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FlliYL , 4t., TEEWAT, LIT 21,P349. FOR GOVERNOR: ALEXANDER DECLOUET. FOR IIEUTENA'N G3VERNOR : bUNICAN F. KENNER. FOR AUDITOR: Louis Bordelon. FOR CONGRESS: FOURTH DISTRICT. O. N. Ogden. FOi: STATE SENATOR : STEPHEN DUNCAN. FOR REPRESENTATIV'E.1 : OCTAVE CORNAY. P. D. RIOHARDSON. FOR SHERIFF : ETHAN ALLEN. FOR RECORDER OF MORTGAGES. J. A. DUMARTRAIT. FOR CLERK. i. V. FOURMY. FOR ASSESSOR : WILSON MC'KERALL. FOR CORONER ; J. S. TARKINGTON. FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCUOOLf.. R M. SAWYER. QO We art requested to give notice that religious service will he held in the Epipicopal Church in this place, next Sabbath, at the usual hour, by the Rev. Mr. Burton. 'The new pews are now fitted up in good order in the church. NEW COVUT HOrSE Iv FRAIKLIN.-Theb Police Jury of this parish have at length author.' ised an appropriation of$12,000 Ier the building ofa new court house in this place--S4,00(, to be paid from the parish treasury immediately. Private citizens have subscribed $3,000, and o this amolnt Judge Wilkinson contributed S1, 100. So we are to have a court house which is to cost $15,000. We are aware that some of the citizens of the parish will condemn this measure; we think however, they take wrong views ,euthe matter. A flourishing village in any country not only re flects credit upon it, but it enhances the value of property situated in the section of country around it. Franklin, from the reputation it has heretofore sustained, has added much to the rep. utation of the parish. Let us have a good court house, a good academy, a few mere fine build. ings, aud St. Mary will derive much benefit from it. We shall have more merchants, more mechanics, more business men; and we shall have more competition, get our goods cheaper., and have more of the necessaries and conveni ences of life at a less expense than we now get them. Inclead of sending sq much money tol New Orleans and the North as we send gener ally for "et !y made" articles for our conveni-. ence or comfort, we 'shall he induced to patron ise "home" establishments and keep our nmoney1 in the country. Northern villages spring up and thrive at the expense of the south. Ourj villages might thrive if we would let them. and if they were to thrive like vil 'ges at the north the whole country would be benefitted by their!i thrist. Tea FaNKLItN EPIcCUsAL Ctuaaca.-This church which has been erected by the liberality of our citise.s, is now so far completed that re ligious services may hereafter he held in it eve -r Sabbath. It is a fine building, and is both an ornament and a credit to our village. We hope that the health of our worthy curate, the Rev. Mr. Litton, may yet be improved and that he may be enabled to fill the s'ation which bhe has heretofore filled in this place so much to his own credit and to the benefit of the coudtnu aity. With such a church and such a minister, our tiaeos wouldki be inexcusable not to attene religious services every Sabbath, and throw their influence, and mike liberal contributions in favor of the due observance ol the Sabbath day, and for the support of the promulgators of! religious truths, and the advocates of goud order and sound morality. WArsT Czslrses.-It willbe observed' byl rertering to our advertising columns, that Mr. 8. (ary gives notice that he is prepared to make water cisterns of superior quality, and at short notice. There are not many among us that fully re. pliie the importance of cistern water to the health and comfort ot the people of this country. It should be remembered that though well wa. ter may have no bad taste, it is always mixed with soom impurities that are detrimental to health. Pure cister water is more conducive o health tham any other. Their boasted spring wakh.et the north is far inferior to rain water so .i as it relates, to health. The well water eftbls country is not fit to drink, and it ought sever to be used. For drinking and cooking purpose. cistern water should be the only kind used in the com try. White and black old and yoang aboutd be well provided tfor in these res pest.. Some believe, and not without good rea soas, that sore than a quarter part of the sick. ness of the country arises from the use of un. -ht. -. water. . I Srou , Ma 14tih, by achr. A. S. Lanfier, I Capt. FeNage, ship Bay State, from New Or. o.eas, bound for Liverpool, tat. 24 20. long. 80I 20. PLraucUr. zo Kaº.1ia'--We notice. in a; late number of the N.0. ('ourier, a article drawing a parallel between i'lauche and Ken ter, the two opposing candidates tr the hite- of Lteutenant Governor5 of this state. Thlis arts cle in question contaills an argmnlellut oithe iorst novel character to prove that I'iauche is better tlted for this office than Ketlner. TI'he toliow ing is the gist ol'the argumenlt. "Plauche was manluily leading his gallant. hattalion ol volunteers against the tirvader oif Isls country whilst Kenner was mliliimig anid pu.iiig in his nurse's arius. *The people of Lo~,u-l.ina will bear these Lillng i In ii1:iat, and whialtverr may be Colonel Ketier's imerits in the eyes tt' our whit hr,-thren. the pciople will give the pre lerence to one wiho, besides toss .e'sing eqsual it, not superior qualitications otir discharging the' duties tof Lie'u:tenait Governor, has the irre si'-talle prestige on his side of having laithiully and bray;:!y served the counlry on the battle idcd-swhereby bhe largely contr;buted to the preservation of our lair ctr y of New Orlean fromn the liag- of an invading arm)." It appears by the thrego)ng that the ediitor of the Lourier thinkS the chief tau.t of Mr. Keliner is that he r.tled and j.uked in his mother's arns. k it not proui.ble that Mr. i lauche was ioncse guilty of Imn:linig and lpuking in hAi moth er's arms ? And even the editor of the Couricr might have committed the same fau!t in his ear-. lier days. And is it not pro.able that while Wl'a.hington and tht heroes of the revolution were sigh:iiig. the batthles of the country Mi. I'iauclie wits coin nlitting this crimetn of iullng and puking? Put the ditolr of the Courser thinks that the citizens of Ioui.uia:a will give Mr. I'iaiche a warm support ion account ,of his galiant defence of his state against her British itniaders. Very well. And it might be reasonably supposed from the noble m.tn:ler in which the whi; patty anld %whig press of this stale, last Novelmoer de tended the honor and fame of ltie gallant cre lce against the charges made by % 'iliiam U. Butler, and reiterated and sanctioned by the de:nocratic press ofl the state that he would find much warmer admiiirers ailnng the whigs thani he would find in his owni paly. lheul this most infantous speeci blanding the crele's a cowards anld traitors, was held tio to thei p..op;e it Louisiana, the whig press anid our s hig or atiors were f .remot in denouncing it. antl eC posing the baseness anlid iJustice oftsl e charge. St hell our State has been itvaded, or her honoir assailed the abigs have always been ill the 'r.,nt ranks of her brave defeuders. FocTrnT CoNGRESSIONAL I)ISTRI.T AND M~I. iloRSE.-T'l'ie N. Urleans daily D.i:.) . of rlh Ith inst., contains rather a nu.nor ,us desc ip.i,,n of the country and people included in this district, and likewise throws in a iriendly word for .r. Morse and his friends. The ulluowing is an ex tract from the article: S"Morse, though not a very profound or studi. ous man, has an excellent knowledge of men 'his off hand, ready address and fluent style of speaking, take well with the masses. He is familiar with all the tricks ofad cptandum or. atory-makes his speeches short, pointed, anid spirited, and interlards them with happy anec d.,Les, local allusions, and good-natured hits. Morse is, too, a good traveler, and having a large distriet to move over, the limits of which are rather undefined, he has acquired consider. able lfcility in rowing dug.outs, riding musutangs, bivouacking in the swamps, or "n the prairie. and all the other shifts to which candidates in this district are subjected. The labors and per. ils of canvassing this region are said to be equal to those of a campaign in the jungles of India. The fortunate elect may console himself at the close of the campaign, by discoursing to his wonder-stricken Desdemona, ot -Most disastrous chances ; Of moving accidents, by fltod and field : Of bair.breadth 'scapes (t" antres vast, and deserts wild; i(ough quarries, rocks, and hills w~hCe heads touch heaven "It is said that the present Governor ot Lou. isiana, whilst canvassing ibis district lost his. way in the swamps of Catahoula. and narrowly' escaped being go,i,:,!ed up by huge alligators.! Success, therefore, in canvassing this country, depends more upon a man's powers ofeadurance and his experience of frontier h1f, than upon his political attainments and oratoricalabilities." One would ,suppose by the above that our fourth congressional district is made up swamps, thickets, frog ponds aqd coolies, and that a majority of our inhabitants are a set of semi-barbarians. We are almost ready to con. elude from the article that the Delta would se. lect a Texan Ranger, or a Mexican ranchero ash the most practical candidate for congress in this) district, and that a lasso and a bunting kn;fe would be indispensible in conducting the can I vass. When the editor says "Success, therefore, in canvassing this coum.i try, depends more upon a man'spower of endue.I rane, and his e.perieace of frostier life,! than upon his poaitcal at'ainmenws and ora.! turical abi4ities-bhe pays but a poor compl,I. meat either to Mr. Morse or the people of the, district. Wouldn't Davy Crucket be a wonder. ful man in this District ? MAYoR .VooDnuLL,-This worthy has been highly complimented for the part he took in suppressing the disgraceful riots in New York. But, ifhe is to he believed, he acted on the first night most pusilanimously. After the mi!itary, whom he had called out, had been pelted with paving stones and other missiles until a large! number of them had been severely injured,. without the least return of hostility ion their l)art. be refused Gen. Sanford, who camne to him with I the blood streaming down his face from a mot,. wound, permission to protect himselft his mnent, the polie, the audience at the theatre, and the honor of the city, Iy shooting down the miscre. ants, who threatened the destruction of all, and retired himself immediately with his brother to the New York Hotel, and remained there until the disturbances were ovetr or the night. Andj the reason given for this refusal was, that he did not know to what extent the riotous proceed ings had gone. A pretty way be took to findl out. We get this from his own testimony be. fore the Coroner. What a coward ! The Cholera is largely on the increase in Paris, and many persons ot opulence have be. come its victims. Up to the 19th, there have been 1762 cases, of which 1022 had proved fa. tal. OCR INDEP.NDE\r C.ANDIDnTR FOR TIIFE STATE lENATE.--PW und.rstand that our II. dependent Whig Candidate fir tit. above namel.d inportant office is making a toir through the parish to solicit votes fhr himself, and to prove that the ~whis are under no ol,li.:ations what ever t, abide bi the decision of our parish con vretion. Is this gentle.an a %\%hig ? Who, says--yes' The echo answers-who? Ilas this gentleman ever paid any respect t. whig, principle'l l:Has he ever expressed any inter with thie whigs and his influence with the Derm e-trat. . He milake-.light ol'our convention, op. Ises our nominaiai n,, and inl;,rms the largest Swhig convention ever cnvened in our parishl !that-if they do n,,t select him as their candi late bfr the sentate, h. will rnr on his own hoiok i llo .,1iaiition to the man of their choice. Is not this treatintg our party with the most positive conltemlt ? S()o whom does tll;s iuilependent c:andidate de' peIcd for his election !? \e auiseer, emphaticall ly. upt,o'a the Ikaoera.'. lie is t, all intents the, e)rcmocratic canldate for the Senate. lle has' *'returned to) is first love." andt his :et are once muore ulpon a democratic platfirm. Let every good whig keep his eye upon thIe fact that no man is entitled to the aivne of t ,ig who become. an instrument in the hands of the* democrats ftr deteatitng our candidates, makes light of our coinvention, and shows no) intere.t whatever in the welfare of our party and its prin cip!es. IwpprWIX.ex rs AT CE\'TRTv'ILLr.-Thi+ lit tie villnie. situated on the "l'eche, five miiles from this place, appears at this time to he in a remarkaivy thrifty condition. A',thliouh no one can boast of its size. yet the new build;n-'s that are constantly springing up at that place sho,w that it is dlestined to become a viillage of some considerable importance. They have a steam saw mill, of which Messrs Cowan and C'areov are the proprietors, and which is said to he in fine condition and is getting an exce!!ent run of custom. There are many goods sold at this point during the season, and large quantities of sugar and n',la;;es are stored in their warehou. se" by the Bayou Salt planters. to Li" shipped to both northern and southern part-. They have an excellent s'hhool, conducted br Mr. lr(':aron. and it is well patronized, and the merit. ol'fthe teacher apear t', be duly apprecia:ted. Rtent tns' W.Ear.rY twAZETTE -- . hand. some tamily paper, published in Athens, (;a., hearing this rname has made its appearance ott our table, to whi, ht oft g!aily wielcmne it. It is neat and tastefill in i's typography and of res. pectabtle and realale size. Its se!.-ctions seem to hbe made with taste, and its original articles come from a number of able and well knownl contributors. But what commends it most to our liking is, that it is, so far as we know, the only weekly newspaper publi-hed at the South that is wholly literary in its aims. It is published by Win. C. Richards, at two; dollars per annum. Letter from Panama. - The flhowing letter was lately received by a'Mr. John Yaney.Id Centreville. in this Parish, :h fromm his brother, who is on his way to Cali. . fornia. i PA..ax*, April 28. 1849. : Dear Brother:-We arrived at this place in' n safety on the 10th inst, in go~,d health and fine !r.spirits. The road between this place and Gor. Jigona is rough, stony and hilly-in many places L' it seems almost impossible for a horse to pass. In many places the path is worn and washed' s out to the depth of six or eight feet, and barely wide enough Ihr a horse to pass through. We travelled user on foot, carrying only our: guns. We thought if the natives could stand it to carry from a hundred to a hundred and titty pounds on their backs, we could stand it to keep jup with them without any difficulty; but we. tfouud it much more difficult than we expected,i fr we were quite worried out when we g".t " through. 5, Some quarrels shave occurred between the natives and the Americans. A tewfalights sincei "'two of the natives and some Americans at a t'tandango, got badly cut in a tight, and are not e expected to recover. We have thus for been well treated by the natives, and would doubtless, continue to be, were it not for some ill disposed ir Americans. The natives appear to be much enraged at the treatment they have received. d The health of the emigrants is not so good as [it was a few weeks since, though most of the tsickness and deaths have been the result of ex. iposure or imprudence. si )toctor Rabe has arrived here, but Mr. Hack. sjey and most of his goods are at Gorgona. The i Doctor intends to have his wagon taken topie. ces and brought over. He dues not think of !starting for California at present. He has his - horse here which he offers for sale at one thou. - sand dollars. , Provisions are high at this place-pork 84t) *per hbbl., flour 820 pilot bread 815 to 81, culf. f.ee 14 to 1S cts per pound. Beef can be ob. 'tained of the natives at Io cts per yard. T1'hi. is a singular way to sell beef, but it is hero a'ºn !established cu,'tom. They cut it up in strips' from 3 to 5 teet long, and from 2 3 inches wide, h and about . ofan inch thick. ti Wilson, Smith, Nash, and Wooding are, Sbhere yet. They have taken passage on the! Isame vessel wib s. Wooding has been sick,, .but has recovered We take passage for San: ! Franeisco on the ship Ilumboldt. She is the best and must comfortable one in port. Truly yours, i. P. Y ANEY. (r The fast train which now runs through _between Albany and Buffalo, traverses the ds. tance of 3213 miles in sixteen hours-a liti le ,ver ,twenty miles per hour, including all stoppages. CaoLuRA AT ST. Lovuis.-The Rereille of t I he 11th lust. says : i"From 7 o'clock yesterday morning top to 7 in the afternoon, twenty six cases of cholera i !were reported to the City Register, of which nine had terminated fatally." SUBSTITURE FoR CREAM sn COFFEE.-The Agr iculterist publishes the following recipe, for preparing a subsitute for cream in coffee : -"Beat the white ofan egg to Iroth. Put in at small lump of butter, and gradually turn the cof fee to it, so that it may not curdle. It is difficult ' to distinguish its taste from that of fresh cream." ( ICoMKSNICAT.E.D ] .Jr. Editor,-We vyicll with reluctance to the feeleng which dJctates a reply to the remarks oft "S.uOITT alSRs" in your la-t number ; bhut as ,we entertain j ery high respect for the gentle. man wfh-ai name he makes tree with. both as a man and a pre!ae.' we cannrt refr:ain fromn making a plain statemenlt of the casce. leaving the conc:u-ion to be drawn by the righlit minded !of the cormmunity. The convention ot the Epis ,coMal Church ofi the State of Louisiana at it, r"g" la:r :n nitil meetti .;r, pru .s a .ic aln:lt. I;,r thle contingent expea-nses of the church. I~-nongl these, is to lie found the very nieces-ar) item for the r.trvelling expenses ol tihe '-"h,' , in viiting the pari.h c;lurches courip.-inaag hi )iocese ; a duty d(evolving on him Iv direc<ti in al the convention itselt. It is very tuch the ccustom of the Church to leave a!l pecuniary mnatters to the exclusinve managemenr t of its l;a). rlenllers. The Bislhip. no doubt, was aware tihat such assessment had been ordered, but we venture nothing in assertiirg, that in ail proba hlili!y, hai had no agency in the affaic, either in gett.ig it mlade, estab:ishing the anmount, or ap pointing the manner in which it should ibe rais ed. The a-.cesamenut on the church of tais Pa. rish amounts, on the present occasion, to some-. thing near atily dollars, and the aggregate of the -eltire Diocese to the enormouns sult of near!y; lhve hundred dollars, which miserable stipetnd applruiutates to thu suta total of the learned it-hop's reanuneration-and it applied as intetn lied by the convention, must fail below the ac-. trlal expense incurred in a Diocesan. visit, or the little that remtains, we r.ther expect, wou i, not tarry the Bishop far, in his pursuit of health waitout it he more cheaply obtamned at the No,,rth than w.ith us: and II the rrisdom of the East he his oilject. as tatimated b) "".a'Jta rius," he will soon tihld to his cost, that s:ke ali Y'ankee noations it may not be bought aor a songr :r a barren church assessment. The hireling may fairly be supposed to be wo:thv of his hire, and, surely tile deep de-vo. tedness and untiring zeal with winch our lill-; ",p appies the liltl scope of a very high oider :tl intellect to the weil-being of our chuttch justl)) entitle himt to the pitaliul tnaldicutml claim, d undtei ti IJs tyirlnlni.'l . a.sse.-lltrnt. \ - sitail expet'l a, III to hear that this "pampered prelate' (we, q1t'ote aagin fro ti S:agittariu-) hss p:te-metaed t,i requtire payment of the lotg and eo rtatl i. ;.l arr.tars of his regular salary. We do wa-i hie, was more itbutctl with the spirit ,.t that very Eastern wisdom and he anigiat naw have had it i:l his power tao make hIas anticipated visit to tihe North on the very interes- ut the sunms that might he justly dettiantled of the I),oce-e. \We do not know, nor have we at hand tlhe means oft tinding out the money comlapensa-tion' awarded the Baihap uof the D)iocese. but sthre.wd ly su-pect, that the amounut would nat sutfice: tir the wants or amblition ot tile mrast hulo;ite professional man inl the Parish. The exercise of the same talent, the same zeal, the sante ell ergy in any other pursuit, would have secured' to their pssessor, wealth in abundance, repu.I tation of the highest; but when devoted to tie church of God and the nofblest intere-ts of man.; they bring down uponltheir pnses tr the -charge of churlishness itfhe dare to hint at pecuniary complaensation. The highways and byways ol this world are no longer open to the empty scrip, nor do publicans and -inters think them. selves amply repaid for their food and lodging by the honor of serving priest, pope, or prelate. "IL'he Bishop may be rich--he may have those six butt :red negroes aliuded t, by "'Sagittarius" -we hope he has; but that is no concern ota onrs. But we incline to the belief, that they would he proven mostly " men in bhckiam.," were it closely examined into. Has "Sagitta. rius" never noticed that rich physlcians Ilraer moderated their charges in the ratio of their ta creasing wealth-they neither pull c:ut )out ttooth, nor take off your leg at one cent's redilc tion .wcause they visit their patient in a ctach instead ofdoing business with horse and saddle.' hags, nor does your lawyer acept ofut a !ess fir !to.d:y because he may htave received yesterday that which might sutice ftr a )car's existencet Ion a moderate scale, or accumulated friom by. gone exertions a home of luxurious ease. We like not to que-lion men's mretives, antal we' would not easily give place to the thaouhbt thati the shall of "Sagitarius" was shot in ma!it'e at a prelats who commands the admiratiaon ot all who know ham, and who so thoroughly fills out the requiremnents of the elevated positioa t, which it has been his tfte to be called. Against such shatis the purity of the Bishop's character would prove its own best panoply and wibthout sheltering himself under the sanctity of the lawn, his own manliness ot character would offer a bulwaik against which such weapons must "hurtless break". We are satisfied that a want of proper reflection on the polity of the churcll has led *'Sagitlarius" into error, and that w hen he gives rhe subject a second thought, be 'wili he the first to acknowledge that he has done a toble gentleman sotw wrong Of our intrusion irat this malter, we have to say that we were led on by a desire ol holding up the cogis of truth to wasd off a bolt, aimed, in thoughless ess. at tonte we have ever admired as a man I and respected as the temporal head of our church. This very assessarent has teen regu larly paid and always wathut comlaint-it has been rerarded asan act of ordinaryjustice, andl has always been met with :a'acrity, as well from a prper obwdience to the qrdiances ot'cur ct vention, as fromnt a proper re.pect t, our I),oce. san. Slhould this matter ntt be placedl at rest iy this representati:;n, we should hipe that tahe Rector of St Mary's may lay aside his ouhjc. I tin to ptub icily and give us his views oni the occasion. W.e wotld ai,,oigise ;,r thais intr. ding him, but in this we have to ph'ad the qu'es. tionalhle examnple of "Sagitarius". Let hin speak "excathedra" and we wii all bow in abedience to his decision. I PARIsIIONER. (f- It is said in Bur!i.ntn, N. J., that tite tradesmen, grocers, etc.. oI that place will lose about $60,Ot1l) by the recent failure of Bishop Donn,;--so it is stated in the New kurk Even ir:g Post. _ The Cholera in Paris.- An official statement which we find In the Courier d.es Etats Unis, shows that the whole number of cases oft chole. ra inl Paris, up to the 16th of April, had bt-ell 2211 ; of which 1241 were Fatal. From the 1st to the 16th of April the number of cases wias 1002. and ofdeatas 672. Of these cases 633 were in the hospital, and 311 without. The disease was evidently increasing. 'Ales. Dedlouet'r Lelter of Ac ceptauce. Sr. dI %Rr? svti.r. 11iy 19. 1949. Mesirl. A. M. DurNN, JselUlA B ,arTR, P. W. FA RRa, II. Ml. IIYIsS , G. F. ConsaLt. Gentlemen, -The an:noruacement contained in youtr cotlinrtric.ltion of:he 14th inst, that I have Miecin inoiliairtt-J as calndirdate f:r the office of .uovtlrnor bY the WVhig Convention lately as emrInh!ed, in aton Kuge, ha s,, c,,mpletely ta. -., ,I." v ',: pri-', aw! .verwheltnmed me, that I fe,.t a;W.,.t pwAerlefs ta give expressions to Iht dieep aid vivid tnt;itns to which an event .i' \I -t,..," na;i:a!l give rise. My heart is tull t tie ha im. Fr ma:y enars past I had andly c ih rirlhe. tihat I had effectually secured mry .etr'lat iom the care s and contentitns ofpo itiraIl .trite. In accordance aith ibis determi ntrion, and as nlamy nnaen lad been mentioned aS a candidate f:,r the office of Lieutenant.Go. '-rall, utor ,t lrilllerPi " ftl ttungrer'- in the Fourth li).-rict, a Ifew day bet;,re the meecing of the conveuntion. I req'Je'-terd one of my friends, a d -legate of the pariab of S;. Martin, to withdraw my name, if mienrti:ned f;r any office whatever. I !elt then, and mny inpresion is-still the same, lhat I had done ltrae ,or nthiting to merit such a tlistinctitln. Public ho.aors and elevated official '.trtati,,ns sghol:dl, in nay huamble opianiont, be the rewards f et superior talents, of tried ability, of great experience, or of etuanent services render ed ; and I did, ays I think now, that my claims to any of tlre above qualifications, were too slende'r and inurfficint to jaustity me in permit. tintg ity) name to be tsred in reference to these h ,ira ime stati.int. Thi.i ;van my principal re'.aonl tr w;itivawing altogether firin the list ot po;iticral c.anr!dtte'. Judge, then, of my s.urpri i', a:i f my c:.f.-ir, I tray say, iii re. ct, einr the inte:.ligetnc that the %\ hia Conven. ;i.n thad selecaerld aile a= a canrd.|:;te ;,r the tirst adu ha t ..-t r,;tife in the gati ,of Luln.siana ; and this. ht,,. under circumn-:aaces of the most flat. terinl mat' re. (,tG', t! rian, this unsolicited and unexpected .t ii; tiaial of re,'crt aind e.inideance on the oart S:a I ':r; , rect".-ltble rellI er:lgahrte.ed a.lemnbly "v t" ,,w.ctitz'i, repr-e',n.ingz the State, in It, r '-fi'nth and breimtllh, leases me wi:hout "." . ;i.: i,. ra:- iatol I,) ,l e uttera ice- to the I ::J ',,i f,, im t,aN , W.,Ilca .olu in my b[,.,,n. I deer tens:e : t e r"-rr ,.ini..t,:es that wvall be l;) a-t'e. l Un p mI is.a', In th'e hist . lrce, as the can. itdttte at tn inltl'ebiurtr ain ! ia:rtii,altc piarty, and ;h-'n. i-t -Ic-~lr. a-r' t- th ti-t rnigaistrate of otu nitie S, ite, ca.e= in*-L .. shuink f'rom the task, a:;,aarinl. a- I d;). lntder the painlul ctnscious. npes of. haing lne .,r little, or naught, to ren ier use worthy at an honoar so great, so lar above lmy humbltie abilities, and I mllay add, so ;ar arover inmy riisst suin,uilne aisiiratiolrs. If at were i,-psiite io decliie, with any sem. blance of go.tl grace; if any is-ue fIr an houu. rablre retreat had bhe*n ieli open. I would most cheerful y aail myself of the opportunity. But, rentieanen, however great may be my diffidence, however deficient my titles to this ms,,t exalted distinction, I cannot but feel that the cramp!imentt paid ime by the unanimous ch, ice tf the W4biCornvention, is ino itseli a title-and a glorious title ! I cannot but feel that it would be ungrateful and unlecoming in me to repay so marked twd di-ttinguished a testimonial of prefereece.i ~y refusal. Well conscious, moreover, of tile dan gers, trouble and anxiety to which the cill of a rseclnd Convention would exrpose my political friends, I cannot take upon myselithe. responsi hility of gitilni rise to such a necessity; and I tee! hr:ound. besides, to redeeml the pledge of the deilegates and friends who gave the asurlance that I could not and would not withhold my con 'r 'nt. Re'ceive, then, gentlemen. nmy acceptance, to --ether with my most graletul and heartfelt ac. a.ntwledLetments. Whatever may be my fate in the approaching contest, I shall ever cherish the high and unexpected honoir paid me by the Whie Convention as the proudest .ecliectioa of my lif,. Detfeated, my only souarce of regret will be the lear of having been unequal to the glorious mission conlided to, my hands, and of having therebhy heen an obaltcle to its triumph. Succesiaf!, I r'hall endeavor to supply nom.e 'rtls d,'ticirnheit's fry tllre noare constant and watchful attleodalice to ay duties, by the strict. est irmparirliaity, and Ib r a ardent and never. c:Paslirg devotlirt tol the best inrteresli of Loiai. ara. I !;ae 'tL, honor to be, acar friend aid ohediest serv't, ALEX. DECLIQUET. BRAZIL SLAVE :'RADE--A letter from Rio rani..ro, published in the New York Journal of Commerce. says : "The slave trade is carried on to a verygreat extent here. Notwithstanding the efforts that are made by the English and American, v.a seis are continually hovering about the coast. They manage ti supply the market, and will supply it, at any risk; and they export, annual. Iy. as I am told by g.od authority, over olse hund, ed thousand slaves. Five hundred and sixty s'lave landed night before last, near our h;Aetl, witcout any secrecy whatever." GOLD ! GoL(;D ! GOLD ! !-We have been kinly ih: ni-led. (says the Victoria Advocate of the 14th.) 'tith the t:t!wing extract ofa letter ju-t recervedl frim a ,entlerran of San Antonio; •-News from the Gila: sBayS that there isa large party of men there lig.ing g,.ld, and that they tind it in great ahlurlame.' 0::- Miles An,..ew., ..oe day meeting Tom ..hiridan, eipre-.ed his surpri.e at seeing him ,r. After a o,,d Ieal .,f .tstunishment on both Jdes. Alndtrew cried: "It ist :. fe you do not know your father is no mo:re SSurh a report had that day been current in the city. S".. hy," replib,! Tom. "I left him half an hour ago. and he said be was very well; but he is such a cursed liar, there's no believing a word he eays: and therefore it is very likely to be as you say !" .aoT.ITIO.-Th ;t. Louis Era, speaking of the pr"te 'ss of anti.-' tvery sentiment in the Slave Sta s says: In our own Slate there can remain no doubt hut what this great question of gradual emanci. pation of slavery will soon be made and will have to be met.