ETAT DE LA LOUISIANE.
Cour de District,
Paroises Sie Marie.
Succeusi de feu Robrti W. Ster
Attendu que J, A. TESSIER A earégitr6
dans cmte cour une petition, demandaut q des
lettres d'admiois.ration de Id uc.ossne d. Jeu
Robert W Siewral lui soient accordées
AVIS est par le pr6seot donné à touL eaeu
que cela peut concerner d'avoir à déduie dams
les dix jours qui suivront la daie do préseat avis
les raisons (si aucunes ils ont) pour lesquuell
il ne serait pas fait droit à a demande.
J V FOURMN , Gnree
Bureau do Oreffer, 11 Jaovier, 1840.
I -.. . .. . . ...- -- - -
THE PLANTERS' BANNER.
VOL IV. . FRANKLIN, ST. MARY'S PARISH, LOUISIANA, JANUARY 18, 1849. g o. 2.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY
Three Dollars per annum, payable in advance;
Fire Dollars, at the eapiratlon of the year.
A Valley Revisited.
1 sought the glen our boyhood loved,
Each lone retreat, each fovorite tree,
The winding path o'er which we roved,
The stream by which we wandered free.
Tho' lovelier scenes have mtet my eyes,
A brighter stream-a fiirer hill,
How at a thought of it would rise !
How fair and bright its memory still !
And mingled with that memory
Another thought-a thought of thee.
How changed the scene ! Fall'n is the grove,
SAn sad the galley once so sweet ;
The trees that spread their shade above,
The grass, its carpet at our feet ;
Stream-lakes that thro' the greenwood shone,
As dewy pearls of morning shine ;
And rocks aloft, whose echo's tone
. Was doubly dear when mocking thine ;
Changed-changed were all: and scarce I
The scene once dear to youth and you.
One spot th' intruder spared, one spor,
The dearest that remembrance cherished ;
The ruthless hand had harmed it not,
The' all aroJnd had changed or perished.
Still waved the beech-tree as it waved
In days long passed of sunny weather,
When on its trunk our name we graved,
Or in its shade reposed together.
I sought--as pilgrim fervently
Some sacred shrine-our tablet-tree.
'Tis ever thus! when life has spread
Some green spot in its waste olcare,
Time steals along with latal thread,
And leaves a blight where all was fair.
'Ti. ever thus : when years have brought
A sadness o'er a pleasant scene,
Lingers omad trace, 'mid changes wrought,
Of the dear beauty that bath been.
'Ti. ever thus : and so it proved
. the sweet vale our boyhood loved.
And t'us, when time has traveled on,
Should hopes decay and pleasure die,
And those affections all be gone,
That warmed and beamed in boyhood's eye;
i from the depth of memory
Will thoughts ofyouth unbidden start,
And ill ia til and wee wille -
Sor- -. re eme"
WiB kMss thered thani _o :
By meihosd loved-in boyhood
i . -- ' - ' -- _ : .=g' _S! ~ l.1
paper, doscribi ng an alleged iu l rem
aaj spit the cholera, was ceanum.icated t
he Bard of llth of Liverpool 'by an office
drlmakbsgresidemt in India:
lagredisaer e an adult : asafrkla, opio.
black pepper; (pulverized,) of each two graIns
made into a pill. Should two graics of 41l.
be thought toolarge a dese, (whLich, if pare opi
-m be used, i be,) one grain and a ha!
asy be tried is m.a be mle ep auc
rr u se maouth imt being
pills to be brokes
down and br edtl mmen in a tablepeoaltu
of bready and water, and washed down with a
small quantity of the same. (It would be bet
amr still to chew thepill and swallow It, washed
dos aim e same manner.) But the pills should
to be swallowed whole, as they would not adt
ws lmmpdy, mad might be brought up by vomit.
tig. T'e dos should be Cepeated every hall
ý.n, soosdiag to the usea~ of the case, un.
1i4 eyaap:nabe subdaued. Two or three do.
umasreem g lly snM iemn, brt Ave or more have
lipsgime beorthe disease has beer arrested,
g t half or quarter doses at short intervals;
aim cases of great prostratio and protracted
dlase I have, as an additioal stimulant, sub.
S- iad red pepper for the black pepper occa.
pauily. Friction, with hot and stimulating
ubLames over the stogach and abdomen should
aiMe be used. The limbes also should be well
abbed in the same way, and if the patient has
pmalamde defmere than usual pain in the atom.
haI e smetimes gives taS grai. of ca__
_l-ebb.h .r1 eamot say that I bas obsrur
v. it, uamesqwhosrs thee. has
Ime line a id-estrm.
E eeptr rthisd rsoai
to the state
s5 Wise recommended the
of tshe tourniquet to the arms and legs, in order
as hasband, as it were, the vital power, by lim.
sg she erteat of circulaties, this may be tti
by applying a ligature or tape or other subsab
tha q .pper arm and thigh, if the tourniquet be
Qua r or wia CeorIaa.-Mr. RanU., an
ei and respectable resident of New York,
ssthat is tll6 he discovered that the origin
eih hebeleis is the inhalation ofan insect so
ms be scrcely visible to the naked
_ He says that whe the cholera is in a
the eslisuce of those insects may be
p-ufd by cr eloth, or a person's arm,
ad ieg them air, rwhe the '
to hand maythe be ammed.
he ý in glsad,· describing the prs.
Sthd ggers ins ream
it passsr'is ?" eciaioed a
DL Peosihle, sir,"
"why I've sesa them."
V' KNowINc lluan . NATURE ;
Or, the difference between fMassachusetts
and Connecticut Peddlars.
i We do not know where the following story
Scame from but it is a good one :
"tOne day," said the Bay State peddlar, "as I
Swas driving along a fellow with a load of tin
caine out of a byeroad, and followed right along
in my tracks.--lister," said I, "which way are
"Going ahead-don't you see ?" said he.
"'Yes," says I "I reckon we had better take
idifferent roads, else only one of us will sell any
tin-what say you ?"
"Yes we w ili. You may go ahead and sell
all you can, and then 1'l sell as much again as
'"W hy, will you sell as much cheaper ?,'
"No-I'll get more for every article.',
S"Well, I don't see how you can do it."
"Try and I'll show you. 1'll stop here while
you drive to that house yonder, and all sell you
can. Start on your team, a little and then come
back for your whip, or something you have
dropped, and yon can see now I s.ll."
I "Well," said I, so I dryve up to the house and
went in, and spoke to the old gentleman, who,
was reading the newspaper. "Illow de do ?"
says l; but be didn't mind any thing about me.
I "Want to buy any tin pans, pails, or cups ori
any thing !"
"I'll sell cheap, and take almost anything in
"But just look at my lot ; it is the completest
you ever saw.":'
"Don't want to."
"Well, I really wish I could sell you some
thing. You really think you can't buy ?"
"Don't want nothing."
So I went out and started on my horse.
"Whoae" says I: "now I'II see what the Con
necticut fellow can do." So I walks back to
the house. I didn't leave my whip, here did
"Hlaint seen it," said the old man keeping on
reading advertisements. Then the Connecti.
cut fellow came in
" ow far is it to a tavern 1"
af a mile,', said the old man.
'I'mn as dry as a codfish-. il take some of
your water," walking up to a table and taking
up a pewter mug. "Oh," said he "it is cider,"'
making believe that he was goito . et it down.
"Drink it," said the old a n aud so he did.
"That's royal good cideer-bo make that tor
your own une-can't buy uch as thet-If had
Sa barrel of thart in Boeon, I'd give live dollars
f or it. How did you mak itt ..
1 "Made it out-of apLesk"
"pidyeu. Well, uh , rh ..e a extra
inar good noas, m e i. dahe . i to
haint you, Suinre 1"
"Fiat rate what thee is o it, then-got a1
smug hose bhmasoo-havn't seen many hou
- ses 1llk as w . tthat, and I've seen a good
i many ia w dy. 1Real snug house," looking
r around as lfulmatig au stra fly;
"Four, and all inisihed odi and furnished !I
A You are thriving like all nature I Gut smart
, girls enough to . ll tom up " r
a "No, only'one."
S"H ell one is good enough-better than three
or four ordinary ones-how oldis she ."
"Eighteen ?-she'll be married before long, I
i'reckon. Not many girls like youraslive to be
Fold maids." : I
"I don't think she'll be an old maid." t
"She looks like you, don't see owrt I've i
Iheard of her-she's as handsome as a picture
what a handsome setting out you'll give her !"
"Yes I've got five pair of linen sheets, sad
four coverlids, that I made for her .lasttnmer.
tI mean if she ever does git married, that she
shall have as good a setting out as anybody-" a
"So I would, and you are able to do it.
cNow I think of it' I've got afew fust rate things
Ithat I mean to carry home for somebody, you d
can guess who, (winking.) I've been offered r
lmore than they are worth but woead not sell r
Ithem-but I've a mind to let you have them for t
" that girl of yours. I don't know though as I
can let them go. Beseey will expect them.
I Butcomje .uad look at them."
So tl.he.W pst n her pecs, and wet
'ot th ' s es.uHe deugso the hot-1
otemaie4 eat sm pease :d pbils jus e
ter-- --~y sae; Ih eo eso suced awa yaO
,eat rl et o haemets oan ee
in his e
and these aretea-the La.
nine and sixpence : but for that o
is sake, that looks so much like you, g
y,'1 let you have a few for seven shil-*
o be went on talking till he sold her more
a- fve dollars worth of ware not nigh as good
as mine, and at a good dealrigher prices.
When he started on, sayb he, "How much
did you sell r"
"Abh, you ain't come from Connecticut."
"No, I din't, says 1,; and then in a low'
vloe, "and I don't want to if they all lie as you
Or last year's cotton .rop was estimaed to
be worth 165,0000,00. The labor ecemmry
to work up this mass of raw materials, would
cost over 1110,000,000.
Tax C-osa.--'lThBle. Pn Times
the 25th uk., mentions a remarkabe act, that
of the 290 deaths from cholera, which have oc
curred in London since the 14th October, not
fewer than 221 have occurred on the south side
of the Thames, wher the drainage is less per.
fet than on the northern banks, while the pop.
lation of the latter is perhaps tefld pgrear.
A DAYr xs CoN;aEss.-The editor of the N.
Y. Tribune, under this head, informs the peo
ple how time and money belonging:to them are
squandered by their representatives at Wash-i
ington. It is the first prominent thing we have
noticed from the honorable gentleman's pen
since taking his seat:
S"*My son," said the wise old Chancellor; "go
forth and see with how little wisdom the world
is governed." A melancholy spectacle, truly ;
and yet the general lack of fidelity-or the true
loyalty-of essential moral honesty-is even a
more deplorable characteristic of the exercise
I Some two hundred and ninety men are elec.
ted and well paid by the people of this country
to perform the duties of a Federal or National
SLegislature. They are paid for each day theyl
!work, with a clear :implication that they shall
work for each day they are paid, though that by
no means follows. Nobody expects or wishes
that each member shall be attendance every day
and hour of a session, on pain of stbmitting to a
reduction from his pay ; but there is a general
and necessary implication that no man shall take
'pay for time when he wilfully neglected his du.
ty, and thereby obstructed and prevented the
!transaction of business. Is not this undenia.
i ble ?
r On Monday the two Houses of Congress met
'and went through the usual preliminaries; on
Tuesday they received and endured the readingi
Iof the President's message ; on Wednesday the
H-louse elected a chaplain, and within three quar
t ters of an hour after meeting, by a vote of64 to
63. adjourned ; dozens sitting in their seats and
!not voting, and only nineteen rising in support
of a demand for the yeas and nays. The Sen.
iate did not even succeed in forming a quorum;
out of tifty.seven or eight members, who are all i
sure t, be in fur their pay and mileage, only
. twenty.nine appeared in their seats ; and the
,annual bhypocricy of electing a chaplain had to
Igo over and waste another day. If either House
had a chaplain who dare preach to its members
what they ought to hear -of their faithlessness,
)their neglect of duty, their iniquitous waste of
itime and robbery of the public by taking from
the Treaspry money which they have not even
Iattempted to earn-then there would be some
sense in the chaplain business ; but any ill-bred
iNathan or Elijah who should undertake such a
job would be kicked out ia order. So the chap.
laincy remains a thing of grimace and mumme.
ry, nicely calculatedito keep some flockless and
complaisant shepherd to a few hundred dollars,
and impose on devout simpletons an exalted
notion of the piety of Congress. Should not
the truth be spoken ?
The pretence for similar faithlessness in for.
aier instances has been, that the committee
were not appointed, sad l sither bhous could
properly apply itself to busiaes'util it had
committees to which communications, bills
resolutions, &c. might be refored. Flimsy as
1this excuse was it utterly fails in the .pesent
case, since this is the same Congremp that ad
iaourned only a few months since, aler a session
ot some two-thirds or three-fourths t a year,
and which before adjouriog, was very.properly
brought to resolve that the bills already matur.
ed in committees should stand good and hold
their places on the calendar-in other words,
that the public business should be taken up at
this session just where it was broken off by the
close of the last. Each home has therefore
now at least a hundred bills on its calendar read.
y for coaluu.ve action, with the chairman and
other mem who have reported them already
to explain-i>"d dvocate them ; in short every
thing as riper their passage or rejectiod as
it ever can. be. Yet Senators stay away from
even the ait sitting of one or two hours per
dayunder the pretext of seeking lodgings, or
some other equally empty ; and the House ad.
ours in forty.fve minutes after assemblag, on.
ly nineteen members callin for the yeas and
nays I Not even the death of Mr. Lewis, of the
Senate, or of Mr Sims, of the House, is an.
nounced; these are studiously kept back in or.
der to form pretexts for wasting two more days
when the houses may not venture to adjourn
without a pretext. Do the people ever look in. I
othese thigs ?
There is uofettmately a school ofpelities
ow cosiderably in vogue, which tlachesi
perfection of govering consists ih
i and that the congress or
which does nearest to nothing high.
oeat testimonials of peblirgmatids. di.
ciplie efthisschgo enMi.lwu.s press.
ing **r nu a me mns, r sin
their doctrines, which are too gen.
e modes to serve as a varnish for indolence
unfaithfulness. But a majority ofthe House and
a powerful minority of the Senate are elected as
opponents to the do-ootbing school, and these dis
grace and stulify themselves when they permit
a day to be wasted which they have power to
save. Every day thus lost at the outset is equi.
valent to the defeat of ten bills at the close of
the session, some of them doubtless of the high.
est importance and clearest beneficence.
But in truth the great sorrow is that so many
of the members of Congress, as of mein high
station elsewhere, are merely dexterousjugglers
or the tools of dexterous jugglers with the cup
and balls of politic, shuffld into Irespomible
places as a reward for past compliances or in the
hope of being there made useful to the inventors
and patentees of their iellectual and moral
greatness. To such men, the idea ofan body's
coming to Congress for any thing else than the
distinction and the pluader, unless it be in the
hops of intriguing their way up to some still la
zier and more lucrativ pout, is so irreistibly
comic-such an eahihtion of [email protected]
that they cannot contemplate it witho.t dpger
of explosion. Just so long as the people choose
to shut their eyes and elect such menu a party
cancases, such as they notoriously areshall see
- to pieik o for them, they will be served s
they now are-nud will richly deserve it.
A CoNvtFlaRn IIsaIT.-A gentleman of ex
cellent habits and amiable disposition was so
unfortunate as to have a vwitC of very different I
character-in short, one that would get beastly .
da. Being in company of a few intimates,
lone evening. one of them remarked to him, thatj
if she was his wife--since all other things hadl
tailed-he would frighten her in some way so
that she would quit ; and proposed the follow.
ing method : that some time when dead drunk,
she should be laid into a box, shaped like a
coffin, and left in that situation until her drunk.'
en fit should be over, and consciously restored.
A few evenings after, the lady being in a
proper state the plan was put into execution and
after the box lid was properly secured, the par. "
ty before alluded to, watched, each in turn, to
wimess the tesult. Abou: daylight next morn
ing, the watcher, hearing a movement, laid himn
self down beside the box, when her ladyship,
after bumping her head a few times, was heard
to say :
'Bless me ! why ! where am I ?'
'The outsider replied, in a sepulchral tone:
'Madam, you are dead, and in the other world.'
A pause ensued; the lady again inquired :
'Where are you ?'
'Oh, I'm dead too,' said he.
'Can you tell me how long I've been dead ?
'About three weeks.'
'How long have you been dead ?'
ha 'Well, you've been here so much longer than
I have, can't you tell me whetre I can get a lit.
tie gin !'-Gazette of the Union.
Cranors DsrcovanY.-A few days since!
t some men who were working upon our streets
broke a stone in two, in which was a beautiful
purple flower, with some green leaves as fresh
I in appearance and as soft to the touch as though
it had been grown in a green house. How it
came there is a mystery to us. The stone had
been in our street for twelve years. But the
flower was evidently in the stone when quar.
ried. Perhaps it had been from "time where
of the memory of man runneth not the contra.
ry ;" ay, for aught we know, it is an antedelu.
vian flower. Mr. & 8. Young says "the flow.
er resembles the Hisaceus species, but the leaf
is more nearly the roes, but is not exactly like
any flower now a native efthis ecuatry, nor in.
deed like any exotic cultivated here. He adds
"it most probably grew Ia the whd.e rock
where it now is, but the reek st have been
earth when it grew."-E.on (Ohio) Register.
SRAIL AD a ITr s.-The Massachusetts
Railroad Companies are about making their
semi-annual distribution of profits among their
stockholders. The Western and Eastern Roads
have already declared four per cent, dividends,
and it is said thmj the Lowell, Fitchburg, Wor
cester and Maiae, *11l pay the same per ent.
age. The old Colony, Providence and Fall RI
veoads, it is understood, will divide thsee sad
a half per cent each. This kind ofi iyesl
still eetises to be the favorite at the east, nor
cai heestherwise. No banks are so proable,
rt nufacturing corporation so sure of
.a.klharge returns, as well locateudand well
CsrancA. JosE.-At a meeting ofthe church
the pastor gave the hymn commencing with "1
love to steal awhile away." when the chorister
commenced singing, but owing to some difficul.
ty in recollecting the tune, could proceed no
farther than "I love to steal," which he did three
or four times in succession, when the clergy.
man, in order to relieve him from his delimma,
waggishly remarked that it was " very much
regretted," and added, "let me pray." ,
Religirn and Color.-The Rev. Mr.
a colored preacher, has been selstd or
of a white cogregatioa in
and a colored teacher has been in a dis.
trict school in Tompkins commaty er is no
accounting for tastes I
TAhe Pst QFces ln 1790 the
number .. ' , extent of post
roads 1,87b; of post.office department I
3q7,085, sad 4 penditures 832,040. In I
1847, the nmube post.otfices was 15,146 ;I
_--'post s . 3,818 miles; revenue o
,893; exoend.ires, $3,.
,57t. simple figures strikingly illus. .
trate the growth of our country in population,
business and intelligence.
No DAnroER rox GOLD.-.he opinion has
beon entertained by many persons, that the im
mense addition of goki, from California, would
derange the value of our circulating medium, and
thereby cause an artificial state of prices, with.
out reference to theLetandard which regulated
existing contracts. To remove all apprehen.
sions on the subject, the Charleston News o
21st inst. remarks :
"No perceptible effect has been produced by
the large quantities of gold that Russia has
poured into the market within the last twenty.
five years, amounting to 125,000,000, of dol
lars. No sensible change has even taken place
from the addition that power has furnished from
the Siberian mines in l.j. '47, reaching
the sum of $50,000,000, a the supply from
the United States has not replaced the waste
from loss and abrasion. The annual demand
for the precious metals is estimated at $50,000,
000. being one-half of one per cent, on the sup.
posed value in existence of two thousand millions
of pounds sterling, or ten thousand millions of
dollas. Now, granting what is stated in the
memorial from the citizens of California for the
establishment in that territory of a branch mint,
that $5,500,000 in gold will be removed from
the California mines in the year ending July 1,
1849, the produce of those mines must be doub.
to equal one.fifth ot the anmmual
h ý ifwe take their estimate of eight
doiJrs ~ verage sum collected in gold by
per day, 3000 persons being thus
it rould require 20,000 persons ol
produea sum in old equal to the san de- I
wand for the precious metals."
The greater part of mankind employ their
first years to make their last miserable.-De la
The man who gives his children habits of
truth, industry, and frugality, provides for them
better than by giving them a i'rtune.-Paley.
Lord Byron who had a constant struggle
against his better nature and nobler convictions
mournfully acknowledged, "The Christian en
joys an advantage over the infidel in having as
exalted hope through life."
Every thing that tends to emancipate us from
external restraint, without adding to our power
of self-government, is mischievous.-Goethe.
Ricaut, in the "History of the Turks," says
that-"They so confound chronology and histo
ry as to assert that Job was a judge in the court
of King Solomon, and Alexander the Great ote
of his Generals."
A bibliopole now living, and 'of tome emi.
nence, was once asked if he had a copy of
"Casar's Commentaries.,' "1 am sorry," sid
he, "1 hav. not, but I have got Blackstone's."
The stuty of literature nourishes youth, enter
tains old age, adorns prosperity, solaces adversi
ty, is delightful at home, and unobtruslve
He who cannot feel friendship is alike inca
pable of love. Let a woman beware of the
man who owns that he loves no one but him.
The mind has more room in it than most peo.
ple think, if you would but furnish the apart.
The Spaniards have a proverb that "Drink
ing water neither makes a man sick, nor in.
debt, nor his wife a widow."
NATRsAL G.as.-While engaged recently in
boring for water, at the depth of ;inety.seven
Ifeet, nearly all the way through sold rock, Mr.
Samuel Steadman, of Franklin county, Ky.,
jpenetrated with his auger, a vein of natural gas,
which forced its way, in a large volume, above
the surface of the earth. Fire being applied to
it, the gas burned as brilliantly as the 8aem
manufactured gas, and continued to barn with
out intermission. Mr. 8. introduced it to LitL
light. The quantity of gas which escapes free
the auger hole is represented to be amply aeI.
cienat, if properly conaaed, to light up ae dly
Firgvsa sr. Calform.-We wer
fourteen bars of g o.a y psrday fres
Broker mine, weighing 248 dwts.
the product of two months' work, wibh
hands. The value i 240754
tie more than .200 to the hand.
are the sameof which wehad
once or twice during the year.
we learn wer very m duch mpede want
i stamps. The proprietor
-sphe of ions ia u put.
t ong on harty The ion seems
to have fairly entered the Cliwr.
The Brussels ions the death, at
Vocqueille, a in whose repo
sitories were undred pairs of stock
ings, nearly aui chemises, one hundred
doses of elve dozen sheets, an inne
merahle , of caps, handkerchiefs, &c.,
and n cloth suf5clent to provide tor the
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
Parish or St. Mary.
Estate of Robert W. &eaut, der*
Whereas J. A. TESSIFR,of said par.
ish, has 6led in tbis court a petition praying
bhat be miay be appointed adminisirasor of tim
estate of Robert W. Stewart.
Notice is hereby given to all tbose whom i
dot. or may concern to show cease if any they
have, withic ten days from the hde reo, why
the prayer of said petitioner should not begr a.
ed. J V FOURMY, Clesk.
Parish of St. Mary, January 11 1849.
D. EDWARD CURILANI,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
All profeiional bmsiassm co*d d to im wilU
receive prompt attention.
Office (rooting the Court HIese ad forderly
occupied by L W. &tewut, Req.
Nov. 27, 1848.
HENRY C. WIIASN,
Atteragy at Lar,
Haring lcated is Fua.&N m, will ailami to
the practic of hie PUirss Ia she ma
'Courts ofthe Fourtesah JudlcLal Diarhe.
Profcesiosal bssie cosed to hh s ar
will h po.pdm ussud ta.
Olga ýd do~or from too Rodioi Roots
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