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GEORGE A. PIKE, E n t T 0 H A n PROPRIETOR. ÜXW Official Journnl of the Pari'h of Kant fa to* Rouge Jit no of the Of w Trie and Jh'nn Rangf, and of the Brilon Rnngc awl Clinton Plank Rood Cmnpan irn. Sunday Morning, : ! Jan. 15, T854' föP-Müi. IOM1V Ü WEOKRSTR A NOT ot Wpct Feliciana, ii a candidate for Chief Clerk of tlie House of Representatives. irr-J. W. MASON, late of the Piny Woodman, is a candidate for Enrolling Clerk of the Senate. ÛJF^The lion. John Slidell, has our thanks for patent office reports ami ot lier valuable public documents. - ♦ « /P#" Candidates und others are re ferred to our complete list of the Members of the Legislature, to be found in another column of to-days paper. , ftW Tin; new Presbyterian Church will b" dedicated this morning, and a sermon delivered by the Rev. ,1. Wood bridge. We learn that there will not be service at the Methodist Church in con sequence of the dedication. The new building erected by ihe Presbyterians, is by all odds the largest, and best ordered house of worship, in this city. "We notice with pleasure, ample ar rangements for the choir. Music, is the most beautiful, if'not most effective and acceptable form of worship. It in spires feelings of inward praise and ad orntion-touchin the tendôrest cords of the human heart in a manner that no language, however eloquent, can effect, Q]p*It will be seen that Maj. J. B. Wederstrandt of West Feliciana is a candidate for Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives'. The Maj. is well known, and is well recommended. J. W. Mason, is also announced as a candidate fur Enrolling Clerk of the Senate, and a"« he is every way quali fied. is most certain to be elected. Qj^Professor Crane—the I'lire ologist, will, we understand, remain in town a few days longer, and continue his lectures on this interesting subject. J£W~Late Telegraphic Mew* from Savannah of the 7th inst., announces the loss of the steamer San Francisco from New York to California, with the Third Regiment of the U. S. Art'y. on board. The wreck was found in lati tude 38, a total loss. Eight hundred souls are reported lost. Not Always Wrong .— The Grand Jury at its session, on Friday, eon detuned the basement storv of the new Jail, and order it to be altered. This is exactly as it should be. We pre dicted it, and seme month ago were roundly abused for pronouncing it as it is, a "barbarous box." The time has passed for any such inhuman con trivances. The security of prisoners is all that is desired, and this can be effected without resort to black holes and dungeons, where life is put in jeopardy. The commissioners seem to have overlooked the object and in tent of the Parish jail, when they adopted the present pian. It never was designed to deal out the vengonce, of the law, but merely as a place for keeping in security offenders, until the courts pass upon their offences. The Supreme Court of New York having Bustaiued the decision of the Superior Court, in the case of con tempt of the New York City Alder men in refusing to obey the injunction of that tribunal, restraining them from the grant of the Broadway railroad, Alderman Sturtevant will have to be imprisoned for fifteen days, and pay a fine of $250. All the other Alder men (except Weslv Smith, who apolo gized and paid the penalty) will have to pay a fine of $250 each, without be ing sent to prison. ßjp-The sale of beautiful annals, standard and Miscellaneous book, sta tionary and fancy articles—will be con tinued by L. E. Powers & Co., during the week, every night, at their Auc tion room, in the basement story of the Harney House. CORRSPONDENCE . The Cresoent City—by Piecemeal. N ew O rleans , Jan. fïth 1854. Dear Comet —A valuable letter from you dated .lan. -1th, eome to hand last evening. Though better la'e than never, I confess that I felt before re ciovingit, that you had been to blame in not writing ; but if it take I'n'-le Sum eight days to deliver letters be tween New Orleans and Baton Ron30, a distance of PHI miles, I can very easily account for anv delay that may hereafter happen in such matters. It is swift business surely (over the left) to be able to deliver P. M. Oenl. Campbells bags, 180 miles in eight days. But what's the use for u« to complain ? 1 once-—not loug since, sent you a large bundle of late Eastern and Northern papers, and have in vain looked in the ('omet for an acknowl edgement of their receipt. They have got tangled somewhere, among the P M. Geul's. bags, and are "resting by the way '' I suppose. They will be in teresting, very, when you get them, as all the news they contain, has long since been before our readers, and is forgotten by this time This is an encouraging state of a fairs —very Mr. Collins don't get but about a million of dollars annually, to carry the Atlantic mail from New York to England, and the various California lines from New York, get between them, about th" same sum ; but who can be so unrea sonable as to expect for a moment, that Uncle Sam can afford to give any thing towards furnishing the river borders of twelve States of this Union, those mail faculties demanded by their great and growing interests. Who cares for the people of Louisiana, Mis sissippi, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky. Ten nessee ami Western Virginia, su lniiji as Collins and Law and Vanderbilf, can get their hand deep into the Nation al Treasury ? The late cold weather has raised the price of coal to an exhorbitnnt lig nro, when wc consider that the supply is ample, though speculators try to tnake the impression that coal is very scarce. True, there is not an over plus on hand, but long before what is now on hand is consumed, there will be large arrivals, which are daily look ed for, and hourely expected. The California news consists chiefly of the exploits of one Win. Walker and forty-five companions, whow exploits in Lower California seem more like a farce than a series of actuel occur» tiens. How could a snnr man expect to overrun, conquer anil hold und' r sub jection, with only forty-five men a conn try eaqtti 1 in extent to Virgini j and Texas put together ? So conteiuptable a force would excite the contempt only, jof the weakest and least warlike pco jple in the world, and if we are to cred it all we hear about the movements of parties in California, . the advance of Walker upon the peninsular must have been more in the capacity of a scouting party to a larger force to follow, »hau as the first division of an army. But whatever may be the result of all these movements upon the Pacific coast, you will see that Wm. Walker has sudden ly ami with but little trouble won la.xt.in g favit and a 'title. Can't he say "I was the President of Califor nia?" To be $ure lie can; therefore in speaking of him in future must we not say "ex-president Walker? ' Aye, aye. cheaply and quickly indeed are honor«, fame, titles and glory won now adays. Several ex-fillibusters of note are preparing to leave here, and offter their swords to the Grand Tifl'k of all the Turkies. W oncler how tho 1 g!(.S of a true-born Yankee will feel encas- j ed in a wide and flowing by-forks of a. p^ir of genuine tnrkish pants ? Col. j A. V. S loo is in town, and is prepar- 1 . . p I *. ins to leave in a very few days for lehanntepec, there to meet a force, already pent forward from New York I to commence the work on the Great! Tehauntepec Railroad. The late ex- ! inordinary rise in tho price of coal, is attributed to speculators who just be-1 fore the recent cold weather bought up all that was in the market, landed or afloat, and thus took advantage of necessity to turn their investments to a good account. The man who can thus speculate upon, and grow rich off of other people's suffe rings, must havej but little of the "milk of human kind- : ness in the heart." The want of fuel has been a cause of! misery and suffering to many p, Rr j people, but Heaven more kind than j men, has so ordained that cold weather' does not last long with us ; were it mit j so, the victims of the scourge of last 1 summer, would soon be outnumbered by those of cold winter. Ere this' reaches you, your city will have largest jiart of this city's delegation in the egislature, and I suppose the usual amount of wire-working and pulling for the various offices of honor anil profit that are under it. Blesed are those wo expect nothing for they wont be at all disappointed, but, those who expect much may he. CYRUS. '.-JUKI, Illiterate Placarda. The appearance in the streets of New Orleans, of a moUgeral hand-bil] in indifferent English, bad French and worse German, has set the clerical and secular press of that city - into a snarl ; and the opiniou may be indtil. ged in, that this was solely the aim and object of the placard. It is direc ted against Ihe Pope's Nuncio, Möns. Bedini, and calls on the mob, to avenge the assasin of Ugo. Ba««i, and the Re ijublicans of Bologna, in the event of lis visit to the city of New Orleans. We cannot account for the appear anee of such a base and disgraceful hand-bill, and the public notice bes towed upon it in any other way, than to suppose it the result of "question raising." There is no other term to characterize the movements of sectar an journals, which are anti-ehri sfian and if religion is designed lo unite man in bonds of brotherhood—anti religious. Questions a ro started now-a dey* for the ostensible purpose of bringing out "leaders" and advancing their 'own pecuniary interests. This is notoriously the fact in reference to political movements, and it is to be regrcltr-d that in the baseness and im morality of the age, the sanif spirit has invaded what is called the Chris tian Church. Foreign dignitaries come here, for the purpose, many of of them, of pampering to the very worst pastfons of the ignorent multitude ; such was the mission of < iavazïi and others ; but Cardinal Bedini, has so far been guilty of no such impropriety. What is designed by his visit to the I T nited Stales, we neither know or care, it is sufficient for us to know that he is amongst us, and entitled to our protec tion and courtesy. As long as he vio lates no law of propriety, it is the duty of every intelligent citizen, to respect him. It is not an easy matter to get up a lawless 1110b in New ( Means, and this silly p'aeard in reference to the Nuncio, would never have received so much notice from the press, had it not have been for partizau and sectari n prints, that live on "raising questions," arrivals at tur harney house. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January It, 12, 13 and 14M» J p finrrow, Marlngolti ; T 0 Stark, J tV Mc Donald, Jon Kimball, New Orleans ; A J (.'offe**, V B A ; 0 I! Mann, C V Hiberon, 11 8 Stuart, B R; 0 W Pope, Hard Scrabble, N W Pope, W 15 floiige; II Chou t ou, Pt Louis ; John Rand, Virginia; H C (I ray, Wards Creek ; N Trepagnier, I) Mitchell N Orleans ; f* F Marks, Lady Daughter and 2 servts, W <4 Waller, B Rouge ; Pa m Mathews, Plaqumine ; B H Cliinn, W B Bouge ; W J Sharpe, Mt. Magno lia ; L Domen, v, Texas ; S H Hall, B Kotige ; E C Bridge, N Orleans ; (leo Horten, Hol W J A ïlob berts Çapt Chambers N Orleans ; (' C Brown, WiiiTisborough ; Maj J B Wederstand t, Bayou Para , Mrs Beard and Herrt.L BushneîlPt Louis; Maj J A Kelly, W P Dale«, New Orleans; T tt Aomeroy, Cincinnati ; B L De Friese, .lackton; BT Lacroix, Catahoula Parish; A Bonner, Brrff Prärie ; A Carr, Union Parish ; T Van Honk Union J E Handelt, Jackson Parish ; W B Walker, and daughter, Manchac ; c W Pope, W B Rougp ; R D Patrick, Clinton ; It ll Italnl. NatrhHoctra. ; I. B " it"?"'* 4 . Clinton ; a h withers no ; as Nor W0Ht1 ' E c A,il ' n ' WJ > Feliciana. 1 "V« ^r* " «Ï " Tuftle, J Magee, N Smith Jr, Ld FJovd, DrDurel ,, r „ „ Ilalliwln< Sew0rlMB „, ; r n^et,,.^ „ on ; j w Mason, Piny Wooficman. „, „ „ . ,, ,. fo'low.rig is so well appli cable to that body who generally meets j n this place about the .'ird Monday in tilc prescl)fc UK , nt l,, that we cannot „ . „ . . , ^nnn from gmng ,t a place in our col urn us : "The Washington Star appears to know all the tricks resorted to about Ihe capital to spend public money. Tho ' greatest abuses exist about the | Senate. It is thought that the con j tingent fund of that body this year wi 11 amount to nearly half a mill-! ion of dollars, for which there is very accountability. It is kept to pay ''liera and loafers to wait on Senators ; ^ ne case mentioned by the Star is aniusin g A g'' eal b 'g six-footer is cm- J pl°y C( l "*■ three dollars a day to open aj water closet door for th»ir honors. I Instances of this kind are becoming frequent, and show that corruption is : creeping into the expenditures ofj Congress to an alarming extent." A Talk about Thing* ta General. Already the members of the Legis lature are arriving in our mid^t, and some few candidates who are exceed ingly anxious to serve faithfully the "Servant# of the peoples." It is a praiseworthy trait, and speaks well for the country and its institutions, when such a numerous band, of youth and aged men, can be found ready at a moments notice to enro/f their names upon their country's journal. This is the age of heroic self-devotion. We were yesterday reminded by beholding otice more, the familiar gate and coun tenance of that war-worn, veteran filli buster, Maj. Kellv, that th" smoke of ♦ he battle fought at, and near Mithin Honda, had scarcely yet blown over, ere we are astounded by the exciting intelligence that "Young America"— had walked into his one-legged majes ty's dominions, and declared to the "greasers" that they were free and in dependent, and had a right to do just as they pleased. This declaration must have had a similar effect upon the "greasers," to that felt bv the Hibernian, who while stooping down to get a paving stone to beat off one of the canine race, whose incisors were inmost affectionate contiguity with — just about six or eight inches below the middle of his back, exclaimed with profound disgust and indignation, that he would "Lave sich a free counthry, where the stones are tied fast and the dogs were turned loose.' Uncle Ham's "dogs of War" have been let loose after officers and citizens of the Young Republic of California ; we hope for the sake of President Wal i t l • t • i it _ i ! ktir aticl nis cabinet, they may bo cap- j tu red by Uncle Sam's troops instead of those of the Dictator, Santa Anna.— Hut we are erratic. The subject was the Legislature, candidates, etc. The latter are informed that we keep a Directory in our columns, in which their names will be conspicuously set forth and their merits proclaimed to an anxious and waiting public. From present appearances there will be no difficulty iti all who come here to find comfortable bed and board. Coal and wood is dear and scarce, but the "assembled wisdom," will find that by the prudent, foresight of the I Sergeant-at-armc Mr. 1 'eralta, the State House has been provided with a; bountiful supply. From the rumors afloat, it is proba hie, that in addition to the number j l of our annual visitors, we shall be honored with the presence of Mr. ! lïedini, the Pope's Nuncio. A con siderable excitement has been raised in our goodly < rescent City at his in tended visit. Now we care personally , nothing about the Pope or his Nuncio, | nor were all the crowned heads of! Europe, to pay us a visit, would it dis- j turb our equanimity of temper or ; arouse our admirations. It i* by such j silly demc'iistratiqu. as that tnnriifea-1 ted in New Orleans, and such riots ! , i i •. i • and outJ/'twry as wasexlnbited m ( in- ,• J I cinnatti, that fanaticism and humbtig gery of every description gains strength and obtains notoriety ; and if Jesuitism or any other fanatical i*in, obtains an iseendaucy in this country, it wdl be, by means of this kind of opposition bordering upon persecution. llad Joe Smith been let alone in his var garies, the sect of Mormons, would have been but as a ripple oa the sea of time past, and long ere this would have been hurried in the gulf of ob livion—our motto is "let. hirn slide." Evening School .—Will be found in our advertising columns the open ing of an evening school on Monday next, January 15th, by Mr. Charlea (}. Terry. We do Dot hesitate to recommend to parents, and others, this school. To those young men who are in bu siness, and would like to acquire a thorough knowledge of the branches he proposes to teach, and particularly o i • . r> i . Penmanship and Book-kecp.ng, »e say now is the time. ' Ltat of MnmAern. Orltntt ». Tho*. J. McKay, W. W. King, J. A Brand, t J. R. McMfirilo. t , „ „ Plaqiumttne, St Homard, and Orkan», R. E Caslmer JLsco'te, rifttrrnm and St. Charit, Vi. R. Taylor, t A. T. TrWlrati „ , . St. John tM BaptM, St Jame» and Am#nrion, A Therlut, 1». V. K«nner. t Amim/iffan, iMjimtvhe and Terrebonne, P. Key, t E. E. Rlttriilge. St, Man/, W. T. Painty, t St. Martin, Jnlin Moore, t La layette ami frrm Hthm, t). Pellerin. + St. iAintlry and Oakostj u, I). A. Martel, ♦ A Dupré. Fifrvillf and Weft Raton Rottyc, Norbert Louve Louis Hebert, t Natchitoches. 0 A Dullard, a Fornpnyrae, B N jr irtrrt t t'timr, \j. v««'»«"» /? Satan It'tupf and /Aptn</rton,( I. P. hneey. iIt. /fi fcna, St. Tammany and WaMnotvn, Jtl, Ricliar (l «on. fttflf FeliMOMi O. w. Munday. t HV*/ FfUHandi R.C. Wickliff. t AvofttUen a ml liapkleê, W. V. Griffin, Mlchaol Ryan. I JV< t eu ftonhe» <t ii(t Winn, L. 0. De Ruwej. T Mtu1i*on und (\trrrtil, \V. F*. Scott, t (hichita, Vnion, Moorefunwe and Jitekson, R. L. Dufreeae. t Cat ahm/ fa, Franklin and Caldwell, Mark Boatner. Concordia and Ten*a*. Douglas Pklvers. Caddo, bfiSutoand flahfn*, B. L. Hodge. CI o H hu/p and ftowier, J. B. Evans. The following Is a list of candidates elected to th« Legislature. K. Raton Rouge, O. C. McWhorter, I. H. Boatner, Mt. Charles, V. B. Trepagttler, A. V. Trudeau. Tensas, H. MeCtillouifh, Iberville. E D. Woods, Fî. W. Robertson, W. Baton Kongo, II. M. Favrot. w. Feliciana, ij. B. Phillips Ascension, J. A. Richards, St, .lames, Emile Loooul, Theodore Lagrou, Madison, Lafayette Jones, Point Cou|iee, <4. 11. Miller and A. D. M. Harrison, St. John the Baptiste, Joseph Dossier, 8t. Bernard, B, L. Mllloudon, Concordia, O. B. N. Walles, Catahoula, S. T, Laorolx, and F. Oliver, Terrebonne, II. D.Jordon, Lafayette, V. Bertrand and V. Cornier* Lafourche, J. Williams, T. Harang, M. Thibodeaux, Ht. Martin, P. P. Priant, H J Heard, J KMe, E. Feliciana. F Hardest, y and T A Randalson, Plaqtietnlnesf C J Villere, fit. Mary, P C Bethel, A I! Baker and Wileoxon (a tie) 8t Landry, O H Guedry, A Datfeau, J D Harder, E N Cuilom, Assumption, W W pugh, F A Williamson and A D Truxlllio fit Helena, F H Hatch ('arror, fi C Fl<»yd Washington, Jefferson Roberts Livingston, Thomas Green Davidson Jefferson, Dr H Green Vermillion, P O Rr'.ussard 8t Tatnmany, J F Coot>er Rapides, (4 Lehat P Tanner De Soto, J D Wimple Moorehoup". J ft B Jones Bienville, B W Pearce Caddo. W It Douglass Avoyelles, 11 Berlin L Gadthier Jackson, J II fitephees Claiborne, W M Mcllouold John Kitnball Calcasieu, W E Gill Franklin, Allen Bonner Caldyrell, Thos Morrl.1 Sabine, J R fimart, Isaac Raines Winn, Fredrick Waddill Union, Thomas Van Hook Washita, C H Bîorison Bossier' J M fiândidgd Orleans 1st Resreseiftative ^istrlot, H M Summers W fi Campbell 2nd Representative District, G W Dermeyer, R M Kearney, Jos Drummand 8rd Representative D!°trJct, R W James, W J A Rubberts, A W Beates, J 11 Clad well, B Olney. 4fch Representative District, P R Wagner, T McKean, D Corcoran Öth Representative District, H R Orandment» Denis Cronan, EHx H Lirze fith J W Nixon, F M Cro«at Ttb J E Trente, S P Farge 8th John Newman, M Weisheimer 9th Chas Setuseneau Hub Judge Beecher, W Deacon Algier«, W Theophilus Thayer has secured the services, of Mr. S. J. He a , of Kentucky, in the editorial de partmejit of the Gazette. - if-ZT" We see by our neighbor's issue of Thursday, of Lafayette street, that, lie We welcome Mr. II. into the edi torial fraternity, and hope his connec l ion with that paper will be an agree able one ; and that it. may prove a rich reward to its industrious proprie tor and that she (the Gazette) may flourish as in her palmiest days. With regard to its new arrangements the Gazette savs ; In addition to this, we take pleas " ro in '"forming onr friends, that we lave effected an arrangement for some time contemplated, whereby we secure, editorial department her-.Jift.^r- in th< of our paper the services of 8! i. Jte», of Kentucky. C>f Mr. Pea's rare q'ü'l'fications for the post.he is about to occu]>v, it is altogether nnnessary ,• ° i"r us to speak, as our readers will sf)on have an opportunity of judging for themselves. We have, moreover, on the way from New York, an entire new dress for our Daily. For the. ability to effect such expensive arrange w „ aro mostly to t^io generosity of the citizens of Baton liouge : and that we may enjoy a con tinuation of their liberal support, w<j shall earnestly endeavor to deserve, it. F atal Dvf.l in Mississippi .—Tho Mobile advertiser of tho 19th inst., says : , We have lately beard the .«ad news that I)r. A. E. Fant and I)r Irby, both candidates at the late election for the Mississippi legislature from Noxubee county, fonght a duel last Saturday on the borders of the State, the latter falling at the first fire, the ball piercing bis heart.. Fant was the Democratic Southern Rights can didate and Irby, his opponent, who was elected, was the candidate of the Union Whig party. The difficulty which brought on the duel, origina te d during the canvass. Irby was an °'^ gen^eman and Fant quite a young man,, a physician. Both of high]/mpectabl« cili * " zens of Noxubee county.