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18 PÜBUBUBD TRI WEEKLY,
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. J.C. CHARROTTE, T. B. R. HATCH, G. A. PIKE. T. b. B. HATCH, : : ;T: Editor. BATONKOVCE: TU EHDA Y,ADOUST 1. 1886. Our A|«ntit in New Orlean«. Mcurrs. G arpmbk A Co., Nnwnpspor Ad vertising Ago» <», No. 5,Cornmoroift] Place, Now Orloun are the duly anthomed Agents in thut i*ity for the ifatett* aiul Comtt. tSf M r . W m . H enderson , Agent at this place for steamer« Joseph. Pierce and Fashion, will accept our thanks for late Nev- Orleans pa per» HÖST We tender our thanks to Mr. F rancis P hillips , of this city, lately returned from the north and west, for late western papers. Also to Mr. A. A. T aquino , formerly of this city, now of Memphis, for similar attentions. Xfcgr We have had the pleasure of taking by the hand, our old friend and former fellow-citizen, Maj. T om B ynum, who has just arrived from northern Texas, lie is looking in fine health and as natural as he did while asso* ciated with the Advocate newspaper years ago. . • — D eath of an O ld C itizen of E ast U *ton R ouge .—We publish elsewhere a notice of the death of Dr. J. P rrkins , which we take to be Dr. J ehu P erkins , formerly of our parish. The obituary was doubt Jess written by his accomplished daughter, Mrs. Linton . We find it in the New Orleans Times of the 29th ult. Dr. P erkins was a native of Kentucky, and removed to this par ish many years ago, where he re sided up to a late period, pursuing with eminent success his avocation as planter. lie was a good and use ful citizen, and his loss will be seri ously lamented by a large circle of Iiis old friends and acquaintances. Government Sale .—-There is to be a great public sale of 44 gunboats, transports and 7 tugs ob the 17th of this month at the U. S. Naval Station, Mound City, (III.) Those vessels lately composed a portion of the U. S. Mississippi squadron. They are to he sold with their engines, tackle, furniture, &c. Five per cent, of the purchase money will be required at the time of sale and the balance to bo paid within six days thereafter. Bills of sale will be given by the Commandant for the Navy Depart ment. The boats are many of them very solid and substantial and of various dimensions. Some enterprising in dividual might find among the lot one that would answer very well for a Ferry Boat between East and West Baton Rouge. No M ore F ive C ent P ostage S tamps to be I ssued .—The Secretary of the Treasury has ordered that no more five cent postage stamp currency »hall be issued. We hope the five cent silver "spondulies" will now take the place of those sliinplasters. G oing to A ustralia .—It is stated that J. P. B enjamin , late Secretary of State of the Confederacy, has arrived safely at Paris by way of Nassau, and intends going to Au&tralia to reside. Barnum's New Museum .—Bar ourn is rebuilding his museum on the spot where the old one stood, and has dispatched a special agent to Europe to obtain unother supply of curiosities. A Museum Association with John Bauvard at its head has also giveu notice to the public that they intend constructing a large building near Union Square for the purposes of a museum. Banvard and Baruuia are both well adapted for the museum business and New York city is fully able to sustain two euch institutions. Relic Worship. The fools are far from being all dead yet. A wide field is presented to the iconoclast, (if there be any such Quixotic personage in exist ence now-a-days), for the full in dulgence of his moral beut in the demolition of objects quite as ob noxious to a sense of ordinary pro priety as were those which in the olden time were wont to excite his exterminating ire. Relic worship is fine of the notable weaknesses now prevalent in the north, among certain classes of the sensational gender, and is, if anything, more reprehensible than was the wide-spread practice of image-worship iu medieval times— the latter being coupled with a re ligious sense of duty, which gave it a sort of plausible pretext, whereas the former is actuated solely by a spirit of morbid vandalic curiosity, unsustainable by sound reason or common Bense The extent to which the disgust ing rapacity of curiosity mongers and relic hunters is carried, may be witnessed in the avidity with which they seize upon every occasion which may chance to minister to their dis eased minds and perverted hearts. A murderer condemned to the gal lows, is no sooner launched into eternity, than " they cast lots for his raiment," or, not waiting for that, rush forward and tear it into frag ments to be sold or preserved as memento mori. The rope with which the unfortunate Mrs. Surratt was hung, was seized upon, cut into small pieces, and sold by the inch at good prices on speculation. The theatrical box in which President Lincoln was seated at the time of his assassina tion, has been shorn of much of its fair proportions by the knives of miscreant whittlers, and the carpet that overlaid the stage on which Booth landed after committing his murderous deed, has been literilly cut up into strips to grace the cabi nets of Christian dames and gentle men. Mount Vernon, with all the hallowed associations that cluster around it, has shared the common doom, and everything portable in arid around the Washington man sion, has been spirited away or feloniously appropriated in order to subserve a mercenary speculation and pander to the eager passions of the relic worshippers. It was only the other day that some vandal cut a piece from Washington's bedstead, and if not well watched that article of furniture tnay disappear bodily ere long, or be taken away by piecemeal. So rife has become this wretched principle or instinct, that go where you will, it is a rare thing not to find some evidences of its barbarism. From the gibbet to the tomb of the famous or infamous ; from the public monument to the "(irovo Mftrred to soft rocens Hud gentle lov*»" nothing escapes the blighting touch of those vandals who seek to gratify their paltry desires through the me dium of wanton mutilation awl dese cration. Sbakspeare must have had such creatures in his mind's eye when he composed his epitaph : •'Qood friead, for J whuk ' forbear. To dipr the du«t interred here*. Bl«*t be the man that spare? the«« stones, And curst be be that moves my bones." Thu Caddo Gazette —-This is the oldest newspaper published at Shreve port. It is in its 24th volume, and since its late resumption, looks as bright as a new silver dollar. Drury Lacy , Esq., is the editor, and he pos sesses the talents to restore his paper to the high influential position it en joyed before the war. We wish him unbounded success. Shrkveport Semi-Wekkly News. We welcome with great pleasure this excellent paper amoug our ex changes. Jons Dickinson , Esq., the editor and proprietor, is one of the oldest and ablest attachés of the edi torial corps in Northern Louisiana, and is eminently worthy the esteem, confidence and success which have hitherto attended him. May he con tinue to thrive and prosper. Singular Circumstance *—Mr. F. Fdnke , of this city, cabinet-ma ker and undertaker, had shipped to him from New Orleans last Sunday per steamer Fashion, a lot of me tallic burial cases, enclosed in wooden boxes. On coming to open the boxes, one of the cases was found to con tain the embalmed corpse of a Fed eral officer, attired in the uniform of a captain. There was no inscription or other clue perceptible by which to designate who the mysterious occupant of the case was, Baving the initials "R. 0. D." roughly marked on one of the sides of the wooden box. The body was doubtless in tended for shipmont to the home of the deceased, wherever that is, but by a strange oversight or neglect on the part of the New Orleans house from whom the cases were pur chased, the one with the body got mixed in with the others, and as there was only the full complement shipped, Mr. Funke , who came up with them, did not discover the sin gular mistake until he came to un pack them. He forthwith repacked the case iu its box for re-shipment to New Orleans. Munificent Bequests .—The New Bedford Mercury, states that the late Mrs. Sylvia Ann Howland, of that city made some noble bequests, as follows : "The sum of $20,000 is given to to the Orphans' Home, au3 the fur ther sum of $15,000, on the decease of three persons, who are to receive the income during their lives. To the City Government of New Bed ford, is given the sum of $100,000, to be expended under the direction of the City Government toward the introduction of pure water into tho city, and the encouragement of manufactures requiring steam pow er. To the city of New Bedford is given a further sum of $160,000, to he invested by the City Govern ment, and the income Appropriated to the encouragement of liberal edu cation here and the enlargement of the Free Public Library. To the Trustees is given $50,0.00, to be in vested by them, the income to be divided among such aged and infirm females of the city as may need re lief The Trustees under the will are George Howland, Jr., Dr. Wil liarn A. Gordon and Edward D. Mandel I, to each of whom is given the sum of (150,000, and to I)r. Gor don, as a mark of the testatrix's personal esteem for his worth, a further snm of $50,000. Thomas Mandell, is the sol« executioner of the will." Of an estate, valued at two and a half millions, about one million is given away in legacies of various amounts. Better Feeling .—It is agreeable to mark the daily softening of the asperities created by the late terri ble war. We do not think history furnishes a parallel to the complete ness and unreserve with which the South has submitted to the awards of the sword in this great political and sectional duel. It really looks as if, alter all a great many of the people were not half so sorry at the result as they either thought they would be, or pretended they were. The feeling here is answered at the North, and the howls of even tho blood-thirsty begiu to slacken. The Nation is recovering from its temporary paroyxsm of insanity, and reason and fraternity are once more regaining the helm of the pub lic mind. This improved tone of opinion bids fair to ripen into a sweeping act of oblivion of the past, and a friendly and cordial locking of shields together for the battle of National life in the future. Happy will be the day and hour when the President of the United States will see his way clear to issue such a proclamation of blessed peace.— Nothing would tend more to hasten him to such a conclusion than a tnur through the Southern States. Mobile Advertiser 23 d ulto. —-#• ♦ • —* An Old Lady's Desire .—Old Madame Rothschild, mother of the great capitalist, attained the age of ninety-eight. Her wit, which was remarkable, and her intellectual fac ulties, which were of no common or der, were preserved to the end. In her last illness, when surrounded by her family, her physician being pres ent., she said in a suppliant tone to the latter, " Dear doctor, try and do something for me,"'• Madame, what can I do ? I can't make you young again." "No doctor, I don't want to be young again, but I want to continue to grow old." 1 Woman'» Sympathy lor Mri. Surrat. Letter by Mrs. Jane G. Swiwhelm. Bpei i»l Correspondence of Pittsburg Commercial Washington , July 8.—-Long be fore this reache« you, Mrs. Surrat, will have suffered the extreme pen alty of the law, and my pity for her fate cannot add one drop to tbut ocean of sympathy which thréateus to wash away the laod-uiarks be tween vice and virtue iu making them equally safe; but when jus tice is satisfied, we may profitably couaider the extent of complicity in that crime for which Mrs. Surrat suffered. God only knows bow she suffered ! It is customary to represent her as a woman with an unlimited amount of cunning and cruelty in her face but she is simply a representative Southern woman, no better or worse than the majority of South ern women. I know those who have known her as the belle ami beauty of her county, the petted, spoiled favorite of friends, the idol of pareots, husband and children.— Her face, and indeed her whole fig ure, while on trial, was poft, roun ded, tender and motherly. Her large gray eyes alone gave indica tion of reserved Btrength, Her be bavior, during that long and terri ble ordeal, was full of delicacy and dignity. She made no scenes, as a weak or vain woman would have done. When her daughter came into court, and, with quiveriug lip, and streaming eye, appeared on the point of breaking down, with a geS ture of command and entreaty, she restrained her. All the long, hot days she sat with her heavy mourn ing veil down, and a large, palm leaf fan held between her face And the crowds who gathered and crush ed and struggled to gaze at her, as if she had been an alligator—hun dreds of persons in these crowds making the most insulting remarks in her hearing. Your readers are no doubt famil iar with the form of the Court room and know that her position was in the southwest corner facing the east, and that a door leads in from an ante-room on the south, about four feet from the railing behind which she eat. On my one visit I had a chair close to the wall behind this door arid the railing, ho that I was within less than two feet of the rail, with orders to keep that space clear, but tho press at the door for entrance was so great that I gradu ally moved my chair until it was closo to the rail, and sot there an hour before being discovered. During all that time she leaned her head wearily, against the wall, and by changing hands kept her haLds steadily before her face, and every few , minutes a low, stilled moan, escaped her. Men and wo men stood a tiptoe, and stretched and strained ; or, having gained entrance, stood coolly and made such remarks as ''Where's Mrs. Sur rat ?" "I want to see her !" "Oh, goodness, just look if she isn't pre tending to be modest I" "Isn't she a devil ?" "She looks like a devil !' ; "Hasn't she a horrid face?" "I hope they'll hang her—tee, hee, heel" All these remarks and more such, some of them airain and again and often accompanied by coarse laughter, I heard during the two hours and a half I sat near her, and she must have heard them as dis tinctly as I did. They were evi dently meant for her. It appears to me so cruel and cowardly thus to insult a prisoner in chains, that 1 could not refrain from answering, and several times said: '"She has not a bad face.— She has a good face, and if she had not, it is cowardly to insult her!" Sbe dropped her fan and looked at me with such an expression of gratitude a» I shall never forget.— I looked full into her eyes ; mine were not dry, while hers filled with heavy tears. Several asked me if "I was a fiiend of Mrs. Surrat," so strange did any pity for her ap pear. "Once she arose and made an ef fort to touch her counsel with her fan as he passed out of the door.— I asked her if she wished to speak to him, and on offering to hsve him called she thanked, me in a low, sad, sweet tone. I became a sus piçious character, and an officer came and planted himself between us to see that there was no commu nication. I afterwards applied to the authorities for leave to visit her but it could not be granted. Per haps It was best she should be thus isolated from human sympathy, but I thought and still think it a grave mistake. UST" The Scotch Kirk, in convoca tion has decided, by a handsome ma jority, that no musical instrument most be used in a kiik ; that people must stand, and not kneel in prayer ; that there shall be no form of prayer and no communion out of the kirk. N. 0. ADVERTISEMENTS. MAVJBR BROTHERS, Crescent City Steam Tubacco Works Nos. 49 and 61 LAVAYRiTE 8TRSKT, Sal«« Room—No. Iii Trhouplteulai St. MAYER BROTHERS, No. »I TCHOfJPJTOULAS STREET, BETWEEN POYDRAS AND NATCHEZ, Hew Orlrana, I,». DUUM» ID J^KA? à CHKWINU, A MANUFACTURERS OF Smoking Tobacco and Cigara. • *., A henyj wt»ll neiectid stock cnn«tMïtly on hand. Jgy2 9-tf tfartih. t,, h. mat.archik. ST. MARTIN & MALARCHER, COMMISSION MERCHANTS And Dealer« In GROCERIES AND BOAT STORES, No*. 20 and 3 » PÔYDRA8 8TREKT, *w July, 1865. To Planters, Mwctiant* and otktr» ; Iii« believed that, with th« opetiln* of the South ern fori» to Foreign C' linncrce and unMetricted trade 'itid Intercourse with tha Interior, and with gradual I crease In the consumption which mum necessarily take place an the Cotton and other Southern Producta can be converted into mooej, that New Orleans wäll boo» letuna her Former position ai the Depot for the Product» of the mdu" d furn,Bh be,t U ""' ket '° r Now as there is an immédiat« prospect of a re aumption of trade In thla o ( ty, wo liec lea*«- to in form jot» that, having completed all necefaary arrangement« for trannaotlng a Oer eral Gommla »Ion und Forwarding Busineiii, we have opened a houM, Nos. üti and '.'H l'oydra* street, and we are ready to receive connlgnnient« from <ar frlenda. We have ai»o on lined a full and fine a wort merit of ORUOKRIES. BOAT STORES. WlNfcS, LIQ UOR1, TOBA'OO, CIO t .RU , An «rderr from Plantntiuna and the Country will bo promptly attended to. An our House la j jfflc'cntly large we will take storage a., low rat«*. Rospectfnliy «eliciting a nhare of public patronage, We rt-tivun. Very rMpeHfulta, JulyM-I-a ST. MAKTIM à MALARCUF.il. J.J. WARREN. t. w. ukawfoud. WARKEN & «1MWF0RD, (8aoce«»orn to Wtrren, Kill innre fc Co.,) COTTON FACTORS —AND— ' ' •, COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 29 CA RONDELET STREET, julyll-flto*, SEW ORI,EA \S, I,». ; S* Jfl. .Usher, ESI'KCTKULi/Y Informa bia fr ends and fbrroer putron*. that he baa r«rDm»4 huslne»* Theodore Ooldmann's Jewelry store, w iere will be fonnil a large and general amor'merit of Staple and Fancy Dry Ooud«, Khne«, Hat«, and a variety of Notion«, milted to the ladlea of Kant and West Baton Rouge. july'.9-lm BARGAINS! BARGAINS!! THE PEOPLE'S STORE. I). DAVIDSON notifie* hl» fr!«f)1* that h* has just received a Urge and general niwort UNJOt of DRY GOODS. SHOES, BOOTS, HATS, And nli th* NnlV of the aj?e. nnd to which he r*»*p»?cttullj invit»* attention, before purchasing eluowhere. Th® people's friend. Mr H. M ABHRR. will found *s lively and accommodating a* ev#ir, "be hind tho count »r." !>• DAVIDSON, juljr29-lm Lafayette utreet. CORJV AND OATS. j^NOTHKR arrival just stored, and at a r*duc* tion in pricen. July'« joshua bkal. CHOICE EXTRA FLOUR. A KKW more barrels of the be»t in market, ju«t stored and for sale by JulyiT JOSHUA BKAL. Butchers' and ( ouiiier Scales THE BESTIN MAltKET. BcTCIIEP.8 SAW« and KM YEP. STfcKLa and CLEAVERS. Juat received, anil for sale by julylî-tf JAMES McVAY. POT-WARE. 0 VKN8, POT8 and SKILL EM. ODD LIDS, of all sizes—a tine «»»ortroent. Ju"it received, and foi sale by July22-tf JAM KS MeVAY. SAWS AND AXES. T — 1 UTTLK'S A ROWLA.' D'S CR08F-"UT BAWS WOOD SAWS and SAW BUCKS. COLLINS'AXES. .SHINGLING and LATHING HATCHETS. Just received, and for sale by July22-tf JAMES MrVAÏ. LOST.—The files of the Dat n Rmnjt Advocate for the year» 1800 1881 and ti M»> 1R62. AI»o, the DA Y BOi>K and JOURNAL BO'iK containing office account* tor the latter period. It is believed the above books were trken Charge Of by nom» friend of the proprietors for safe keeping. By returning them to the undurslfrned at Col. Matta'» old stand, the favor will be both appre ciated and rewarded. julylS-8t J. M. TAYLOR, To Rent. A COMMODIOUS "Cottage House," m p UaiurM 'j tsilualfd, oor uining 4 room* fiik and kltcben, newiy pla tered and painted, with a plentiful »upply of pure «Istern and well water. PoeaoMlon giveu immeliately. ALSO, AVERY desirable "Cottage House," containing % room» and kltcben, A4.,Jul with au excellent well of water. Po »»e »sion given on the 1st of Auguit next. Apply to MES I juljrlg JAM M c V ay. SPECIAL NOTICES. JVotice ! B aton Hon»*, La., June !8th, 1805. rjEORGE A. P1KK, is fully authorize! V-* and empowered to act or me and In my »tend, in all baslm*» matters la wl.ich I have an Inter* eat in Da on Kooge. julyl -3 »n WM. 8. PUCK. Jtdvances!. ■ .Jldvancea ! ! I WILL MARK LIBERAL t'ASII ADVANCES OX COTTON ÜON8IO .ED TO MY FRIENDS, HOW 15IU, GARONKU & IIAIIR1SO!), julyl-lm WILLIAM BOGEL. J. C. KTAFFORD, ATTORNEY AT I.AW, OfflCX ON LA ÜRKL &VRKKT, OATOA rodqg, Lit. tlTlLL practice in the Parities of East »• tiaton UuMge, Went Batod Ritfe m' Fust Fe.ki.na. Julj/4-tln,* THIRD STREET VABIETY STORE. One door North of Theatre Building. A COMPLETE ASSORTMENTO'F Fancy Goodsp STATIONERY, PERFUMERY, CROCKERY AND TIN WARE, BHOEB, HATS, HOSIERY, TOYS, *1 C. julyS9-t! D'tVIU V. UKY.HO KD. M. BLOCK, Dealer In FANCY AM) STAPLE DRY GU0DS, BOOTS, SHOES AND IIAT8, Corner or St. Ferdinand nnd A Tri «a S«». HA TON no VOS, LA . TUR HUhaerlher bi<g« leave» respectful ly to call tho attention ef ble old filende, anil c u.-t' niera th it he ha« taken th- «tore formerly oet upted by Hr. V. Heui'aaa a DRY OOtlDs STi'iRK, f. r many year*, and morerecent'y occupied by Mr . II Cuar linakl, Ourt Hume l-t|u*re, corner »I i t. Ceriii nand and AMc« atreeia, where I «hull be happy for my friend* to give me a ell. Jut 2P-lm M BIjpCK, Court Ho in«' fquare. mOIlE BUTTER. JUST received h not 1 ' er lot of New lia j Butter— I »till price only 45 centa. jnly97 JOSI IB.4 BKAL. AT BEAIV8. J VST ARHIYKD SOAP— 40 boxen Cincinnati Oei'ma n. LABI)—15 kegn Leaf OOPPF.K bag* Rio and Havuni . IfLOlilt—40 barrela Superfine. BAOON— Ham», Shoulder« and S'idM. PURK — Iß barrel« fall Me»». CORN—100 bag» Wnlte. HAY—26bitle» W«»t«rn. TKA— 1 che t Imperial. Which will beeoldliy the pick»«» or at retail, nt reasonable pricen for the tlnne july2t> .TU8HC, \ IIKAL. BEAL'S : 60 Barrels Single Extra FL 0UK. 10 .. M «88 PORK. 1 Hogshead Extra SUGAR . u (irons P. A M. Y EAST Pi »WCEK8. Just arrived ai d for »ale at mod. rate price». AT »» &0 PER SACK. AT REAL'S—Course Liverpool SALT— oal> $1 60 per bag. GROCERY —AND— PROVISION HOUSE, PLANTATION SUPPLIES. E. R. BECK WITH, THIRD ST, CORNER OF LA VtiEL, BATON ROUGE, LA. CONSTANTLY ON HAND EVERY variety OP PI .AKTATIOIV MPPIJKN, Plantt-r» and other» would do weil to call befjre purchasing elsewhere. Cotton bottfglkt at feifilitiit marlm l rntea, july6-3rao». VICTOR'S RE S THE PUBLIC ARE. heriby respectfully in formed that they can be accommodated with Board, at the above Restaurant, situated on Lato yttte «treat, at the rate of 3* per week. Thin **rïii înriu'ïe two meals a day. Every attention and care will be given to the comfort of guests* Payment mont be made weekly. Julyi-tr VICTOR C Al, V AYR AC. JAMES McVAY, HARDWARE MERCHANT AMD DEALER IK Agricultural Implements, WINDOW S ïï A DES, WALL I'A I »KU, ETC. /"'ALLS respcctfullj the attention of tho V public to his lareeand excellent stock of goods pirtâiiiin^ tô his lint of mere andise. He be speaks a liber i) «hare of publie patronage. Store on TMr4 street, opposite tjie bulldine of the Louisiana State Sank. ju yl Corn! Corn!! IAH SACKS CORN. Just, received and i UU for sale by J, J. BUSD a SS, jujyl-tf Cor. Ma.a and Lev»« its.