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Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
IT.B. R.HATCH,G.A.
J.C.
T. B. R. HATCH, : : : : : Editor
BATON HOUSE:
SATURDAY,:::*:;::;;:: AUGUST 12, 1865.
Onr Agent* In ff«W Orleans.
Messrs. G abdkjcb Ä Co., Nowppapor Ad
v«rtisin(f Agoni», No. K, Commercial Pisco,
New Orleans, are the duly authorized
Agon te In that city itof the Gasett« and
(Jennet.
Gold in Now York, on the Dth
closed at 143$® 14 4. Cotton re'
mined unchanged.
Thanks .—The officer# of tho steam
«r Luminary, (now running in place
of the ill-fat od steamer Pierce ,) will
accept our thanks for late New Orleans
papers. Our thanks are also tendered
tho officers of the steamers Fashion
and Frolic for similar favors. Messrs.
A hoher <fe Henprrhov , Steamboat
Agents, through whom we were mado
the recipients of the above favors, are
also entitled to a renewal of our
thanks for their polite attentions.
HOF Thanks are due, by the entire
community, to our energetic Mayor
and Selectmen, for tho promptness ex
hibited in their efforts at placing our
town in ils former attractive condition.
They have already commenced repla
cing tho bridges at the corners. How
long will we have to wait, before v#e
can have our pavements repaired ?
• J Jut, of course, as matters are at pres
ent, tho proper plan is to "hasten slow
ly." Our citizens lor the most part
aro hardly yet in a condition to en
dure the taxatiou which would be
necessary to a speedy rehabilitation of
onr city in all its features of comoii
noss, convenience and prosperty, to
■which it had attained -'ante bellum."
UaF" The Mitrkat House is under
the management of our old fellow
townsman Mr. F. M. Young . There is
noiilth to be seen, and no offensive
stench perceptible to tho olfactories,
How would it do to use the shrubbery
as on ornament, that was bought for
the purpose, instead of having it oc
cupy its present position, where, cer
tainly, it neither is useful nor attrac
tive. Our market iu hii ornament to
the city, an honor to its projectors,
architect, and builders; a model of
cleanliness and convenience.
OàSF The Cnpitol Grounds are en
tirely unattended and are fast going
to utter ruin. The terraces are grass
grown, and in several places have
caved away ; the walks are cracked,
trees and shrubbery untrimmed, and,
strange to say, not one of the many
beautiful flowers that once gladdened
tlio heart and brought to mind the
beauties of Flora's realm, is to be found.
Are they pluoktwl or has the lato ter
rible war, which laid in ashes our
houses, rendered barren our broad
fields, and dyed crimson with gore
each hearthstone alike stricken them ?
This was once an attractive place, and
notwithstanding the apparent de*
wtruction and neglect, still has many
lovely spots. '*
t&" An assault was committed
last Monday, night upon Mr. P. Cook
l»y a freodman, who also threatened to
burn his house. The dangerous gen
tleman was next morning before jus
tice Nephler but now lies in jail
waiting tho fall term of the District
Court. Buch cases are not of unfre
<juent occurrence, but tho offenders
too often succeed iu making their es
cape.
Accidentally Shot .—The Bon of
Mr. Thus. Pullen, while out hunting
jioar the old race course, on Thurs
day, accidentally discharged his
gun, the whole load taking effect
in his wriet. He will probably lose
the une of his hand. This is the
second accident of exactly the same
nature, that has occurred in our
parish within the last few years.—
Our young friend Henry Castle, lost
bis life by the discharg« of his gun,
in taking it up by tho wu/.zle while
on horseback.
PUBLIC MORALS.
A great national convulsion, like
the ope through which our country
haB recently passed, is always pro
ductive of h train of evils requiring
tirriH and patience and tho practical
teachings of wisdom and experience
to correct. Where so much has oc
curred to derange tho elements of
society, and open the doors to an in
Uux of depraved passions, it cannot
be expected that a return to the "nor
mal condition" can be otherwise than
by a slow, tedious aud gradual pro
cess. The seething caldron ol war
after pouring out. upon the land its
infernal compounds of havoc and
destruction» exhibits the poisonous
dregs of demoralization, which, on
being diffused, like the multitude of
evils contained in the box given by
Jupiter to Pandora, breed innumera
ble woes, sorrows and misfortunes.
It is in the order of Providence
that nations like individuals, should
be made to feel the chastening rod
of affliction, yet there are humanizing
influences placed within their reach
which if properly exercised, ti-nd to
mitigate the intensity of misfortune,
and where coupled with a genuine
christian spirit, seem almost capable
of averting the judgments of Heaven.
In opposition to the widespread de
moralization now infesting the land,
and weighing with such pernicious
effect» upon the well 1 mm ug of society,
every counteracting agency should
be employed. Every member of the
community, holding sacred his moral
obligations to himself and to society,
has an equal aud abiding interest at
stake in this matter, and should set
his face firmly and persistently
agairift all attempts to set at naught
the wholesome laws of God and man.
A bad immoral man is an enemy to
society, the world over, and should
h« marked as such and held amena
ble to public opinion and the law tor
his wrong-doings. How oftoti is it the
case that a single individual of this
class makes himself the greatest curse
to be found in a community. Ilia
conduct and example are a perpetual
warfare against the best interests of
society—a stumbling block in the
paths of social order and happiness.
The corrective penalties in such cases
are iif the hands of tho people, and
can never bo applied too soon. An
early and determined application of
them will tend to arrest the develop
ment or multiplication of other evils
of the sort, by nipping them in the
bud. In times like the present, ow
ing to the absence of a complete re
organization of tho civil laws and
authority in the South, we have to
look to military cooperation in order
to carry out efficiently the adminis
tiou of the laws against ail breaches
affecting the "peace and dignity of
the .State." This system of co
operation, we are glad to say, is
attended with beneficial results, thus
far, in our own midst. The police
regulations in our city, we will ven
ture to say, were never better, as the
quiet and order which generally pre
vail in our streets and thoroughfares
will testify. A wholesome restraint
is kept up and whatever disposition
there may be to turbulence, is kept
down. The " ounce of prevention "
that, "is worth a pound of cure," is
by such means fully demonstrated,
and our good people feel and ac
knowledge the force of the principle.
Speaking in behalf of the cause of
public morality, we may well express
the hope that the peace and quiet of
our community may ever be as well
cared for as they are now by the cus
todians who are charged with their
enforcement.
m ■»—
flä?" The cholera was continuing its
tearful ravages in the orient at last
account»- 1785 deaths had at Alex,
andria, (^Tecypt) from June 27th, to
July 27th, and it is estimated that
more than 30,000 persons had fled
the city, since the epidemic first ap
peared there, which was on the 10th
of June.
BQr The election for the State Con
vention in Mississippi, is reported to
bo going "largely conaervative."
l)ÎSA#PoiNTKr>.— On Sunday last,
as it fiêCÏ been regularly announced
from the sacred desk, St was ei'
pected that the exercises at the horse
watering would be resumed. Eleven
pilgrims from Brother Magruder's
church in the Eastern Liberties were
looked for, over the plank road to
eternal life, in the morning of that
auspicious day—say nine women
and three mon. A crowd assembled
early in the day to witness the in
terestiug ceremony ; but owing to
some cause not yet mado public,
they did not come up to time and the
audience gradually dissolved and
melted away. The failure is again
attributed to the river by the pro
fane. The old Mississippi is on the
rise ; is full of drift which runs quite
close to the eastern shore, and this
for the moment, closes the way to
salvation by water. We would re
spectfully suggest to our colored fel
low-citizens, during the rise, the
basin at the foot of tho capitol,
known to the young and sentimental
who stroll there by moonlgiht as the
frog pond. The terraced hills sur
rounding this lovely spot would serve
tho audience and give everybody a
sight. If the weeping willows and
things that have grown up in luxu
iant confusion thereabout, are found
to be in the way, it would be legiti
mate and proper to lop them off or
cut them down entirely. What has
John, the gardener to say? There
is really no subject of greater vital
importance than life everlasting, and
no occupation more interesting and
amusing to mankind at large than
that of pointing out and leading
others into the right way to it. When
we seriously consider how few there
are Who are regularly booked for
glory, we ought to remove all obsta
cles from their way when they de
vote their lives and lose much of
their time at the forks of the road,
pointing out the right way that
ithers may know it and then blindly
turn to tho left. The perversity of
the river—rising as it does, out of
season to interfere with the revival,
light not to dampen the ardor of the
good work, and it is for this reason
we feel it our duty to suggest and
recommend the frog pond.
Thk Parish Prison .—Wo were
conducted yesterday through the jail
by our obliging friend, " Tkte"
Pino , and are forced to say that it is
tho dirtiest prison we ever looked
into. Aside from its extreme filthi
ness, it is in nowise a proper place to
confine criminals, for there *is not a
lock upon the doors of the cells that
has not been broken or damaged.
The walls are full of half-finished
holes, made by prisoners to escape
through ; the platforms around the
rooms to sleep upon are torn up and
destroyed. So much for the inside of
the jail proper. The rooms built for
the jailor are badly in need of repairs,
the doors, shutters and glass being
entirely destroyed in many places.
The wall around the yard has been
damaged very little, but is insecure
The kitchen is useless, tho back of
the fireplace having beeu torn out
by some prisoner to escape through.
Let it not be understood that the
civil authorities are at all to blame
for this destruction, &c. The Gov
ernment has had possession for
months and it has been used as a
military prison.
Will not the General Command
ing have his Inspector General make
a report of this matter so that the
Parish may bo reimbursed for all
expense that may have to be incurred
in repairing the damage done to the
premises while in possession of the
Government?
Gen. Grant is said to have re
marked lately : "I am a small eater,
but I am a huge sleeper. To keep
me in good working order. I need
nine hours' good sleep out of the
twenty four. I can dispose of more,
but nine I must have. When I was
out West 1 could command but about
seven, and I nearly broke down.
Give me my quantum of Bleep, and I
can meet any amount of exposure and
labor.".
Muchas Gracias, Su . —We have
received several numbers of a Very
neatly printed Spanish paper pub
lished weekly in New Orleans, and
bearing the title of "El Indicador.''
Mesure. LfipPOLD Fisch kk & Co.,
are the proprietors and conductors of
it, and the talents displayed in its
columns would seemf to'justify its
designation as thé "organ of the
Spanish population." Mr. Fifoher
was formerly a resident of Baton
Rouge, whore he in highly esteemed
by numerous frieiids, whom we join
in their good wifches for his success
and prosperity.
Our Spanish friends hereabouts
may appreciate with ourselves the
complimentary notice given the Ga
zette and Comet by our friend of the
"Indicador ," in the annexed para
graph :
"Hemos recibido varioa numéros
de la Gazette und Comet, antiguo y
excelente periodic» que vé la luz
publica très veces por semana en
la vecina ciudad de Baton Rouge.
"Deseamos sincerameutc que
continue mereciendo el jnsto favor
que le ban conquistadoel talento y
constancia de sus estimables redac
tores."
Important.Surgical Opération
tvrrii Nitrous Oxyd Gas .—An ex
periment was made oil Saturday last
of unusual interest with the nitrous
oxyd gas, in a "first class" surgical
operation. The operation was the
removal of a cancer, with one entire
breast from a lady, by Dr. Carno
clian. Tho operation lasted sixteen,
minutes, during which time the pa
tient was kept in a quiet, gentle
anaesthetic sleep with "laughing
gas" administered by I>r. Colton.
The gas was breathed from India
rubber bags holding 30 gallons each.
When the patient was profoundly
asleep, l>r. pol ton turned the gas off
and allowed her to breathe the air;
as soon as she showed sigus of
waking, the gas was turned on again,
and thus alternating during the en
tire operation. A little more than
one bag was used. Not a muscle
moved during the anaesthetic sleep—
the breathing appeared easy and
natural, aud the pulse remained full
and strong. There was no uausea
or sickness, and on waking the pa
tient appeared as fresh as when
waking from a natural sleep.—JS "ew
York Pribune.
Rare and Spicy .—Tho ">Slandi
ndvnt Pott" is tho title of a new
weekly and semi-weekly paper lately
siarted in Now York City. It is do
signed as tho organ of tho Scandina
vian race and lineage on this conti
nent.
Hero is a small extract from tho
columns of tho Post, which shows
that tho editor knows what he is
about, if English readers do not :
'President Johnson havdo Leiligh
ed til paa borommelig Maado at giore
sig udodelig."
Cure for a Felon.—As soon as
the part beings to swell, get the tinc
ture of lobelia and wrap the part affect
ed with cloth saturated thoroughly
with tho tincture,and the felon is dead.
An old physician says be has known
this to cure in scores of cases, and it
never fails if applied in season.
Found the SAinuö . —Mrs Mehit
able Shingle, who hails from a down
oast village, about two miles on this
side of sunrise, on returning home
from a visit to our city the ether day,
informed her "darter" Jemima that
she "cum purty near being pisened at
the hotel with some soup they called
violoncello soup, for she found a hull
lot of strings in it.''
A "bio Indian '' strayed away from
his camp and got lost. Inquiring the
way back, was asked, " Indian lost?"
"No," said he, disdainfully, " Indian
no lost ; wigwann lost," striking his
breast ; " Iudian here."
fögr* instead of bothering about
negro suffrage, the Newbu»yort Her
ald thinks the coüntry should consid
er the subject of female suffrage.
A London paper says that
though the Cunard .steamers have
been running twenty-five years, not a
life nor a letter has been lost by
them.
Bäy-Some people think that the
beast with ten horns in Revelations is
intended to represent the sin of drunk
enness.
ITho wine crop of France prom
ises to be magnificent this year.
Many "big drinks" are in prospective.
MAStKXED s
At St. Joseph's Catholic Church, by the Rev
Father U*i«it)ms,(>a Thursday eve »lug, the loth
in-tant.Mr, P. iJAPDÜVIJÜl.Lt, merchant ofthts
eity, to Mix THKKK i JA UTTY, aiso or this city
We cannot let the occasion pa*» without wish
ing our •«teemed friend Cipdkvislls and his
bride, all the happiness that attends npon wedded
III«, and that their future pathway may be strewed
with *11 the Joys nod pleasure! attendant upon a
prosperous career,
"Theu come the wild weather—oome sleet or Some
•now,
We will stand by each other, however It blow;
Oppression end slokttess, and sorrow and palm,
Shall b* to our true love as links to the chain."
FINANCIAL.
N*w O rimns, Thursday Evening, August 10.
Gold —Rates at counter quoted at 147%
<$T48>*; for small «mm*, 148 in asked.
K xuhano *—'Three days' sight on Now
York, sold for 1% discount. Bank counter
rate for ChnrskH on Now York, dicoouut;
sight outside drafts rule at 1661% discount.
Bunk rates for Sterling, 1S}£@154;outside,
private bills, 140@15I.
COMMERCIAL.
N«w Orlrams , Thursday Evening. August 10.
Cotton .—Market continues much de
pressed, and no sales of any moment re
ported. :i
H ug ab akd Mot assks —Market ruling
very quietly—sales few and at no materiul
change of figures.
Ft.oim—'There is considerable inqniry
for Clour this morning. The stock is light
and prices are full. The sale» comprise
200 1*1)1». Superfine at f » Sift; 75 Medium
Eiffra at |10 60; 150 Good Kxtra at $11 50
? bbl.
Oats—200 sacks sold at 80c. lmshel.
I ndia K auoino —Yesterday, 100 bales
sold in two lois at 25c. and 140 in two lots
subsequently at 25>£c. |>er yard.
•'#. Jarksi-n,
COTTON BUYER
^-And-^
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
CASH ADVANCKH MADK ON
Shipments to his Friends in N. 0. anil N. Y.
Qfflve Coriur of Laurel and Third Streets,
(liSDEB THE VMA1HAH s oral,}
aug!2 RATON ROUÖB, LA.
F. PEURILIjAT,
Watchmaker A" Jeweler,
FROM OKNKVA AND PARIS,
WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELBY,
REPAIRED A T SHOUT NO TICK,
IN THK VKHY BUST f*TTLK.
THE LATEST STYLES OF JEWELRY,
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Lftfnyeïte Street, llatoii Uoug«, lift
We W. McMAUV k HON,
REAL KSTATE BROKERS,
A ccount ants & General Agents ,
aujili-3m BATON ROUOK, LA.
A. S. ABCttKR. WM. HENDERSON.
ARCHER & HENDERSON,
1*0RW ARD! ko & COMMISSION
3VIEE,OKCjA.3SrTS,
AND-*»
GÉNÉRAL STEAMBOAT, COLLECTION
—A*n—
PU R(J H ASINO AGRNTB,
Third street., II» Ion ilouge, La«
B R F K ft CT PBftMlMlO* TO:
Oapt. F. P. l'rutf, | iîapt .Ino. McLwin, N.O.
" W. B. IliobaniBon. | H. W Taylor, N. O,
K. H. Beck with. Hat oil Rouge, La. au#l()
P. OTTO,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
ANIV-^
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
ÖKAT.Elt in
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
C3-K.OCDEK.IES,
AND—%
PLANTATION SUPPLIES ;
WINES, LIQU0R8,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CROCKERY AND TIN WARE,
AND ALL KINDS OK
W E S T E R N PRO D J J C E,
Received per «teamer« almost daily.
k. Otto respectfully announce» to hi, friends
anil customers and the public generally, that his
»tore haTliiK been removed from it« former staud,
adjoining Day's Drug store, to the large store and
warehouse building,
ON TUB SOUTH BAST CORNKR 01' THIRD AND
LAUKKL, 8TREKTS,
He is fully prepared to keep on hand one of the
lirgest and most varied assortment of the above
artice* to be found in the city of Baton Rouge.
With his lii'-reased and increasing facilities for
obtaining and storing merchandize, he is enabled
to meet all present, and future demands, and there,
fore invites the special attention of purchasers to
that fact, hoping by a spirit of accommodation to
please all, and to always sell on as reasonable
terms as the state of the markets will permit, to
secure a iibiral share of regular patronuge.
Please call before purchasing elsewhere.
anglO-tf
CORN AM) OATS.
ANOTBKR arrival just stored, and at a reduc
tion in prices.
julyîT JOSHUA 8EAL.
To C andidates .—Candidate« for oltoa
nead occasionally to bo reminded that we
insert no announcements, unless accom
panied with the printer 's foe of |10. We
hsve on hand a goodly number of-hainos
which ha*e been left at our office to I«
announced in the foregoing connection,
but until our. old-established rates are
complied 'Wifcfcj the parties concerned can
not receive the benefit of a standing an
nouncement in onr columns.
FOR SHERIFF.
Müore—V\ama announce h. V.
BADI N, Esq., as a candidate for Shorifl 'of
the Parish of East Baton Kongo at tho ap
proaching Election.
july!25-pd. MANY FRIENDS.
Mr. J'ÀUtor-~V \f3Km state, that at the re
quoMtof many of his friends, A I, F It KI >
DIJI'LANTf Elt, Esq., I ibs consented to
beoorne a candidate for tho Hhorlffalty of
the Parish of East Baton Rouge.
aug5~pd •••
Mr. Klitor— You will please announce
TIIOMA8 F.11EBNANDKSfc Esq.,
a candidate for the olllce qf, Sheriff of Ka*t
Baton Rouge, at the forthcoming Knvdiu
ber election. "
augS-pd. VOX POPULI.

FOR RECORDER.
alitor» nf the Gazette ami -You
are authorized to annonnce WILLIAM
liUBBN, E»q., aw a candidate for the
ollicu of Recorder for the Parish of Kast
Raton Rouge. Ue will be supported by
angl-pd. NUMKROU8 FRIENDS.
i
M rims, ti/iton— Please announce JOHN
•tlHiltATII «» a candidate for Parish
Recorder, at the approaching election,
augl-pd. MANY FRIENDS.
if extra. Editer»-* Please announce WIL
LIAM MONGET, Esq., as a candidate
for Rocorder at tho approaching Novem
ber election.
angC pd. MANY VOTERS.
Mr. Editor —Y ou are authorized to an
nounce samijklskolfieli), Esq.,
an a candidate for the office of Parish Re
corder at the ensuing election.
aug5* MANY OLD FRIENDS.
FOR ASSESSOR.
Metsrt, Elitiiri— Ploane announce Mr.
charles verbol.h, a« a candidate
for the otttco of Parish AssesHor, at the ap
propchiug November election.
Biigia MANY FRIENDS.
M'emïk. Mittm—YXeam announce john
f. i'ikeb, Esq., as a oandidate for the
office of Parish Asnessor at the approach
ing November Election.
NUMEROUS SUPPORTERS.
iugl-pd.
Mr. ßlitnr~Y\ü&»Q announce as a candi
date for tho office of Parish Asscsnor of
East Raton Rouge, Mr. stephen j.
YOUNG, and oblige his
FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS.
augS. ■■ ' >
SPECIAL NOTICES.
washington b. a. chapter.
ATHKRK WILL lilt A BKOULAtts^w*
Meeting of Washington ft. A.' ; 3j2jfei
Chapter, No. 6, on next 8uu
day, August 13th, 18115,at 4 o'clock p. M. Bojourn
Ing companions io good standing are fraternally
nvitod to attend.
«y Ohler of the M. K. II. P.
JOHN JAHTRKM8KI, Secretary.
st. james lodge, no. it.
* # There will be a OA 1.1, KD MKKT
Ing of the brethren of HI. .lames'.
* « Masonic Lodge, No. 47, at their •
Hall, corner of Main and Church streets, tbla
(S aturday) evening, the 12th Inst., at half-past 7,
o'clock. All sojourning brethren are invited to
attend. J. McCOUMfOK, Secretary.
A T T E NTIONI
Independence Fire Company flo. 2.
YOU are hereby notified to attend
a Regular Monthly Meeting,
of the above Company on Saturday
evening, August 12th, 1866, at half- I
past 7 o'clock. A punctual attend- —
ance of the members is requested.
J-O.CHARROTTB, Foreman.
V. A. Au.il», Secretary.
w. o. o r.
'PUB Regular Weekly Meeting of
1 DB SOTO LOIKIJC, No. 7, I. O.i
0. V., is held at their liai], on Main
street, nearly opposite the Sumter House, every
THURSDAY KVBNINÖ, at half-patt 7 o'clock.
for sale.
AOOMfORTABLB family residence,
situated on Main Street, opposite
the Female Orphau Asylum. A bargain Elgin
may I« had if disposed or Immediately,
by applying to U. W. JOLI. V,
augJ2-lin üb the premises.
Ht
,r .^NHiihL
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FOÄ ItENT.
A NUMBER of iiQfuruiMheti rooms,
Urge «od >ia*1i, nuitfthl« for ningl*
lodgers or rdhi I ! family, 8ltu*Uoo ex
tremely eligible. '
Kor particulars, apply to the Kditor nf Haertts
arid C'btMU Julylfll tf
Wanted to rent.
AHOIJ8K lumished or unfurnished,,
(furnished preferred), for a small
larnlly. Situation near the Barracks
preferred. Address it. OTTO, at
store, corner of Third and Laurel streets, stating
locality and terms of rent. aug.'i-Dt.
To Rent.
A COMMODIOUS "Cottage House," J»
pleatantly »ihm ltd< containing 4 roomsB««
ami klichitn, newly plastered tnd painted, with a
plentiful supply of pure filtern and well water.
PoaMuwion given immediately.
ALSO,
AVERY desirable "Cottage House,"4H||
containing 3 rooms and kitchen, Ac.,dl
• Ith an excellent well of water. Possession given
on the 1st of August next. Apply to
julylS JAJHKS Mi VA V.

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