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Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. J.C. T.B. E. HATCH, O.A. T. B. R. HATCH, Editor. BATON BOVbE: TUESDAY,31, 1865. Our Agent« In New Orleans. M ksshs. G akdnkb k Co., Newspaper Advertising Agents, No. 6, Commercial Place, New Orleans, are tne duly authorised Agents in that city for the Gazette and Comet. Home Again.— We take pleasure, in noticing the return of Gen. Jos Bernard and his son. who reached here on Saturday from Polk County, Texas, where for some time past they have been engaged in their accus tomed vocation of planting. They came overland, ar.d brought with them a number of mule and ox teams, to gether with the most of their hands, who were unwilling to be left behind, but anxious to get back to the old homestead in this parish. We regret to hear that Gen. Ber nard, has been quite ill, since his re turn. His son, whom we met on Sunday, is looking in fine health. Property Restored .—It was with unaffected pleasure we heard of the restoration to our fellow-citizen, Major W. F. TuNNARD , % of his ex tensive warehouses and workshops, which, during the war and up to a recent period, were held and used by the Government. This property, the fruits of twenty years of indus try, toil and enterprise, is once more restored to its rightful owner, in the possession of which we hope he may never again be molested. The Major, like thousands of oth ers, whose circumstances were whit tled down to a very narrow compass, by the untoward events of the war, has yet the vim and vigor of life and enterprise to aid him in building up anew his former thrift and prosperity. In this, he has also an important and effective auxiliary in his son, F. D. Tunnard , who a few weeks since managed to secure a nook in the old premises on the corner of Main and Church streets and went to work to try and build up again the old busi ness of carriage making and repair ing. Now, that he will have ampler room to "spread himself" in, and, as we hope, will meet with a steady and increasing patronage, we shall look forward with confidence and pleasure to that "better time" com ing to be realized by both father and son. Death of a Veteran Printer.— The N. 0. Bee, announces the death of Anselme Fortjer, who for nearly twenty years past, was foreman of the English side of the Bee. De ceased was a native of Canada and possessed many estimable qualities in his social as well as professional rela tions. S3P A meeting of citizens in Ra pides parish vras held at Pineville a few days since, endorsing the move ment placing Ex-Governor II. W. Allen before the people of the State as candidate for Governor, and re commending in urgent terms his nlection to said office. A. G. Wil kerson was President, and G. A. Kelly Secretary, of the meeting. £W Professor J. Mallet, late »Professor of Chemistry in the Medical College of Mobile, has succeeded to the Chair of Chemistry in the New Orleans Medical Collen;« which wa 8 made vacant by the death ofProfessor J. L. R iddell. jt3T W. G. Kendall, who was a'! one time Postmaster in New Orleans, is a member of the Mississippi Legis lature. He was elected from Jackson county. J^*The daily consumption of gas in New Orleans is estimated at 400, 000 cubic feet. The amount of bi ped gas—allowing two feet to each individual possessor of the article, is not given. Perhaps the whole put together would be a mere cipher and aot worth making light of. south america. Late advices from Rio Janiero and Montevideo speak of a most san guinary battle fought on the Uruguay river between the army of Paraguay on the one side, and that of Brazil and the Argentine Republic on the other. The Paraguayans, although they fought with great bravery, were assailed by superior forces, more thoroughly armed and equipped, and were butchered almost to extermin ation. The difficulties which have led to such ferocious warfare between the contending parties, spring chiefly out of the unwillingness of the Para guayan Government to grant a free passage through its waters to other nations, and a disputed question of boundary with Brazil. It can scarcely be deemed possible that Paraguay, with a population of only 300,000 can long survive a conflict with States that number over six millions and a half and are much better provided with the "sinews of war." The St. Louis Republican of a late date, furnishes its readers with some interesting observations on Paraguay and the La Plata country which are suggestive of a comparison between the Northern and Southern portions of the American continent to show how much depends on the character of a people for their own progression and the development of their country. In no part of North America is there a more desirable abode for hu man beings than in the territories watered by the river Plate and its confluents. No where in the United States is there a climate so salubri ous and enjoyable. Fevers of any kind are of rare occurrence ; the heat is never very oppressive ; the atmosphere is balmy ; the spirits are seldom weighed down by a feeling of lassitude as when they are ex posed to the influences of our own sultry season ; and longevity among the population is by no means rare. To think of this La Plata coun try—covering an area of a million of square miles, or equal to that of twenty of our larger States, stretch ing through twenty degrees of lati tude, rich in agricultural and mineral resources, with fine navigable rivers open the year round, with forests abounding in valuable woods, and blessed with the most splendid cli mate—to think of such a country whose first settleinent^^suncion, the capital of Paraguay, dated back a hundred years beyond the first set tlement in the United States ; and yet to find that while here our origi nal settlements have increased in population to 30,000,000 in 230 years, the La Plata territory shows an increase of only one million in 330 years ! Amazing difference ! How else can it be accounted for than in the differing characters of the two groups ef settlers 1 The only genuine civilizers who ever appeared on that scene, says the St. Louis Republican, were the Jesuits. Whatever objection may lie against their character and con duct near the Courts of Europe, their dealings with the Indians of the La Plata deserve nothing but praise. These tireless philanthropists organ ized the docile Guarinis into com munities which enjoyed a measure of happiness never reached by any Spanish settlement in that country. It was a barbarous persecution that led to their destruction. Splendid churches now in ruins and the decay of the population, which was reduced to one-half in less than thirty years ai ^er the expulsion of their benefac tors ä? test to ^ act - The extin guishment o* f '^ e J e8U it mesioines was one of the foulest oi 00 an calling itself civilized. It was à war of passion, prejudice, greed and ig norance against justice, humanity knowledge. The war which has been waging in that region, will likely result in a more liberal commercial and naviga tion policy, in which Buenos Ayres, also disposed occasionally to be equally obstructive with Paraguay, will probably concur ; and Brazil be thus enabled to obtain free access by the rivers to her upper provinces on the Parana and Uruguay. The Cattle Plague .—The mur rain has been prevailing to a most fatal and alarming extent throughout Europe, where it appears to have been invariably the precursor of cholera. Like the cholera among the people, so the epidemic peculiar to the cattle, has slayed its thousands and until it reached England no remedy could be found to check its progress or effect a cure. Circumstances may possibly in troduce the malady to these shores, and it is well that our people should be made acquainted with whatever plan or formula of prescription can be sugg«sted by veterinary science and experience to ameliorate or pre vent the worst consequences of the disease. The disease, says the New York News, is not necessarily imported. Cases are cited in which cattle have been attacked by the "sore sickness," as the French term it, when it was impossible that any infection by or dinary means could have been the cause. Hence, it is presumed that it is wholly, if not essentially atmos pheric. Be it what it may, these are the symptoms, and our farming read ers had better note them. It causes a total and almost sudden loss of milk—a running at the eyes and nostrils—much groaning and a great deal of languor. To cure these, it has been advised in England, and found effective, that you take for the affected animal, a quarter of a pound of table salt, quarter of a pound of Epsom salts, quarter of a pound of brimstone, two ounces of ground ginger, two ounces of nitre, one quart of old ale. We commend the subject to our readers and the remedy too. Both belong to living issues, and are such topics that no farmer can afford to pass by unheeded. Cotton Picking Machine.— The Cairo Times, of the ?th inst., has the following : A gentleman paid Cairo a visit a few weeks since, on business connected with a machine for picking cotton, and from its workings the instrumeut promises to be a perfect success. The gentleman alluded to hopes to have the machine ready by the last cotton picking this fall, and to have it in perfect order by the time the next crop invites picking. This has hereto fore been considered impossible, but the principle of this machine is des tined to surmount all opposition and meet the desired end. A Leap for Li fe .—An extraor dinary event in the local history of our city took place yesterday. Four soldiers were pursued by the patrol guards, for some offence, and in their flight, rushed to the road leading off the public square to the old wire sus pension bridge. Three of the men made the frightful leap from the edge of the precipice, clearing the ledge of rocks and lighting on terra firms, a height of sixty feet, safe and sound. They swam the river and made good their escape. The guards captured the one who considered "discretion the better part of valor," and stood in utter amazement watching the des perate exertions of the three men who had baffled them. We were un able to learn the offense, but we are constrained to say that this wonder ful feat is only paralleled hy the leap for life by General Putnam, an inci dent that stands out boldly in the history of the revolutionary war.— Nashville Dispatch. I Bay iu Plaqoeminb .—At this date j I lie water is falling rapidly in Bayou I Plrfqeumine, indications that j within st few days the channel »ill be entirely dry. We are assured that the contractois to dyke the Bayou are are ready to commence work at the earliest moment practicable; while their well known reputation as capital ists andcontractors is the best guaranty for the early completion of the con tract.— Iberville South, 21 st. Gubernatorial Appointments. Rosemond Hebert, Justice of the Peace, and Oscar Hebert, Constable of the Second Ward, West Baton Rouge. N. W. Holt, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public, Parish of More house. Wm. Roberteon, Notary Public, Parish of St. Martin. TELEGRAPHIC. Washikoton Oct. 25.— It is understood that tlie President will recommend to Congress the recognition of the Imperial Government of Mexico. It is reported that Hon. Beverdy John son and Gen. Dix will soon be appointed to places is the Cabinet. The Mexican (Juarez) loan has fallen flat here. It bus been ascertained the lands offered as security are already in possession ol the French. W ashimoton , Oct. 26.—The Government refuses to restore the property of Henry A. Wise, of Virginia. W ashington , Oct. 27.—The Tunis am bassadors were last evening received by the President. The Continental Bank Note Company have finished engravings for the Irish Kepublican bonds authorized by the late Fenian Congress in Philadelphia. Ex-Confederate General Imboden is in New York on business connected with the formation of the National Express Com pany, whose headquarters are at Bich mocdi. Gen. Ortega is now here and leaves shortly for Mexico to assume the adminis tration of the Republic. New Yobk , Oct. 27.— The Herald's Tor onto special says the Fenian excitement is increasing, and that great activity is mani fested in military circles. There is, says the special, a large migra tion from Canada to the United btates. Senor Kemero, the Mexican Minister, has received dispatches of the capture of Matamoras, and of the entire occupation ot the State qf Tamaulipas by the Liberals under Juarez. It is positively known that Mr. Jefferson Davis' trial will soon take place. N ew Y ork , Oct. 27.—The cotton market exhibited less activity to-day. Middling closed at 59c. There was a further decline of 10c. per barrel in flour. Wheat has advanced lOo. and corn 2c 1 per bushel. Cofl'oe rules firm, Rio in bond 1(5 Sugar continues steady at 15c. per 3). Molasses quiet. Muss Pork is selling at $83 75. Gold closed at ft Order from Gen. Can by Relative to the Appioucliiiig Kiev!Ions. hkidquakakb8, hïpahtmkst of louisiana, i iNeit Orleans, La , Oct. 21st, 1865. f Oerural Orders No. 69. I. The qualifications of Electors at the approaching elections in this State are de fined by the laws of the United States, ap proved March 3d, 1813, July 17th, 1862, and March 3d, 1865, in relation to aliens and to deserters from the army and ab sentees from the draft, also by the excep tion in the President's Proclamation of May 29th, 1865, (except in cases coming under the 14th exception, or where the disability is cured by a special pardon) and by the laws of the State of Louisiana, as defined in the Governor's Proclamation of September 21st, 1865. II. The act of Congress, approved Feb ruary 25th, 1865, prohibits officers of the Army from interfering with elections "unless it shall De necessary to repel the armed enemies of the United States, or to keep the peace at tho polls." No military iuterference will be allowed in this'Department, and no troops be per mitted to appear at the polls, except upon the application of the proper civil authori ties for assistance to preserve the peace. Commanding officers will keep their troops well in hand on the day of the elec tions, und hold them in constant readmem* to respond to any call that may be made by the proper authority, or to repress dis orders that threaten the "peace and se curity of the Department." By order of Maj. Gen. E. B. S. C anby : WICKUAM HOFFMAN, Ass't. Adj't. General. Offi cial: Nathaniel Bdkbank , Aoting Assistant Adjutant General. SPECIAL NOTICES. FIREMEN'S GEt-A-ÜSTID to be given at FIK£ TS HALL« SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 4 TH, 1865, by the members op Independence Fire Company No. 2. MANAGERS: J. C. Charrotte, I'. Capdevieile, Geo. A. Pike, J. R.T. Heynes, P. Burg, Jr., John Gas«, L. Jadot, M. Granary, R. J. McOabe, F.Trahan, Irenée Pujol, J. V. Jasti emski. INVITATION COMMITTEE: F. Trahan, B. J. McCabe, P. E. Rils, A. Kowalski, Ph. Machet, ft. J. McCabe, J. C. Charrotte, J. M. Tracy, P. Capdevielle. RECEPTION COMMITTEE: j. M. Pajol, Frank Le te IT, F. Cooney, George Pletier, Joseph Paban, J.J. MiUhell, L. Legendre, A. W. Bates, George Gimler, FLOOR MANAGERS: J R. T. Haynes, H. Abratnson, R. Cazedessuz, B. J. McCabe, P. Burg, Jr., C. G. Breckenridge L. Jadoi, John Gass, Felipe Castro. gy The proceeds of the B all are to be applied to the pui chase of Hose for the Oompany. SUPPER AT HALF-PAST ELEVEN O'CLOCK, Which will be given under the supervision of that excellent caterer, N. A ntojns %3T' Ladies are requested to present their In vitations at the door, GRAND MARCH AT EIGHT O'CLOCK. GEKTLEMES 'S TICKETS $3 50. NOTICE TO BAKERS ! THF, price of Flour being $16 per barrel, Bakers will give 18 ounces for a dime, the ensuing week. JORDAN HOLT, oct24 Mayor. Mississippi Hotel, 120 CHARTRES STREET 120 Oorner of St. Louis, NEW ORLEANS, LA. MR. F.AUHERT, whose furnished rooms, Char tres street, between St. Louis and Touiousse, wer« so well known, has just opened the Missis sippi Hotel, No. 120 Chartres street, corner of St. Louis. TRAVELERS will find in the above establish ment FURNISHED ROOM A, at moderate pria; they may also have their MEAI.8, by the day or by the week. All will meet with that comfort which, for ten years, has been found In Acekrt's House. oct28~3ra Shawls and Cloaks. POPLINS AND DELAINES. CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS, &C., —AT— JACOB KUHN'S WHOLESALE AND BETAIL STOßE, THIRD STREET, NEARLY OPPOSITE THE BANK. MT FRIENDS OF THE CITY AND COUNTRY are respectfully Informed that I have in my store THÏ HANDSOMEST AMD LATEST STYLSS Of SHAWLS, CLOAKS, NUBIAS, ROYAL AND IRISH POPLINS, PLAIN AND FIGURED DE LAINES, FRENCH AND ENGLISH PRINTS, POIL DE CHEVRE, BLEACH KD AND BROWN 8HEETING8, CASSIMERE8 AND 8ATINETS, BALMORAL And HOOP SKIRTS, WHITE AND RED FLANNELS, OOR8ET8, HAIR NETS, HANDKERCHIEF8, STEEL, IVORY AND PEARL BELT BUCKLES, PERFUMERY, LACES AND EDGINGS. —Also— THB MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT 0» READY-MADE CLOTHING, SHIRTS, COLLARS, CRAVATS, UNDERSHIRTS AND D R A W E RS , And TRUNKS, VALI8E8 AND TRAVELING BAG8. 'tar Special attention is called to the bargains I am now enabled to give in BOOTS -A-XSTD SHOE81 Having bought a very large lot direct from the manufactories. O- Call and examine my beautiful stock of NEW GOODS, And convince yourself of my eagerness to sell A Good Article at a l,ow PrU-.el JACOB KUHN, Third St., opposite the Bank, octl9 Baton Rod«*, La. E. FENDLER, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, JBWELK.~5T, <feO., Third Street, Opposite tbc Bank. RESPECTFULLY INFORMS HIS FRIENDS, that he has just returned from Now York with A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF FANCY & STAPLE DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, CLOAKS, BOOTS and SHOE8, HATS and CAPS, Ac., Ac. —also CHOICE SELECTIONS OF J IB W ELR Yl CONSISTING OF WATCHES, DIAMONDS, SILVERWARE, RING8, CHAINS, NECKLACES, Ac., —And— THE GENUINE BRAZILIAN PEBBLED SPECTACLES, ALL WARRANTED TO BE oï ths FINEST QUALITY AND FINISH, HE CAN SELL BELOW NEW ORLEANS PRICES! (T WATCHES and JEWELRY neatly repaired and warranted. oct2 JYolary Public. I WOULD most respectfully announce to ray friend« and the public generally, that I am now prepared to make Inventories, Appraise ments, Partitions, receive Wills, make Protests, Matrimonial Contracts and Instruments of Writ ing, to hold Family Meetings, and Meetings of Creditors, Ac. All business entrusted to me will be attended to with promptness and dispat b. JNO. M. TRACY, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public, octl4 Office, Corner Third and Laurel rits. "OUR HOtTSE." I HAVE OPENED "OUR HOUSE," corner of Main and Lafayette streets, with a large sup ply of WINES, LIQUORS, ALE AND BEER. Lunch always on the side table, at the lowest prices. Mixed Liquors are much better and at a lower p*i«;e than any house in town. Call and sample. late of the Sumter House, presides at the Bar. Public opinion tests our qualities. octl9-lm EDWARD ALLEN. Furniture at Cost Prices. A BAUMSTARK respectfully informs hi 8 . friends and the public generally, that, he I« now closing outhis large assortment of Furniture, consisting of ARMOIR8, BEDSTEADS, BUREAUS, &c. All of which is in good condition, and oflereu at cost prices. Call and procure bargains, at the store, corner of Laurel and Church streets. octl9-tf jr. J . EEFEVER, LAFAYETTE STREET, kxit door to L. KONDERT'S BOOT k SHOE MANUFACTORY, BATON ROUGE, LA. JJE8PE0TFULLY informs his friends and the public generally, that he has on hand a complete stock of the FINEST FALL AND WINTER GOODS And ii ready to fumish gentlemen with Sulta ot the Latest and Richest Style*. (3T~A11 orders promptly executed, octi 7-tf CANDIDATES. FORATT'YJaENERAL. Mr. Editor— Yon will please announce Hon. ANDREW S. HERRON, of East Baton Bongo, a» a candidate for the office of Attorney General of the State oi Louisi ana, at the approaching election. angl7-pd MANY FBIEND8. Wit are authorized to aanounoe Dr. M. ESTES, of Shreveport, as a candidate for Secretary of State at the eleotion to be held 5n November. FOR THE STATE SENATE. Mr. Editor— Please announce M ai . J. 91. TAYLOR, as a candidate for the Stat« Senate to represent this parish In the Gen eral Assembly, and oblige many of your friends as well as hit. MANY FBIENDS. B aton Boues, L a ., Oct. 16th, 1865. Ed. Gazette & Comet: Please announce Dr. R. H. DAY one of the oldest citizens and physicians of this Parish as the People's Candidate for State Senator from East Baton Bouge— Eleotion, November 6tb. And oblige A HOST OF FBIENDS. FOR »TATE REPRESENTATIVE. Messrs. Editors— You will please an nounce Hon. JORDAN HOLT, present Mayor ol this city, as a candidate for Rep resentative to the Legislature from this Parish, and he will bo supported by oct24-pd. MANY FBIENDS. Messrs. Editors— You will please an nounce JOHN F. McCAA, Esq., as a candidate for Representative, tor this par ish, to the State Legislature. His numer ous friends will support him. »** T he friends of HENRY W. WALSH are authorized to annonnce him as a can didate for Representative to the Legisla ture from this parish, and solicit for him the generous support of the voting popu lation. W k are authorized to announce W. C. McGIMSEY as a candidate for Bepre sentative to the Legislature from East Ba ton Bouge; and to say, that he will meet with the cordial support of MANY FBIENDS. Ed. Gazette and Comet —Please announce ED. D. CHEATHAM as a candidate for Bepresentative to the Legislature from East Baton Bouge, and oblige. MANY VOTEBS. Ed.. Gazette and Comet— Please announce EDWARD ALVERSON as a candidate for Bepresentative from the Parish of East Baton Kouge. pd MANY FBIENDS. Election JYotice ! IN OBEDIENCE to a proclamation from his Excellency Jahks Mamso* Wells , Governor of the State o' Louisiana, an election wili be held in the Pttrlsh of East Baton Rouge, on the FIKST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER, 1806, between the hours of 9 A. M. and 4 P. M., for the purpose of electing « Governor, Lieutenant Gov ernor, Secrelary of Stat«, Auditor, Treasurer, At torney General, Superintendent of Public Educa tion, one Representative from the Third Congres sional District, and one Senator and two Repre sentatives to the State Legislature for this Parish. Said election to be holden at the places, and to be supervised by the Commissioners appointed by the Police Jury as follows to-wlt : 1st Precinct, (Court House,) N. Wax, F. Trahan, and John O'Connor, Commissioners. 2d Precinct, (City Hall,) J. D. Blouin, Joseph If c Cormick and B. McCabe, Commissioners. 4th ProciDct, (at Delatt'»), Tom Mills, Robert Malloy and William Field*, Commissioners. 6th Precinct, (Highlands), Paul Kleinpeter, Dr. J. H. Huguet and Dennis Daigre, Commissioners. 7th Precinct,(Haralson),A.Dixon,B F.Burnett and J C. Foreman, Commissioners. 10th Precinct, (Burlington,removed to Morgan'« store), W. J. Usher, H. R. Graham and R. W. Greenwell, Commissioners. 11th Precinct, (Sandy Creek), J. O. Denham, Wm. Kelly and A. Penningston, Commissioners. For the information of all voters I annex hereto the qualifications of voters as established by law : •• livery white u ale who has attained the age of tweuty -one years, and who has beef a resident of the State twelve month next preceding ihe elec tion, und the last three months thereof in the par ish in which he offers to vote, and who shsll be a citiai-n of the United States, shall have the right of voting." In addition to the foregoiag qualification, every elector Is required to produce the amnesty oath prescribed in the Piesident's proclamation, either of the 8th of December, 1863, or that of the 29th of May, 1866, sworn to and subscribed by him be fore competent authority. "1 do solemnly swear or affirm, in the presence of Almighty God, that 1 will hereafter faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder, and that I will, in like man oer, abide by and faithfully sup port all laws which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipa tion of slaves. Bo help me God." This oath ii Imperative on and after the 29th day of May, 1866, and will be rigidly enforced. 11 will he understeod, at the same time, that those who are excluded from the benefits of this amnesty oath, by any of the list of exceptions contained la the proclamation, will Dot be allowed to vote un less specially pardoned by the President. In all other respecta this eleotion is to be con ducted in acaordance with the provisions of the Constitution of 1862, asd the commissioners ot this election are directed to make their returns without delay to the undersigned. ED. COU8INARD, octl7 Sheriff Parish of East Baton Rouge. COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE —at— BATON ROUGE, LA. My School will re-open o» Wedneiday, Nov. 1st. TBKMS. Board and Tuition |40 90 per month. Parable $200 00 in advance balance 1st March. Tuition aione 10 00 per month. Payable $40 00 in advaace— balance 1st of March. Modern Languages will be taught when the wants of the School demand it, at an extra charge, as low as it can be made. Boarders will furnish their own bedding, wash bowl and pitcher, towels, An. W. H. N. MAGRUDER. Raton Kooos, La ., October 11th, 1868. for rent or lease. A FINE PLANTATION In the Parish oti Iberville, situated on the Mississippi! tiiver, six miles below the town of Plaquamiue, having a Large Two»*tory DWELLING HOUSE. There are about 140 acres of land, two-thirds of which Is cleared for cultivation—land not subject to overflew. For particulars, apply at the Drug Storeof JASTBKM6KI * McCORMICK. octl7-tf I. O. O. F. THE Regular Weekly Meeting of DE SOTO LODGE, No. 7, 1. O- " O. F , is held at their Hall, on Main street, nearly apposite the SuL.ter House, every THURSDAY KVÜNING, at 7 o,clock.