "tb"
and the ornamental lines above run into
and touch tho border; in tbe genuine there
it a clear space between. Ou the right end
of back of note there are fourteen small
ovals; on the edge ot each oval the figures
in the bad read 00l. or inverted, whilo on
the left they are 100. This is the reverse
of those figure» in the gennine; there it
will be seen that on the right hand they
lend 100, and ou the left oot- These notes
are wcii executed.
Postage Ourrenoy—25 cents, imitation—
poorly engraved and on poor paper.
50 cent«, imitaticn—poorly done. The
heads of Washington aje blurred, and not
Saud 10cent«, imitation; poorly printed.
50'» new issue, are now in. circulation.
The portrait on each coarsely done.
National Banks—5's imitation; well exe
cuted, and of a dangerous character, are
reported in circulation.
Coupons—Counterfeit coupons, dated
March 1,1865, for $12 50, in the similitude
of 10.40 five per cent. United States J500
bonds, have been offered at differen t United
7.80 Bonds—Some of these are in circu
lation with the coupons cut off, and are
offered as currency. Without coupon they
are of no value until mature- Befune alt
R obbing F ather .—"Mrs. Mifiin,"
said a visitor, "Emma has your fea
tures, but I think she has got her
father's hair." "Oh, now I see,"
said the dear little Emma ; "it's be
cause X have father's hair that he has
to wear a wig."
D eath or C ol. J ohn R. M c C lana"
hak. —Col. John R. McClanahan, one
of tho editors of the Memphis Appeal,
was killed on the 29th, by falling from
a window of the Gayoso House, in
A delegation from Scotland, repre
senting a capital of four millions of dol
lars, has arrived at Washington with
a proposition to invest in Southern
lands on account of persons composed
of the industrial classes, who will emi
grate at once if encouraged to do so.
Frightful accounts continue to be
received of the ravages of small-pox in
Jamaica, and the mortality among the
laboring classes. In the iuterior dis
tricts tbe people have been dying like
rotten sheep ; while about Moratb
Bay, those afflicted have been seen ex
posed on the highway, there beiog no
place provided for their reception by
The views of the President on re
construction, as stated to the South
Carolina delegates, are received in the
most flattering manner by the loyal
Southerners in Washington.
The Virginia Legislature has re
pealed the disfranchising clause in
the Alexandria Constitution.
Jeff. Davis, is in much better health
than when he landed at Fortress Mon
roe. He is not m irons, and his quar
ters are very comfortable.
The Lincoln Cavalry who having
rendered signal service in Custar's di
vision throughout the war and lately
commanded by Col. W. A. Adams, i*
en route for New York to bftfpaid and
discharged from the service, and will
arrive there some time to-morrow.
The Vermont Democratic State
Convention met at Burlington on the
27th, and nominated for Governor, C.
K. Davenport. Resolutions were pass
ed reaffirming Democratic principles,
and endorsing President Johnson's
Extensive frauds upon the govern
ment have been discovered, in the way
of obliterating cancelled marks upon
internal revenue and postage stamps.
Gen. Sterling Price, and Gov. Rey
nolds, of Missouri, are anxious to re
turn to their homes.
It appears by a Parliamentary re
turn that 96 slaves were captured by
British vessels-of-war in the four years
ending last December, and that of
these ninety-one were condemned and
The pay-roll of Gen. Kilpatrick's
cavalry, now doing guard duty on the
railroad between Richmond and Ral
eigh, is being prepared, and the com
mand will probably be paid within a
The New York Commercial calls
vigerously for retrenchment in muster
ing out of general officers. There are
about two to a full regiment, and the
cost, with the staff, is about $15,000.
The New York Post believes that
National taxation might now be ie
The Choctaw Indians, allies of the
rebels, are coming in hi large numbers
and asking for peace and permission
to return to their homes.
Another steamer, the Cardinal, ha«
been sunk a short distance below Lit
tle Rock. Loss $70,000.
All tbe Paria journals quote Lord
Brougham's speech urging a policy of
clemency upon tbe American Govern
ment, and generally praise it.
The government of Portsmouth, Vu.,
has been turned over bv the military
to the civil authorities. A similar
transfer will soon be made of other
Bully for " Maginnis,"—A cor
respondent of the Philadelphia Press,
who signs his letter Veritas, reports
the following as a part of the sup
pressed testimony offered at the trial
of the assassins :
Judge Holt—Mr. Murphy, were
you at Ford's theatre on the night of
the assassination ?
Mr, Murphy—I was indeed, your
Judge Holt—Did you see J.
Wilkes Booth jump from the box
after shooting the President ?
Mr. Murphy—Bad cess to him, I
did, your honor.
Judge Holt—Did you hear what
he said, and if so, what was it ?
Mr. Murpliy—I heard what he
said very well, your honor ; and all
he said was—" I'm sick, send for
Maginnis." ( Sic Semper Tyrannu.
What President Johnson Said
About Judah P. Benjamin .—There
seems to be no doubt that the rebel
secretary, Benjamin, has made good
his escape to Bermuda—nest of pi
rates, blockade-runners, and yellow
fever conspirators. This intelligence
will be received with much regret by
the President. In a recent conversa
tion with a prominent political gen
tleman, Mr. Johnson remarked that
there was no rebel, whose hanging
seemed to him so imperatively de
manded by public justice, as Judah
P. Benjamin.— Albany (N. Y .J Eve
ning Journal, 15th vit.
L ake of P etrolscm in M exico—
We understand that a number of sci
entific men have recently gone out to
Mexico to "prospect" petroleum. It
is very generally believed that large
quantities are to be found, especially
in tbe State of Oajaca. A large open
lake of it, similar to those reported to
j have been found in the British West
j ladies, and fed from an exhaustless
j source, is said to exist on the Isthmus
of Tehuauntepec, not far from the old
Transit Line. A mong those who have
i recently gone out there is John Mc
j Leod Murphy, Esq., formerly superin
: tandent of the Transit, who claims to
! have been the original discoverer aud
' explorer of thejake. It being but a
! few miles from navigable waters on
j both the Pacific and Gulf sides of the
isthmus, its contents could readily be
•hipped, at small expense, to all parts
of the world— N. O. Picayune,
Mosby has been paroled by Halleck,
on tbe term» granted to Lee.
A T T E N T ION!
Independence Fire Company Mo. 2.
YOU an-» hereby notified to attend
a Regular Monthly Meeting,.
Uns (Saturday) evening, July 8th, ^
bt half-pant 7 o'clock. a
punctual ait iidanoe of the mem ^
bera Is requested.
BY ORtiKK or THE FOREMAN :
V. A. ALLAIN, Secretary.
E S TAURANT
THE public ake
hereby respectfully in
formed that they can be accommodated with
Board, at the ahoy« Restaurant, slmatad on Lafa
yette »treet, at tho rate of per wtelc. This
will include two meule a day. Every attention
and care will be given to the comfort of guests
Payment, const be made weekly.
julyS-tf victor calvaïrac.
At only 40 cents.
Just received 250 pounds New May
BUTTER, which ii offered at nujy 40 cents ¥
jutyii .ioshca beal.
Oars, Sugar Cored Joles,
hump pork and butter.
A SMALL supply of the above-named
articles just stored and for sale at moderate
julyfi jos Hi' A bka I..
E. R. BECK WITH,
THIRD ST, CORNER OF LA VREf.,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND KVERT VARIETY'OP
Planters and others would do well to call
before purchasing elsewhere.
Cotton bought at hli(licHt market rat«.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
And Planlation Supplies Generally.
CROCKERY, TIN, WOOD & WILLOW WARE
ötore, Cor. Africa and 8t. Napoleon St».,
BATON ROUGE, LA,
Determined to keep a full and well
selected stock of articles such as ?'> to make
up a ûrat-rate variety store, A. BLUM hopes to
merit and receive an increased amount af pat
ronage. lie respectfully invite» bia old cuitonier«
and the publtc at large, to continue their calls as
usual, assuring tbfra of hi» determination to
please and satisfy them in overy particular.
THE Tax-payers of the Parish of East
Baton Rouge, are hereby notified, that un
less the State Taxe« (lue by them lor the years
18Ö1-2, are paid within the next thirty days,
I shall proceed t« collect the same according to
law KI>. COCHIN ARU,
jalyl-4t* Sheriff and state Tax Collector.
J. c. STAFFORD,
attorney at law,
OFFICE ON LAUREL STREET,
BATO« ROUGE, LA.
WILL practice in the Parishes of East
iiston Kouge, West Baton Rouge and East
rpiJE Tax-payers of the Parish of East
JL Kntou Rouge, are hereby notified that I have
deposited the assessment roll fcr tho year 1863, in
the Parish Recorder's Office, at the Court House,
in order that eny person aggiieved by unci» assu
ment, n? ay appeal and have the same corrected,
if found incorrect.
j illy 1 Us JAMES II. KENNED*,
£atc n äiriige, Jvn« 3Of A, 1866
State or Louisiana—Parish at Bant Baton
Rouge—Fifth Judicial District Court—In the
matter of the Succession of Joshua X. Melton,
Ty HERE AS, Harrington B, Harelson has this
TV day filed in said Court an application pray
ing to be appointed Administrator of the abort)
Notice is hereby given to all persons interested,
to show cause (If any they have), within ten
days from tbe first publication of this notice,
why the said application should not be granted.
Witness my hand and Hie impress of my seal of
office this 6th day of July, a. »., 180ft.
july&-pd JOS. NEPHLKIt, Clerk.
Stateof Louisiana—Parlxh or Bast Baton
Fifth Judicial District Court—In the matter of
tbe succession of Mary Jane Fulshire, deceased,
W 11 KHK AS, Shadrack W. Fulshire, of this Par
ität has this day filed in tafd Court an appli
cation praying to ba appointed Administrator or
the estate of Mr*. Mary Jane Fulshire.late of said
Notice is hereby gives to ail persons interested,
to show cause (il any they can,) within ten «lays
from the first publication of this notice, why said
application should not be granted.
Given under my hand and the seal ot said court
this <th day of July, a. o., lbOft.
julyS-pd jos. NEPHLER, Clerk.
State or Louisiana—Pariah of Bast Baton
Rouge—Fifth Judicial District Court—In the
Matter of the Succession of Simuel C. Uuy, de
WUKUKAft, Charles Gnidry, of said Parish, has
this day filed in said Court au applicntlon
praying to be appointed Administrator of tbe
Notice is hereby given to <tll persons Interested,
to show cause (If »ny they have), with'n ten
days from the fl'Bt publication of this notice,
why said application should sot be granted.
Witness my l.and and the impress of the seal
of »aid Court thlsTih day oijuly. A. D , 1866.
july8-pd JOS. NKPHLKK, Clerk.
United States Internal Revenue
ANNUAL TAXES, 1865.
h a ton b ocok , July 5th, 1808.
BY the eleventh section of the act of June
30th, 1664, it is made the duty of any person
made liable to annual tax, on or before the first
Monday of May In euch year, to make a list or
return to the Assistant Assessor of the district
where located, of the articl. s charged with special
duty or tax, including Income aud articles iu
Schedule A—Carriages,Gold Watches, Piaios, Ac.
Kvery person failing to inaku such return by
the day specified will be liable to be assessed by
the Assistant Assessor according to ths best In
formation which be can obtain ; and in snch case
tho Assistant Assessor will add twenty-five per
cent, to the am'ount of the tax.
In case any person shall deliver te a* Assessor
any false or fraudulent list or statement, with
intent to defeat or evade the valuation or enu
meration required by law, the Assessor will add
one hundred per cent, to such duty ; and in such
case th* list will be made out by the Assessor or
Assistant Assessor, and from the valuation and
enumeration so made there can be no appeal.
Income and all other blanks how ready. Kvery
person found doing business, who has not made
their application for license to me, will be subject
to tbe penalty of the law.
Office, with tbe Local Special Agent, Lafayette
street, near Laurel. DAN'L L. MUDGE,
Ass't Ass'r 18th Div.
jalyG East and West Baton Rouge.
regular weekly packet,
Brtiverii Ne^v Orleans and Vlckabnrg,
TmuMiiff at all ItUeriruxliate Landing».
THE splendid passenger packet mm ^
.TOSEPli PIERCE, W. B. Lggfer?
Richardson, master; A. McVay andiMBHHMl
R. A. Owen, Clerk", will remain in the above
trade, and continue to ply as a regular packet there
in, all reports to the contrary, notwithstanding.
She will touch at Baton Rouge on her upward
trips, every Sunday morning, and on her down
ward trips every Thursday morning.
for freight or passage, apply on board, or to
july4 Agent, Third street,
Stat« of Louisiana—Pariah of East Bat on
Rouge—Fifth Judicial District Court—No. 7&0,
In the Matter of the Succession of Kngene A.
Sherburne, deceased—No. CM—Probate.
BY virtue of a commission to me directed from
the Honorable the Fifth Judicial Dlstriat Court,
ol the Parish and State aforesaid, I will expos* to
public sale, at thu Court House door, in tbe City
of Baton Rouge, oa
Monday, the 7th day of August
next, A. D., 1866, at 11 o'clock a. M., of said day.
1st. A certain tractof land,containing five hun
dred acres, known as the "Fountain* Tract," on
which the deceased last resided, with all th*
buildings und improvements thereon
2d. Another tiact of l.ud containing five hun
dred acres, known as tbe "Foller Heirs Tract,"
bounded North by Fountain* Tract, South by
Wuolsidea A Nettles, E*st by Wooisides and W*st
Upon the following terms and conditions, vie
For cash, in ü. S. Treamry Notes.
B aton R ouse, L a ., June 28th, IBfili.
pEORGE a. pike, is l'ully authorised
VI »od empowered to act lor me and in my stead,
in all business matters in which 1 have an Inter
est iu Baton Rouge.
juiyl-Sts WM. S. PIKE.
Jidvanceni...»Idranre» ! !
1 WILL M AKE LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ON
COTTON CONSIGNED to my FRIENDS,
bower, gardner & harrison.
julyl-lm WILLIAM BOGEL.
and dealer in
wall paper, etc.
C1ALLS respcctfnlly the attention ot the
> public to his !arj(e aud excellent stock of good*
pertaining to his line of merchandise. He be
speaks a liberal share of public patronage.
Store ou Third street, opposite the building of
the Louisiana State Bank. ju yl
Lumber ! Lumber ! !
11HE undersigned respectfully announce
. to the public that tbey have on hand aud for
saie a large supply of assorted
"IKJ TMt ** ** 9
They have & Saw Mill in operation, which ena*
bleiben] to supply the public with any variety or
uuantlty of lumber, and will be happy at all
times to recive orders froui customers.
hEFBVER & JA DOT,
july-lm Cor. Lafayette and Main St*.
Oats and Bran!
FULL supplie» of the above articles.
Just received aBd for sile by
just receive J.J. Dl'NDASg,
julyl-tf Cor. Main and I,eve« Su,
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