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IS X1TBIJSHED T HI-WEEKLY, Taesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, J. C. CHARROTTE, T.B. R. HOT, G.I PIE T. B. R. HATCH, : : : : : Editor BATON ROUGEi TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1863 jST L. C. MORRIS, Collector Mid General Agent for the settlement of Claims, Bills, &e. Also, author ised Agent and Collector for The Gazette L Comet Office at the Court House. fj- E. C. WHARTON k CO., No. 88 Common street, between Camp and .Magazine, New Orleans, are onr authorized Agonts for that city. or Reading Matter on Every Page, S&* Our old friend Saml. A Moore, who came up from New Orleans few days since, in a sick and débilita ted condition, is, we are happy to per ceive, beginning to look "ail right again. A few days' rustication among his old friends, and the watch ful care and attention bestowed upon him by the members of the family whose kindness and hospitality he is 8haring,has wrought a magical change for the better in his physical appear ance and condition. Splendid Strawberries .—We have received from Dr. R. H. Day some specimen fruit of the famous Wilson seedlings, which are ac knowledged the best variety of the strawberry species. The specimens alluded are very large, plump and fragrant and were raised bythe Doctor on his model horticultural farm out on Government street. The Bayou Sara Brass Band came up last night on the Wild Wagoner, and their presence was hardly known until the delightful notes of their instruments were beard Many of our citizens received the gratifying favor of a serenade. The band performed in admirable style, and their sweet and powerful music yet lingers on the ear. The above flattering and well mer ited notice, which we copy from the Natchez Courier of the 24th, has but a single objection to make it all that could be wished by those it is intended to compliment, and that is, the slight mistake our cotemporary has made in designating the Baton Rouge Brass Band as "the Bayou Sara Brass Band." The DemocraticColoredBall The ball given by the Democratic colored club in our city, on Saturday night last, was a gay and festive affair. Everything passed off quietly and genteely. There was a very large gathering of the freedmen with their relatives, friends, acquaintances and favorites of the opposite sex, and also a goodly attendance of lookers on from the ranks of those who com pose their white friends and well wishers. There was excellent mu sic, and, as we learned, plenty of the best of lager and other el ceteras to give good cheer to the occasion. J®* The Right Rev. Cicero S. Hawks, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, died at St, Louis, on the 19th inst. He was 56 .years of age and a native of New. bern, N. C. Four of the family have died within the past two years, the last previous to the Bishop, being Rev. Francis L. Hawks, D. D., in the fall of 1866, in New York. How He Did It A mean man having a very large family found it rather hard to keep up the table, and has adopted the following ingenious plan : "Who'll take a cent and do with out his supper ?" "I! I!" exclaimed the children, all eager to get the prize. The old man pulls out a pocket book full of red cents, which he keeps tor the occasion, and after giving them one apiece sends them off to bed. The next morning they all looked like starved Arabs. The old man calls them round him, and with an air of gravity asks : "Who'll give a cent to have a nice warm biscuit for breakfast ?" It is needless to say the cents are forthcoming, r Permanent barracks for the accommodation of one thousand men Are being erected at Atlanta, Georgia. The apartments of line and field of ficers and men are separate. The •cost will be $150,000. •or Colored Frkndi and Political Allies* The result of the late election in this and some of the other towns and parishes in the State, has demon strated the fact, that the colored people, when properly approached and advised by those of our white population whp have always been their truest friends, can be made to appreciate the importance of aiding and identifying themselves with those friends in every political cause or emergency. In those localities where the Radi cal influence was left unopposed or only passively resisted, the result proved, as a natural sequence, the success of the Radical ticket. The freedmen weré' made the bulwarks, as they were the deluded tools, by which Radicalism was enabled to ride safely into power an# office. It was the old war game played over again, with the substitution of ballots for bullets, when the Federal Gov ernment, outwitting the Southern people, took possession of the freed men, enrolled them in the army, placed them at the front as a shield and bulwark against the clash and clang of opposing arms, and made good soldiers of them, albeit at an immense sacrifice of their sable allies. Having the right to vote, it be comes the duty of every good white citizen, so to counsel with, and in struct the freedmen, as will make them duly understand and appreciate the importance of that right and how to exercise it. Where pains have been taken, as we have seen in our midst, to enlighten them on this sub ject, the happiest success has been achieved, despite the obstacles and teachings of vicious and corrupt white or whitish demagogues to per vert the freedmen to their own selfish aggrandizement. We owe it to the freedmen in all kindliness, patience and forbearance to teach and facilitate them in the acquisition of that knowledge and intelligence which will redound to their moral as well as political in terests and well being. They have a right to expect this at our hands, and they should not be disappointed. Their condition is susceptible of great amelioration. By improving and elevating it, they may be made power far more serviceable to themselves, their families and the country wherein they have citizen ship, than if left, as has been too long the case, to be led astray by low, mean white men. Steps in the right direction, have been taken elsewhere in the South, to elevate the standard of the col ored race in a material as well as mental point of view. We see that a plan for the early establishment of a labor university at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has been devised and matured. Such a step is worthy of imitation in every State and we hope the day is not far distant when it will be followed in Louisiana ; for, as a cotemporary justly remarks in connection with this subject, not withstanding the many assertions to the contrary, the fact has become pretty well established that the ne groes can be made to lend, by pur suing the proper course with them, material assistance in rebuilding the prosperity of our country. They will not always be deluded and led astray by vicious white men, or be dazzled by fair though false promises of po litical honors. Even now their eyes are being opened to the true state of affairs, and they see how basely they have been duped and imposed upon by those who are loudest in their protestations of friendship— the Northern adventurers. We have noticed in a number of our exchanges mention made of the great change that has taken place for the better among the negroes, even in commu nities where they have heretofore been the most worthless and indo lent, and this sustains us in the be lief that they will 600n return to their old ways, and their happy voices will again make music in our fields. Let us continue to them oar friendship and assistance, elevate to them morally and intellectually, counteract by our kindness and for bearance the evil influence of the wicked persons who impose upon their credulity, and ere long the right will triumph, and the valuable services of the negro will^be felt and acknowledged in every community. TELEGRAPHIC. Foreign and .Domestic. W ashington , A j ril 2S.—It is Gen. J. M. Sehofleld, commanding First Military District, whom the President has nomi nated Secretary of War. Gen. Lovell H. Boussouu hast arrived from Alaska nnder sommons as a witness for the defence. London , April 25.—Advices from Aus tralia state that a Fenian named Farrell, shot Prince Alfred in the back. The ball was extracted, and Alfred was doing well, but had been sent home. London , April 25—Evening.—The at tempted assassination of Prince Albert by the Fenian Farrell, has produced the most profound excitement from one end of the nation to the other. The press teems with denunciation of the assassin, and among the people, with whom the Prince was a great favorite, the crime forms a great topic of conversation. New York , April 25.—Gold 189; cotton a shade firmer, Middling 0plandsS2%@ 33. THE STATE ELECTION. The following are the returns of the election on the Constitution, as far as they havo come to hand : For the Constitution 34,749 Against the Constitution 24,697 Majority for the Constitution, 10,052. The complexion of the Legislature is yet in doubt. Tbo Senate consists of 36 mem bers, and as far as heard from, it stands as follows : Democrats 15 Radicals 16 Majority for Radicals, 1. The districis yet to be heard from are Vermillion and St. Mary, one Senator. Bossier, Bienville and Claiborne two Sena tors; and De Soto, Natchitoches and Sa bine, two Senators. Of these the Demo crats must certainly have elected the two in the Claiborne district, and it is not im probable that they have elected the other three. house. Dptnocrats 44 Radicals 46 Majority for Radicals, 2. The parishes to be heard from are : Bienville,1; Bossier,2; Carroll,2; Frank lin, 1; Jackson, 1; Lafayette, 1; Point Coupee, 2; Sabine, 1. Of these we claim Bienville, Bo-»ier, Franklin, Jackson, La fa yette and Sabine, 7 members giving us 51, or a majority of 2 in the House. At the best, or worse, it will be very close. DIGNITY OF CONGRESS. Darby Dodd, the amusing and sarcastic correspondent of the Metro politan Record, under date of Feb ruary 20th, gives the following ac count of a debate in the Rump, which fully and forcibly illustrates the refinement and dignity of that body of fanatics : "There was a delightful debate in the House yesterday, and I found it almost as entertaining as the White Fawn." The White Fawn has not yet been produced in AVashington, but the Fawney has been running here for a long time. , He has also been running my two papers, both daily ; and the office of Clerk to the Senate. I may also remark that he shows some signs of running down. But I am going away from Con gress. The debate I want to tell you about arose on a resolution offered by Mr. Logan, of Illinois, instructing the Committee on Lands and Places to provide places for all disabled soldiers applying for them. Mr. Logan said : "Mr. Speaker, insist that these sons of Mars shall — Mr. Marsball, 111.—"Mr. Speaker, I rise to a point of order. The infamous and utterly abandoned wretch, my honorable colleague, has seen fit to allude personally to me. I scorn him, sir, I despise him; aud I hurl back in his teeth the insinuation that persons (or whom he wants placés are my sons. I"— Mr. Logan - "If the miserable pol troon who has interrupted me will allow, I will continue my remarks. I repeat, Mr. Speaker, that these sons of Mars shall"— The Speaker—"The gentleman is not in order. It is improper to men tion the name of any member in debate." Mr. Logan—"I trust the Honora ble Speaker is not a drivelling idiot. If he and the braying donkey who first interrupted me will restrain their slimy tongues, I will conclude my remarks. I say, Mr. Speaker, and I insist these sons of Mars shall be supported by the Government in whose service they were disabled." Mr. Rivers, N. T., said he wished to know if any of the persons for whom the foul-mouthed slanderer from Illinois desired places were negroes. "Negroes," continued Mr. Rivers, "are not fit for any posi tion under the Government of the United States. Look at the negro's heel, Air. Speaker, and look at his shanks"— Mr. Shanks, Ind. —"Mr. Speaker, tbe contemptible blackguard from New York has connected my name with the question before the House. I call him to order, sir, and I demand a retraction of the slander he has uttered." Mr. Rivers—"This fellow is be neath contempt. I* repeat, Mr. bjieaker, that tbe negro's shanks show him to be utterly unfit for the duties of public office. The sneak and renegade who offered' this reso lution has an object to attain, I dare say there is a price"— Mr. Price, Iowa—"If the low scoundrel refers to me I pronounce him a liar, and if he wants satisfac tion he can have it. I hurl back his slanders upon the noble race that saved this Republic from fiendish rebels and traitors—a race to which we are indebted for patriotic serv ices—a race whose aims"— Mr. Ames, Mass.—"Mr. Speaker, the innocent fool who has referred to me is wandering from the subject before the House. I do not object to the negro being discussed here, but the gentleman seems inclined to pile"— Mr. Pile, Mo.—"A point of order, Mr. Speaker; I call the ass from Massachusetts to order. He is en deavoring to incite hate." "Mr. Haight, N. J.—"It is false, I brand the assertion as a falsehood, and I defey the ruffian who insinu ated that I can be incited. The negro has beeu drawn into the dis cussion, sir, and when the negro plants"— Mr. Plants, Ohio—"The blunder ing blockhead links my name with the colored man. I despise him and spit upon him. Although I esteem the colored man and would"— Mr. Wood, N. Y.—"Mr. Speaker, I move a vote of censure upon the creature who speaks of me in con nection with the negro. I scorn his yelping, and look upon him as a mere cur"— Mr. Mercur, Pa—"The slimy copperherhead, alludes to me as if I were a dog : Sir, has the wretch ever heard of "Old Mother Hubbard who"— Mr. Hubbard, N. Y.—"Mr. Speaker, this debate should be closed at once, if personalities cannot be kept out of it. If the last speaker meant me when he spoke of old Mother Hub bard, I pronounce him an unmitiga ted donkey. If he wants me he knows where I am to be found." This closed the debate and the resolutions were adopted. Napoleon's New Gun .—The Nouvellist de Rouen thus describes the Mitrailleuse, a new instrument of war, partly invented by the Em peror Napoleon : "Imagine a coffee mill half a yard in height, with an opening at the top half a yard in diameter. Into this cartouches are shoveled, and by means of a wheel turned by a handle. The soldier who works the instrument lets a single cartouche fall into each of the eight barrels of the Mitrailleuse. These barrels are about a yard in length. As the trigger falls on the cap it closes the barrels, the shots are fired, and the wheel, in turning, re-opens the barrels, re-cocks the trigger, and lets other cartouches assume the places of those discharged. This instrument, worked by a single sol dier, discharges from fifty to fitty five shots a minute, and is effective at one thousand seven hundred yards." ' A Code in the Dose .—Every body has a bad cold about this time, Smith and Joües among the rest. A corner dialogue between them sounded something like this : Stnilh— Ilow'd ye do, Jones ? Jones— Pretty dwell, odly I have a bad code. How are you, Smidth ? Smith —I hab sobting of a code it the dose, too; but it is gettidg dwell ag ' lid ' Jones —What bedicid did you take ? Smith —I snuffed up laudadub ad bwate. Do you take adythigd ? Jones —Do, I judst »rid and bear it; but I bust say : "Dab a code id the dose." Hon. John Rull . —The Shelby ville (Tenn.) Union thus refers to this distinguished leader of a great party : This once able statesman is still alive and lives over the Cumberland now. He is now upwards of seventy six years ot age, aud compared with his former seit is but a wreck. His health is by no means good, and he but awaits the dread summons which must take him from earth to eternity. Hungarian troops are hereaf ter to garrison Hungary, aud in this aud other measures which have been taken to concilinte that country Aus tria shows tbe greatest wisdom. Hungary, once rebellious, is now believed to be quite firmly allied to Austria—a judicious attention to the wishes of her people having changed hatred to loyalty. NE W ADVERTI SEM ENTS. Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine, FOR MAY, 1868. apr28 HKROMAN'S BOOK & MUSIC DEPOT. WHY NOT DO IT J LOO A L consumers of Coro Meal—and that comprises quite every family in the place— c mid do themselves a service and give material aid to a home industiy if they weald but persist in demanding ot their grocers that which is man a'actured on the spot. i\>r myself, 1 will guarantee tbe prodact of my mills unsurpassed by that produced in any other m ilia m the country. When the cost to you la no more than what yon are required to pay for other, may I reasonably ask preference. »P r2s JOiHUA HEAL CAROLINA CLAY PEAS. I NOW HAVE in store the purest and hand somest lot of Carolina Clay Peas that can be found in the Tillage—call and se« them. a p f!ig JOSHUA BkAL CORN. PLANTERS in want of good sound and dry White Corn, will consult their interests by giving me a call—my prices are as low as grades of .less merit are now offered at. »I» 2 3 JOSHUA BEAL GREAT S AT.T! —OF— HORSES, buggies, carriages, HARNESS, SADDLES, &c., ■BTST J TT LI TT S O. BOGEL, Auctioneer, WEDNESDAY MORNING, April 20th, at 11 o'clock. WILL BE SOLD, WITHOUT LIMIT OR RE serve, the entire contents of tbe LIVERY STABLE ON THIRD STREET* — con8isting of TEN HORSES, four no-top buggies, ONE BRETT, THREE CARRIAGES, ONE TOP SPRING WAGON. ONE NO-TOP BO. DO., FOUR TOP^BÜGGIES, SIX SETTS DBLE. CAR. HARNESS, SIX SKITS SINGLE BUGGY DO., four SADDLES AND BRIDLES, etc., erc., etc. Terms—CA&H. JULIUS C. BOGEL, aprîS Auctioneer. COAL OIL. JUST RECEIVED,a few barrHsof Extra White Coal Oil—prices moderate apr 25 JOSHUA BEAL. CHOICE RIO COFFEE. FAMILIES that are choice in their selection of Coffee, would do wall to give me a call. apr25 JOSUUA BKAL. MOLASSES. ANY P^R^ON desiring Moiassee by the half barrel, can procure it al the store of ap«5 JOSHUA BEAL. CRACKERS. CONSUMERS in want of * splendid Cream or Soda Cracker can be supplied in quantities to suit al the store of ' aprl!5 JOSHUA BEAL. c URN, PORK, LARD, FLOUR, &c. 450 bae3 Sound and Dry White Corn, 50 barrels assorted grades Flour, 25 barrels Mess Pork, ft tierces l eaf Lard, 15 d ). do. 17 boxe? Cream and Soda Crackers, 11 boxes assorted Candy, 15 barrels Brown Pupar, 2 barrels Crushed and Powdered Sugar, 1 barrel Golden Syi un, 2 boxes Thin Breakfast Bacon. Of the above list of goods, part, are now ir» store and the remainder are now due per steamer Bismarck. Purchasers are solicited to give me call. fapr21J J08HCA BKAL. GODEY 'S LADY'S BOOK MAY, 1868, BEAIAS BOOK & VARIETY STORE. apr21 -2w Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine MAY. 1868, BEAL'S BOOK & VARIETY STORE. apr2i-2*r Demorest's Lady's Magazine MAY, 1868, BEAL'S BOOK & VARIETY STORE. apr21-2w & GEORGE M. STEPHANS, CONFECTIONER, M UtiSELMAIPS OLD STAND, THIRD STREET. RESPECTFULLY informs the pub lic that he has reopened his ICB-CÉEAM SALOON, together wilh mich other refreshments as it may be in his line to supply his patrons, during tbe season. His arrangements to accommodate either ladies or gentlemen, canrot be surpassed. Pledging himself to do all in his power to afford satisfaction to every one favoring him with a call, he respectfully solicts a liberal share ot patronage. aprlS patronage. MILL FEED. ^^GOOD lot of Mill Feed now on haud. Call soon while you can get it. aprll JOSHUA BEAL LIME. BARRELS best quality of Rock Island, O* * now in store ayd for sale by aprll JOSHUA BEAL MEAL, MEAL, MEAL. PLAM'bUS AND DEALERS can procure first e'ass lï lied or CIrbolted Meal in any de sired quantity at the »tore and mills of apr21 JOSHUA BEAL. ^ WANTS—FOR SALE. Wanted. A SITUATION A8 CLEBK, IN A GROCERY or Dry floods Store, by a young man of this city, well known—one experienced in the busi ness—can give good references For particulars, as to wages, Ac., apply at this office. marBl Old Gold and Silver Wanted* I AU PAYING the highest price for old Gold and Silver. janitl E. FENDLER, Watchmaker and Jeweler Eggs! Eggs!! Eggs!!! WANTED, 600 dozen Fresh Eggs at store of apr ll JOSHUA BEAL. Parish Warrants for Sale* THOSE PERSONS who have not as yet paid their parish taxes, will find it to their inter eat to call on the undersigned parish jail keeper at this city, who can accommodate them with parish warrants on the most liberal terms. mar7 E M. BROOKS Great Bargain IN A Plantation and Wood Yard. 1200 acres of Land—200 cleared under fence, about 10 miles above the city of Baton Hcmge, on the East side oi tbe bank of the Mississip'p river. The land is well timbered with ash, cypress, Ac., and is well adapted for a wood yard There it a dwell ing and all necessary outbuildings. A great bar gain can be had if application is made soon. For particulars apply to, or address tbe undersigned at the Gazette A Comet office, mar 10 J. C. CHARROTTE Plantation for Sale. ACIK ARPENT8 of land situated on the rk< Bayou Sara road twelve miles from Ba toa Rouge, with improvements, consisting of a good Dwelling house, Cabins, Cornoribs, and. 60 acres of tbe land are open and under cultivation the other is heavily timbered. For terms apply to JULIUS 0. BOGEL, feb22 Auctioneer Farm for Sale. 1 Q MILES from Baton Rouge, on the Bs you Sara Ro*d. It oontains about,120 acres or splendid land, about 80 acres cleared and un der fence. Tbe improvements are amply suffi, cient for residence and quarters. PiUOK $10 per acre—half cash, tbe balance in one year. Apply to , JULIUS C. BOGEL, janSS Auctioneer. Cypress Pickets for Sale. CYPRESS PIC undersigned. 1000 CT — 88 P . ICKKTS for 81,19 b y the A. BLUM, Agent. Cotton Seed for Sale. 900 BDSHE I jS best quality sound good seed. &\J\J Apply at this office mar8-tf Corn Sheller for Sale. f HAVE for sale one good second-hand Corn L Sheller— Price, twelve dollars cash. noviO JOSHUA BEAL Flooring for Sale. THE MIS80URI MILLS are now turning out a fine article of Dressed Tongue and Grooved Flooring which will be supplied at very low prices for cash [feb26J A. A. DELA k ODKKIE Furniture for Sale. THK UNDKR8IG1SED offers lor sale A large lot of Furniture, at reduced nrices. M. GRANARY FOR RENT—LOST, ETC. For Rent. dB, ^^NJSAT, comfortable and commodious Cottage Residence, containing four I rooms, a kitchen and servants' ro*m; ■ 1 good aistern ; well supplied with water—tbe lo cation very pleasant and desirable. Apply to febl5 JAMES MoVAY For Bent. A COMFORTABLE dwelling house, wilh three rooms well finished. ticulars, apply at this office. For par J jan'ii For Kent. THREE LARGE AIRY ROOMS over the 4« People's Store, opposite she Bank, Third JU street For particulars apply at the septl7 PEOPLE'S STORE Mia jBL Strayed Bull. IN THE latter part of themonth of November last, from the Kichland Plantation, 8 miles lrom the city of Baton Rouge, a large Durham, (little mixed with Brahma), DEEP KED BULL, about six years old, while spot between the horns, long tail, tip end white, scar on the fore leg, made by a rope. Said animal was brought from the parish of East Feliciana, in the early part of the month of November last, from ths plantation ot Maj. G. W. MUNDAY, to which place he may endeavor to regain his way back. Any information of his whereabouts, will be suitably rewarded by the undersigned. marlO J. C. CHARROTTE No Credit. HEREAFTER no accounts will be opened by me and no sales will be made except for cash mar28 L. ROSENFIELD. ROSENFIELD. Notice. INTENDING to visit Europe the coming sum mer, 1 am constrained to request my friends and customers who are indebted to the firm, to come forward with as little delay as possible, and close their accounts. Their immediate attention is earnestly requested to the above. Diar2S A. KOSENFIELD. Dissolution of Copartnership. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the co partnership heretofore existing in this city betweeo F. VAZQUEZ and C.QUINTKRO, under the name and Arm of VAZQUEZ A QUINTERO, is dissolved by mutual consent, dating lrom the 1st of April, 1868. Mr. VAZQUEZ, who becomes by this arrange ment, sole proprietor of the business, is fully authorized to settle ail tbe outstanding business of the concern. Mr. QU1NTERO, In retiring, returns his grate ful acknowledgments to the friends of the late Arm for their kind and liberal patronage, and bespeaks for hi« successor, Mr VAZQUEZ, a con tinuance of the tame. FERNANDO VAZQUEZ, apr7 CAMILLE QUINTERO. A Free School; "N THE CITY HALL, AT NIßriT, FROM T P. . M., to 9 or 10 o'clock, at Ae option of tbe pupils, for young gentlemen and y<uU, net under fourteen years of age, to be opened MON DAY, the 23d inst., and to be taught five nigbts each week. Those who prefer to pay,can doit, in advance, each month, at Two Dollars per month of four weeks. Tuition will be given in the common English Branches, Penmanship and Book-keeping. The School, for the present, will be limited to thirty pupils. Those who intend to enter, will please to leave their names, this wee^ with either the Editor of this paper, or Mr. D. F, RKYMOND or Mr. JAMES BOGAN, both on Main street. marl9-tf a. r. graves, SUGAR. DEALERS can find at my store a choice article of Sugar for retail purposes. Prices all O. K. [aprOj JOSHUA BEAL. SWEET POTATOES. "ÏXTANTKD, 60 barrels best quality Sweet Po \\ tatoes. Apply to £prJ JOSHUA BEAL. MESS PORK. BARRELS first-class standard Mess Pork,. A"J now In stere and for sale low by apr7 • by JOSHUA BEAL. Preston & Merrill Yeast Powders. Of) DOZEN Preston A Merrill Yeast Powdera 0\J just received and offered to dealers at Nevt Orleans prices. Call and ascertain prices. aprll JOSHUA BEAL.