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PLWTMR'n BANNmE.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY,
BY THOMAS F. JOHNSON,
EDITOR AND PRO PIETOR.
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r[j, V. B. Palmer, the American Newspaper
Agent, in the only s.'tborized agent for this
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Building: NEW Youn, Tribune Buildings
PIIILADELPRIA, N. W. corner Third and Chest
net streets.
WHIG TIOCKET.
FOR TREASURER,
HARRY T. HAYS, of New Orleans.
FOR AUDITOR,
JOHN E. KING, of St. Landry.
FOR SUPERINTENDENT,
A. H. LAMON, of West Baton Rouge.
FOR CONGRESS-Second District,
T. G. HUNT, of New Orleans.
Caundlle fir Oce.,
For State Senator.
Mlr. Editr-Plesse announce that Judge
W. T. PALFREY will be supported for the
State Senate at the November election by
MANY VOTERS.
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Mlr. Editor-You will please annonce that I
ama candidate for the State Senate at the next
November eleetie. H. C. WILSON.
For Representative.
Mr. Editor-Please announce that MR. AL.
FRED C. WESKS isa candidate to represent
this Parish in the Lower House of the next Le
gislature, at the urgent request of
QSVERAL FRIENDS.
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[7* At the earnest solicitation of many voters
.n this perish, MR. ANTHONY W. BAKER
has consented to submit his name as a candidate
for a seat in the Lower House of our next Le
gislature.
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07? We are authorized to announce Mr.
THOMAS WILCOXON as a candidate for
a seat i the Representative Hall of the next
Legislature.
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For Sheriff.
We are are authorized to announce the
smie of WM. F. HAIFLEIGH. as a candidate
foe tlete .n, as .. once or o.nerle.
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For Clerk.
7 We are authorized to announce Mr. J.
VICTOR FOURMY, as a candidate for r6Iec
tina for thee ffice of Clerk of the :4th Judicial
District Court.
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Sor KecorQer.
Air. Edtor--Please announce in your paper
that Judge J. A. DUMARTRAIT, will be
supported for the occe of Recorder, at the No
vember election, by MANY VOTERS.
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For Asessor.
17 We are authried to announce WIL
SON M'KERALL as a emadidate for Parish
Assessor at the November election.
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For Parish Coestable.
07 The Editor of the Banner will please
announce that BENJAMIN F. HARRIS is a
candidate or the 6ee of Cnsa.Ih of the 7th
ward ad that at the easing election is Noveam
ber mNrt he wil receive the cordial pport of
* THE PEOPLE.
·ia ||II M H a lil I|
FIANK! I, 'BII I AY, AuIJT L5.
gam` We have taken the liberty this
week, at the suggestion of numerous
friends of Mr. Alfred C. Weeks, to ab
trence his name as a candidate to re
present St. Mary in the House of Re.
presentatives of our next. Legislature.
Mr. Weeks is at present absent from
this perish, we learn; but as it is the
earnestdesisrof his many personal and
palitieal friends to bring him before the
public, we have no doubt he will abide
by their nomaintion.
The Boe. d of Health organisil
by our Police Jory at itq late session
has appointed Dr. Henry J. Sanders a
Health Oieer, .to be stationed at the
junation of the Atchafhlaya and Her.
wiheb' Bay,as pseeetion against the
approach of sickness by sea. We are
now well guarded at all points, and if
precautionary measures can insre
safety, we have no reason to fear for
the pauish of St. Mary. In another
ceolu will be fCIse the proee*dings
of the Board.
Mwass, Taula-The mail due has
on 8strday weaing failed below Doe.
aldonvitle. Oir mail, as usual, oame
through fromee that poit, bringing s a
few papers em te towns above ea
the Mississipp O next mail from
below arriving on Teesday night, gives
us of coarse but one day to put into
type ear summary of ndws, which must
necessary be more scant this week
thea we desire.
,C te intimations thrown out at
the Plrideat bsi his Cabinet are in
fam of co struetit a railroad to the
P1cific.
*' Flat Jeatici"
In a late numberof the Minden Her
ald we find a very commendatory arti
ole in favor of the repeal of the late
odious law restricting the compensation
allowed newspaper publishers for ad
vertising sheriffs' sales. We agree with
the Herald that too much praise cannot
be given to him who put the ball in mo
tion for the destruction of this abomi
nable act; but the editor of that paper
unfortunately gives the honor to whom
it is not due. The circumstances of
the case, as within our knowledge, are
these: Shortly after. the adjournment
of the Legislature which enacted that
unjust law, one of our Representatives,
the Hon. R. H. Day, having had occa
sion to call at our office on business, we
took the opportunity to make inquiries
respecting the manner in which it was
introduced, at the same time indulging
in severe strictures against it. He told
us that it emanated from one of the city
members, and in his opinion was not
intended to reach the country parishes;
but that it being near the close of the
session, a time when bills were fre
quently harried through, it did not per
haps meet the attention it deserved,
and passed without any reserving
clause. Why the city Representatives
supported the bill to reduce the printers'
fees in such cases is obvious, and no
one can blame them for doing so. It
was not done to injure the printer, but
to strike at the root of nothing short of
a fraud, which then prevailed in that
city. It was the custom of the sheriff
to make his own bargain with the pub
lisher to advertise his sales, for which he
entered on his bill of costs the highest
rates allowed by law, thus often making
fifty per cent., or even more, off the
publisher, for nothing but his patron
age! This was iniquitous-entirely un
worthy the holder of an office worth
some thirty or forty thousand dollars
annually, and certainly called for re
dress; for if the newspaper proprietor
could afford to publish these sales for
half what the law allowed, it was no
more than right that he whose property
was seized should be the gainer, and
not the sheriff; who was already suffi
ciently well paid for performing his
duties. In the city the sheriffs' sales,
(though an important item in the re
ceipts of papers enjoying the patron
age) are not, as in manly country par
ishes, almost the sole support of the
publishers-they have many other ad
vertising resources not enjoyed by us of
the country-and this was what we
complained of, inasmuch as the bill
was passed without mature delibera
tion, and swept all before it.
Our conversation on the subject with
Dr. Day resulted in obtaining his pro
mise to bring the matter up at the next
session, which he accordingly did, and
the bill was repealed To Dr. R. H.
Day, therefore, is the whole merit due,
and not to Mr. David Martin, of the Al
exandria Democrat, who was only Re
porter, and consequently had no voice
in the affair. We have no doubt Mr.
Martin conversed with members on the
subject, sa it was his interest and that
of all country editors so to do, but we
maintain that the bill, under any cir
cumstances, would have been brought
up by Dr. Day, and that it was intro-.
duced by him into the House. " Honor
to whom honor is due."
lelw Fever.
Notwithstanding the tremendous mor
tality of the last few weeks in New
Orleans, the accounts which reach us
present no diminution of the numbers
daily ushered into eternity by means
of this fearful epidemic. Universal
sympathy is awsakened everywhere,
and so far as human aid is concerned
nothing is omitted that can tend to al.
leviate the condition of the sufferers.
Contributions are pouring in from all
quarters to the Howard Association
that band of philanthropists whose care
and attention to the sick and needy, now
and in times past, are so well known to
all. New York has already contributed
over $20,000, and other cities in like
proportion. These are cheering evi
dences of the sympathetic feelings of
the people for suffering humanity,
which will in due time meet its reward,
and bring down blessings on the heads
of the donors. The cemetery reports
for the twenty-four hours ending at 6
A. M. on the 17th, make the total num
ber of interments 219, of which 198
were from yellow fever; to the same
time on the 18th the total number was
219, of which 197 from yellow fever.
The report of the 19th shows a still
greater mortality-a total of 234, and
219 deaths from yellow fever !
The following, from the Bulletin, will
serve to give some idea of the deranged
state of businesi consequent upon the
prevailing epidemic in New Orleans.
It is reasonable to suppose that other
brasehes of business are crippled in
like manner:
Oar eolumns presents a rather mea
gre appearance this morning, so far as
reading matter is eoncerned. We
could not help it, however. Two thirds
of our ompositors are either down with
the fever, or their families are affiieted
with the same terrible disease, and as
for obtaining asistance, that as entirely
oatef the question. There's not a printer
to be had in town for " love or money."
Under such eireumstances, we can only
do ouar best, and patiently and hopefully
waitthe atmivalofbetter times. Surely
terrible ortality ad the dreadfully
aafvorable weather--for they both
march along head in hand-will not
continue much longer.
In Mobile the disease has also broken
out, and assumed an epidemic form.
Several deaths have occurred-the mor
tality being great in proportion to the
number of cases. It has also made its
appearance at Natchez and Vicksburg,
and one death is reported to have taken
place at Alexandria, but that was a pas
senger from New Orleans. In the face
of all these facts, too much caution can
not be taken to keep those places now
healthy free from the epidemic, and
corporate authorities neglecting to take
the requisite precautions are highly re
prehensible.
One death from yellow fever occurred
yesterday morning, at the Quarantine
Station, near Maskell's saw-mill. The
deceased was apparently well when the
"Pitser Miller" left New Orleans, from
which boat he was landed on Tuesday
evening, in a dying state.
. . . . . . . .. . . .
Serious Diicullties at El Paso.
The following letter was written at
El Paso, Mexico, by a gentleman
known to have means of obtaining the
best information. It was addressed to a
merchant of San Antonio, who forward
ed it to the editors of the Picayune:
EL PASO DEL. NORTE, MExIco,
July 22, 1853.
Dear Sir-This mail takes you news
of our difficulties here upon this fron.
tier. You will not be surprised at them;
it has been predicted for months and
months. We are here entirely aban
doned. I do not suppose the Govern
ment gives us a thought, they are so
busy dealing out the loaves and fishes.
From the moment the California emi
grants strike the river they commence
losing cattle; hundreds have been
stolen from them and carried to this
side of the river. At the head of these
robbing parties is the Montes family of
five brothers, protected by the authlri
ties. On the 10th or 12th a man named
Mager, the owner of 400 or 500 head of
cattle, came to this side to look for some
40 head that he had lost. In his rounds
he came across seven head in the lower
part of the town. Two Mexicans were
hearding them together with some
eight or tent head of Mexican cattle,
He took the cattle, and was taking the
herders to the Alcade, when they took
to the bushes and could never be found
afterwards. Mager then drove all the
cattle to his camp on the American
side of the river. The next day he
came back, and was ordered by the
Prefecto to bring all the Mexican cat
tle to this town, which he did the next
day, and was arrested for stealing those
and other cattle and thrown into prison.
He has had no trial yet. I have been
led to believe that he would be released;
1 indeed the proposition wasemade by the
Prefecto to release Mager by his pay
ing $100. That looks like swindling.
It was afterwards found out that Mager
was a man of property, and on the 17th
it was finally decided that his cause
should be sent to Chihuahua, thinking
by that means to get $500 or $1.000
out of him. The best of it is that Ma.
ger is detained upon the evidence of
the very men who stole his cattle, and
in whose possession they were after
wards found.
After the 17th all hopes were given
up of having Mager released. The
Californians made up a party to rescue
him from the prison. The thing was
publicly talked about for several days;
no person appeared to pay any atten.
tion to it. On the morning of the 18th
I was awakened by firing in the direc
tion of the prison, and soon afterwards
received a message from the Prefecto
that a party of Americans had attacked
the prison and had been repulsed. and
that a dead and wounded man had been
left on the ground. and requested me
to examine them. I soon found myself
on the spot, and by the light of the day
that wasjust breaking recognised in the
dead man E.ler Hendrei, the district
attorney of El Paso county, Texas. I
had him immediately removed to a
room, and afterwards sent across the
river for burial. The wounded, Sarnu
el Hammock, was one of Col. Skill
man's mail men: the ball had pene
trated his lungs, and he died in twenty.
four hours afterwards.
The whole town was under arms in
two hours; all communication was
stopped between this and the other
side: they would not allow me to cross
the river without a permit from the Pre
fecto. The excitement still contipues;
200 or 300 men are drilling every inorn
ingand reviewing on the Piazza. They
need have no fear; the Californians
are not the men to stand fire. It is
said they all took to their heels at the
first charge. The Mexicans were pre
pared for them. Immediately after the
attack a mob paraded the streets shout.
ing, "Death to the Grinjos! Death to
the Yankee dogs! Let us sack the
stores and houses! Let not an Ameri
can escape !"'
Every American is in danger of his
life. When one walks along the street
all eyes are turned upon him, and he is
pointed at as one of the marked. The
measures taken by the authorities, and
particularly by the Prefecto, have been
arbitrary in the extreme. It is very
evident that Mager has not had a fair
hearing, nor is there any prospect of it.
Much excitement prevails on the Ame
rican side of the river. All condemn
the lawless attempt of the party on the
night of the 18th; but they also con
demn the course of the Prefecto, upon
whose shoulders rests the whole blame.
Mager is in prison, his property in the
hands of strangers, without the pros
pect of being released.
The death of Hendrei has cast a
gloom over the whole community.-
There is no telling yet how the matter
will end. Rumor says the Californians
are organizing to the number of 500 op
the river. I place no reliance in it.
We also hear that Gen. Garland is or
dered to ocopy the Mesilla.
07" Another Hungarian refugee has
been seized by the Austrian authorities
at Smyrna, but upon the demand of the
American Consul he was given up.
Setters from Madeira repre.
seits the wine crop in that island as a
total failure.
Proceedings of the Board of Health
OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY.
SESSION OF SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1853.
The Board met this day, pursuant to
call-present, all the members.
The following "Instructions to the
Health Officers" were unanimously
adopted :
The Health Officers will strictly en
force the following regulations, viz:
1st. No person shall be permitted to
pass the Quarantine Station who has
not been at least nine days from any
port or place where any epidemic, con
tagious or infectious disease prevails.
2d. For the purpose of ascertaining
whether or not any person has left such
port or place within the time specified,
the Health Officers are authorized and
required to administer to each person
the following oath:
" I, A- B-, do solemnly swear that 1
have not, within the nine days next preceding
this date, been in any port or place where any
epidemic, contagious or infectious disease exists.
So help me, God."
Which oath shall be signed by the par
ty taking it, and attested by the Health
Officer.
3d. No person refusing to take and
subscribe said oath shall be permitted
to pass the Quarantine or Boarding
Station.
4th. Each Health Officer shall re
quire from the master or person in com
raand of any vessel or steamboat he
.~y board, a list of all the passengers
s", board, stajing from whence each has
come, which list shall be supported by
the oath of the said master or person in
command, in the following words:
" I, C- D- , master of the - , do
solemnly swear that the foregoing is a true and
correct list of all the passengers on board said
- , with the places from which they have
come, so far as I can ascertain the same. So
help me, God."
5th. Should any master or person in
command refuse to furnish this list, his
vessel shall be ordered into quarantine,
there to remain until discharged by the
said Health Officer.
6th. Should any Health Officer re
quire any instructions, information or
assistance, he shall apply (himself or
through one of his assistants) to the
nearest member of the Board of Health.
Resolved, That in addition to the Qua.
rantine Station already fixed, there shall
be established at Madam Rentrope's
landing, opposite Gibbons's Point, a sta
tion for a Health Officer, whose duty it
shall be to stop and board all steam
boats, vessels, or other water craft ar
riving at or near his station, and to
make such examination and perform
such other duties as are required by
the Health Ordinances of this Parish,
and the Regulations and Instructions
prescribed by the Board. He shall take
the oath prescribed by the 2d section
of the Health Ordinance of this Parish.
He shall be required to be at said sta
tion every time the mail boat passes
the same on her upward trip to Patter
sonville, either himself or by a deputy,
which latter shall be qualified as pre
scribed by the 7th section of said Or
dinance.
Resolved, That for the services to be
performed by said Health Officer, as
defined in the preceding resolution, he
shall receive the sum of 8150 per month
while actually employed.
Resolved, That all vessels. steamboats
or other water craft arriving in this pa
rish by way of Grand Lake shall repair
to and stop at the Quarantine Station at
Maskell's mill, and not depart thence
without permission from the Health Of
ficer there stationed.
Dr. Henry J. Sanders was unanimously
elected Health Officer under the pre
ceding resolutions.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this
meeting be published in the Planters'
Banner, and that one hundred extra
copies be printed for the use of this
Board.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
J. W. LYMAN, President.
Taos. J. FosrTa, Secretary.
Q For the last few days the weath
er has been unusually warm-even the
showers which a few days since visited
as frequently have now forsaken us.
Once or twice we coaxed ourself into
the belief that we were about to have
some rain, but these indications quickly
cleared off, and convinced us that it
was " no go!" We are blessed, how
ever, with excellent health throughout
our parish, and we mean to keep it so
if we can.
HOT WorATa. -A despatch from
New York, dated the 15th instant, states
that the weather is frightfully hot-al
most insupportable. The deaths from
son-stroke on the previous day amount
ed to 100! Philadelphia despatches
ea4 complain of the excessive heat,
but the result was not so fatal.
. - .
U From the Courier of the Teche
we learn that the corporate authorities
of St. Martinsville have as yet taken no
precautionary measures respecting the
health of that town. Contrasting our
energy with their inactivity, that paper
says :
We are glad to state that the Town
Council of the Town of Franklin and
the Police Jury of the Parish of St.
Mary have established quarantine regu.
lations which will prevent hereafter
the importation of the disease. It is
lucky for as that they have done so;
for had we been doomed to expect the
action of our own corporate authorities
we certainly might have experienced
all the terrors of the epidemic, without
any remedy being offered by them.
How to Ger Cuos.-Kick up a fuss
with Mexico, take possession of the
territory, send Santa Anna again into
exile, and exchange that country for
Cuba. Spain will be glad of the chance,
as Queen Christina wishes to provide a
throne for her eldest daughter, and
Mexico is every way desirable for that
purpose.
The whbigs of West Baton Rouge
have noainated H. M. Favrot as their
candidate for the Legislature.
[From the National Intelligencer.]
Letter from Major Jack Downing.
Private Despatch to go through the Or
gan to Gineral Pierce.
DOWNINGVILLE, STATE OF MAINE,
JULY 22, 1833.
Mr. Gales 4 Seaton-My dear old
friends, when I am in a dilemma I al.
ways feel sure I shall be safe if I throw
myself into your hands. And I am in
a dilemma now, cause I've got to send
a little private official dispatch to Gine
ral Pierce, and I can't find out what pa
per is the organ to send it through.
l're been hunting over the papers from
all parts of the country that come to
Uncle Joshua's post office to try to find
out what paper is Gineral Pierce's or
gan; but the more I hunt the worse I
am off, and the darker and more puz
zlin the question grows. Some of the
papers says the Washington Union is
the organ, and some says tisn't.
Sometimes the Union comes out with
a fust-rate dimocratic leader, loaded
down with true solid dimocratic prin.
ciples, that goes into the ground clear
up to the hub. Wal, then the papers
says, "that's by authority; the Union
is the organ of the Administration, and
no mistake; its jest as clear as preach
in." Then the next thing, may be, it
comes out with another dimocratic
leader puffing the dimocratic Govern
ment of Russia sky high. Wal, then
the papers goes into a flutteration about
it, and says the Union isn't the organ of
the Government, any more than a toad
wants a tail, every bit and grain.
But the Union says'tis the organ, and
the New York Evenin Post and some of
the rest of 'em eenamost swears up hill
and down that 'tisn't the organ. So
there they have it; and how are we
away down East here to tell which is
what? And then some of the papers
said the Republic was to be the organ,
and was cnt down near about one-half
in size to suit the times; and some said
a true dimocratic organ was going to
be moved up from New Hampshire;
and some said a bran new organ was
going to be made right up out of ole
cloth, and an editor was going to be
brought up from New Hampshire to
edit it. So what the upshot of the busi
ness is I can't find out.
I'm most afraid the.Gineral hasn't ap
pointeduany organ vet, and if he hasn't
that's very bad; for the organ ought
to be the very first appointment made.
But I know the Gineral has had a very
hard time about some of his appoint
ments, so I can't so much blame him.
So here you see was my bother that I
was in: I had to send to the Gineral
something that ought to go through the
organ, and I can't find the organ. Fi
nally, arter consulting Uncle Joshua
about it, he said I'd better write to you,
for you would know as much about it
as any body, and if there was an organ
you could send my despatch to it, and
if there wasn't you could put it in the
Intelligencer, and for his part, he al
ways thought the Intelligencer was
about as good as an organ to put any
thing into.
So now. Mr. Gales & Seaton, if there
isn't no organ in Washington nor no
where else in America, I shall have to
depend on you to get my dispatch along
to the Government the best way you
can, and I'll try to do as much for you
any time.
To Gineral Pierce, President of America.
and agoing to be (that is, if Gineral
Cushing isn't mistaken) the founder of
"Modern Rome."
Dear Gineral - I'm afraid you've
thought strange of it that I haint writ
to you afore now, for so long time past;
but I couldn't. I've been so busy
cruizing round among the fishermen
down to New Brnnqwick, and Nova
Scotia. and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
that I couldn't get no time to write, nor
couldn't find no post office to send it.
Ye see, Gineral, I didn't accept your in
vitation to take a seat in your Cabinet,
'cause I'm one of them sort that can't
bear setting a great deal. I can't stan
it without I'm up and knocking about
pretty much every day, and I under
stood the Cabinet had to set nigh about
half the time, so I told you I should a
good deal rather have some foreign ap.
pointment, where I could stir myself.
And you told me the foreign appoint
ments were pretty much all spoke for.
twenty times over, but you would give
me a commission of Minister Gineral,
and I might go round and look after the
interests of the country wherever I
thought best. Now that was jest what
I liked; you couldn't a gin me no ap
pointment that would suit me better.
Wal, my first cruise, Gineral, has
been away down East, and a little be.
yond; for I thought :twas high time
them fishermen of ourn down there was
looked arter, I heard they was getting
wrathy, and the Britishers was flockin
in there with their armed vessels again,
and there was pretty likely to be a
muss if 'twasnt seen to; and I knew it
would be a good cool place in this hot
summer weather, so I sculled off. I
went all along the coast, and boarded
the fishermen, and talked with the skip.
pers, and give 'em good advice. I'm
sorry to say their backs is up pretty
round. They swear they'll never stan
that straight line "from headland to
headland" no way you can fix it. They
say the cod-fish and the mackeral are
a good deal thicker inside the line than
they are out, and they are bound to go
where there's the best fishin, let who
will stan in the way. Wal, Gineral,
since most all our politicians and office
seekers is doing the same thing and
setting of 'em the same example, I
couldn't find it in my heart to blame
'em much, for who is there among 'em
all, politicians and office.seekers, that
stans much about any straight line from
headland to headland when they think
there's any better fishin 'tother side of
it?
However, I guess you may calculate
the fishermen will remain quiet this
summer, if they are allowed to fish
where they are a mind to, and that
the Britisher vessels don't crowd 'ema
too hard. But if they do, you must
look out for a regular row tbat'll stir
the whole camp of Young America. I
got home last week, and have been
overhauling the newspapers and having
talks with Uncle Joshua, and learning
how things are getting on. I see that 4
you and some of the Cabinet have been 1
on to New York to see the openin of i
the Crystil Palace, and ha'd a 0ood
time. Trm glad to find your Adminis
tration is getting on so swiminly, and
that you have got such a fust-rate Cabi
net round you. I like Mr. Marcy bet
ter and better; he's such a prudent
man and a fast-rate dimocrat. I al.
ways heard he was prudent and savin,
and wasn't ashamed to have his clothes
mended as long as they was decent,
before he would go into any extrava.
gance to get new ones. And I'm right
glad he's agoing to set sich a good ex
ample to the country by making our
foreign Ministers and Consuls follow
his prudent ways. His circular of the
first of June has been worth a hundred
dollars to me right off, to begin with.
When I got home I says to Uncle
Joshua, says I, " Uncle I want you to
lend me a hundred dollars and I'll give
you an order on the President for it to
take it out of my salary : for I'm ago
ing to take a circulating tower to Eu
rope with my commission of Minister
Gineral, to see that England and
France puts a stop to that Russian war,
and I've got to get a bran new rig for a
court dress."
Uncle Joshua laughed, and says he,
" Major, you can save yourself all that
trouble and expense. I guess you haint
seen Mr. Marcy's circular. Our for
eign Ministers and Consuls now have
all got to wear the plainest home-spun
clothes, jest as Dr. Franklin did when
he was a Minister in the beginning of
the Government. The circular says,
'it is to be regretted that there was
ever any departure in this respect from
the example of Dr. Franklin.' And it
goes on and lays down the rules about
plain clothes in a most thorough dimo
cratic manner. And the Union news
paper, I don't know whether it's an or.
gan or not, but it puts on airs and
speaks as though it was talkingby an
thority, and it says the administration
is determined to exhibit the same pro.
gressive American spirit' in the cloth
ing business that it does its other for
eign relations ; and that 'it is time to
restore the strongly-marked rerublican.
ism' of Dr. Franklin's clothes. So,
Major, your clothes is all good enough
now, and jest the right sort. Only may
be you better take with you my long
drab surtout and my broad-brim hat,
for perhaps they'd look a little more
like Dr. Franklin than yourn does."
And then cousin Nabby spoke up, and
says she. " Yes, cousin Jack, and I've
got half a dozen pair of blue wollna
stockings already knit for yon ; so you' 1
be all ffxed up nice and warm."
Wal, now, Gineral, I feel a great
deal relieved about this dress business;
it will save so much expense, and, be
sides, I shan't feel afraid now to go tto
any royal Court in Europe, and face the
finest on 'em. The fact is. Gineral,
since Mr. Marcy's circular has set me to
thinkin on this matter of dressin for our
Ministers, I don't know but it would be
more dirnocratic and American to go a
step beyond Dr. Franklin. and take,
the real abborigin style. There ain't
to my mind nothin more becomin than
a buffalo robe or a handsom blanket,
with the fine worked Indian leggins
and moccasins: and then an Amertcan
Minister would be knowed every where
as soon as he was seed. They might
paint or not as they pleased, but it
would be real American, and beat the
Turks in pictureskness--and besides
look Roman like too. Give my re
spects to Mr. Marcy. anti hint this In
dian notion to him. I am sure it would
take like wild-fire.
And, Gineral. you've got another real
whaler in your Cabinet. and that is
Gineral Cushing. It seems to me, if
that man lives, he's aeuing to outstrip
Gineral Jackson, 1 had no idea there
was so much grit in him till he made
that speech 'tother day at Newark. in
the Jersies. Since I've read that speech
I feel all over like an old Roman. It
seems as if I can see our country
marching right up to the very tip-top ut
the world's mountain and kicking all
the rest of the nations down to the bot
tom of the heep. That old Greke, that
folks tell so much about, never poured
out sich a grist of oratory in all his
born days. I can't help copying a lit
tie piece of it out of the newspapers
into my dispatch. Here 'tis:
"There is a destiny to a republic. There is a
law of its existence as clearly and undeniably as
there is a law of the existenee of a human being
that he shall begin in youth, that he shall grow in
juvenescence, that he shall harden into manhood,
that in the plentitude of his manful strength he
shall overtop the nations around him. (Shouts
of applause.] We are now the men of modern
Rome! How was itwith the old Rome? She
conquered-she went on annexing, according to
the law of her existence, and so long as she pro
ceeded in the application of that law of her exist
ence, no earthly power could withstand her pro
gress. [Renewed applause.] I say that was
the destiny of ancient Rome, and it is the des
tiny of modern Rome. There can be no panse
in our progress, except the pause of decay;-
when we cease to grow, we shall begin to perish.
[Great cheering.] I say when we cease to grow
we shall begin to perish; for upon us, as a re
public, is impressed-not a curse, though it was
a curse of him who thrust from his door the thirst
ing Saviour on his way to Calvary; it was his
curse that vengeance of God should pronounce
over him, as the perpetual sentence of his sin
march, march, march! For him there was no
pause. I say, as on him wai pronounced the
curse, on us has been poured down the beaedic
tion; for us that same divine voice has said
March, march, marh- ward, upward, so lag
as there.remains a celestial height in the inanite
regions of greatness which it is possible for hu
man power to scale. [Tremendous applause.]
That speech came over cousin Sar
gent Joel like a streak of lightning.
He went right to work and scoured up
his old fire-lock as bright as a pewter
platter. And now from mornin till
night, with his fire-lock on his shoulder
he marches about the house and round
the barn in a military step, sayin to
himself as he goes, "March, march,
march; we are the men of Modern
Rome! March march, march: an
nexin day is close at hand! March,
march, march !"
But, Gineral, I must be in a hurry
and be off on my tower before the coun
tries is all annexed, for then my com
mission of Minister Gineral won't be of
no use. So I subscribe myself in haste,
your faithful friend and well-wisher,
MsJoa JACK Dowurxo.
t7r The following is from the Vicks
burg Whig of the 13th:
We learn that the Memphis, which
passed up yesterday, had several esses
of yellow fever on board, and was not
permitted to land. The clerk was dead,
the pilot dying, and four or five sick.

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