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FRtANKILIN, LA.: SATURDAY ....-3.6.......ff.AMORSt.19* Terms of ubscariptofs FIVE DOLLARS A TUAR, IN ADVARCS. Every subserzber who pays at this .e9e, i F Wm p eunctualy in advaece. will be Mued tea 4sietus 05 twenty per cent. from the above pAres. Terms' of AdverUsing. WKzzLY The space of teallnes,eer aesqhare, In Neepareil type or less eemalingia a eweat, te-wis: One wer $1 50; two wees, a 25; three weeks, 43i fotr weeks, P3 75; lve weeks, 4 95. When time is not pse lethreet advertisements will be published Ave weeks sad charged ameidlinsg. MONTHLY: 1 month. 2 m'ths. 3 a'ths. 6 m'ths. I Ws I square......$375 6 $ 8 12 $18 2 squares..... 6 10 12 18 30 3 squares...... 5 12 15 25 45 4asquares....10 15 16 30 60 5 squares... 12 18 25 40 75 9 squares...... 18 25 45 70 145 A column of the BAxNEesaontains 27 gquares. Notice ofAppll'nforAdmlnistratore hlp of Estates.15 00 Homologatios Notices........................ 10 00 Anuouncemestof candldaiestrol.Me.............10 00 No credit given for advertislng, job work, or subserip tion, except by special agreent. Fran~klln Jen. I.a.130i7. Messrs Christian & Hyatt, Mercantile Stationers, 38 Camp Street New Orleans, are authorized to receive subscriptions for this paper. Messrs Wharton &c Co., over the Na tional Bank, on Common Street, are our advertising and collecting agents. The Presbytery of New Orleans will hold its spring session at Franklin, parish of St. Mary, on the second Wednesday, 14th April, at 7j o'clock r. x. H. M. Sxnra, Stated Clerk. HOPE AGAIN.-We returned home last Tuesday, having been absent on a trip to New Orleans, and to the orange gsoves, rioe chants advertise, and stir up the people through the columns of the Pz.&rruas' BANxEs? We do not state this because we have designs on your purses, gentlemen, but, if you wish to be respected, and reach paper, and atah their receipt, mad in i tim you will be a weekly render of ti paper. Or send to this ofsc an order on your onmmiuon moreant at New, Or send us a post oSce order o the New Orleans Post Oce. No sugar planter in Louisiana should &il to subcribe for the PL.Arras' BANNU. There will be enough information in this journal daring the neit twelve monthsteudh igg the sugar interests, to make it worth twenty times the cost of subscription to any sugar planter in the State. ThL ladie should tale the Bassnw. We intend to make it more seceptable thon ever a- a family journal. _Fry body in the State should tate the to aubsente hor the Bamma year, aml see what tey amkod R. It wl as b.t4 $4 each, t dvamaes. A well edaested smd seocoessfl sugar pleater, a else. eoesryvr, and an economist, who reeds ererythMg he can Sad in Preoh al a gnihu , touebeig the sagas ullstets of Amisss aid Europe, has agreed to farmlsh a with arises tomeh itg the sager interests of dmeug the eosaag seass. We epect tig pem valissle Infeumatiom and smggesmions forth. cultivaters o1 the som. Dautg the year we espect to visit msy pliantioes in thi sad ether purishes. We shae give attuatien to the yuer te tsats d the 8ense aboat it proportieo as the sugar plateya bestow patronag em the BEau semi your eawes, pest eose eal.ersdma $4 dollars seek to or age s M meses. Ny alt & Christlm, Mueeetis Stetlsnens, loe. a3 Cempstreet. New Odseeu, mea the Osy Boes and ye. wit asses the weekly viab dc Ta PLamzeas' Bam anh Ir Odw yeW, sad them yea emeidemme whosher itis aswat abl e sur pleme ald b. jeesmoal or Owe * the aqar plesskrd f leLees gise a hedsseappestte osdce aui do vteba t.th basruegtsi Their sepeau e to this apped wt eseo his W e sal.es, yea wr Ti OAUUs Geysi AND LEN 1H~ts Lasteu wM% msy v tts U.gkr - ww Owls" amwy i heft u afubt qs mg. Airs, . ,be r.uti- mrm anew ino hums. Maw *r.a wu witor w!Ah !su Sme .-- N~in Kin + t S: - , , .usaº .E Iin .i,~~mges~"ohm TUWDAYS PUOM UOMU Obaervades Ia 3g w Orukemm a" to the On the night of the 18th inst.. the U. 8. Mail Steamer Warren Bels hbind in front ofour oetle and in a taw mimnts we were on board, oor&Uialy shaking ths hand of our erdialisMed Capt. Triniad, and In a few more minutes the boat was p-ring the music of her resurmection whistle into Ahe ears of the sleepers of the town of Frank. lin at the dead hour of midnight. Some of the Franklin boys who don't re tire till six hours after the chickens go to roost came on board, and took a drink, off ered a variety of suggestions in regard to matters and things, and retired in good or der: and the Warren Belle blew her last whistle, rang her last bell, and let go her lines. In due season we were in Brash ear. A LITTLE IINNER. Standing on the upper deck of the War ren Belle we noticed a white boy on the lower deck, and Capt Trinidad observing him, called him to him. He proved to be a boy of eleven years, was sent to the House of Refuge at New Orleans for stealing, taken to New Iberia and offered a good home, stop ped a few days, stole something, and ran away, and was trying to steal his way back to New Orleans. An honest life and an honest living in the country didn't suit his taste. LUNCH ON THE KATAGOEDA. While at Brashear, Cart. Jhan Atkinson invited a party of the St Mary pusuengers to partake of a lunch on the splendid steam ship Matagorda preparatory to our depar tjire on the cars. We, among the rest, par took of an admirable repast, for wlh &he captain got severely thank', and strongly reembered. PL ON THE LAUOURCEE. our route we were informed that the cane on the Lafourche is generally The planters were progressing very and hopefully with their planting. y are not paying as high wages for la bor on the Lafourche as they are in St. RAILROAD SUGGESTION. An intelligent railroad man stated to us on the route that he thought the road to be built between New Orleans and Texas by the Chattanooga Company will run to Bontte Station on the Opelonsas Railroad, themne by the most elegible roata to Cen treville, thence up the Toehe, thence west. This, however, is mere spemkltiom, and will be settled by the instruments and observa. tios of the engineers. They claim that the Opelouans route to Vermilsiylfem cn be abortened nearly twenty miles. HI TME CITY. On our arrival at New Orleans we reg istered our name at the hub of the city, the City Hotel, whicitwe found crowded with this parish, and of Attakapas gemeraly, so well appreciate this model hotel. It is the centre of gravity of the Crescent City, and handsomely sustains its popularity with the Southern people and the traveing publie 9enerally. sUsaxags AND TUX PUDPLLs. Soume dthe business men - omplain that the reail business is not good, but we judge dtati mat o the busines men are doing very well. Therem is ot so mthof a rush as formerly and lees nervvn ezeitemeut; we believe there is mare certainty dban flare was in former years. The people sem, resigned, andpretty well simned. nlade. are giving a little more attention dress, which indicates that their haubnads a little ore mow to spend; upon the New Orleans, including people of means, Whook proety eeroretbas, a4d wethink seek pretty wdl, an is pretty welt senideed with the way the world wage. The Opelom.. Railroad was ii liuig o a dobtwloa we wqre tis tie ry. Tbm -vrata d.aiim ill remoimad lbia th b dsia - etos. Oms g.eskma hr vhor op.uio vebsw pert rospsit, md who adsoou..oiamy s A& peep abiw" tbs osrtmiuiatis uiap. stol Let Maals7 tin he thoismtd wtismk Tulaner tire, tie road idoate rnuptoy would us. be deulared a mss, andtha Go.. Prise, mad Clog..s weld get oeromd T1i, lows, e, we e -rar- qua uexheia. Mr. Meosm, we uediuutmd, ubuely robl mtheedsaldvit h iaiqytl uidder.vat Thsroml aoll Is pb hlmo sai 11w.r taem iasle.mto potla road tiroql hru New Oumen NTemasuis-spt BalI nip mahftl oppasiom.a MuqpmL 1.Ihb&d T'aey law tso % -r, oo torIsan ti road by th usedbtti Opoem=u read Vtisyabume.. Thsymy tihey iuulea build the tad uith trsy de ores tke kmu ussiabm houd my capitlmad luildl L We are tlousu y omv 11m01 ths Clittosp Omupmy kwals.omapapblsN ird ila'v rand, thatft lI build pim peal. II lb., UI lede i, we re ~ply dmuivsl. mi. tsNew Odume Wluke. The b~w medai Meuaids $M~t Thu.. a sa~ewei. epMM . was" G" ROMbu ei Ih.ra, ems i A iupham kie iei the am u Eqw hem. uMor k mb ki Mehy earw it OILe I he hes a~ wil UMoo. ON -m= i w Ad e othem hising... hum e i k.ui.ets~m *wde~r and that the enthusiasm among . gamblers, little ad big, was astonishing. Conserva tiwe, thiking men prediet a terrible demor aliEstiem of the young people of the city by thes teases. But even the notioss and de neagislas of the pre.s at as advertise meats to bring victims to their tables. All sauc vices seem to be clothed with fascine tins, and at the same time armed with self protection; and the infirmities of human na tare make them self-supporting. THE FAIK. Great preparations are made for the Fair to come of in April, commencing on the 6th. From bad management we are afraid their loral display will be meager. We have a right to expect a fine display of Lou isiana and tropical flowers, shrubbery, vines, the catetus, etc. There will doubtless be large numbers ofpeo pei at the Fair, many from the country, and the Great West. The display of machinery and agricultural implements will be interest ing. THE GRAIN ELEVATOR. While in New Orleans, we visited the great Grain Elevator of Messrs L. J. Higby and Son, in company with Mr. James T. Tucker. The Tehoupitonlas Street cars lead directly to the main building. Mr. Tucker has an interest in this elevator. and, being familiar with all parts of the stupen dous structure, kindly volunteered to show us through it, and toexplain it in detail Mr. Higby made a large fortune in the grain business in Milwaukee, but concluded to sell out his property there and engage in in the same enterprise in New Orleans. He commenced his work in New Orleans on the 15th of last May. an% Au six months he ltJ .he elevator in operation at a cost of over $200,000. The wharf in front is 275 feet long, 200 broad, with a plastic slate roof, and forms a warbhouse capable of storing 60,000 barrels of flour. The water in front has a depth of forty feet. The tower on this wharf contains the marine elevator. It is 102 feet high. Within this framework, the marine 'elevator, which consists of a band and tin buckets at. tached, operates. A continuation of this elevator called a leg is placed in the hold of a vessel loaded with grain, and a few hands with shovels to work the grain towards the bottom of this leg is all the manuel labor that is necessary. The grain is then taken up rapidly by the elevator about 92 feet, or 68 feet above the level of the wharf. Here it drops into a bin with a sliding bottom, from which it runs on a band three or four feet wide, sagging in the middle, and conveying the grain on a dead level 240 feel through a covered galley to the main eleva tor. Where it leaves this belt it drops into a bin attached to scales that weigh the grain =&ast as it is delivered. Another elevator takes it from this to the highest chamber in the building. From this, spout diverge in various directions, to direct the rain to the various deep and eapealoms bins that form the interior of the p. ey f T oo tilion walls, and have a capacity to hold about 850,000 bushels of grain, to be enlarg ad to 750,000 bushels. They have a base. meat and a street delivery for the grain in these bins, and have self-registering scales, a dryer in which they can dry grain in im. mense quantities at short notice, they have arrangements for sacking with great rapid. ity, and by reversing the action of their elevators and conveyors they take the-grain from the bins to the vessels by the same channel through which it arrived at the bins. The main building is 60 by 100 feet; and 180 feet high. The galley connecting the tower with the main building is 240 feet long. The brick building containing the machinery for drying is 40 by 100 feet and 60 feet high. It has over a mile of shafting. It ean deliver or receive 8,000 bushels of grain per hour. The engine is 500 horse power. They have wires, bells, and speaking tubes through all parts of the building, tower, and gallery, and the whole building and machin ery when in full blast is managed by a very fmw persons. It is almost self-acting. They have sent off to Europe western greamthat has pasied through their elevator, 200,000 bushels of wheat and 200,000 bushel. o corn, sad to New York, 150,000 beeelaof corn, mostly by sail vessels to Europe, and steam to New York. Next fall they will doubtless do a heavy business. TUS ~asss ELEavaTRo. After examining the grain elevator we an s opportunity to see the barrel elevator sperats, an invention of the Higbys, en. tisely distinct from the former. They were changing a cargo of salt from a vessel tohbarge, at the time mentioned. They changed tern bushels in a minute by the ansiataeae of a few men with sjad and whealbarasew, the principal laborer being a All who eastrol the elevator and itascooom. peaimoal. see thorough-going business men, adwe, hopi he West will send to the South a heekins moesef the same sort. The whol 8.mth will give a warm and cordial volusme b-all amek men, and will not care wstastr &hey -om from the West, from the beast.s State., or from Europe, or from say other phace between the Northern and so hmFtrsreg 7o.m NEaw 8rarm IN TA. Txzues.-The h whe dhsd er Bob Roy (sot the At t11msps iae-wheel by that name,) Captain Umusei Castn., master, A. Meysier and Aug. Aeasia, clset now ruas regularly be tween Nw Iberia and New Oreisu, touch 'u at a smmedlates lading.. This stear was at Franklin Thursday, on her way .p the bayou. Capt. Castillo has a hug bid o obi frnmas In this perish sad a 6e pestams. above, who will wish him the beut f amees . See card in another col THE EMPIRE PARISH RICE MILL.-The card of the Empire Parish Rice Mill will Lapin appear in our columns. This will is doing a fine business. It cleans rice equal to the best Carolina mill, at a cent a pound. The specimens of its work we have seen, are admirable. BOOTS TO ORDER.-WO this week pub lish the card of Messrs Glynn & Wintz, No. 9 Camp street, New Orleans, who makes boots to order to fit like the bark. to a tree. This is the same house so strongly vouched for by our correspondent Sitruc. Their card may always be found in our columns. Music STORE.--Tne card of our old mu sical friend, Philip Werlein, appears in the BANNER this week. Everybody who bought music in New Orleans long time ago knows the advertiser, whose depot was on Camp street. At 80 Baronne street his friends will always fin m and his enterprising son and they will th get all they want at fair prices. PITEIN, PIERSON & Co.-This week the advertisement of the enterprising and excel lent house of Pitkin, Pierson & Co., appears in our columns. Everybody knows the lo cation of this house, No. 13 and 15, Camp street, where Bert Pitkin has sold clothes enough to clothe the State. They are near the City Hotel., They will be glad to see their old friends and new ones, and to give them " fits " adapted to the season. RELIABLE LABOR SAVING MACnINE. Messrs. Wm. D. Andrews & Bro., of whom our Ney Orleans agents speak in the highest terms, manufacture their own pa tents consisting of centrifugal pumps, os cillating engines, tubular boilers and fric tion grooved noiseless hoisting machines. Andrews' Centrifugal Pump attracted great attention at the last Louisiana Far, where it carried off the highest prize. For drain ing and irrigating purposes it is claimed to be the best. For furcher particulars we advise the reader to address the manufac turers No. 414 Water street New York. A NEW £ND VALUABLE SEWING MA CHINE.-Messrs. Adams & Co. for some years established at No. 76 Canal street, New Orleans announce in our columns that they are tM solo agents for the American Button Hole. Overseaming and Sewing Machine. A new machine, brought out eighteen months ago by a Philadelphia company, who claim for it all the good quali ties of the.other good sewing machines, together with special advantages of its own; and that this combination entitles it to the name of the best family sewing machine. Besides stitehing, hemming, felling, etc., it also overseams and embroiders on the edge, and makes a perfect buton hole and eyelet hole. The company warrant every machine they sell, and theL claim that their ma chines are of simplP construction, superior workmanship, easily worked, and of moder ate price. Send to Admis & Co. for their circulars. . Newspaper Hulls. A Connecticut editor gives an account of a man wh blew out his brains after bidding MV >iLh shot gun. new 1 rpaper, in an account of a new monument recently erected in our village church-yard, gives this as the inscription: " Erected to the memory of John Phillips, accidentally shot as a mark of affection by his brother." A Wisconsin paper, in describing a large farm advertised in its columns for sale, added: " The surrounding country is most bean tiful, also two wagons and a yoke of steers." A Caledonia paper, in an obituary of a young lady who died lately, closed by say ing: "She had an amiable temper, and was uncommonly fond of icecream and delica cies." The strongest man has just been heard from. He was lecturing to a female assembly in the West, and an editor thus describes the scene: " Three thousand ladies hanging on the lips of one man." An account of the fire at Barnum's, which was telegraphed from New York, congratu lates the country on the escape of the female gan'tess. We think a male giantess would be a greater curiosity. The Springfield Republican tells of a horse which ran 'away in that city, throwing the driver out and cutting a severe gash on one of its hind legs. An editor, referring to the patent metallic air-tight coffins, says: " No person having once tried one of these coffins, will ever use any other." Not typographical, it is true, but none the less amusing is the following: An honest farmer writes to the chairman of an agricultural society: " Gentleman please put me down on your list of eattle for a bull." The Lafayette Advertiser thus compli ments our departed friend, the Rev. Dr. Newman: Dr. Newman has been appointed chaplain of the Senate. No better selection could have been made. Birds of a feather, etc. And besides, his loyalty could not be doubted, after having gone through the "mill," as he did. We understand that Dr. Newman received so many loeers from his Methodist friends North about that mili at Brashear, and con demning hin as a follower of the meek and lowly Jesus, for engaging in soch unchris tian conduct, that his health began to give way under it, and he and his friends became alarmed, fearing that his vexations and per plexities would result in the softening of the brain. If he had been threatened with a softening EF the heart they wouldn't have minded it, &ir his heart has been ossified and flintifled ev sine the war. His New Orleans friends gave Congress the wink, a~j that immaculate body gave the Cardinal a doll to save his life, and to post Heaven in r4ard to its political duties. W7 we swum deprtlng ftiends, O f< alus ah mems To sal tst their am.. nd RALRoADe. The first railroad in the Uni ted States wqs constructed in 1858, and was three miles long. In 1840 the number of miles of roa+ in operation was 2,197 'in 1850, 7,475 s; in 1860, 28,781 miles 1 and in 1897, ,869 miles-a ratio of increase which, if continued, will make railroads as common in tWenty years as wagonroads now are in every art of the country. STNY CAN TAKE OUR BEAVER The Louisiana press has paid us compli ments lately which put as on our liplics : and we feel so 'elastic and springy that we can hardly keep from giving a few speci mens of what our good friends of the quill say about we, us and The PLANTERS' BAN NER. For instance, we find in the last number of the Opelousas Journal the fol lowine : It is with pleasure we notice, that our friejid Col. Denunett has received, and p ut in operation new Locomotive Press. May it prove all that he anticipates, and repay him for all it cost him. No man has labored more assidously for the interests of this section of our State; for the dissemination of correct and useful information in regard to its ad vantages and natural wealth; and for the cor rection of those unrighteous and malignant falsehoods, so widely diffused by unknown, ignorant, and unprincipled men. His efforts deserve the commendation and support of every honest man. Success, Col.! And our friend Bailey of the Lafayette Advertiser, published at Vermilionville, talketh thus: Hail to your Banner, Col. Denuett in its new garb; you have battled nobly in the cause of right and we are happy and proud to see that all efforts have been crowded with final success. You have been true and un swerving, in the maintenance and uphokling of the only and true prindiples, upon which our government was originally established. We wish you success with Hoe & Co's New Rail way newspaper printing machine, so say we, and so will say, our people. And the Clinton Patriot gives us the 101 lowing finely flavored lozenge : PLANTER'S BANNER.-This old and ably conducted paper comes to us this week in beautiful style. Dennett, the proprietor, has got his railway printing press, and is run ning off Banners by the thousand, for the good people of Attakapas. The Banner is the )est conducted country journal in America, and we wish it a liberal success, such as it richly merits. And if any one thinks that our good friend Hyams, of the Sugar Planter, West Baton Rouge, forgets us in prosperity or adversity, they are simply deceived. Here is what that old friend says : The Planters' Banner conies to us this week with a new head and greatly improved, typo graphically and otherwise. The first page is ornamented with a splendid cut of the new power press the Banner is now compelled to use to accommodate its largely increased cir culation. If friend Dennett will only get up another " mill" with Newman, and have the description widely circulatal. a double cylin dier press would be in his office in les than a year after. We are pleased to know that our worthy confrere is prospering and hope he may continue doing so until he grows tired of it. There now ! And our friends of the Thibodeaux Senti nel anoint us with the best ointment their sanctum affords. Hear them: PLANTERS' BANNER.-This sterling pa per comes to us this week, worked off on its new " Railway Press, direct from the mann factory of Messrs. Hoe & Co., New York." It turns off from eight hundred to one thousand papers per hour, and cost the editor one thou sand five hundred dollars. We are pleased to see this evidence of the prosperity and success of this great Attakapas Weekly, and we have no doubt, that it will continue to " go on its way rejoicing" in the the future; rejoicing the thousand of its readers, with its able edi torial and well selected matter, and rejoicing the heart of our friend Dennett, with a rich reward of greenbacks, honor and satisfaction. Now, for all these good things saia by out good friends of the press, we can only thank and tender them a thousand good wishes. The journals that have thus generously spo ken of the BANNEn we take up weekly with pleasure, and peruse with interest. We love to ramble through our country papers, and see, what the people all over the State are doing. If their journals were better -,..*aA tha aditan would have more lei sure to travel among the people, jgit the latest and most important news in the coun try, and attpnd more than ever before to local interests. The country press would do double the good it now does, if the people would hold up the hands of the editors, in stead of expecting half-paid editors. to sup port, encourage, and strengthen the people in their struggles for office, for power and distinction. The country editor is too often expected to support everybody's interests, tickle everybody's pride, help their frinds to fat offices, act as sentinels on the outer walls of the country, and as. soldiers in the ranks, and live on chips, shavings and compliments. We hope to live to see the day when the country editors all over the State will be able to stand erect like men, and feel like men, and not do as many are now compelled to, crawl on all-fours andilive on crumbs and the smiles of a few well fed gentlemen whom they have favored and lionised Tun SLAVE TRiADE STILL IN ExISTENcE. There can scarcely be a remaining trace now of the African export trade in negroes, even for the benefit of Brasil. and certainly Cuba is too much occupied in other matters to attend to the importation of slaves. There is no need now for a British and Am erican coast to seize or to suppress slavers, and the judges and arbitrators who were appointed under the provisions of the treaty of 18W with Great Britain held sinecures. But a recent report read at the annual meeting of the English Ladies' negroes' Friend Society; discloses some frightful de tails respecting the internal slave-trading on the East Coast of Africa. A Mr. Menson, of the Island of Reunion, who has been en gaged in promotin what is enphuistically called " African em tion to the French Colonies," says that he lately saw a .depot where 800 negroes were herded in an enclo sure without food or cover; many who were dying of hunger, were chained to already dead companions; some of them were prevented from stirring by a forked stick of wood attached to their necks; and others were chained together In parcels of twenty. Mr. F. Saulter, a German mis sionary says that " slave-trading Is going on in Cordolan and Teggele, an on aa scale in Galabat (neutral territory between Sennaar and Abyssinia,) where thousands of Gallas are sold and smuggled through the Egyptian territory, or transported by the Red Sea." Recent letters of Dr. Living stone conirm these stories. This infamous traffic in blacks is conducted by blacks, where the negro is not only his own master but of such other negroes as he can catch and sell. Meanwhile, other negroes, who are only a generation or two in remove from such black barbarians, are engaged in mak ing the laws for the government of whites in ten States of the Union, and the Anti Sla very Standard is engaged in the peaceful pursuit of collecting eleemosynary cold chickens and home-made cake. THE IRISH * LANGUAGE.-The Arch bishop of Tuam in his Lenten Pastoral states that the Irish language is not dying out, as is generally supposed, and as a con vincing proof of the truth of this state ment, his grace refers to the visitation of last year, during which he confirmed 4,500 persons in twenty-six parishes, and out of that number there were not twenty persons perhaps, with the exception of a few chil dren from the strange places, who did not account in their native tongue for the prin ciples of faith and duties of morality, inclu ding the commandments and the sacraments to an extent which might astonish the revi lers of the Irish peasantry and language. Neighbors' Quarrels. Most people think there are cares enough in the world, and yet many are very indus trious to increase them. One of the read iest ways of doing this is to quarrel with a neighbor. A bad bargain may vex a man for a week, and a bad debt may trouble him for a month; but a quarrel with his neigh bors will keep him in hot water the year round. Aaron Hands delights in fowls, and his cocks and hens are always scratching up the flowers of his neighbor, William Wilkes, whose mischievous cat every now and then runs off with a chicken. The consequence is, that William Wilkes is one-half the day occupied in driving away the fowls, and threatening to screw their long, ugly necks off; while Aaron Hands, in his periodical outbreaks, invariably vows to skin his neighbor's cat, as sure as he can lay hold of him. Neighbors! neighbors ! why can you not be at peace? Not all the fowls you can rear, and the flowers you can grow, will make amends for a life of anger, hatred, malice, or uncharitableness. Come to some kind-hearted understanding one with an other, and dwell in pence. Upton, the refiner, has a smoky chimney, that sets him and all his neighborhood by the ears. The people around abuse him without mercy, complaining that they are poisoned, and declaring that they will in dict him at the sessions. Upton fiercely sets them at defiance, on the ground that his premises were built before theirs; that his chimney did not come to them, but they came to his chimney. Neighbors ! neighbors ! practice a little more forbearance. Had half a dozen of you waited on the refiner, in a kindly spirit. he would years ago, have so altered his chim ney that it would not have annoyed you. Mrs. Tibbets is thoughtless; if it were not so, she would never have had her large carpet beaten when her neighbor, who had a wash, was having her wet clothes hung out to dry. Mrs. Williams is hasty and passionate, or she never would have taken It for granted that the carpet was beaten on purpose to spite her and give her trouble. As it is, Mrs. Tibbets and Mrs Williams hate one another with a perfect hatred. Neighbors ! neighbors ! beat with one another. We are none of us angels, and should not, therefore, expect those about us to be free of faults. They who attempt to outwrangle a quar relsome neighbor go the wrong way to work -a kind word, and still more a kind deed, will be more likely to be successful. Two children wanted to pass by a savage dog; the one took a stick in his hand, and pointed it at him; but this only made the enraged creature more furious than before. The other child adopted a different plan; for, by giving the dog a piece of bread and butter, he was allowed to pass, the subdued animal wagging his tail in quietude. If you hap pen to have a quarrelsome neighbor, con quer him by civility and kindness; try the bread and butter system, and keep your stick out of sight. This is an excellent Christian admonition, "A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger." Prov. 15 : 1. This year's carnival at Rome was a w ed failure. Only five carriages with ok and banners appeared at Corso. while merly there were hundreds of ''em. It is said that out of tbh 1,000 published books, 600 never psj the cost of printing, 200 just pay expenses, 100 return a slight profit, and only 100 show substantial gains. Stephen A. Douglas' son has been ap pointed Assistant Private Secretary to Pres ident Grant. ..* _ Electricity flies at the rate of six thou sand miles in something less than sixty sec onds of.time. * A few days since a well dressed stranger coolly ascended sosne ladders which still re re-} . - U K Cheek in Laconia, mounted to the very top of the steeple, surveyed for a few moments the land scape and those who were watching him in terrified groups, turned a somerset, gazed about a few moments more, descended to the ground and walked out of town without ut tering a word or manifesting any emotion but of calm stolidity. He is thouhgt to have been an escaped lunatic. The citizens of Todd county, Ky.. voted, on Friday last, by a large majority, to sub scribe $400,000 to the Owenaboro and Rus sellvile Railroad. Sacramento precinct has also followed the wise example, and subscrib ed $70,000. Lord Bacon beautifully said : *If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island out off from other lands, but a continent that joins them." A Brussels fashion paper devotes an arti ole to question, What European Princess dresses most tastefully ? It decides the question in favor of the Empress of Austria, As regards the Empress of the French, it says that her attemps to conceal her age, causes her to choose toilets which are by no means in keeping with her appearance. Some distinguished European Princesses, the same paper mentions, pay very little atten tion to the requirements of fashion. Among them are Queen Victoria, her daughter, the Queen of Belgium, and the Empress of Russia. The changes on the earth's surface dur ing the glacial peeiods are strikingly illus trated by a boulder of a peculiar variety of granite, fifteen feet high and seventy feet in circumference, percbed upon the top of the Hoosac Mountain, one of the highest peaks in Massachussetts. The boulder it is con clusively proved, was clipped off the apex of another mountain at Stamford, Vt., and and transported by the ice to its present position. The Stamford mountains is now a truncated cone, and the boulder is com posed of the same kind of granite, which differs in every respect from the Hoosac rocks. A NOVEL METHOD OF TESTING GOLD. A day or two since a negro entered the jewel. ry establishment of B. F. Yuestra & to., and asked to be shown some gold rings. One was shown him, which he picked up very carefully, and turning to two negroes who blocked up the door, said, " git out of de light, niggers." His request being cnn plied with, he held the ring up to the light, smelt it, then passed his tongue over it; ap parently not satisfied, he pulled out a kiniky hair which he dropped upon the ring. This he did several times, when the clerk, getting out of all patience, said, " what are you about ?" Cuffee turned, dropped the ring and granted, " dis ain't gold." "How do you know," asks the clerk. " Why, caze it wouldn't cotch a hair."-Mobile Register. THE PoINT OF THE BAYONKT,-A Nee Application.-A neighbor tells us he heard a colored preacher, on his farm, get off the following for the benefit of his hearers : "You tinks de Lord ain't 'bout heah all. do time! If you duz, you is ipistaken' One time he met de debble walkin' roun like a borin' lion, an' de Lord say, I gwyne to put you into do pit for a tousaud years, an' I got a treat mind to put you in dar for tao tousand years; an' arter dat, if I cotch you roan agm, I'll put you in dar forebber, if I's got to do it at de p'int ob do bay'net. The preacher said "de Lord was in a full blaze of alabaster glory all de time he was talkin'."-I W. Baton Rouge Sugar Planter. LETTEI FROM NEW ORLEANS. V4pecial correspon leneelof the PLAN t iIL' BV. NEe( NEw ORLEANS, March '20th, 1S49. THE GREAT STATE FA\IR. Will commence in this city, on the Gt h of April, to which the attention of our friends in St, Mary is called, as one of the most important enterprises for our State that has -ver been inaugurated, and one deserving of active encouragement from our people. These exhibitions will bring into notice new inventions, and make familiar those already introduced. They will afford the opportunity to our planters of comparing the relative value of different crops, and of the various kinds of seeds to be used. The merchant will find there a good advertising medium and this our business men, who are best known for their energy and success wll understand. Col. S. N. Moody, the popular dealer in shirts and men's furnishing goods has just returned from the North, where he has pur chased an immense stock for his spring and summer trade, and has brought with him many novelties in style and material, inten ded expressly for the coming exhibition. Col. Moody always sends from his store, corne Canal nd Royal streets, several cases of well his li to th ing sta tio So ac ist g ar th w g in th u it to the elass of men o our city hbe" seen loeBng around - ners and popular saloons, dressed in y clothes, with gorgeous watch chains and jewelry. Up stairs there was a crowd about equal in numbers to the one below, and here were more games and plenty of customers. Business is brisk at No. 59 and the other saloons, as they open, will no doubt find a fair harvest awaiting them. The amount of damage, the disgrace and odium that this will bring upon our city is beyond calcula tion. Scenes of violence and bloodshed may be looked for if these dens of iniquity con tinue in operation, ending we know not where. LARGE ACHE8 FROM LITTLE TOE CORNS GROW. Our streets have been unusually full of vendors of patent articles this winter, all plying their trades with vigor and meeting with fair success. In this class there is a lame man, who goes about on a three wheeled velocipede, and calls himself a corn doctor. He has had quite a successful season, but so far as I have heard his patients consider the cure worse than the disease. My friend Sam had three of his pets extracted by the velocipedist, and was much pleased at the ease with which the operation was per formed. But the next day his foot swelled up and for a week Sam was in great misery, laid up at home and unable to go anywhere. Sam will not have any more extracted, not ha! The Appleton. will shortly issue a new weekly to be called " Appleton's Journal." It will be illustrated and conducted with a view to making it a first class family journal. The price will be four dollars, and our friends Kroll & Dickey, book sellers and station ers, No. 166 Canal street, are the agents. Tix LINKINWATER. The Gonzales, Texas, factory for man ufacturing oil from castor beans has com menced operations. Horace Greeley has purchased one hund red and sixty acres of land in Burlington county, N. J. and intends putting in sixty acres with cranberries in the spring. -- -- * -- To MAKE cows GIVa MuIx-A writer, who says his cow gives all the milk that is wanted in a family of eight persons, and from which was made two hundred and sixty pounds of butter this year gives the following as his treatment. He says: "If you desire to get a large yield of rich milk give your cow. three times a day,water slightly warm,slight ly salted, in which bran has been stirred at the rate of one quart to two gallons of water. You will find, if you have not tried this daily practice, that your cow will give twenty-five per cent. more milk immediately under the effect of it, and she will become so attached to the diet as to refuse to drink clear water unless very thirsty: but this mess she will drink almost any time, and 'ask for more.' The amount of this drink necessary is an ordinary water pailfull each time, morning, noon and night. Four hundred pounds of butter are obtained from good stock, instan ces are mentioned where the yield was even a higher figure. IIOMICIDE.-A colored man named Val court Galot was killed in Prairie Plaisance, near our town, on last Wednesday night, by Agdnor.Durio, under the following cir cumstances: It appears that Dario had been informed that Galot had threatened to kill him, which intelligence of course kept him constantly on the qui rive. On Wednesday night, at about 9 o'clock, Durio, while at home, dis tinguished a voice calling upon him from his yard gate, some forty paces from the house, and, suspecting foul play, seized his gun and left the house by a back door, in order to ascertain who his nocturnal visitor could be. On recognizing Galot, with a gun in his hand, he fired upon him, killing him instantly, one of the buckshot striking Galot's gun with such force as to pierce the barrel. Mr. Durio came to Opelousas on Thurs day and made an affidavit setting forth the above facts.