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IS PTTBU8HE» TRI weekly, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays J. C^HARROn^OÏATCH, G. A PIKE. T. B. R. HATCH, : : : : : Editor BATON KUVGhs TBUB8DA Y,:::;::::JCLY 26, 13B6 À low pressure steamer, after the style of the Hudson river clip pers, is about to be placed on the ways at Madison, Indiana- Her ex treme length is to be about 340 feet with 50 feet beam and 19 feet hold Her owners intend that she shall ex ceed in speed and magnificence any boat that has ever yet been built on Western or Southern waters. She if to be furnished in Louisville and wjll ply between that city and New4 leans. Captains J. S. and R. E. Neal part owners of the Indiana, are the builders. Judge Abell has delivered an other charge to the Grand Jury touch ing its powers to suppress unlawful assemblages, dangerous to the peace and good order of the State, such as the Convention advertised to takt place on the 30th inst. The charge was prompted by the request made oi the Judge on the part of the Jury for further enlightenment as to its powert in the premises. He reiterates in most decisive terms the views and sentiments contained in his previous charge and levelled against the Con ventiooists and their objects, and is more than ever particularly severe upon those of h's late fellow-members of the Convention of 1864, who are now plotting for a revival of that defunct body, contrary to the peace, dignity and laws of the State. Rebuilding the Levees .—Major B. N. Greene, Chief Engineer of First Division of Levees has adver tisud for sealed proposals for the construction of the Grand and Mor ganza Levees in Point Coupee and the»Chinn and Robertson levees in West Baton Rouge. The time for receiving proposals is limited to Monday, August 6th. The specifi cations, modes of payment and all tîiat look very well upon paper, but how the funds are to be raised for the purpose, unless Uncle Sam comes in and lends a helping hand whicl we have never much thought he would, is to us a mystery. It is certainly an all-important desidera tum that those levees should be built, and we sincerely wish that the requisite means could be had for building them, but for the life of us wo cannot see where the means are to come from. The Iberville South has an article on the subject from which we make the following extract : We are not informed from what Bource the money to pay for these levees is to be provided, but we may be allowed to say that "promises to pay" are at a discount; in fact, "no go;" and unless "assurance is made doubly sure " there is not a contractor in the whole valley that will touch a contract this season with a "forty foot pole." "Burnt children dread the fire," and if there ever was an injured and swindled Bet of men, they are the Louisiana levee contractors of last year. t&~ The wa' 1 still goes on in Eu rope, the armistice having been re iused by Prussia and Italy. These two powers remain firmly allied, con trary to the expectations of Austria, which power hoped to break that al liance by ceding Venetia to France. Thff Prussians stimulated by the prestige of victory seem determined to dictate their own terms at the Austrian capital, while the Italians, maddened by their defeat at Custozza Sfem bent on trying to retrieve them selves. Meanwhile, Louis Napoleon has sent & French iron-clad fleet to Venice to take charge of his new pesions in that quarter, and the tb army is in readiness to cross IfW'Alps At a moment's ware in g for the purpose of carrying out the Em peror's idea of "armed mediation." The Philadelphia Convention. Thus far, judging from the out givings of the popular mind, there is a large majority of the conservative population of all the States in favor of the proposed Philadelphia Con vention. It has been ascertained that out of some 157 papers pub lished in the North and West, which have taken sides pro and con, in the movement, 94 are in favor of it. A large preponderance of the Southern press is also enlisted in support of it. The great object of reconciliation sought to be attained by the movers of this national measure induces many to give in their adhesion to it, who otherwise would hesitate in doing so on account of the natural repugnance entertained by them, these times, to political affiliations of any sort, more particularly to such affiliations as would bring them in familiar contact with certain politi cians in the various sections in whose moral and political integrity they do not have the most implicit confidence. For the sake of experi ment (there seeming to be no other feasible alternative left, whereby "the greatest good of the greatest number" may be promoted), the con servative masses of the people are williug to see the Convention scheme practically tested. We confess to no very strong faith in it as a quick working panacea for Southern ills, but believe it will have a beneficial effect in helping to relieve the South from her present anomalous condi tion at home and before the world, and eventually in restoring her to a full possession of her rights under the Constitution. It is the general feeling of the public, says the New York World, that the present condition of things is not permanent, cannot be perma nent, ought not to be permanent ; and Congress having failed to carry the country forward a single 3tep towards the settlement which ought to have followed the war, the people have become anxious and impatien^ and are eagerly looking about for some means of escape from a condi tion of things which is neither peace nor war. It is because the call for the Philadelphia Convention falls upon this impatient and discontented mood of the public mind, that so many turn to it with a feeling of hope. The main use of the Convention, as we estimate it, will consist in the opportunity it will afford to the South to make known its temper and wishes through delegates in whom it has confidence ; and to re ceive counsel from its friends in the North as to what it had better do or forbear, under circumstances. A purely Southern Convention, would, at any time during the last six months, have had a salutary effect. If dignity, moderation, and weight of character had been combined in it, a comparison of views and a joint ap peal to the good sense and liberal feeling of the North might have con futed many misrepresentations which have been disseminated by the Radi cals. But the South seemed to await some signal or invitation from the President ; and while there remained the faintest hope of justice from Congress, the President simply declared his views, but countenanced no scheme for organizing the people in opposition to the legislative bodv. He is now understood to favor the Philadelphia Convention ; and the South, accepting the call as a signal om ' him, will be very generally represented. The country will then have an opportunity to see what kind of men the South would natu rally send to Congress, and judge whether her admission would be dangerous. The advantage of making it a general convention of the whole country, is, that by bringing the two sections into friendly contact, they can judge of each other's present tempef, enter into each other's points of view, and learn what concessions may be mutually promotive of har mony between the Northern and the Southern friends of the Union. Congress has been legislating all winter in determined ignorance and blindness. The only way to find out what the South meant, and what the South means, is to listen to what they have to say through persons of their own choice. To appoint a committee to examine witnesses is, in such a case, only a means of prop agating error. The only means fit to guide a leg islative body, is that which is con stantly liabltf to be sifted by persons chosen by the people for their local knowledge. And then a man exam ined by a secret committee, can merely answer questions. He partici pates in no debate; he can answer no objections, correct no misstate ments, hold no intercourse with his constituents. But this preposterous method has been pursued during a long session in respect to the South. By means of it the Northern mind has been p< droned with false or dis torted information, for which we trust the Philadelphia Convention will furnish a partial antidote. 1 » I ld&"* Through the courtesy of one who is expert at taking down the remarks of public speakers, we are enabled to reproduce below the ad dresses delivered by Judge Posey and Col. Fuqua at the Parish Con vention in our city on Saturday last. Our reportorial friend was present on that occasion, "takin' notes," and from his jottings we are furnished with a faithful version of the remarks which fell from the above-named gentlemen on said occasion. The addresses will doubtless be conned with no little interest by those of our readers who may not have enjoyed the pleasure of hearing them ; and there may be others among those even, who were of the auditory, to whom the addresses would well repay perusing : ADDRESS OF HON. K. T. POSEY. The President being requeued, seated briefly what he understood to be the ob ject of the meeting It was an organiza tion called for the purpose of ratifying the nomination of the delegates to the Phila delphia Convention, and to express the sentiments of the citizens of the parish in rolation to that Convention. The object of that Convention was to establish a new party, orgenized upon principles to which every patriotic man, devoted solely to the groat interests of hia country could sub cribe. It was understood by every man of intelli gence that the dominant party in Congress were determined to deny to the Southern people the right and justice of representa tion in Congress until they would accept conditions which would be unwise and exceedingly contrary to the wishes of the people. None can assert, with truth, that an indisposition to give the right of suf frage and of office to the colored people, is inconsistent with genuine loyalty to the United States Government. The war ended more than a year since— those who carried on that tremendous con flict against the Government, after its close, affirmed under oath that, henceforth they would support and defend the Gov ernment—19~20ths of the people he firmly believed were to-day as heartily recon ciled to the Government as its greatest lover could desire—Congress should allow them representation—the repose of the country after the mighty agitation it has undergone; its prosperity and glory re quired it—justice demanded it. Let the wise men of the South meet those of the North, each representing, wholly, the sen timents of the people from whom they came, at Philadelphia in Convention, and the friendly interchange of sentiment, the pledges reciprocally made and given, will and must work magically in favor of re construction and the perpetuity of the Union. ADDRESS OF COL. JAMES O. FUUUA. From old habit I was about to say, fellow-oitizens! but that would not be an appropriate expression, as wc hardly feel we are such. We do however cherish the recollection of the time when wo were citi zens, and hope the time will soon return when we will again be citizens admitted to all the rights and privilege to which we are entitled, under the Constitution of the country, from which we are now de barred by the action of the dominant party controlling the Government. It has been said by those who have come among us, in the interest of this party that we still cherish sentiments of hos tility and enmity to the Government, and that we, or a large proportion of us, are hopefully looking forward to the time, when we can gather sufficient strength to overthrow the Government. I need not gay that these charges are false—that they are inventions intended to bolster up the cause of the party now seeking to subvert the Constitution, and to reduce ua to a da groo of ignominy unparalleled in the his tory of civilization. ' What wo want, what we desire abov all things ar* peace,order and law. We de siro equal protection to life and liberty and to feel secure that it will be »table Our country, desolate and afflicted, pre senta a »ad picture of the ravages and ruin of war. Nothing can restore us to our former prosperity but peace ! peace ! Once satisfy the people that there is security for life and property, and the capital now awaiting and seeking investment in our lands, our production», will assuredly flow to us, and our country will again be re stored to its former grandeur and great ness. As I understand the object of send ing Delegates to the National Convention it is that we may meet our Northern brethren fresh from the people of the North, representing their sentimonts and desires, face to face, that we may convince them that the charges made by designing and malicious persona concerning our ha tred and disloyalty—are false; that we may satisfy them that the professions which we have made to abido by the laws, are sincere, that we intend to be sincere, that there is a willingness and desire to comply with the existing laws of the land, and that wo can guarantee protection to all who come among us; that we de«ire they may come and make investments in the many and varied interests presented in our section. There are three different classes of people in the North. The first actuated by a bit ter and relentless hostility to the people of the South, can look to its favor upon nothing, which emanates from this section To those we have nothiDg to say, as I am satisfied that nothing can bo done, and nothing further should be done to con vince them of the injustice of their course toward our people. The second are politicians —holding through the patronage of the dominant party the majority of the Northern offices, and exorcising an inflnence upon the minds of the Northern peoplo prejudiced to our interests. They care for nothing but office and consequently it is idle Vo hope for nny good froih them. The third are a large proportion of the Northern poople, sincorely attached to the Union, sincerely and honestly desiring its restoration, believing that the Bafety and welfare of the whole people can bo secured only upon the basis of the Constitution. To this class we appeal, we can satisfy them that we are in earnest; that we aro loyal, and consider the perpotuity of the Union boyond a doubt, to be the sole hope of our people; that we wish with all our hearts, the country may be restored to its former peacefulnassand greatness. These men we will meet half way and as soon as they can be assured that we mean all we say, that wo are in earnest, and sincerely intend to follow out our professions, wo can Bafely rely upon their powor and strength to gain us admission to the Halls of Congress. We feel it necessary for our safety and that of the whole country, that the destinies of the people are nnited with tho whole Union; that we feel we must sink or rise with it. But there are men at the North who have been enjoying an unparalleled prosperity, and who think a civil war is not bo terriblo after all, but the dreadful consequences of civil war as they have been depicted to us in the loss of homes, fortunes, brothers and sons, are enough to assure us that we want quiet, that we want peace and order if we can have it. A new party organization for the sole purpose of vindicating President Johnson, his noble course toward the South, and of securing the Government from the hands of those persons who seek to subvert it for for purposes entirely foreign to its intentions, is necessary. The Convention looks to tho formation of such a party, which shall be based solely upon the Con stitution, and of administering the Gov ernment in accordance with its provisions. If we succeed, we shall be satisfied, for it iso^Jv such an organization which can secure to us that peace aud prosperity for which we all long. We go there not as member of any po litical parties, but irrespective of party for the purpose of saving the people from im pending ruin; for, unless a party can be formed upon this basis, looking to tho sup port of the President, wo will be precipi tated into indescribable ruin, and in less than twelve months, in civil war. I regret the division of sentiment on the subject of sending delegatos to tho Con vention, and regret to see another set of gentlemen have been designated, as it leads to useless squabbling, which I depre cate. I will be willing to withdraw, if it bo necessary for the harmony of the Con vention, if permitted to do so, and hope that some arrangement may be made by which this division may be avoided. These are my views and intentions and hope if I am sent to to the Convention, that they meet the approbation of the citizens of the parish. The speech of Col. Fuqua was re. ceived with the utmost attention, every person in the assemblage feel ing that the sentiments so admirably expressed were laden with the utmost promise of good to come. t3F~ We are under renewed obligations to Messrs. Archer & Oarig for late North ern, Southern and Western papers. S&" General R. E. Lee, and wife arrived at the Rockbridge Bath Aiuoi Springs on Saturday, the 14th inst. telegraphic. Nsw Yobk , July 23,— There were 1180 deaths last week, and yesterday 14 deaths from cholera in this city, and five new cases in Brooklyn. The epidemic Is in creasing on Governor's Island. Two deaths and more than the usual nurober of cases occurred yesterday. Of the tweDty four cases there, all are boy» from sixteen to twentv years old. The disoase is severe on Hart'» Island. The number of cases is from twenty to thirty daily, with a pro portion of fifteen per cent, in deaths. Cholera hospitals.have been established in the infected di-t'ictin Brooklyn, which is near Hambleton Avenue. C harleston , July 28.—Account» from ail sections of this State represent the crop prospecte for cotton and oorn as being very gloomy. The injury is occasioned by the want of rain, and is now considered beyond remedy. The rice crop, however, where planting operations have been re sumed is in a nourishing condition. Savannah , July 28.—Ten deaths from cholera have occurred since yesterday morning—all among th# troops. H. D. Cooper, the lighthouse-keeper, died of fever. About fifty desertions have oc ourred from the troops. Philadelphia , July 28.—Seven hundred and forty deaths occurred last week, ten of which were cholera. Savannah , July 28.— Only one death oc curred by cholera to-day among the troops on Tybee. There are no new cases. The physicians do not apprehend furtherspread of the disease. Niw York , June 24.—The steamer Sco tia brings the following news : Q ueenxtown , July 24.—The Great East ern is paying out the cable. The reporte of Saturday afternoon from her are that one hundred and thirty-five miles have been laid. The signals are perfect throughout. L iverpool , July 14, p. Ofthe 7000 sold to-day, 1000 were taken on speculation and export. The market is dull, with but little inquiry. Prices are weak,at a de cline^of }^d. Middling uplands are quoted The^aris Moniteur ofthe 14th, says ne ?:otiations were still pending and tho best oeling prevailed between Prussia and France; but the latest advices seem to in dicate that the war will continue. The Prussians occupy Prague and are still advancing. Benedek's army is organizing, and is 160,000 strong, exclusive of the cavalry and artillery. They are on the line of 01 mntz and Brunn. The Prussian head quarters on the 12th, were only three miles from Brunn. The Prussians under Mautouffel attacked the Bavarians near Kissengen. The latter defended their position ten hours, and re treated to take a position on tho Main. The Bavariau commander Zeallan was killed. The loss was heavy. The Birmineton Banking Company has suspended with liabilities amounting to £2,000.000 sterling. The Vienna Press of the 14th, says the proposed mediation of Napoleon has ended for the present, and Austria must trust to her own strength and resources. She is resolved to fight to maintain her position as a great power. The London Times declares England cannot follow Napoleon in an interven tion oialculated to aggravate the present evils. The Moscow Gazette asserts that Russia does not want a change in the European boundaries, and cannot submit to the dio tatorship of France. Russia is dispat3hing troops to the Silesian frontier. Tho Italians have occupied Padua, not withstanding the French fleet has gone to Venice. Italy persists in advancing to wards Venice. C harleston , S. C., July 24.—A large public meeting under the auspices of the leading citizens of Charleston was held last night and delegates were chosec to the State Convention, which is to select delegates to the Philadelphia Convention, New York July 24, p . it.— Cotton rules hoavy at 86c. for Middling Uplands and 88c* for Middling Orleans. Gold 150>£. Sterling exchange dull at 110)^ for sight. [Advertisement. A. CARD. B aton R ough , July 24th, 1866. Editor Gazette and Comet : Dear Cir— In looking over the proceed ngs of the Parish Convention, held at the Court House on Saturday last, as pub lished in your pi.per cf this morning, I jerceive that my friend, Major a. M, )unn, introduced a series of resolutions denouncing the call of the Convention of 1864 and reflecting on the members of that body. It appears "a change has come over the spirit of his dreams,'' for it is a well-known fact that until within a very short period of time, he warmly advocated the re-assembling of the Convention. In tho month of May last, I was in the city of New Orleans under medical treat ment, and whilst thero, met with Major Dunn, and in a conversation wi'.h him, he requested me to call on the President of said Convention and urge upon him the necessity and importance of re convening that body._ Say to him, he remarked that, at body. , A. M. Dunn, the Nestor of the Bar of the Fifth Judicial District, adviBe him to do so, that our salvation depends upon it." In accordance with that request, I had an interview with the President, and in the conversation we had on the subject, he remarked, "that he agreed in opinion with Major Dunn, and that he had le ceived a communication from the Gov ernor requesting him to Issue the call, but, continued he, I have no confidence in him, his object I believe is to sell us," and shall therefore decline complying with his re quest at present. Now, the Major is a gentleman lor whom I entertain great respect, both on account of his genial manners and his profound legal attain ments; but it seems to me he is not very consistent (and consistency you know is a jewel), when one day he nrges a call of the Convention, and the next day he denounces it. What oracle has he con sulted to cause such a sudden change of base ? And that the change is sudden is susceptible of proof by the testimony of reliable and honoraDle gentlemen in this community whose evidence can be ad duced if necessaiy. A» to the resolution requesting, or oth erwise instructing the m» moer» trom this parish not to attend, I think with all due deference to the gentlemen composing that meeting, that tbey 'raveled beyond their sphere. The meeting was called, as was generally understood, for the purpose of ratifying the appointment of the delegates selected to attend the Philadelphia Con vention and endorsing the action of the President of the United States. No one endorses more cordially than I do the course pursued by Andrew Johnson in his efforts to settle the troubles of onr dis tracted country, and he should be sus tained. But the way to do so, is not by indulging in invective against those who may entertain an honest diffetence of opin ion on questions of minor consideration. It seems that the object ia tp forestall pub lie opinion m to what the Convention may do. A judge who prejudges a case is in competent to «it on it. Why not wait for the action of tliat body before pronouncing judgment against its members individ ually and collectively? That there are some Radicals in it, us there are in all po litical bodies, there can be no doubt, but I can safely say, I am not one of them; for proof of which I refer to the proceedings of 1864; my refusal to vote for the emancipa tion ordinance, and to sign the Constitu tion cost me my judicial hoad. Very resfoctfully yours, H. J. HEARD. jffatt» S&Bfrtisrmfnts. oscar bercier, Commission Merchant. Mouvait or COTTON & WESTERN PRODUCE, NO. 68 MAGAZINE STREET, New Orleans, La. Constantly on band, direct from the W»st and from tb* packers— ÏLOUR, « CORN, P0B , K - BACON, 8 0 HAM8 ' 0N r?A' 8 ' BAGGING, ROPE, Ac, Ac. Advances on consignments of Cotton, Staves, Tallow, *e., Ac, to my friends In New York, Bos ton, Liverpool, Havre, Bordeaux and the West Indies. airs* to: OHAS. BICKER A C o., ) _ . „ PHILIP MACHET, '/Baton Rouge. j uly 26-4 m » Sam'l. Barrett. Osas. Lsg as,««. BARRETT & LeSàSSIER, COTTON FACTORS —ABD— COMMIS'N. M FROH ANTS, Cor. Common and Baronne St*., ESTHAKCS, 48 babos NX stbbkt, j u! ? 24 -y NEW ORLEANS, LA. JVotice—JYbtice. Oofctscioa's Ornos Ü 8 I ktiriw R*vr*us.l ID CoLLSOTK'If l lUgJCT or ) OC1MAHA. Batou Bouge, July 2ub 18#8 ) PURSUANT to the provl»]or« eras set o| O. n greas entitled "»n act to prnvide Internal Keren ne to support the Ooterr ment, to pa* In «oi tb# pUt,| ° debt ai d for olhirrur poses, approved June 8lMh, 1084, and amei d.d bj Ihe act of March, 3d, 1R«5. B «Ä'. , n h *r eby g ' T ! n 10 a " liable to ÎÎ. 4 " '" ,d act '- «Ms Col if c » j "'strict, that I have received the annual lint of duties and taxes asses»«) by the As-e-aorof W î?h îî ' ^ hlch h * T8 become due and payable The Taxes included in this list are uloo in ." *te, oakriaoeb, yachts«, bil liard tables, p ia n o - p o r t e p gol f> watch Ed and license«, which ma, not h yet have been procured The undersigned will attend p-rsonally to the !h «h! " . duties and taie<, from the lit to the «h of a » trust, 188«, d.ilr, (tundats ex cepted), at his office ia üat>n Rouge. All perrons who shall neglect to pay to me. or my Deputy, the duties and turn aeaoered against them, within the time srecifled will b«eome lia ble to the pensltife pretcrlxed t>v law HENRY BAÜSHER, J B., : , n. ® oUec „ tor . O- s Irit-rnm herei.ue, julyjrt-tf Col lection Dis't.of Louisiana. KOTICK TO OIVSRR» «p I .OT8 I!» M agnolia cemetery. OWNEPS of Lots in Magnolia Cemetery are requested to have the weeds wltkin th ir en closures cot down aud carried eff to the nubile road, or on that portion of the Cemetery which Is n t used—rear of the Pint and Second Section.. Weeds and rubbi.h must not be deposited in the alleyways, rr the Bame wilt be removed by the Sexton,'at the expense of the party so dolnir. The Cemetery Is now under a good fence, and own ers of Lots should at once repair their enclosures.. BT OBDia of TUB P b SSIDSNT or THB BOARD. july!25 J. O. CHARBOTTJB, Secretary. NOTICE. THE Prm of N blsom A K eddy having beeai long since dl solved aud the asseta belonging to me, all persons owing the said firm will pieasa make payment to my Attorney, Jamib O. I uijoa Kiiq., who alone is authorised to receive and re ceipt for the rame. Juiy26-lm JOHN M. NP.LSON. NOTICE ! IS GIVEN to all persons hsvlng claims apaimt ihe estate #f J » I .ibbt . deceased, to pie ent ^ .»a s cniBKi »1 u m i.iBDi, uece&sett, to pie ent the same, dmy authenticated, to » am i . P G bevbs attorney for THOMPSON W. BIHD,Tesfament d iy Axeo utor. jolySfl-Ht New Books. JB eADLE'8 NOVELS, from I to 88 inclusive« LARDNKR'S ONE THOUSAND AND TIN THINGS WORTH KNOWING. A WOMAN'S THOUGHTS ABOUT WOfcAN, by Misa Muloeh. THE GRAY WOMAN, by Mr». Gttkel. THE ADMIRAL'S DAUGHTER,by Mrg.Msrih. MAD MONKTON, by Wiikie Collins. JOSEPH GRIMALDI, by Charles Dick«». OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, do. GREAT EXPECTATIONS, do. LITTLE DORR1TT, do. BEADLE'S SONG BOO'iS, from No.l to No. 17. STEEL PENS. POUNCE, CARMINE INK, MARKINO INK, COPYING INK, WRITING FLUID. BLACK INK, In large and small bottlss, at july2fl BKAL'8 BOOK A VARIETY BTORB. HARPER'S MAGAZINE —A!fD — DEMOBEEST'S LADIES' MAGAZINE, 70s AUGUST, 1 H 6fl, —At— jy28 BEAL'S BOOK A VARIETY STORE. Dissolution or Partnership. THK firm of J. F abbhimchir A Co., of this city, ia thla day dissclvtd by mutual consent Jacob kakknhachkr, SOLOMON KUHN. B atos R odo «, July 24th, 1860 The above buainess will be continued at the sa ma old stand uuaer the fi'm of julyitO 104. J. FARRNBACHER.