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Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, J. C. CHARR0TTE, T. B. R. HATCH, G. h. PIKE. T. B. R. HATCH, : : : : : Editor. BAVOS KOI UG: SATURDAY,::::::::::«:::::JULY 29, 1865. Our Aient» ia Jlfw Origan«. Mesure. Gardner <fc Co., Newspaper Ad vertising Agents, No. 5, CointnorciaJ Place, New Orleans, are tbe <lu!y authorized Agents in that city for the Oasetie and Omet. Tai New Obleanb Advertiser .—-Tbia ia a new enterprise in journalism com menced recently by Messrs. Gardner A Co., at No. 5, Commercial Place, New Orleans. Oar friend, M c L ean , formerly of tbe Time», ia connected with it. Mr. Gardner ia the well-known publisher of the City Directory, the last number of which was issued in 1S61; the next num ber to be issued January 1st, 1866. The New Orleans Advertiser appears on "Wednesdays and Fridays and contains a large number of business cards and sdver tinemonts, besides a considerable amount of editorial and news matter. Messrs. Gardner & Co., arc Agents for soliciting advertisements for many of the newspapers published in the South, among these tbe Gaoette and Comet. They attend to tbe buying of printing materials, and the transaction of all other business for publishers and printer« that may b» «lesired. < Thk Finest Spbcimbn .—The prettiest specimen of cotton we have seen yet is that contained in a boll sent us from the place of Messrs. McVay & Shea . The fibre is of a superior quality, long and silky, very much resembling the Sen Island staple. The Baton Kouoe Advocate.—'Wc are requested by Maj. Taylor , of the Advocate, to state that the first numberof the Advocate, (new issue) "will appear on Wednesday, the 2d day of August instead of Tuesday, the 1st, as previously advertised.— The regular days of publication of the Tri- Weekly Advocate will there after continue to be Mondays, Wed nesdays, and Fridays, thus afford ing to our citizens, (with the Tri Wetkly Gazette and, Comet , which appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,) a daily paper. The New Orleans Times .—The rare tact and ability always displayed în the editorial and business manage ment of this journal, accounts for its «m ward and prosperous career. We publish to day an advertisement from the proprietors, by which it will be *eeu they intend maintaining the high claim they have upon the public favor l>y other improvements they have iu contemplation. Bv the way gentlemen, how is if that we never see a copy of your daily, unless when we happen to get it from some of the packets or boy b ? —— m TueOrleans Sheriffalty .—Judge Thaard of the Fourth District Court, has rejected the motion of Mr. .Al^ed Hhaw, lay Sheriff of the Parish of Or leans, for an appeal from the manda vnux recently granted to Mr Charles Bienvenu, the new Sheriif. This ter minates the contest for the Sheriffalty, inasmuch as all tbe other Courts have f lreadv recognized Mr. Bienvenu as Sheriff. Boat Burned .—The steamer Wy nconda was destroyed by fire on the night of the 13th instant, near St, Genevieve (Mo.) Ail on board were Baved ; excepting the porter, Mr, JMcCue. The fire is supposed to have originated from the explosion of a coal oil lamp in the pantry. New Boats .—The St. Louis Re publican gives the dimensions of tbe jiew and elegant «teamer Magnolia, as follows : The Magnolia is 286 feet in length, 45 foet beam, and 9 feet depth of hold. O wo cylinders 34 inches diameter and k feet stroke, six flue boijers, 23 feet long, and 46 inches in diameter. The Republican also states that Capt. T. G. Holmes, formerly of the Princes«, has contracted at Pittsburg f<>r the building of a fine large steamer The Cotton Crop Threatened. Without wishing in the least to create alarm, we are nevertheless constrained to make mention of the fact that the genuine and much dreaded caterpillar has again made its appearance on several of the plan tations in this Parish and, as we also learn, in West Baton Rouge, fore boding destruction ±o the growing cotton. Mr. A. S. D ènham , who is cultivating a place a few miles east of our city, brought to our office ou Thursday a stalk of cotton, the leaves and young " forms " on which had been almost completely eaten up by the destroying insect. Mr. D en Ham informed us that stalks of cot ton similarly preyed upon, were to be met with in different parts of his field, though as yet, the destruction I is by no means general- It is very much feared however, that these avant couriers may in the course of a few weeks be followed by myriads of the same species to sweep over the plantations as they did last year, blasting in a few hours the prospects and hopes of the planter and upset ting calculations generally. It is sincerely to be hoped that, these gloomy apprehensions may not be realized. The cotton crop is con siderably advanced and much of it will have become matured we trust, before the worms can make their ap pearance in such bordes a» would prove utterly destructive to youuger crops. But should they appear in force even as late as September, they would still be able to do great damage. The precarious culture of cotton in this latitude should determine ag riculturists as soon as possible to try their hands at some other staple, or to diversify cropping in such a way as would secure them against the ruinous losses to which cotton is lia ble. In the cotton belt proper, which is north of this, say between 32 and 35 degrees, the usual yield is so abundant that after deducting losses from contingencies of climate or the ravages of the army worm, the pro ducer still has sufficient margin left him for clear profit. Plantations which before the war worked the largest forces, were hardly ever picked clean, no matter how assidu ously employed in picking, the forces were kept ; and the waste from the heavy overladen bolls was unavoida bly immense, especially after high winds and beating rains. Occasion ally came the caterpillar, but there would still be enough left for a fair picking. Planters would always ex pect to clear something handsome from their crops, even with such drawbacks to contend with. But, in the lower latitudes, where tbe pro portionate yield is far less aud the cotton is subjected to greater vicissi tude^ of climate, the case is very different, and whenever the worms come the devastation is more entire* General Schürz on a Mission.— The President bas empowered Gen eral Schurz, to go on an official tour of observation along the South ern, coast. He is charged, "to no tice minutely tbe temper of the people professing to be loyal, and assuming control in the re organiz ing State Governments, to examine into the condition of the blacks, and in general, to report on the work ings of the President's experiment.^ 53P If a train moving at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour were stopped instantaneously, the passen gers would experience a concussion equal to that of a body falling from a height of nineteen feet ; they would be hurled against the sides of the carriage with a force equal to that which they would be exposed to in falling from a window on tbe second floor of a house. If the train were moving at the rate of thirty miles per hour, they may as well fall from a height of three pair of stairs ; and an express train would, in point of fact, make them fall from a fourth story. Instantaneous breaks are therefore to be avoided if possible. . Mrs. Junneîl Burr, widow of Aaron Burr, died at her-*home on Wa»hington Heights, N. Y., oo the 16 th in« taut. Be gilent. Or if you must speak, let it be in tones of gentleness and love; for it is thus only that, the spirit of out Master revisits the earth. Is she mad? Is sha crazy ? Then the more the need of mild ness and mercy. The rude wo ,<1 iu its sanity may be roughly dealt with; must bo restrained by force, for it hath iron in its blood and steel in its muscle. It is al ways saue in its own estimation and al ways wise; yet the major part of its play ers are fools and the balance confirmed and ordained knaves. Be silent, if you would hoar musicTtûë air and ihe angels whisper. The noise of the world, th$ conflict and clatter of the street deadens the sense to that divine harmony we feel in the silence of midnight, when stars smile at tbeir dancing shadows in th« sea. Liston to the sigh of the broken-hearted, or her meaningless laugh—to the sane world, ever ready to make merry in its ■wisdom over misfortune ! Be silent if yon can and feel as you may, there is a disem bodied spirit hovering around you in her presence. Sweet Ophelia, pure and spot less ideal of gentleness without a proto type ! The divino poet was entranced when ho called you from heaven ! There is sentiment in the wild music of this Quean of hoarts when she siags : "He in dead and jod«, lady, lie te dead and «one; At hi» head a grass green turf, At Iiis heels a stone." Be Bilent. Did we live wisely and act justly, then might a sanitary commission tit iu judgment; but God only knows! Each heart hath its Bscreta, and »11 are alive to the bitter pangs of ingratitude. We live to outlive the affections and fan cies of childhood; youth discards them as baubles and is cheated into the belief that all is lair that wears the semblance. Love walks forth as the daughter of tbe morn to allure and deceive, and leaves us in age alone and disconsolate, and when its win ter sets in what is left to onchant us longer ? The silver cord is loosened and the golden bowl broken, and it is well without a sigh to bid th# world "good night." An Eccenntric Landlord.—A cor respondent o! the Mobile Register, writing from the Jackson Hotel, Miss., tells the following . By the way the proprietor of this hotel is an extraordinary character. His name is Hassinger. I don't think he ever sleeps. A sick paroled soldier, a poor penniless follower of Joe John son, occupies tbe adjoining room. I heard him tell mine host that he had served four years in the army and was penniless. Then, said Hassinger, you shall have two instead of one servant to attend you. "But I have no mon ey," urged the veteran. "Then" re plied Hassinger, "you shall have wine for dinner and I will loan you enough to take you home." Tbe soldier stared at the landlord and in speechless amazement and gratitude turned his face to the wall. I suspected that the brave fellow shed tears because of this unusual generos ity which he felt that he deserved, but never hoped to experience. Masonic Sessions .—On the first week in September next, the Grand Encampment of Knights Templars of the United States ; The General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of th e United States ; The Grand Encamp ment of Knight Templars of Ohio, and the Grand Council of Royal and select Masters, all meet in session in Colum bus, Ohio. » ... - Hon. John Perkins.— A Painful rumor. —-The Galveston News, of the 22d, says r We are informed that John Per kins, of Louisiana, left San Antonio some time since with a friend in au am bulance, westward bound, via Eagle Pass. Travelers who came in from that direction state that the ambu lance has been found in the road, without mules, and the bodies of the two passengers stripped and dead in the road. We hope this rumor re quires confirmation. £&~ The Connecticut people are a civil set. The Boston Traveler in forms us that the Litchfield town clock has been stopped on account of th^ serious illness of two or three promi nent citizens, who were disturbed by its striking the hours. 1 » t ; »SfcT The first number of the North Carolina Weekly Advertiser, pub lished at Raleigh, appeared on the 7th. It ia an agricultural paper setting forth the advantages of the State, and will issue 100,000 copies a week for Northern circulation. *®"Many of the inhabitants of Southwestern Missouri are living on greens, slippery elm bark, and roots. tig" Madame Kossuth, the wife of the famous Hungarian leader, has died at Genoa, after a tea years illness. The people who are boring the President to death are pretending to be most solicitous of his health. _ _ - A gent who took a mog of ale at a friends invitation, complained of being malt-terated. B iveb Nsws.—We extract from the St. Louis Republican of the 20th the two river paragraphs which follow : Staije of the Hiver.— By mark kept by CifeV" Engineer, we find that in the Ü4 hours ending yesterday, the river has ris«n 8 inches, which leaves the chaunel above low water mark of 1863—18 feet % inches and below high of 1844—23 lent 4 inches, with IV feet in channel to Cairo, 10 feet 5 inches to Keokuk, 5 feet on Lower Bapids and 5 feet 9 inches on Upper Bapids. In the Missouii thero is 5 feet when the chan nel can be fonnd, but bars are made so fast in this river that it is hard work to keep in the channel. In Illinois we find not less than 4 feet 6 inches, on most places, Cum berland is abont at inches on Harpeth shoals. Hit er Rising.—Ike latest information from all points isthattlio following rivers are rising : Tlio Missouri, the Illinois and the Upper Mississippi, from Dubuque down, and falling at St. Paul. But we look for this rain to have extended some distance above St. Paul; if so it will again commence to rise soon at that point Mid all the way down. It is said that what has shocked Professor Agassiz more than anything else he has seen in Brazil is the electric eel. MABRIED ï In this olty, on the 27th Inst.,by F. A- Nephter» Jugticoof the Po*ce, Mr. J a MKS lan !)Y, to Miss cath BRINK ROBINSON, all of this city. N. 0. ADVERTISEMENTS. MAYER BROTHERS, Crescent City Steam Tobacco Works Nos. 49 and 51 LAFAYETTE STREET, Sal«« Room~.No. Tehoupltoulna St. MAYER BROTHERS, No. 51 TCIiOUPITOULAS STREET. UETWBEN POYDRAS AN» NATCHÜ7,, Sew Orion«*, La. DJSALIKS IN J^EAP k CHEWING, A M ANW AOTüMüRS OF Smoking Tobacco and Cigars. *v A heavy w«l! set««ted »took constantly on hand. july29-tf WM. rr. MARTIN» l. h. halarchsb. ST, MARTIN & M ALA Rf H Ell, COMMISSION MERCHANTS And Dealers in GROCERIES AND BOAT STORES, Non. 28 and 28 POYDRAS STREKT, Nrw O bibans, J u't, ISfid. To Planten, Merchant« and others : I tin believed that with the opening of the South" #rn Porta to Foreign Commerce and unrestricted trad* and intercourse with the interior, and with gradual increase in the consumption which must necessarily take place a s the Cotton and other Southern Products can be converted into money, that New Orleans will soon resume her former position as tbe Depot for the Products of the West, and furnish the best market tor General Produce. , Now as there is an immédiat« prospect of a re sumption of trade in this city, we beg leave to in form you that, having completed all necessary arrangements for transacting a General Commis sion and Forwarding Business, we have opened a hou<;e. Nos. 26 and 28 Poydras street, and we are ready to receive consignments from our friends We have also on hand a full and fine assortment of GROCERIES, BOAT STORES, WINKS, LIQ UORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS, te. Orders from Plantations and the Country will be promptly attended to. As our House is sufficiently largo we will tike 8torage at low rates. Respectfully soliciting a share of public patronage, We remain. Very respectfully, july29-lm ST. MARTIN A MALARCHKH. .VOTICE. THE undersigned have renewed their former Partnership, and will traneaot busi ness under the name of STEVENS A SEYMOUR, at their old stand, Nos. 96, anil 98 Common St., opposite the City Pot«!. E. R. STEVENS, Per W. E. S eymour. W. E, SEYMOUR. Niw ORLEANS, July 1,1S66. jyl8 PAPER, STATIONERY —AWD— FANCY GOODS. Warehouse, Nos. 96 and 98 Common St. WE are now receiving by almost every arrival a large êtock of PAINTING, WRITING AND WRAPPING PAPER, PAPER BAGS, BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY of all kinds, And FANCY GOODS. Received per steamer Evening Star and ship Freedom— 44 cases CAP and LETTER PAPER. 40 reams COTTON SAMPLING PAPER. lCf cases SCHOOL SLATES. 2Ö0 dozen WEBSTER'S SPELLING BOOKS. 1 60,000 PAPER BAGS, all sizes, from % to «5 B> COMBS, NEEDLES, PINS, TOOTH BRUSHES, And a general assortment of FANCY GOODS. For sale at reduced prices. STEVENS & SEYMOUR, jo)jIS 9ti and 9s Common street. 1. <j. wahres. t. w. crawford. WARRE3 & CRAWFORD, (Successor» to Warren, Gillinore k Co..) COTTON FACTORS —AND— COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 29 CABONDELET STREET, julyll-6m* SEW ORJ/EAJiS, LA.. FOB BENT. A NUMBER of unfurnished rooms, large and small, suitable for single ledgers or small famille). Situation ex- |iji tremely eligible. mmm* For particulars, apply to the Editor of Qaxette and Comet. ju!y29-tf 8. JfT. .fs/tcr, RESPECTFULLY informs his fr ends and former patrons, that he has resumed business at Theodore Goldmann's Jeweiry Store, where will be found a large and general assortment of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats, and a variety of Notions, suited to the ladles of East and West Baton Reuse. july29-tf BARGAINS] BARGAINS!! THE PEOPLE'S STORE. D DAVIDSON notities his friends that he bas , just received a large and geueral assort ment of * I>HY GOODS, SHOES, BOOTS, HATS, And fill the Notions of the age. and to which he respectfully invites attention, before purchasing 0 The people's friend. Mr S. M AftHKR. will he found as lively an<l accommodating as ever, "be hind tbe counter." D. DAVIDSON, julyîf-tf Lafayette street. THIRD STREET VABIETÏ STORE. ; . .. " r— ;-Ii.î One door North of Theatre Building. A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF Fancy G-oods; STATIONERY, PERFUMERY, * CROCKERY AND TIN WARE, SftOKÎ, ft ATS, HOSIERY. TOYS, ETC. ju!yïU-tt OAVSD P. REVMOND. M. BLOCK, Dealer in FANCY AND STIFLE DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS, ConierofSt. F« i rHm«iul mid Africa St»., BA TON ROC G E, LA. THE subscriber be«s leaves respectfully to call the attentiou of his old friends and customers that he has taken th" store formerly occupied by Mr. V. ileude as a DRY OOODB STORE, for many years, aud more recently occupied by Mr. H Czar linski, Court House Square, corner uf St. Ferdi naud :ind Africa «treeis, where I shall be happy for mv friends to give me a call. M.BLOCK, jul -29-Iiii Court House Square. MORE BUTTER. JUST received another lot of New May Butter— nttnii price only 40 cents. july» JOSHUA BEAL. ONIONS AND POTATOES. I f BARRELS, New Crop, at retail or by the bbl It) l'rices less tlian iu New Orleans. julyUT JOSHUA BEAL. JOSHUA BEAL. AT BEAL'S. J ust arrive»— SOAP—40 boxes Cincinnati German, LA BD —lS kegs Leaf. COFFEE—5 bafcH Rio and Havana. FLOUR—40 barrels Superfine. BACON—Hams, Shoulders and Sid®.«. ' FORK—16 barrels full Mesa. CORN—100 baß* White. HAY—2f>bales Western. TKA— 1 che t Imperial. W to ich win f.H s«iiU by the package or at retail, at reasonable prices for the timed. july2ô JOSHUA KRA I« A T BEAL'S : 50 Barrels Single Extra FLOCK. 10 .. MESS PORK. 1 Hogshead Extra SUGAR. Ü Gross P. A M. YÜA8T POWDERS. Jusl Arrived aud for »ale at moderate prices. AT «3 50 PER SACK. A T BEAL'S—Coarse Liverpool SALT— ti. oHly $3 50 per bag; CORN AN!) OATS. A NOTI1BR arrival just stored, and at a r<iduc iL tion in prices. july-27 JOSHUA BEAL. CHOICE EXTRA FLOUR. ÂFKW more barrels of t he belt in m%rkot,jU8t stored and for sale by july'i" Butchers' and Counter Scales. THE BEST IN MARKET. B ü TCHKP .8 SAW» and KNIVES. STKEL8 and CLEAVERS. Jußt received, and for sale by julyl2-tf JAMES McVAY, POT-WARE. OvKNS, POTS and SKILLETS. ODD LID8, of all sizes—a fine assortment. Just received, and for sale by july22-tf JAMES MeVAV. SAWS AND AXES. TurrLE'S A ROWLAND 'S CROSS-CDT SAWS. WOOD 8AW8and8AW BUCKS. COLLINS' AXES. SHINGLING and LATHING HATCHETS. Just receiTcd, and for sale by ju!y2'2-tf JAMES MeVAV. LOST.—The files of the Baton Rouge Advocate, tor the years 1860,1861 and to May 1S02. Also, ihf DAY BOOK and JOURNAL BOOK, containing office account* for the latter period. It is believed the above hooks were taken charge of by some friend of the proprietors for sah. keeping. By returning them to the undersigned at Ool. Malta's old stand, the favor will be both appre ciated and rewarded. julyl8-St «T. M. TAVLOR. To Kent. A COMMODIOUS "Cottage House," «ft pleasantly situated, containing 4 roomsMk and kitchen, newly plastered and painted, with a plentiful supply of pure cistern and well water. Possession given immediately. ALSO, ÄVERY deairabhe "Cottage House," Jjft containing S rooms and kitchen, Ac.,*»-*, with au excellent well of water. Possession given on the l?t of August next. Apply to julylS JAMES McVAY, SPECIAL NOTIC ES. JYotice! B aton R ooui, L a ., June 28th, IStiâ. rjEORGE A. PIKE, ia fully authorized VT and empowered to act ior me and in my stead, in all business matters in which I have an inter est in Baton Ronge. julyl-3ts WM. S. PIKE. »advances!.. .Advances ! ! I WILL MAKE LIBERAL CABH ADYANOES ok COTTON C0M3IG.NED TO M Y FRIFNDB, BOWEB, GARDNER & HARRISON. jolyl-lm WILLIAM BOGEL. .1. C. STAFFORD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE ON LA UREL STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA. 1I7ILL practice in the Parishes of East VV na ton Rouge, West Baton Rouge nnd Eni-t Feliciana. july4-0m* JYOTICE. THE Tax-payers of the Parish of East Baton Rouge, are hereby noticed that i have deposited the assessment roll kr the year 18ui), iu tbe Parish Recorder's Office, at the Court House, In order tbat any person aggrieved by such assess ment, tray appeal and have the same corrected, if found incorrect. julyl 4ts JAMES H. KENNEDY, Assessor. Baton Rouge, June 30 th, 1S6S. JYOTICE! THE Tax-payers of the Palish of East Baton Rouge, are hereby soiilied, that un less tbe State Taxes due by them for the years 1861-2, are paid within the next thirty days, I shall proceed te collect the same according to law. KD. COVSISAUU, julyl-4tn Sheriff and etate Tax Collector. GROCERY -AND— PROVISION HOUSE, PLANTATION SUPPLIES. I » » E. R. BBCKWXTH, THIRD ST., CORNER OF LAUREL, BATON ROUGE, LA. CONSTANTLY ON HAND EVERT VARIETY OK PLANTATION SUPPLIES. 49* Planters and others would do well to call before purchasing elsewhere. Cotton luught at hlghtst market ih I ci . jalyfr-Smos. A. BLUM, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, PROVISIONS. And Plantation Supplies Generally. ALSO, CROCKERY, TIN, WOOD & WILLOW WARE Store, Cor. Afriea and 8t. Napoleon Sis., BATON ROUGE, LA. TVETERMINEP to keep a full and well -is selected stock of articles such as git to make up a first-rate variety store, A. BLUM hopes to merit and receire an Increased amount af pat ronage. ne respectfully invites his old customers and the public at large, to continue their calls as usual, assuring tbem of his determination to plea»« and satisfy them in every particular, j ulytj—1( " VICTOR'S FLOS S T-AJCnR-A-lSTT TUB PUBLIC AREfc hereby respectfully in formed that they can be accommodated with Board, at the aboro Restaurant, situated on Lafa yette ttreet, at the rate of $8 per week. Ihi| will include two meals a day. Kvery (ttentioÀ and care will be given to the comfort of Jçuqptf. I'syment must be made weekly. . •» - julyH-tf VICTOR CAhyXrHAC. | Oats, Sogar Cured Joies» . RUMP PORK AND A SMALL aupply of the aboromamed articles jmt stored and for sale at mod«raÄ price* by I * , ' • * # julyti JOSHÜA BEAL. JAMES McVAY, HARDWARE MERCHANT AND DEALER IX Agricultural Implements, WINDOW 8HADES ; WALL. PAPER, ETC. /^ALLS respectfully the attention of the public to his large and excellent stock t.f goo'ls pertaining to his line of merchandise. He be speaks a liber.il share of public patronage. Store on Third street, opposite the building of the Louisiana State Bank. ju yl i. o. o. r. THK Regular Weekly Meeting of DK SOTO LOI) (IE, No. 7, I. Il.^9p 0. F., Is held at their Hail, on Main ^SSpF street, nearly apposite the Sumter House, every THURSDAY EVENING-at half-paatj" o'olock. notice. ALL persons having claims against the - estate of S- W. WEAVER, and those Indebt ed thereto, are hereby notified to make immedN ate settlement with Mri. 8ARA1I K. JONCS. Ad. min ix trat rix, or to R. W. KNICKERHOCK Fit, bei Attorney. SARAH E. JOVKS, julyl.VSi Aduainlitratrix.