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IS PUBLISHED TRI- WEEKLY, Tuesdays, ' Thursdays, Saturdays. J.C. T. B. R. HATCH, G.l PIKE. T. B. K. HATCH, Editor. BATON ROÎ1UE: tuesday,:::::::::::::::::: J ULY' 11, I860. tW Our thenkftil acknowledgments are ilae to our ootemporuria» of the press in thin SUto and elsewhere lor their kind and flattering notice of the Gazette ami Comet., since its «ppearanco us a tri-weokiy. T he N atoiikz T bi -W ekkly Covin»».— This in one of our most neatly printed and ably conducted exchanges—one, in the perusal of which wo never fail to derive both pleasure and interest. Wo cordially commend it to universal pribiic favor as a high-toned, Union-loving, patriotic jour nal. John M. Baldwin , Esq., is the pub lisher and proprietor. I5ÈT"Wo are indebted to our friend, P. Bubo, Jr., for a late copy of the Weekly Wanderer, published at Amite City, by M. J, Scott , Esq. This spicy little Wanderer will always iind a welcome rostiug place in our sanctum. "B omb" A pple. —W o are in receipt of one of the largest pomological specimen* ever produced in this Btiite. in the shape of an apple measuring eleven inches one way and ten and a half the othor, "by the tape." It is of a most luscious quality, and came from Uio garden of tho Kovcrend Father Blahobabin , Catholic priest at Bruly Landing, West Baton Kongo. This apple was preset)tod to us by Mr. P h. M achet, of this city, to whom and for which we re turn our thanks. MfMTART R esignation .—M«j, Gen. Hurron, recently arrived from Slirnve port, has, says the Times, tendered his resignation, anci at his own re quest, has been relieved of his com mand. His successor in charge of tho District of North Louiniana is Brig. (Jen. J, C- Vest oh, lately in command at Mobile. OENEItAL NEWS. Lord Palmerston has oft'ered Mra. CJobden a penaiou of .£1500 per an num, which she has declined, at the same time expressing her grateful sense at the kindness manifested by the crown and the administration. It is reported that the Government is about to send Vice-Admiral Far ragut to Europe to examine and re port on " foreign naval dock-yards." It is suggested that he will go in his old ship, the Hartford. Gen. Sibley, at St. Paul, Minn., lia« received a dispatch from Wads worth, that the Yankton chief, "The Buck," lias surrendered with twenty Indian lodges. Governor Holden, of North Caro lina, sends word to Washington that the work of reconstruction is pro gressing favorably and satisfactorily in that State. The Indianapolis Journal says Albart Pike, of Arkansas, arrived in that city on the 28th ult., on his way to Washington to settle up the busi ness of the Indian Agency, which he held before the war. Mrs. Jefferson Davis is residing at present at Savannah, Ga. Great demand for negro labor ex ists in Maryland. The farmers there are paying 815 per month to males, and from 810 to $12 to females for field labor. The supply is still short, and agents have again been sent in different directions to make contracts and induce emigration, notwithstand ing their recent expulsion from Rich mond. A memorial, numerously signed has been sent to the Presideut, ask ing that the 820,000 clause of his amnesty proclamation be withdrawn as it is a very great and needless obstruction. Itgr A Canadian paper in responsi ble for the extravagant story that t few days aiooe a farmer nuraed Crowlj, near Pcterhoro, opened an old well and seat down one of his Rons to measur« the depth, but remaining a long tinle, another son was dispatched to see what was the matter. He, too not returning as speedily as was conceived proper, was followed by a third and then a fourth until all four were in the well ; when to the utter anguish and dismay of the poor father it was dis covered that they had each fallen a victim to foul air. The four were taken out dead, every effort to re store life being fruitless. IST» We «ee it recorded that a soap padI er was reoently caught at sea daring » violent storm, when he saved his life by taking » cake of hi« soap and waahing himself ashore. This soap or the story, must have been mads from strong lie. A WONDERFUL COUNTRY AND A WONDERFUL AGE. There is no limit to progressive development in the arts and sciences. Every day brings to light some novel theory or wonder-working creation of the mind of man, upsetting some pré existent theory and mocking to scorn the nc plus ultra claim» of ante cedent discoveries and inventions. And yet, Solomon has told us that " there is, no new thing nnder the sun." The ancient Egyptians have left us relics of their stupendous monuments, from which we glean some idea of their surpassing knowl edge and skill in mechanics. From that first "cradle of the aits and sciences," went forth a colony under Oecrops, to people Athens, which in time gave proof to the world of un exampled perfection iu her works of architecture and sculpture. Subse quently the mantle of glory and splendor descended upon tin* shoul ders of old Rome, giving her that proud preeminence of rank which stamped her " mistress of the world." I n statesmanship, oratory and all the incorporeal and material arts, she has left an enduring heritage to the nations, from which, as from an ex haustless reservoir of inspiration, great minds will ever continue to re ceive their earliest, lessons of human greatnese. The ages of antiquity, no replete with storied grandeur and famous achievements in the walks of peace and war, nevertheless attained their prestige and perfection by r much slower gradation than that which characterizes our present age. It may be that we have ouly entered some restored cycle of time, wherein "what is, has been," and that, like "history repeating itself," we are living over again the annals and events of some epoch long since buried amid the rubbish of time. Nevertheless, it is not to be gain sayed, that in comparison with our known records of the paHt, ours is certainly a "fast age." Like "Mi nerva springing full-panoplied from the head of Jove," the people of this age and particularly of these United States have cleared at a single bound as it were, the chasm of time which separates childhood from man hood. With a country remarkable for its vast expanse of territory, em bracing every variety of soil, climate and production; its great lakes, riv ers, mountains and prairies ; and its adaptability to colossal enterprises, our people seem to take their impress of character from those varied and indigenous elements, and to assimi late readily with the nature and re quirements of those elements. What it took centuries in the old world to accomplish, the American people ac complish in a very few years and with almost incredible celerity. Wit ness the magical springing up of cities out of the depths of the wil derness, and the thousands of inven tions and improvements in the use ful arts, which reap their plentiful rewards and exact from the world that homage of admiration due to genius and enterprise, it would be better if in some instances a little more time would be devoted lo the maturing and perfwting of plans and projects, as in the earlier attempts at steam-navigation, which from a crude and imperfect knowledge of the prin ciples of steam in connection with machinery has cost, such immense sacrifices of life, and which even now are the results occasionally of igno rance or recklessness on the part of machinists and engineers. Herein we discover the fatal mistake of sometimes getting along a littl« too fast. Also in the matter of laying the Atlantic telegraph cable iu 1859, which involved a gifat amount of toil aud expenditure, aud to no prac tical end. Now, however, since "time, which works wonders," aided by the lights of science and experience, has more fully demonstrated the feasibility of this gig* Q f'c scheme for placing the American and European continent« in direct rapport with one another. we may reasonably look for a more triumphant result in the renewed efforts about to be made in that di rection. We are told that the Great Eastern, having on board the mon ster cable, was to s& ve Valencia on the 10th of this month (yesterday), and would arrive at Trinity Bay on or about the 24th ; so that, if the ca ble be successfully laid, we may ex pect to be in telegraphic communica tion with Europe in less than three weeks from this time. Of almost parallel importance will be the grand railroad project lately conceived and said to be in a fair way for an early commencement, to run along the Pacific coast, and in tended to afford one continuous and rapid line of transit between the two American continents. Then, when we shall have the great lateral rail roads constructed—the one from St. Louis and the other from New Or leans —to unite the two oceans, what a magnificent trip it will be to start from almost any railroad point in the United States, and witb only a change now and then, of cars, be able to course it over the two continents in almost, any direction. . A trip to California, Pent or Chili will be come an event quite as practicable as a trip now is from New Orleans to Quebec ; thus realizing what would have been regarded only a few years since, as the prurient fancy of some wild enthusiast. But for the war, we might to-day have beheld such a combination of enterprises in this conntry as would have com pletely thrown into the shade all that has hitherto been witnessed. The spirit of European enterprise has also given shape and consistency to numerous schemes of advancement and aggrandizement within the past few years, which claim honorable distinction in the ranks of supremacy. Among the most noteworthy of these, are the overland telegraph from Eng land to the far-off regions of Asia Minor, vie Russia, the submarine telegraph between Marseilles and Algeria, and the great .Suez Canal, destined completely to revolutionize trade between the Orient and the rest of the world. This work, al ready so far completed as to admit of navigation to barges of thirty tons burthen, is to be enlarged by the 1st of July, 1868, so as to admit the passage of vessels of the largest class. There may be those now living who will yet bear witness to a suc cessful appliance of the principles of perpetual motion to purposes of com mon utility, and who may also in dulge their curiosity and convenience in successful flights at ivill through the aerial realms above, by means of artificial wings or machines so con structed as to overcome the counter currents of the atmosphere and the force of gravitation ; for surely won ders never cease, and we cease al most to wonder at any new plan or development of science üow-a-days, no matter how impracticable or pre posterous it may appear. BuEOKiNRinGK 's E scape .—The New York World's Havana letter, deserib in£ ihe escape of Breckinridge, and parly, says that they procured a small boat at St. John's hauled it across the eountry to Indian river, and launched it in the inlet communicating with the ocean ; moved down the coast sixty miles, subsisting, meanwhile, on sbell tisb and turtle eggs. A United States gunboat saw them and sent a boat to learn who they were. Col. Wood and two others went out to meet the boat. He said that he was a wrecker aud a fisherman, and the balauce of the party were rebel soldiers. They exhibited paroles and were allowed to go. Col. Wood invited the officer who examin ed his papers to go on shore and dine ■ with thetn on »bell fisb, but he déclin ed. That evening they left the shore, having a few dozen eggs and some small clams. They reached Cardenas in about thirty-six hours afterward, having spoken a ves e el and procured a supply of fresh water. They suffer ed much from hunger during their journey, and only one person at a time could sleep in the boat. JOT Out West the young ladies keep a light burning in the parlor to a late hour on Sanday night, to "mak* belisve" tbsy've caught a beau. BY TKLEGBAPH. NEW YORK DA TES OP THE 8th . The President's Approval of the Sentences of the Conspirators. »V« - HIS ORDER FOR THE EXECUTION. ——— •— Publie Horror at the Fate of Mr*. Surratt —r; How the Prisoners Received the An nouncement of their Fate. Efforts for Mitigation in the Case of the Woman. THE PRESIDENT INEXORABLE. Terrible Accident on the Newfound land Bank. Burning of a Ship and the Loss of' Four Hundred Lives. Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Case of Mrs. Surratt. The Writ Suspended by the President. NO DELAY ALLOWED. — EXECUTION OF THE CULPRITS. Gold in New York on the 7th at 1S91-!. ]From the New Orlenn» Tim»», July #.h. J N kw Y okk , July 7. —The following is l'reaidfnt Johnson'» approval of the con spirator'« son tenco : Executive Mansion , July 5th, 1865. Tho foregoing »nntencos, in tho cases of Thomas Ilaro.d, Geo. A. Atr.erot, I.ewi fl l'ayne, and Mary E. Surratt, are approved and it is orderedf that tho sentence in the case et Danie! C. Harold, Geo. A. Atzerot, Lewis Payne and Mary E. Suiratt be car ried into elocution by military authority, under the direction ol tho Secretary ol War on tho Ttli day of Joly, 1865, between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m ., and 2 o'clock r. li., of that day. (Signed) A ndrew J ohnson , President. The semences of these mon »rc generally Acquiesced in, though surprise and regret are folt that they should be hung no soon mtei condemnation. That of Mrs. Surratt evokes an universal lb udder of horror. Their sentences were read to the con demned yesterday. l'ayne behaved with marvelous com posnre. Atzerot was muoh affected; Harold appeared careless. Mrs. Surratt is nearly dead with terror, and continues to protest her innocence. Ellort» were made by a number of par ties to initigote lief sentence, but the Pre sident proved inexhorable. He is said to have appointed an early day for the execution, iu order to avoid tho an noyance of petitions for pardon» or re missions. The ship Win. Kelson, from Antwerp, was burned on the banks of Newfoundland on the 30th ult., and four hundred lives were lost. Gold 39%. New York , July 7.— Harold, l 'ayno, At zerot and Mrs. Surratt, were all hung to day at two o'clock. Harold and Atzerot struggled with death but Payne and Mrs. Surratt died almost instantly. New Yokk , July 8. —Tho following is the President's order concerning the writ ol habeas corpus in Mrs. Surratt'« behalf. Executive Office, July 7,1S65. Major General P. S. Hancock, Command in g — I, Andrew Jonnson, President of the United States, do hereby declare that the writ of habeas corpus has been heretofore »usponded in such cases as this, and I do hereby specially suspend this writ and di rect that yon proceed to execute the order heretofore given upon judgment of the military commission, and you will give this order in regard to this writ. (Signed) A ndrew J ohnson. President of the United States. Upon being shown this return, Judge I Wylie »aid nothing moro could be done. Then Fathers Walter and Wright, her ipiritual advisers, called upon the Presi «ent, with s request from the Bishop of Baltimore that the execution might ba postponed for at least three days, for r» pentance and preparation. Thev were met with a decided refnsal, and assurod, that her case had been care fully considered, and no earthly power could change the sentence. The paper» are filled with minute de tails of the execution. |t£T The mau who smoked is bed on his wedding night,was sarcaRtictllj informed by his bride that "no gen tleman ever lighted his eigar at the torch of Hymen."—[Ex. NEW (.«ODS! NEW GOODS!! JUST RECEIVED AT KOWALSKP3 STORE. a itandsome LOT OF PRINTED LINEN LAWNS. A FEW PIECES OF 8-4 WIDE BLACK BAREGE FOR SHAWLS. A FEW PIECKS OF 10-4 HEAVY LkNEN FOR SIIEETINO. ALSO, PILLOW CASE LIKEN, 40 INOHES WIDE. Together with u beautiful assortment of WHITE GOODS, t Which -will be Bold to sait the time?. j'i'yii J. KOWALSKI, Laurel Btreefc. IjOST, ON Levee street, in this city, on Friday morning, the.ïtk iuatanl, a NOTE, drawn by Jacob Simon, In favor of limite <1 asile and (in dorsed by C. 15. Little, payable uu '.he -üf h day o July, l?05, for the »um of THRBK flViVDIlED 1JOI.1.AKS. All person* are wsrne'i H(;alri«t tracing for «»lit N(WE, as payment for the mime has been »topped, exempt to the undersigned. Jolyll -'V -pd EMII.K «ASSÏE. BRICKS FOR SALE. «KICKS for sale, iu West Baton Rouge, oa the moil reasonable türm«. For particular», apply to j. C. STAFFORD, julyll-3t Law office, Third street. 100,001* A 1 BEAL'S r ä(i liai-rein Single JSitr» ïlOtIH. 10 .. MESS i-OKK. I îîogsfiend Extra SUGAR. H Uro»» I', * il. X J$ AßT PO WD KÄS Just arrived ard fur sale at moderate prices. AT 43 .10 PER SACK. ïAL'S-r-Goari only $ ' 50 pur bag. AT liEAL'S—Coarse Liverpool SALT— onl v > '• iN. 0. ADVERTISEMENT. j .J. WARBEN. , T. w. crawford. WUUŒN & CRAWFORD, (SucceBBors to Warten, Gillraore k. Co.,) COTTON FACTORS COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. »! OA RON UK LET STREIT, julyl ' -'im* SEW OH I. E ANS, I.A. IMPORTANT DECISION. Mrs. I'uir versus Or. Plllttle. Dr P. —"Good morning Mrs. Fair, you appear drtwed uo aad in a hurry this morciui' " Mr* f—"Yes, friend Pillule, I am going to K edpv '» (iailery tn get my portrait talien. lluve you got yourj yet." Dr. P —"0 no! Madame, I have no uceforouch a thing, I can see my face fn the loOkiBg-glaBS whenever I please to look at it." Mrs. /'.—"Yes, Doctor, 'tis true, you can see your own image in the g'a«», but. when yon take that long, last journey, from which no traveler return», where will your family and friends find it? Not m the looking-glass then I Tell me, sir ( if you have no dear departed or absont friend, whose likeness, if you could but at this moment possejs, you would vs lue beyond price ? Reflect, go at once." Dr. /'.-"I will accompany yeu Madame,as I understand Mr. Ki:nt.ï I a< engaged a very excel lent operator—Mr. W. W, G abig— i have seen that he excels in the art. Thank you, 1 will now 'Secure the shadow ere the «ubstaBcè fade ; Let nature copy that which nature made.' " PHOTOGRAPHS, 94 ÎH» i'Kit DOZEN. AMBftOTVPJiS from $1 UO each. JrW~ Address, KEDDY'S GALLERY, Cerner Main and Third Sie., (Opposite Hurater House,) julyl-lm IU ton R ows, L a. Lumber ! Lumber I ! rPHE ui)(le! sijçtifid rcwpectfully nnnoutice X to the public that they have on hand aud for saie a large supply of assorted TÊL^t m. J :mw- mm mhz mm 9 They bs.ve a S*w Mill in operation, which ena bietbem to supply the pu. lie with any variety or quantity of lumber, and wiii be happy at all times to recive orders from customers. liKFEVER Ai JA DOT, july-lm Cor. Lafayette and Main Sits. Public JYotice, IS hereby given of the loss of u certain PRO.V1IÉBOKY MORTGAGE NOTE for Four Thousand Dollar*, with 8 per cent per annum interest, from date until paid, drawn by James Bogan, daWd February 17th, 1-57, and payable five years after date at the Branch of the Loui siana State Bam* at Baton R'uge, to the order of Mrs. Matilda Meeker and paraphed ne varietur by the Parish Recorder of Kast Baton Ronge to Identify it, with a sale and mortgage of the afore said date. All persons are hereby cautioned not, to trade for said note as the proper parties bave been notified of ita io-s. J. W. BT'RGESS, Att'y for the Heir« of Matilda Meeker, dee'd. £aion It'jug a, June dOih, Wi. j SPECIAL NOTICES. «1 otice ! B aton Ron L a ., June 28th, 1865. PEOEGE A. PIKE, is fully authorized vT and empowered to act .orme and in tny stead, in ail business matters in which I have an inter-' in Ba'on Roi%». jnlyl-Sto Will. 8. PtliK. Jidvancea!.. .Jtdvancex ! ! I WILL MAKK LIBERAL CASK ADVANCES OS COTTON CONSIGNED TO MY FRIENDS, BOWER, UAHDNEIl & HARRISON, julyl-lm WILLIAM BOGEL. J. C. STAFFOKI>, ATTORNEY AT I.AW, OFFICE ON 1.A Uli El STREET, BATOAi KOUGK, J.A. YÏ TILL practica in the Parishes of East VV Baton ltpuge, West Baton Rouge and Kast Feliciana. JulyMim* " JYO TICE. ÏIIE Tax-payers of the Parish of East Baton Ronge, are hereby notified that I have deposited the assessment roll fcr the year Ifeti:*, in the Parish Recorder's Office, at tbe Court House, In order that any person aggrieved by such assess ment, rr ay appeal and have the same corrected, if found incorrect julyl -Its JAMES II. KRXXF.DV, Assnsnor. Baton Rouge, June swa, 1805. NOTICE! Tax-payers of the Parish of East . Baton Rouge, are hereby notified, that un less the State Taxes due by them for tho years 1801-2, are paid within the next thirty rinya, I shall proceed to collect the same according to law. KD. COUMINARD, julyl-4ts Sheriff and !*ti»te Tax Collector. GROOEKY PROVISION HOUSE, PLANTATION SUPPLIES. 22. R. BECK WITH, THIRD ST., CORNER OK LAHRE I., BATON ROUGE, LA. CONSTANTLY ON «AND EVERY VARIETY OP PLANTATION! SUPPLIES. Kg" Planters and othors would do well to call before purchasing elsewhere. Cotton bought lit highen«, murkel rut«*. julyfi-3moé. DOXjiTJTWC, dealer in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, Ami Plantation Supplies iienoi aily. ALSO, CROCKERY, TIN, WOOD k WILLOW WARE Store, Cor. Africa and St. Napoleon Sts., BATON ROUGE, I.A. Determined to keep a full and well selected stock of articles such as (jt to make up a first-rate variety store, A. BLUM hopes to merit and receive an increased amount af pat ronage. He respectfully invites Iii» old customers and t he public at large, to continue tb»ir calls s s usual, assuring them of his determination to please and satisfy thein in every particular. july0-tf VICTOR'S JEi: E3 S T-A^"CJH-A.3STT TH15 puliMC ARÎ hereby respectfully in formed that they can be accommodated with Board, at the above Restaurant, situated on Lafa yette street, at the rate of per week. This will include two meals a day. Every attention and care will be given to the comfort (if guests. Payment must bo made weekly. July8-tf VICTOR CALVAYRAC. BUTTER, At only 40 cents. JUST received 250 pounds New May BUTTUR, which is offered at ouly 40 cents tb., retail. julyO .TOSH.* CA BEAI.. Oats, Sugar Cured Joies, RUMP PORK AND BUTTER. A SMALL supply of the ubo've-namcd articles just *tored ami for wile at rno«Krfttß price« by jalyO JOSHUA SEAL* JAMES Mi-VAY, HARDWARE MERCHANT and dealkk in Agricultural Implements, WINDOW SHADES, W A I. 1. P A P K a, KTti. CIALL8 respectfully the attention of the I public to his larije and excellent ttock of good» pertaining to bis line of mere andine. Lie be speakB s liberal «bare of public patronage Store on Third »tree', oppo#ita the build inj; of the Louisiana State Bank. ju yl I. O. O. F. THE Kegntar W«eklr Meot|ps of DK SOTO LODOÎÏ, No, T. J. O.Ljjgggfr-h O. P., is held at their Hall, on Main •*<- strmit, nei&riy opposite the Suinter Uouac, every THUE&DAÏ 7 o'clock.