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Taesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. J. tliuïïiî G. A. PIKE. T. B. R. HATCH, : : : : : Editor. BATON ROUGEI TUESDAY,::NOV. 20, 1S67. *1" WHARTON & ILLINOSWORT1J, Goueral Newspaper and ColloctiiiK A^ontw, 115 Common street, between Camp and 8t. Charles streots, New Orleans. $ff L. C. MORRIS, Collector and General Agent for the settlement of Claims, Bills, &c. Also, author ized Agent and Collector for Tuk (Jazettk &, Comet« Office at the Court House. District Court .—The Fifth Judi cial District Court, H ou. R. T. Posey, presiding, resumed ils session in our city, yesterday morning. A grand jury was impaneled, the members of which are taken from the registered voters whose names appear on the parish assessment roll. One of the jurors is colored, the rest "plain." An arraignment of prisoners was going on during the forenoon, and but little other business was transacted up to the time we left the court room. R. II. Burkr.Esq .—We were grat ified at meeting yesterday with our es teemed fellow-citizen, R. H. Burke, who returned with his family the night before, from a live months' trip to the Western and Middle States. Mr. Burke is looking in very fine health. lie represents bu siness matters as being very dull at the different points he has visited, bo that it is no now thing to him to lind the saino state of things existing here. The Alabama. Convention . —This reconstruction veliicta is rolling along with a vim, taking on board a full cargo of the elements suited to ils peculiar "constitution." It has adopted as a part of the new organic law of the State an article on the now elec tive franchise, setting forth the pro. requisites of antecedent and prospec tive loyalty to the United States Gov" ernment, and a sworn concession of equal civil and political ri"hts to all persons without distinction ot race, color or previous condition, as a sine qua mm to an enjoyment of the right of the elective franchise. Most Deplorable Accident .—The rear cars of an express train on the Hamilton and Dayton (Ohio) Koad were run into by a freight train at Lockland, on the morning of the 21»t inst. The cars were from Toledo, the last one in the train being a sleeping car, in which four ladies and one man were burned to death, caused by the train taking fire and being consumed. The New Orleans Bulletin of the 22d,says : A private dispatch received by Gen. Beauregard, last evening, an nounced that the ladies who lost their lives by this horrible accident were the four Misses Morgan, of this city. The press dispatch this morning states that three of the ladies were named Morgan, and lhat the fourth was a lady from Detroit. There were four of the Misses Morgan on the train, and, if our dispatch is correct, one escaped. These ladies were daughters of the late Benjamin Morgan, and sister in law of our venerable and valued fel low citizen, Charles Pi fir rod. They moved in the highest sucial circles of this city, were noted for their zealous and active benevolence, and were es teemed and beloved by all who had the honor of their acquaintance. To iheir relatives we tender our most profound and heartfelt sympathies in this their terrible bereavement. Work has been commenced upon the Babin levee with a force sufficient to ensure its completion at an early day. We have heard noth ing lately in regard to the llicky levee. The Board of Commissioners still seem floundering about in a mass of doubts, inefficiency and Effingham Lawrence. In the course of time, not Pollock's, we shall see what we shall see.— Sugar Planter, 2'ôJ. Terriblb Accident Upon the River .—As the steamer Olive Branch was backing out from her wharf at the head of Lafayette street, about 6 o'clock last evening, she ran into and sunk a flatboat laden with brick. It is reported that there were eight persons on hoard the latter boat, all" of whom were drowned.— New Orleans Cres cent, 23d, IMPEDIMENTA. Gen. Mower, considering the brief time he has been officiating as chief commander of the Fifth Military District, has out Sheridaned Sher idan, by long odds, in the work of decapitation. He is having an abun dant harvest-time of it, cutting down and reaping, wherever his fancy prompts him. Iiis scythe is sharp and well lubricated, and, as events go to prove, is wielded by a ready ruthless hand. Like old Father Time. "IIo cuts down all Both great anil email." From the Lieutenant Governor ship down through all the different grades »nd branches of the Executive department, and again, from the ju diciary down through all the append ing functionaries of Sheriff, Coroner, Clerks of Courts, &c., the Mower's scythe has told with fearful and merciless sweep. The taint of impedimenta, more imaginary than real with those "Whoso optics keen, See what is not to be seon," is the unpardonable sin, only to be expiated under the avenging stroke of the official scythe. Well, it may come to pass eventu ally that the scythe will pass into other hands, and be made to work the other way. Such a thing some times happens. It happened in the cases of Gens. Sheridan and Sickles, when, after strutting their brief hour upon the stage of politico-military authority, they were superseded and removed to other parts. "IIa who of old would rond tlie oak I>roarnt not of the rehjund." Our readers generally have ere this, been made acquainted with the sweeping orders recently issued by Gen. Mower. It may be well, as a matter of convenient reference, to give place in our columns to the sub stance of those orders, and to begin, we append the following relative to the removal of the State officials which we find embodied in the ac companying comments copied from the New Orleans Bee, of the 22d instant : By ! efereneo to the order of Gen. Mower, in another column, it will be seen that Liout. (juv. Voorhics gives place to Mr. Jacob Hawkins, who is compcraiively a stranger to the community, and sc.i.cely entitled by his standing to occupy the high position of Lieutouaat (iovci iior of tbo State. Mr. Hawkins wasi'tone time a teaclior in Catahoula parish, aud is at oresent Reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court of tiie Sta'e. Gov. Voor hies ret ; res with the csioom of every one whose respect is worth having. Mr. J. Hamilton tiardv, Secretary _of Stiito, gives place to Mr. j. R. G. Pitkin, who has made himself somcwh.it eccentric and notorious as a would be politician. Mr. Adam Giffen, Stalo Treasurer, who has always enjoyed public confidence, has also been removed, and Mr. E. .1. Jenkins, whoso name is quite new to us, becomes Treasurer in his. stead. Mr. II. Peralta, long and favorably known as Audi;or of I'uiilic Accounts, is superseded by Mr. J. ii. Sypher, who came to Louisiana with the Federal Army, and was spoken of some months ago as a robable Chief of Police of* this Jii.y. Mr. K. M. Luahor, the indefatigable Su perintendent of Public Education, is su perseded by Mr. John MoJNaii, who has been known hitherto as an instructor of youth. Our friend, Dr. Charles Dolery, Coroner of this parish, has likewiso been removed, and VV. II. Hire appointed to succeed him. The officers removed aie all well known to the poople of the State. They bear unexceptionable reputations, and relire to private life with universal respect. It i* not for us to pats upon tho motives id'Gen. Mower, who has been unable to resist the nolitical pressure against which (Jen. Shoridan successluHy fought. These appointments have doubtless boon dictated to him f'om Washington. Whether he can justify his action to bis superiors le mains to be seen. The officers removed were all elected by tbo people. In their displacement a blow has been struck at tho principle of popular sovcreignmont which may hereafter bring evil truit. The order removing a Judge, .Jus tice of the Peace, Tax Collector and Clerks of Courts, is as follows : IIkawjcautbus Fifth Military Dist-iict, ) New Orleans, La., Jiov. 'M, 1807. f Special Orders, No 191. [ lix.nict.l 8. The presont incumbents being im pediments to restruction, under tho laws of Congress, tho following removals and appointments of civil officers, in Loui siana, aro hereby oiderod : Paul E. Theard, Judge Fourth District Court, Parish of Orleans, is removed, and J. P. Boyd appointed in his place. Kicliard C. Bond, Clerk Fourth District Court, Parish of Orleans, is removed, and William L Randall appointed in his plase. - Wm. Woeiper, Clerk Sixth District Court, Parish ot Orleans, is Amoved, and II. C. Caulkins appointed in his place. Paul W. Collons, Third Justice of tbo Peace, Parish ot Orleans, is removed, and Eugeno Staes appointed in his place. D. C. Bjerly,Clerk Third District Court, Parish of Orleans, is removed, and John B. Carter appointed in his place. > Thomas Askew, State Tax Collector, First District, is removed, and John L. Davios appointed in his place. By command of Brevet Major General Jos. A. Mower. Nathaniel Bcrbank, Acting Assistant Adjutant General. TIIE ORDERS REVERSED. After the foregoing was placed in the hands ot the compositor, our New Orleans exchanges of the 23d, came to hand, containing a special order issued by Gtrti. Mower, revers ing in toto the orders previously em auatipg from that dignitary. This afterthought,of the military com mander 2 )ro ,em > was 110 doubt prompted by the dissent which his conduct is known to have met with in Washington, and the instructions which were forwarded to him by Gen. Grant to suspend his orders making removals. These proceedings tend to place Gen. Mower in no enviable light be tore the people. HISTORY OF A WEATHERCOCK BEING THE WONDEIIFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE LEGEND OF MEDIO-POLLITO. [Translated *rom tho Spanish of F. Caballero ] [So little is known up to the près eut day of the popular tales and legends uf Spain, and the specimen which we here presont to our younger readers is so good and so uncommon of its kind, that we feel that .we stand in need of no-excuse for our selection, even to the graver portion of our readers. No Dr Dasent has as yet undertaken to explore tho folk-lore of Spain, and the formal and punctilious Spaniard is in general but little suspected to possess the great fund ot native humor which in reality lurks beneath his stateli ness. The conversation of the lower orders, indeed, bristles all over with quaint proverbs and humorous say ings, as is exemplified in the inimi table Sancho Panza of immortal ce lebrity ; and an inquiry of into pop ular tales, proverbs, and songs of that little-frequented part of Europe would lichly repay the labor of those interested in such matters. The legend here given is the An dalusian one, and professes to explain the origin of weathercocks in the history of Medio-Pollito, or Half Chicken, the cross-grained founder of his tribe. The curious supersti tion alluded to in it of eggs being laid by old cocks, is firmly believed by the people, and we have heard it asserted by a well-informed Spaniard that an unusually small egg he had found in the hen-roost must certainly have been laid by the cock. -A cock, however, is said to lay once in his life, and the basilisk contained in the efrg takes seven years to hatch. The first person whom he sees on breaking his shell he is able to kill Ly the power of his eye ; but if any one should first see him, the basilisk hinself dies. Scarcely less curious is the notion, on which the the final catastrophe hinges, of St. Peter's dislike to the crowing of a cock, and Iiis stoouing to take revenge on one that had offended him in this manner. Our story is translated from "La Gaviota," a tale of Spanish life by Fonyiti Caballero, the greatest living Spanish novelist.] There was once upon a time a handsome lien, who lived very com fortably in a court-yard surrounded by her numerous family, among whom there was one chicken that was both lame aud ugly. Now this was the very one that the mother loved best of all, for that is the way with mothers. This cripple had been hatched from a very tiny little egg. lie was indeed no more than half a chicken, for he had only one eye, one wing, and one claw ; and for all that he gave himself more airs than his father did, who was the hand somest and bravest and most gentle manly cock in all the fowl yards for sixty miles •omul. This diick thought himself the Phoenix of his race If tli" other cocks laughed at him. lie thought it was out of envy ; and ii the hens did, he said that it was for anger because of the little attention that he paid them. < )ne day he said to his mother, "Look here, mother. The country wearies me ; I have mae'e up my mind to go to Court. I want to see the Kiug and Queen." The poor mother began to tremble when she heard these words. "My son," she exclaimed, "who could have put such nonsense into your head 1 Your father has never once been outside his own domain, and lie is the pride of his race. Why, where would you find such a court-yard as you have here 1 < )r where a grander manure-heap ? Where would you find better or more plentiful food, a warmer hen roost, or a family that loves'you more dearly ?" "Nego',' said Medio-Pollito in Latin, for he set up to be a great cholar. "My brothers and my cousins are ignorant clowns." "But, my son," continued his mother, "have you never looked at yourself in tho glass ? Have you not found out that you have got one eye and one claw less than other people V * "Nay, if you begin on that," re plied Medio-Pollito, "1 shall answer lhat you ought to fall down dead for shame at seeing me in such a state, it is your fault aud nobody's else. What sort of an egg did I come out of, pray,? Was it laid by an old cock ? "No, my son," said the lien, "for only basilisks come out of those egg3. You were hatched from a very wee little egg, but indeed that was no fault of mine." "Perhaps,"said Medio-Politto, his comb turning as red as scarlet, "per haps I shall meet with some clever surgeon, who will put on my missing limbs.- Anyhow, my mind is made up; oft'I go." When the poor hen saw there was no way of turning him from his pur pose, she said : "At least, my son, hearken to the prudent counsel of a loving mother, Take care not to pass by any churches where there is a statue of St. Peter, for that saint is not at all tond of cocks, and still less of their crow. Avoid also certain men whom there are in the world, called cooks, for they are our mortal enemies,-and will wring your neck as soon as look at you. And now my son, St. Raphael, the patron of travelers, be your guide. Go ask your father's blessing." approached ven erable author of his existence, and, stooping to kiss his claw begged his blessing. The worthy old cock gave it to him with more dignity than af fection, for he waiby no means fond f him on account of his peevish temper. I5ut his mother was so much moved, that she was obliged to wipe away her tears with a with ered leaf. Then Medio Pollito began his march, clapping his wing and crow ing three times as a signal of de parture. As he arrived at the banks of a stream that was almost dried up— for it was summer—it so happened that the slender thread of water was hindered from flowing by a few branches that had fallen across its bed. On seeing the traveller, the Stream said : Thou seest, friend, how weak I am. Scarcely can I move a step, and 1 have not strength to push aside these branches that block up my way. Neither can I make a round to avoid them, for it would entirely exhaust me. Thou couldst easily get me out of this difficulty by part ing the branches with thy beak. In return, thou mayst not only quench thy thirst in my current, but reckon yn my services as soon as the rains of heaven shall have restored my strength." The Chicken replied : "I could, but I don't choose. Do you think I look like the servant of l'rty little streams?" "Thou wilt remember me when least thou thinkest,"-murmured the Stream in a fainting voice. ''It's very fine for you to boast," returned Medio-Pollito, mockingly. 'Why, one would think you had just drawn a prize in the lottery, or could bo sure of help from the waters of the Deluge." A little farther on lie met with the Wind, lying faint and helpless on the ground. "Dear Medio-Pollito," he said, "in this world we all have need of one another. Come near, and look on me. Seést thou what the heat of summer has done to me? to me, so strong, so mighty ? to me, who raise the waves, who lay waste the fields, whose power none can withstand ? 1 'his mid-summer day has killed me. I fi 1 asleep, intoxicated by the per fume of the flowers with which I was ploying, and here thou seest me swooning. If thou wouldst but raise me two inches from the ground with thy beak, and fan me with thy wing, that would enable me to take flight to my cavern, where my mother and sisters, the Storms, are busy mend ng up a few old clouds that I have torn. There they will give me some efreshing draughts, and I shall recover my strength." "Sir Wind," replied the ill-natured chicken, "many a time have you amused youiself at my expense, puffing at me from behind and blow ing open my tail like a fan, so that all who saw it might laugh at me. No, no, my friend ; every dog has his day, so good afternoon to you, Mr. Joker." AN' i t h this he crowed three times in a loud voice and strutted proudly away. In the middle of a stubble field to which the laborers had set fire, there rose up a slender column of smoke. Medio-Pollito drew near, and saw a tiny flame flickering from time to time among the ashes. Dear Medio-Pollito," said the little Flame, "thou art come in the very nick of time to save my life. I you want am at my last gasp for want of fuel, I canuot think what is become of my cousin, the Wind, for it is he who al ways helps me out of my troubles. Do bring me one or two little straws to revive me." j "What business is it of mine, I should like to know 1" replied Medio Pollito. "You may go out if vor like, and welcome. I don't you." i "Who knows but you may want me some day ?" answered the Flame, "No one car^ay, 'There shall be no harm happen unto me.'" "Now, then," said the cross crea | ture, "must you always be preach iug? Take that, then!" : And so saying, he covered him with ashes; after which he began to crow, as usual, as though he had j done some great deed. J Medio-Pollito at last reached the ! capital, and passed in front of a j church which they told him was St. j Peter's. Thereupon he posted him j self in the doorway and crowed until fie nearly cracked hi^ voice, for nothing in the world but to annoy the Saint, and to have the pleasure of disobeying his mother. When he came to the Palace he wanted to go in to see the King and Queen, but the sentinels cried out to him. "Keep off!" Thereupon he turned aside and went through a back door int* a large room, where he saw a great many people passing to and fro. He asked who they were, and was in formed that they were his Majesty's cooks. Instead of running away, as his mother had advised him to do, in he inarched with head and crest erect. Immediately one of the scullions laid hands on him, and wrung his neck in a twinkling. "Hullo there!" said he, "bring me some hot water, that I may pluck this fowl." "Water, my beautiful crystal lady!" cried Medio-Pollito, "do not scald me, 1 entreat you. Have pity on me !" "Madst thou any pity on me when I asked thy help, ill-natured bird?" replied tho Water, boiling with in dignation, and splashing him from head to foot, while the scullions soon left him without a single feather to cover him. Then the cook laid hold of him and put him on the spit. "Fire, brilliant Fire !" cried the unhappy bird, "thou who art so powerful and so glorious, have pity on my state, draw in thy flames aud burn me not !" "Wretch !" replied the Fire, "how darest thou appeal to ine after hav ing attempted to smother me on the pretext that thou couldst never need my help? Come near and see what 1 can do." Aud, not content with browning hiin, he burnt him as black as a cinder. When the cook saw him in this state, he took him by the leg aud flung liini out of the window. Immediately the Wind caught hold of him. "Wind !" cried Medio-Pollito, "my dear and much honored Wind, thou who reignest over all and obeyest none, mightiest among the mighty; have compassion on me, and leave me alolie on this rubbish-heap !" "Leave thee!" roared the Wind, snatching him away in an eddy and whirling him through the air like a shuttlecock, "No, never, as long as 1 live!" Ile set Medio-Pollito down on the top of a steeple. St. Peter stretched out his hand and fastened him there. From that time forth he occupies this post, blackened, flattened, and featherless, lashed by the Rain and puffed at by tho Wind, from "whom lie is always trying to protect his tail. He is no longer called Medio Pollito, but Weathercock. 13ut be it known to you all that there he is still, reaping the just reward for his disobedience, his pride, and his ill-nature." IT5P The following toast was given at a print 's supper : "The Printer—independent as a wood-sawyer's clerk, proud as Luci fer, poor as Job's turkey, and the personification of intelligence." A Providence boy killed his companion the other day because he refused to "knuckle down" in play ing marbles. DIED: In this city, on Saturday, the 19th inst., K. FEIBLEMAN, a native of Germany, aged 24 years. On the 22d, inst., Mrs. MARIE DUF KAU, wile of Arneaux Pomes, a native of France. In this» city, on Wednesday evening, the 20;li m- 1., LAURENT AUBIC, a na tive ut t ranee, and for the past 82 years a resident of this city, aged 52years. In Wext. Baton Rouge, on Saturday night, the 23d inxt., A KM AND DU BROCA, aged 23 year«. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. STATE OK LOUI8Î ANA- FIFTH JU- ' dicial District Court—Parish of East Baton Kong«— Geo. O. Hall vs. G. W. IIlisted—N oh . 1282 and 1233. B1 VIRTUE of two writs of Ji. fa. is sued in tho above suit and dirocted to tho Sheriff of said Parish, from tho Honorable Court aforesaid, I have seizod and will expose to public sale, in front of tho Court liouso door of said Parish, in the city of Baton Kongo, on Satui'dny, the 7« Ii flay of December, A. D., 1867, at 11 o'clock, A. M. of said day, all the right, title, interest and Claim of the defendant, in and to tho following described proporty, to-wit : » 1 BAROUCHE; 1 set of DOUBLE HARNESS; 2 BLACK HORSES. Seizod to pay and satisfy tho amount of judgraont, interest and cost claimed in tho abovo suit. T ebms ok S ale —Cash, with the bonetit of appraisement. , ED. D CHEATHAM, nov26 Deputy Shorifl'. STATE OF LOUISIANA-FIFTH Ju dicial District Court— Parish of East Baton Kongo —Succession of Octavia Malloy— No. 988. WIIKItEAN, Samubi . P. Obevks haa this day petitioned the Court for lettors ot administration in the above suc cession. All parties interested aro hereby notified that any opposition to the same must bo filed within ten days from tho lirst publi cation horeof. Givon undor my hand and seal J y .1 °f offlco, this 21st day of Novoni r f her, A. D., 1867. F. A. OALLAUGHER, nov26-10d Doputy Clerk. MII j I j ERS AND FARMEIiS, TAKE NOTICE! IIIAVK on consignment a very superior COHN MII.L, with the French Burr Mill Stone«. It has been in ui-e but fora hort time, hut in in complete running order, together with 82 feet of 8 inch India Kubbcr Belting. It will be sold at a bargain. I hiive also in store an assortment of the "STEEL CORN MILLS." so very convenient for family use, and a few of the very best CORN SH fi LI E KS. DOOKH, n 1,1 NPH ana S A S H KS, of all slzea, al ways on hand or promptly mad«! to order. WINDOW (II.ASS of all Mien furnished or cut to order, at the Hardware Store on Third stseel. novVKi JA M KS Me VA Y. NEW Slti.lK, MOLASSES & SYRIfl». HAVE JUST RECEIVED, uüd will cootiuuc to receive, consignments of New Sugar, Molasses and Syrup, from Woodstock à Chithwukth's plantation«, which I will sell by the hogshead and barrel, or in such quantities an will suit purchaser», at New Orleans Crlcc*. nov23 WM. GAlvlO. l^EW ARRIV ALS, 20 boxe« genuine Oorman Soap, 10 .. Star Candles, a barrels extra White Coal Oil, 10 .. tine lar»e Peach Blow Potatoes 5 . New Crop open kuttlu Sugar, 6 b'gt Prime Bio OolTee, 1 barrel Choice (Jolden Syrup—ucw. 25 barrels Kxtra Family Hour, 'I .. New Crop Pecans. To arrive wllliln a day or two i 6 barrels New Crop Ruislns, 1 lirkm Choice (iushen liut' er, 3 tubs 0 boxes Fresh-baked Cream Crsckurc, 1 barrel Witter Waters—Fancy. I .. Cranberritt?, 10 .. Mess Pork. Dealers aud families supplied with good goods at moderate rates for ready cash. nov23 JOSH CA IlKAI. SCHOOL BOOKS, CIOPV BOOKS, J SLATES, PENCILS, INK, PA l/EH, 1JLANK BOOKS, BOOK-KEhl'I.MJ BLANKS, Just received at nov23-»w BEAL'S BOOK A VAIUHTY STORK NEW BOOKS. ' fXlUR OAKS, HOUSEHOLD OF BOUVKKIK, A HOOK ABOUT LAW VEHS, A WOMAN'S TIIOUOIITS, By Miss Muloeh. Just received at novSW BEAL'S BOOK & VARIETY STOKE M Ali A ZINKS Deccmlier, IKli7, • Just received at nov23-f)t DEAL'S BOOK & VARIETY STORE GUN CAI'M. ELEY'S WATERPROOF, CENTRAL FIRE, COLT'S PISTOL, MUSKET AND FRENCH (1 D CAPS, at nov23-2w DEAL'S BOOK A VARIETY STORE' GUNS. SINOLE AND DOUBLE SHOT (JUNS,'Brec' h I.oidlng Rifles, at nov28 BEAL'S BOOK 4 VARIETY STORE BUCKWHEAT. JUST RECEIVED, another lot of choice New York Buckw/i'Sat—the best made In America, novl'j JOSHUA BEAI, FANCY CON FECTION EKI ES. 1 OA POUNLS Fancy Confectioneries just ar luv riv d from New York anil fur sale by the package to dealers. [noyl'.i| fOSilUA REAL Bleedings or Cooler Molasses. NEW CROP —Now oa draft, N*-w Crop Cooler Molasses, also New Crop Golden Syrup. aovl9 JOSHUA HEAL NEW LOUISIANA SUGAR. B * store choice New Crop Louisiana 8u«?ir. no vlü JOSHUA BKAL HERRINGS AM) CODFISH. JUïiT stored thirty boxes "New Catch" Herrings and Codtiuh—dealers supplied at low rate»>. novi9 JO^HL'A BfcAL CHOICE LAIIGE RED APPLES. ff^KN BARRELS extra large Red Apples, now I due here per steamer India novl9 JOSHUA BKAL NEW CROP CRANBERRIES. S at retail hy JO-.IIUA HEAL novlö CHOP CKANIiKKRIEa at retail hy "R. E. LEE" FLOUR THE BKST FLOUR is the cheapest L*e" Flour is unsurpassed the "R. E. JOSIIUA REAL Old Gold and Silver Wanted. I AM PAYING the highest, price for old Gold and Silver. Ë. FKflXHiKR, j&nbi Watchmaker and Jeweler.