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OIO. \. PIKE, EDITOR.
0~FIC£-0PP03IT£ f^r- BRANCH LA. GTATE DANK. TFRM9— FOR, THF WEEKLY «9 50 VOL. I BATON ROïïGK, LA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 16, 1854. KO. 35. GEORGE A. PIKE, R 11 t T 0 It A N 1» PROrttlBTOIt. 0.7" Oßnnl Journal of the Pariah of ß'itt ttolnn Rmgt. .Ihn of tht (hotrt 'I tir ami Dillon It out;?, nn't of the ffaton Rongr an<i Vhnton Plonk I toad Coinpnnir*.«£3} W hat becomes of M ui.es?— There in b vexed question in reference 4o vowels that «peins fo have puzzled «11 llip newspaper editors ; and a« it has become Inst, in "the press of other matters,we propose another. The question has been "what becomes of nil the vessels ? The question is, '•What become« of all the mules?" Mules form the staple product, of Kentucky and Tenne^ec, and there is not a season that does not brine down droves. Now, what becomes of Ihetn ? Do they actually wear out ? I»o thev become weak and deer' pid with old age, and lay down md die ? If so. what becomes of the hide and tallow.' Come, phdoRoph"rsand pnlit ieal economists, lake up the question and let us know "what becomes of mules". — ^ ♦ — T he N iu ht W atch .—The Captain of the night watch should adopt some rules for the government of the sqüad, so as to obviate difficulties and prevent mistakes. It is important that the "watch" should have all its wits about it and lie aisle to tell the tiuie of night, if nothing more. This could he done by having *ome fixed place to "wafer" •t given period* during the night. It cannot be expected that each man shall carry the time about him. An other important thing is, that the «'rcnjith of the raff re shall be uniform, because a man whose nervous system is stmng tip by stimulants, is very apt to takp others, not xcited to be drunk. Hence ridiculous mistakes mav occur. Will captain Gtiedry see to thee things ? — T hr K thmt of Jwi -Atnr.—'This ottjjhf-lo-be great-in-Louisiana, passed off very quietly in this city. There is no volunteer company now. to turn out —unfurl the banner, anl fire the can non. When Baton Rouge wasless-a place than it now is, it could boast of too well appointed companies. Now the great anniversary pass unnoticed. Had not that public, spirited and pat riotic commander of the Ferty— Capt. Real, hoisted his colors, there would h.'U'e^been nothing visible to remind us ot the Rattle of Orleans, •»*«. £□*» In answer to our friend of the Ilorisonburg puper, we have to say, that, if the Comet is not received reg ularly by him the broad shoulders of the mail .should be held accountable for it. R 1ÎB8IA S D b TKU M INATlOV — We find the following dispatch dated 'New ^ork, Dec. 20, in the Baltimore American, and give it for what it is worth, Private advices received here from Russia, state thiit the Kmperor will never submit to the dictation of Eng. la -d and France. The wealthiest, merchants at Mos cow offer the government millions of rubles, if wanted, to prosecute tho war. If affairs are no settled duriii" the winter, Paskewitch, with an arm) of8tH),0t)0 men is toidvance on Con stantinople. Extensive preparation were making on the borders, ai.d th< first hostile apt would probably be to blockade the Baltic. Russia, or the Kmperor. it was said expected that the American would be tho <>n.y ne utral flag before t he affair is brought to a finaj >ct:l emont. J Tho steamship Asia left New York on the 28th ult., for Liverpool, with 81 pmengw* and $862, 7A9 in spice j The Time* (iure (üiansucil. Some fifteen v-mrs figo— und the memory thereof is treasured up—ii whs not uncommon for eight or ten steamboats to puss this place each day of the week} going to, and com ing from the great commercial Empor ium of the everlasting Mississippi.— The scene has strangely changed sine« then. Now, it is not uncommon for the weary traveler who is by the chance "naught on the levee" of th>.i emporium of daily newspapers and other light literature; to have to sit best raddle his "dry goods box" and look a week for an "up-country boat." What is the cause of this; and where have all the boats pone to ? The question involves the ugiiculftirnl and commercial interest of the whole southern section of the Union. It i= time people who have the interest ot the Ht ate at heart; should be enquir ing info the influence« that have been brought to bear in other quarters, to drive steamboats out of the Mississippi. which, in importance a« a channel for trade is fast dwindling info inslgnifi retire. What are they ! In the Ri«t place, there soute people who will have'h 1 femeaity to doubt the fact., or the decrease of boats. To such, We cm say. getitleiuon you are new com ets to Batoti Rouge, you have no righl to be classed with the "ancient inhabi tants." R'Veaii recollect the time— within the bist quartet 4 century, when the town's ears wore enlivened bv night and by day, with the gruff voice of the ancient "Persian" making the woods revihrate with the echo of her scape pipe and paddle wheel. Then you could hear the Wafer craft« ten mile« by silent moonshine. Now sir. is true, the modern "upper-cabiti-all -in-State-rooms" contraptions, are dif ferent ; and «teal on ih , like the mid night thief. And it. may be said "I here are as many boats, but they do not make so much ado in passing" But then, tell us, why it is, the man sits on his trunk at the landing from day to day, and sometimes week to week, in the vain effort to discover some craft, to take him up the river? There is no way to solve the problem. unless you go info the North or the West, and take a look at the railroad operative« ; which are not impeded bv 1 nv water or freezings, or anything. It i* on these roads, that n"W and easy channel« for trade are found with which the steamboat, and the mighty Mississippi can never compete. Poor Louisiana ! From the bottom of our soul (if it has any bottom) w< pitfy lier. She is bontid up in such fetters, bv her peculiar institution«; that sin must needs stand idle and unfruitful a she is; until the next and the nc\t generation passes away. Her so cal led enterprises, are till conducted h\ speculators, who have precious little interest in her welfare, beyond theii own pecuniary benefit. Will the West send her products to the New Orleans mattet«, when the facilities to reach the great Northern sea ports are so great? Never! What lemedv i* there for this! There is none! for its folly to talk of railroad enterprises, in Louisiana, where wealth and labor. are monopolized under peculiar institn- j lions : which time alone—long and | wearily drawn out, can change. TF'Some of the lawless rowdies at Erie, Pa., have taken to pelting the ears with stones as ihey pass through place. We suppose Governor Bigler will "sympathiso" with thoso vagabonds '—Er Tito tcuislndiri', A few davs onlv, will elapse before the legislature is to commence its ses -ion. The Hall has been swept, the de^ks dtis'ed, Mid the spitboxes adjus ted. ho that gentlemen may stumble ■igiiivt tbein. to (he best advantage. Some of th" delegate'), have chosen -eats (in "retired patls," of course.) ant lley have been dnlv labl d to order. Vieely printed, whi'e-eHiimeled tioth sides cards, begin aln adv to ap p"ar like «nowflukes on the desks; setting forth in a]<|"opti;i!<> eharacter the fact that Brown is a candidate ft —"extra compensation." Some , 'he cards, lav looslv on the b-iiclies othi is Mie pinned, and (-ome fheseat desperate |i llows) have nailed fliein to the counter. These last are deter mined. tin' >|v ,! , andidates shall in" hllel, them for base purposes. Hone iocs, (Iii« thing is done : a rival, teat lowii tie 1 claims of a rival with lb boldness i »I which, the king dispbn ■ Bombastes boots. We have seen i and otir blood curdles to think of tie Tli» m i* m in. Ii fofthh prr^ehi legi- lafureto do and it is to be hoped lier the work will be well aid expeditious lv done. The session, is bv the Con stitution limited; and therefore tin House should not adjourn for the week earlier than Wedn-day. B\ adjourning on Wednesday, it will I, mv luuisday, Fiiday and Saturday, fo recreation at the Shades, and a visi 't> "Minpbi.s." This ought tosati -i" ■ von the euuntiy ne rubers who art accustomed to exercise at home ; aie cannot find it, in such a cramped u| place as Red stick, is well known t> I >* *. rinw will ho various petitions I'm "relie!*" presented this coining legisla ture; and we advise the members, to scrutinize them elosflv, and vote for no man's relief bill, unless he will voti for a similar document of vour own The Great Norfhern Railroad, wil doubtless ask for "relief," and sav fo the State, as it has done, "If you don't give us more, you must he prepare« 1 to loose what you have already given ! I his is the very he.l argument in tie world, and we advise each tiieinbe! to vote for the bill. The publi« sehool system, has to be patel ed in in its lundanieiifal parts; and w« would advis" tlie Speaker to have tm l.is committee, at least one man wh<> knows som«' little about financial mai lers; for it is of more importance thai teachers shall be paid, than that tie sprouting generation shall be educated o hope (lie committee on Edm-a tion will turn out a "plan" they under s'and themselves. if nobody el«o does. m' notioe that no provisions litis been m nie for the ' lobby " This over j i„ co ] ( ] weather. . sight, should be covered with "a bill" î n the early days of the session. If the lobby cannot have sofas; soft.-bot tom chairs will answer. If is unjust., to expect that valuable m« inherit of the community, can loose their fitn ; standing to see, that that sacred in strument, the constitution, is not vio ,1 ., ., . ,,, , . 'Hteu. I loviHion should be made Tliei , , j water-tanks, that are ever kept full of' , . 1 the coolest ice winter, should be filled ' with hot whisky punch ; which is a j | ^ct the lobbv to go to tho the "Con vent ; on House," for water, at their own expense. One thing more for arrangement sake. Mr. Sergeant-at-arms, for the love you bear the Staf A , keep no re served seats 'for the ladies." We, never knew any sensible thing to be . , î powerful auxillery to patriotism, i» ) It is unfair to ex _ j done in the way of legishtwm, when I lie' ladies (the L«inl bless tie ei) w i I looking on. The appearance of the ; ladies, throws the house into confus ion, and "the lu «t looking man " invari ably gets up tn make a speech. M rs . B i.oomeh .—This lady, who is the editor of The Lily , at Seneca Falls, N. V., and inventor 'if the ce! eutated costume for ladies, which b 'ars her name, we learn, has removed t«i Mt. Vernon, with the view of mak ing it her future home. In her la-n pnpi r she thus announces flie fact : "Our husband having purchased a« interest in 'Ihr Wralern Howe Vit itiir, published at Ml. Vernon. (>bi< and determined «m removing to thai i-lace forthwith, we, as a true and aiihfu! wife, are bnnnd to say in the tnguage of Ruth—"where fnou goes I «ill go," and so before anothei 'lumber of the Lily r aches its stib Ji ril" rs we shall, if all is well, have <'tlli«| in our western home " » -♦- • — |ßP*The Sri n Diago Herald of tie I'd ul'o., contains the fol'owitig proc lauifiiion f»'om President Walker : PROCLAMATION, hsii' rl nn the 8 rd da y of Der. 1858. The Republic of Lower California is hereby Declared Free, «Sovereign, uni Independent« and all Allegiance o llie Republi i of Mexico is forever 'enounced. Been let: — 7lh itist. All duties, whether cxpurtR or imports, are hereby abolished. Pia/n KR No 2 —7 1 h inst. From and aftir (his date, tho Civil < 1 ode, and Code of Practice of the Stale of Louisiana thall le the r'di 'fd«»ci.sinn aiel the Law of the land ii ill'he Courts of the Republic to be Ictcfficr organized. Nothing how ver, in this Decree shall be con «'rueted so as to make it »n organisa tion of the Courts of the Republic WM. WALKER, President- of Lower California FREDERIC EMERY, Sec'y. of S ate. I he Thitioilaux Minerva of tb« 26th ulf„ says that an interesting ease i.as been pending before the District ■' m rf at that place. About one third of fin'inhabitants of the village, to gether with some from the country ave been indited for gambling,— Twentv-scvon of them have given bonds in the sent of ?1.OOP each to appeal it the ! ouït. They are arranged foi p'aying at a game called vevßt et vn agaite t which the law is very severe, but has never been enforced. We learn by the same source, that some of be most influential citizens and officer* ■ ifthe Parish are included in the list W" woubfsay one word to the gents aboulBafon Rouge who occasionally indulges in the innocent game of virtpt et vn : lookout or you may get o l-e by a "Jira finctinnit" JtïT ft is Said that Cuba was a par: of Louisiana, who«? dominion wa ceded by Spain to France, and that. therefore, wo bought Cuba without knowing it. Jk-if We find the. following despatch, in the Evening True Dklta of the OiL inst : Miasisiippl Senator—Oov. Foote. J AOKSO», Mies., Jan. 7—Hie Hon . .' n i . A. tr. brown was fast evening iw . , p tt a u . f .. . Htad for U. 8. Senator from Missi. by a majority of two votes. 'l'C j Ex-Governor Foote left hero yester ,] n y f or Gulifornia. by way of Mont „ v „ v i î ffotnery ami Jlew i ork. m ! ■ I mm Kentucky.—A change of venue to Hard in county has boon gran teil to j Mat. F. and Robert J. Word, Jr. upon i , , , , the indictment against them for the tlie indictment against murder of Win. II, G. Butler. — (XT^We notice the return home of our friends Jacob PirER and C. J. Hneston, from a tonr to the west IF! U.RAPIll' SÜMMARV. Rii^launil Peïfila. Il is understood that Persia war irt 'bicej in declare «ar against Turkey by a direct promise from the Empe ror of Russia to remit fhe deb' due by Persia, are! to ipsfore to fhe laffef country the territory which has been in di-putp between the two nations. The Shah has engaged to | biee 80, 1)00 troops at the disposal of tho C*ar. fintry nfthefnmti'ncd l'trrt«, The French*, British and Turkish fiefs pnfpred fhe Black «Se» on the loth of December. If was believed • bat their destination was Hebasfofol. riiipejships't if each Rfpindton, remained as a naval guard for Constantinople. This measure causes much anxiety in Europe, and the result is looked for with great iriferest, as fhe Emperor of Russia has repeatedly declared that he would consider fhe entrance of these Heefa info fhe Black Sea, équivalent to a declaration of war Tt is expect ed that in eonsetpience of this step, tho Russian Ministers at Paris and Lon don. will iiiini°ffiiife!y wididraw Aflnokun Ualaraf. The Russians made an attack on Kalafat, on the 4th of December, but were repulsed with great loss. The carnage was great also on tho side of the Turkr. Another Attack. Two Russian steamers and some gm boats attacked Mutchinon the 18th of December, but (he result had not yet been learned. Asia. Nothing latter had been received from Asia with ragard to the move ment« of the armies there. The indi cations were said to be rather unfa vorable for fhe Turks Two Duels Faught. A duel has taken place between Mr, Sotile, the American Minister, and the Marquis Turgot, the Fr> nch Min ister, at. Madrid ; and one between young Mr. Soule and the Duke of Alba. No damage was done on either affair. .«.î tr^"In the Orleani.un of yesterday we find the following : "Bricks" and the w/mjmoto* M oni'mknt —A good story is fold of he iailabusha chieftain, "Bricks." who is by grace of the President, Pierce, and certainly not with the con sent of bis party or the people. Post, master of this city, Bricks made his appearance, on Monday last, at tho 'ixlli precinct, for the purpose of de posing hi« voice. As the election was a conte t in which few cared who whipped, there was but little scrutiny - by fhe judges or investigating com mittees as regarded the qualification of vol res, and Bricks, though not con idered a resident of this State, was neruiilted to drop a ticket, in the ballot box A box to receive contributions 'o tho Washington Monument, was placed Conspicuously at the sixth pre iuct poll. The judges anil by-stnnd rs, feeling'oerfain that the Yaliabush»« chieftain would be as liberal in his "ontribiitions as thev were towards un, in permitting him to vote, called liin attention to the box, but he, indignantly gave it, go-bye. As he -trutted off. a rollicking "son of the nd" gave him the fervent blessing of had luck to you, Bticks. You nave b nolo tho Washington Monument's what, you would do to an enemy— joa • have turned your back ou it." « Mtss'ssippi—Robert W. Wood hat been elect« d Mayor of Natchez. Tho Nitch i Cuuiier, of (he 3rd instant, says : An affray of a serions nnture o<j. purred -it fhe City Hotel, on last, F ri» ley night, whiofa resulted in the Re injury of our much esteemed vera fellow-oi'iïen, A. M. Griffin, Esq. W ',' ar .';, ! . i: ',PPy t0 stato ! l,at - «» rl y Wo are a«. d skillful treatment, he is fast ro - c t- . . ,. C Uflll g frolTI lllS WOUtlds. Afl tfalfl -«''air is yet to undergo judicial invea Litigation, we refrain from publish fhe ."«''""«nd and one rumors" currently afloat in the streets, _ D eath ofa JP. oneer.— John Lau deradale, « pioneer of Tennessee, and a most excellent and useful citizen, died in suroner county, Tennessee, on the 27th of September—agwl 85 year*.