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QOur Pett's ornur--- Sclttb. 4I q~VIT DAYI. BY CARL SPEPNCR. The dgig Yewr grow. strgel mad: .Now an the hau au ma weather MY beset is like h lepp 01d1d, Go ever the hbl together. My pWeei ds rm sweet sad st As waters hippisgeer sad i, »pkleter t~g he sde hsane w To seeder r II is rna Sl Fay's aver avish hema w itshi e t li wipn Uep ieN que st ams . Oh. s. a tha re tbe yeari Oft have I wasebed an eight with grief. AU night with .ey. ad which is best 1 Al, both were sharp, and both wen brief, My heart was like a wind-blown leaf, I give them both for rest. Fair Quiet, close to Joy allid, But soving shadier walks to keep, By day is ever at my side; And all night aong with me abide Peace and her ister Sleep. familu Ueabings anb News lttums. THE HUSBAND OUTWITTED. A GANME a'= o TO PLAY. A week at the watering place, and most of the time spent each day m the company of Mr. Mainwell, the gentleman whom Miss Ellsworth's old friend had introduced to her one morning on the piasz.- She had sailed with him along the ahboe on the moonlight evenings, and she had danced with him in the thronged drawing rooms. Miss Ellsworth was not a flirt who dis tributed her ideala among many gentlemen, and she had found her ideal well nigh real ized in Mr. Mainwell. Only the evening before, their talk had withdrawn itself from the general topio to which each had been congenial, and in her admiration of his intel ligence and manlines she had eneouraged an approach to that sort of personal conver sation which relates to love and matrimony. And now to ind Mr. Mainwell this morn ing. with his coat off and a smith's apron I on, engaged in mending a lock ! He was doing it publicly. The lock was on the door that led to the middle of the front piazza I where the fashionable ladies and gentlemen I were sitting or promenading. His back was towards her as she ap- t proached, leaning on the arm of her friend, Anna West. She recognized him, looked intently at him, gave her companion over to s a party of young ladies near, and then stopped and spoke to him. S "Do you like that sort of work, Mr. Main well f" she asked. I do, Miss Ellsworth, I believe I am a s natural mechanic." "It, appears very odd to see you doing p "It is my rde," he replied, rising from /t Her cheek blanehed a little. "Your trade !" |n she said faintly. "Yes, trade, Miss Elsworth. The propri etor said the lock needed mending, and sl I told him I could mead it for him." The party of girls came alng just then. t. After wo.dering at .Mr. Malawvel awhile, t, and laughing at him they proposed a ride. There wer three eraages for them all fe These wouald take the prty. Ned Whittaker her joined them. "What the demeo ae you about here r' he I' exclaimed to Mr. Masiwenl. "Ah," he added, tr when the latter turned and glanced at himl "but while you are here, you might as well th .,N.'_./._- himself from join-, do . M!i Elawe. td nhim withot any ward an It" led .bh tei i hi.ui to M it she canuo as I w lie see" ... er heitr . me tur it. He a _ s a' a it he ss h te wabshe wa t1k *. athaginkee m ae :ph as a w d oi t N h . ast ait tho mow 'ra n ir my oea~thhip . , sh tqg, a lwat lof & Le ,o... ý Di~fS tii ~~i,·~p;ji:~ ,iP t ~bt e--~i~,vllCIQallowh YORIP" " e2 t sae ii ·la ire lr irn orr ° + yh s *isa i& the We -ja 4b the abp -r~li: Y'rar A'ol tw't UttWIa sro ~ r.rtiro' w.IrU- amt rUs IuJvca a Limbo - `tid stiff A 4M. oA 16 off idtb N. ba *At Flp~.~l~;book me4 - I xi- " , yA yyEýA THE MOTTO FOR THE SOUTH- -"PROVIDENCE HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.'" VOUMaE Inm0 FuANm, PAUS or BT. uAR!, (l,.iKPS) LA., WE.N mr, n- uim is, -- - _______ MNUMBER 17. mechanical work, after having, as he as- St. Lajadry Parish. I L..T. PROM r r.v".IU- - _. - - I aechanical work, after havia, as he as smed her, regularly served his tme at learn mg trade. zaMaZiniefl stood and looked at him in "nd you are not peer but rich? 'You speak the truth, mr. Maiawell." "And why did you play this jet pon me T" "To see if you really loved me for my own make." "Ahl, pretty indeed; but mippege you don't love me l" "But I do." So there was a little family quarrel on the spot. "Now you invite your father and mother to come and see us," said Mr. Mainwell, !tWu. after the clouds had cleared away some what. i "I will', she replied, "I will; but first you I must go with me to see them, and to pacify t them iu vew of what we have done." a "Very well." a In a few days they started out in a car riage on their errand. Mrs. Maliweli .ave most the directions to the driver, and her husband c pang could not help expressing his wonder at the '1 Miss increasing squalor of the neighborhood t her through which they rode. The carriage drew I ailed up at length before a miserable looking tene- a light ment house and sopped. d a the "Where the deuce are you taking me ?" o asked Mainwell. looking sharply at his wife. E dis- "Coime and see;" was her reply, as she pro- a men, ceeded to step from the carrage. o real- "Here wait," he exclaimed, after his heei- w ming tancy; "let ime get out first and help you out. T from What does this mean !" V been "Follow me," was her reply. atel- She led him up stairs, up, up, through fa Wed throngs, and dirt, and smells, to the fourth w ver- story. Here she opened a door without of ony. knocking, and the two entered. The woman el orn- was dressed neatly, and so were the children, won but they were all dreesed very poorly, in w was keeping with the place. The man was clad hi loor more carelessly, and even more poorly. On to azza his head he kept his hat, which certainly was in men full half a dozen years old. de "My husband, Mr. Mainwell; my father, ap- mother, brothers and sisters," said Mrs. Main- is end, well, introducing all parties. in ked Mr. Manwell stood and stared without pl to speaking. n hen "Ask their pardon, George," said Mrs. Han- sa well, "for running away with me." th un- "Who are they ." un "Have I not told you; didn't I introduco or a you n" CO ':Who were they I saw at the watering a ang place ?" W "Some wealthy people who had seen me at Iu 'om the milliners where I sowed for a livlihood served at my trade, George, and who faaeied e !" my appearance, dressed me up, apd took me he with them." S "You jest with me," he said with a ghastly ph md smile. Jn "Do I DoI, indeed These people seem lax en. to recognize me as a daughter, and ma a mis- fla le, ter. Jest, indeed! You will and that out." tin de. "Yon are too cultured, too tasteful, too fine- oti all featured. nt "All this a milliner may b or a sewing Sa g1l. Look for for yourself e m the claw. far he for yourself alug the I uit not xd, true All that we girls meds dem.n m' Mainwell lifted his iat I.e d hed it C ll through the air. He groaund his teeth, and d turningaway, left the see, daaming the and in- doer vaolently behiad him. par The door opened again, adm Maiuwel et a hove dboited atP he . you are my wife-I will try u r i s4 e sptaog b feet st emd ewrersrlt a. VIM wife, and dooeemed to l i*t im w a no dve ie, g.awt l h Waer be me-i ad saI sdyt N s si willsh' Nar e a aatwife sLned to wwsa.Pmq s ise I as thus or I . eanweri* e "I He saLseitm the POT lor stinss themis iad th his m .et "T ihpdm of i t," he t mL i !The W wl l 4 w l And then lto -, IMF ai- But a i e.wqs, r he L h aI.. 3l bad :-. r la me ththa." . ,a a lm1. ad sdr turned dad turnaday e is 4wiu V eb askr , He y more to Via. thte an "ape thee," aln at we a ets maet d feld eae met a np S,. buot have wa mt swla ebnor I losin d em Sheke lha with oit wthse. e heeaw. wle l 'e ....tt.ered t.....ea2a* te - Smal Mrs. Ellsworthts S litlthe betaieswsra3.'A, a wi dsa whogh f atete ai auerm tag ip aw eat l*At on. IWht. e I ye fore," said mard witha *l 5 cake't mhe,- Imsl wa1 w antps S Albell we or "earsN to einwail is les m. Maim . wb tswagt. AiA " g d 4S-I 1 - Ii tý.·- ; ·P *r Ii e as- St. Laudry Pariah. ern A Much Governed People-Land, Labor and Luare . in- Double Crops-A Beautiful Country-Fine Bdness Openig-Ra-lroada, etc. [From the Courier-Journal-] RAILIRO.ADS, ETC. Our State is one of the most back~i ard in so" internal improvements, but she hopes cre own may years to come out with banners flying. We have several railroads already, and there on't are two others approaching to completion the N., O., O. and Texas roads, and the Chattanooga road, and Mobile, N. O. and the Texas roads. There is great eompetition be tween these two roads and doubtless both r to will soon be speedily run through. eT. LANDRY i'ARISI! ime is one of the most valuable, as well as one of yon the most beautiful and desirable parts of this 8ify State or the whole South. She has rich swamp and prairie lands in the greatest abundance- a moderate climate with excellent health, car- generally prevailing throughout the year. ave Tbi well water is healthful and cold, though and cisterns and rain ivkra e o seeS haetter, the The cotton crop is generally about ten or fif ood teen thousand bales. It is thought that if the rew worms do not come it will reach eighteen thou ne- sand bales this year. Sugar is grown in abun dance, as also corn, rice, yans, Irish potatoes, e r of which two crops can he made a year. ife. Beans of all sorts, of which two or three ro- crops can be made per annum, particularly of the navy bean. Nearly all of the fruits eel- will grow here in abundance and would pay. I at. The range for cattle and horses is unsurpaissed . What we now want, First-Though our parishis filling up pIctty agh fast, is the immigration of good citizeas, who rth will yet find an abundance of open land (some ant of it Government land) which can be had gen ian erally at reasonable prices. en, Secondly-We want a rice mill. If any one in will put up a steam rice mill they will be kept lad busy and make money too. I understand that P On twelu rice millshave been built since the war, P ra in this State, but this does not come up to the l demand. or, Thirdly-We want a cot ton factory. There a in- a big fortune for some company slumber- a ing in that direction. The people would sup mt ply them with all the cotton needed and then buy all their goods from the concern. Be- C in. sides our towns and villages would patronize them; and then the factory could sead any surplus to New Orleans or Texas by railroad i1 sc or water. By building a factor~r here the 51 company would save the freight, storage, in ng sarance, commission, drayage, etc., on cotter. " We hope that some one will inaugurate the ti at movement. ed This class of people are in great demand cl ne here, as elsewhere in the South. Our plan- e< ters are satisfied that no confidence can be o ly plaeed in the hands now in the field. A lare immigration will doubtless set in from .te a land of tea, and probably our parish will get is is- her share. If "large planting is to be con tinued, I suppose these will do as well as any e- others; but I believe that the greater wealth, s intelligence, religion and happiness of our tr I State, as well as the parish, lay in the small . farm system. -e it ELIGION AND SChOOLS. it Of the firat we have all sorts in great aban- th d dance. As for churches, there are Catholic 0|and protestant churches built all over the Parish. Though our public school system is vet in cmbryo, ther are many private t are very promising. J. E. B. teo Nais. iW s IIIssa astleM.. mi " as a prohibitory price fer painting tbq r Lrdter a Maebesater aillieimawkb ple r t-oes d i m-et wam to mab 4hubat it so e , and he gets the largest sum ever Mi - d..for a portrait, ton artitr. a Madmas Ristors r s iseees i has r"4 beam equal to that of Gottschalk. N e Em Sper ad Empress tteMad all her reprissena tatenas. uA when a elegaties from sr n L thsatre oame to read verses is homer bmr, SeITb'~prr.r and the public remaine.-. lag ad one-vered. tin" d ; -~--- l ?L wate famine is not cofined to Several towns in Noew Jer. rae Sfrom the same cause. The ITO ms fty or aeauly as, " ti Brlugaowu, S 'Jam ry, sad adbtall, qd in Pisuda if nad Morris counties the long continued droath as seriously injured the crops. Y The asmp eas asaert that the forceaf the ies are not strong enough to attrek the p of Lopez in the Cordillers. Sn polrs stras s bta ow -the a bat. "d ti is iminest, and that both the land.and Snavtl ferres of the Allies are actively'.re h parhg for ofensive operations. SA famly of jay birds, anvgq is niumber, wil coesume in one howru d days twesu i thousand inseets. A single pair of sparrows f ls JepMrted to have cartied to their nest five r a hodred insecte in one boor. r Th Masonic fraternity are aoiut eti a wide and orphaas' bonmeat a oet i [ ifar8a0 apeon p adtodk da sdt that l by aewra libel cra at Loul. A correspondent of th Houast., Tiwes, writing froqp eer Lake, Augusot 3lht says: f A ma by the nam f Thomasteld was p killedaw da .sl.e, by a map aedsd Cel. The sihooneandib Aboat. amile > from here, and, as I am Informed, Cola wa :limb kiin g m bed. It may ae rImz kar1 eo that Ce. being a tr, was mailed upon to sake a ta b the he hi s th g tad do Wit the o'&iIb tI tit Emagpir Parish, published at a k-)iahe, we gather the following at ie l uIh eua h e it n oes od a sa-rtap a sk we ouaur talate the peo gkt gfewb pri*u 8a, 0on their happy uu teerm thae t a ens pish.d are sup y 1' gailn seal s bset tat to aws e ib 9Slishee. o a is do A hatawerbess 'lia, i. ally butati is sptein I yaep ahje uiase amd t PP17 wan -if r IN LE.TTR .PROV NAW ORLUAgg. NEw O.LEAs, August 30, 186l. Editor Plaiters' Bmer. The publioeation in your columns of the "Address of the Committee on Emigration, od in of the German Society of New Orleans,' has s ro r elicited so many responses from the citi;ens l and planter of the Attakapas and neighbor tion- ing parishes, that I am constrained to res I the pass upon your courtesy in asking permnis sion to avail myself of your popular jeurnal both as a medium of communicating with the cor respondents of the committee. The committee are pleased with the many hc of courteous letters received from gentlemen of amp the State, the advice and suggestions thelein ice- contained being pertinent and valuable, :and elt evidence the interest which the writers feel ugh - ttl babject of Gremse immigration. T);e proress of the copnmittee is necessa fthe rily flow; our asiitltion being an inde hou- pendent, private ong, receiviug and solicit bn- ing no assistance except friendly counsel and I ear. the encouragement of those who desire the aroe development of Southern resources and an t increase in the country's prosperity. I can pay. assure such persons that the Committee on Ised. Emigration are using the utmost diligenceo in etty accumulating facts and information for the U nwo enlightenment of the German people as to time local requirements and the advantages to re sult from a residence in our section. one With this view, I am now engaged in the that preparation of a lengthy Address in the Ger war, man language, which will be widely circu the lated among those for whose benefit it is de ,ere signed, and arrangements are being made to hi ber- send out, at an early day, a gentleman of in- fo hen telligence and experience to act as the so- FP Be- liety's agent in Germany. ye The committee have been made the recip. wi ca ients of communications from Americanicon he suls resident at the capitals of various Ger- h in . an States, with the flattering assuranoe ot co the their support, and many of the newspaper as proprietors of that country hare transmitted no sod copies of their journals, containing favorable laj an- comments upon our association and its be object. The sensible planters and master-medhan- of get ics of the finest portion of Louisiana cannot the on- fail to perceive the advantage of secering ral such labor as we propose to furnish, and we gr trust iheoy will in every way facilitate our endeavors, in order that the benefts prom ised by this undertaking may be realised at YE - the earliest possible moment. With great sepect, ts Ew. S. Wuas~avnW, 'P te Chairman Committee on Emigration. ter, but the French nation appear nervous to in view of the uncertainties before them. . The N. O. Bee demounces the black ruf o. who abamh e t house and family of o Mr. EviAs, sad ays that Warmoth & Co. sboald he le~d mspqnsible for such out rages .' b . Tim lreowlng on crop prospects, we copy W. The eros em is fairly draw'i tw o S ose It aid, without arisk~, re that the orero pe s r and cotton are made. Chi SFroms all ts the State, we havs the j.1 aJmmein regard to tmhe rapid growth of this cane and its presisidg appeaame. ts er from this time '' forward, O et(e emuie but littl , ead lii if our planters are ready to take of theti crape whew the ire.reese falls, there is lit- 8 tle to prevent ther i gathered. What ,thesugar cropof L will be thbisyear, b i tpossihlest;. bet we think are the in bounds when we dicta hundred and spa . - fifty thealiL h and were it not Si that many hun s acres have beet sold Sft mad or fqdth rs, or retained on plantatier i '- for more extensive l.litations next yer, the E igsa weald eae4l that amount. The stat high price of suar, igd its being an almost tie , certatin emp t tbi a te, has attracted the Pl byattesaek of nmemO 4mltalists fea other a Sratesu, *lmee hs ietted in this relune- lot e rative breb eifumelture. As time pro [reues sk d *r . i troubles temper aova toro peace and order, T i- every clre ofavapi. sugar land will be put da It so enarai If the valy of Mexico over is let dry, and i luit 1a·U gte gy ebows tobe com mon, there revelations made. At preset the wat.e to within a few Sfeet of the seu places in the higher Sas rtsd the f Yeoo-those which have I (beenti d-ad lers in the r ,thoe. IItsa b.e yeaaent buiih ge. doew * "u stm.Ueue. that the eud S bee.rid lewere bullfrom b o sil feet. of them aassive e. .e s. e out* prpe. nr say braks b anIrq bis anr be no ] m obad of the o Sartl um&een are lesimene tand in the Miera. Bt the us eft s o ti orvent of St. f ano- a the w mnssrooms eand ai water. Excasations f( hes aed& wti view of disoovering b m11 L teeame said to have been * hiUdi .h en. rBuealed in aertain j deede; and alo wariouq jitrral manifests- b tien. ? 'mwsib m of the gver eent to esar sad a a.pany formed and i hapspal w witb t objct. A stem al p p dire eot as oter ad an inmmeanse c ¶u.entIIae mitre .d, whJih b _ought tolighthe Mt dtts erady tentitel a.llekhlb the measrt st obtained, when the mamitr of. A·n the abundance o water pa a. sed to enterprise. As h th+ mSullwaelwaya as Iof water it seems ime i oih tohave bBl~l the uarfaoe 4 e sueslee, r0 if posble. Yan a ' - a prel which were not lIauim ha e Bolitd and history g es et i the auli;p of te mte+r y, We'te O ted a Wbleve that . !iet Urn of t e S conuquageors, or o moo" aaekeirmbe arrival, a temple a u~ hi as as founda. -efn r . ae pu. it The boring a 4 eftaree ta olid otfraan - oi hw..o ol d of vul.aa ,-_.a oting lleh . i te itaý thrugh the - SabseMe ofany ti ae above whiob the tahe tu aal it snob strange . n the Bqoan Tech, Persa of 8s mar. (What i left ofIt,) Terrltog ef Lottlst.m, i the New 'Jited the Stle o1 urses, .pabL , RIs, -ssm. Jon, a dexn ers at inh ealr ,has You will pardon me for intruding upon yens Your genemasty, but as I am an old eitiaen or- of the good old parish d I. Mry, having es- hred here sine the year one, my neighbors ans- d friend are onstantly annoying me for inal iformation, believing from my long resi dence here, and dating back to the year one, that I ought to know something although I am a Know-Nothing. of The constant interrogatories propounded rein to me are these: and " Have *e, the eitisens of the parish of feel St. Mary, any repreentatioa in the Gen-i eral Ammbiy of what is called the State of li- anisna ire any of the members pr ,de- teding ( represent this pauish in the Stato tit- Legislature, residents of this parish!? If so, sad where do they reside?" he If my mind serves me right, I think the parish of St. Mary has lost a portion of its :an territory, and added to the new parish called Iberia, and Ih the portion ceded by St. in Mary to Iblria, nnrly a year ago, by tot of the the Legislature, lives a Fre Niegr. CaUled to Essard, who received his per diem and - niage, as a nis-reprem ntatire from this pariah. He is now a citinea resident andN the domiciliated in the parish of Iberia, and has •r- been since he left New Orleans. u- The second is one Andrew J~ackson Dct le- rcst, (may God pardon his relatives for to having poluted the great name,) alias the i- former negrm worshipper of the town of i ,2. Franklin, who is now sad has been for two I years, a oltlane of New Orleans, sand whose j wife and children have left this parish about s n- a year ago to join hi ia the oity, there to r- live in peace lve and unity, and not be p ot compelled to "keep his eye peel like ann l or ingon" on the rebs of St. hfary. He is ad now pursuing the peaceable occupationl of a a le lager beer saloon on St. Charles street, New c Orleans. The third is the would-be member of of Congress for this O(egressieoa Distict, t the notorious erpper thief, called Dr. Dar g rall. He is soatMisllfag like the Wandering Jew, his whereabouts are not known, yet he t has the iapulnee to dra fi per diel and w Smitag as a State Senato from St. Mary and p Vermilion. Can It be, pbssile that this eopper-f.stened rief is It be faosstee upon d the itiaema of this pie sa a etato*r, and lc 'potlmDCP sios Wise~t as a mem. r bet ef C upae beotI at the same tih? Is therwe 1 msiIJr for this' 1Hae the GCeveror t- to me that t~ x payers and prepAety i of thhis. urirep.jhbt to .risq their 2 It is high time that this parish shoald be repreentad isa the $stte Legldatureby wor- p ' thy, respeetableaii stepibig bl_ geadsmen. , l ,asoie a sof ensm Is bespanmiblsCerpet bagess saosl u What a hoe dins esne over out dreams. ret as hiil; balk& to bbetteor t days of the Re i.c, when St. Mary was rp represated b men as old Josph an Charantir, Dr. ; Judge aker, d 0 Judge VI *?T. Sr. P. D. Riehard- i .stun bt~ ii ve dowem to the year an "1* ItWhet' g C.Iib fta was to ms old tot eltise.ths thM ` "s tolebr-that we were e''ps*irsmlib b ne. il.by and oapaaiy,. w -t-b.h si :idC a ahee. Shinm the boiling sub kttle of t*e CMd1ti .p. s beea heated by to D the msd.isaf ebaith as bet enbas thrown m Suapon ndse we, ascp proud citizens of tht good ol St. Mari mast look. upon all this in sileogo.and humiliatios. How mnuch Id6er are we to suffer-this state of affairs to go ea Is there ota on time when forbearance ceases to be a virtue? fec Plegse giv' some t on the sabject. t More anon. . truly, I A Kow NoTrmso. p '(Te Hiem Johl AWL.L of T messeseis at dead. . Lopes, with bravery and power almost w' wtieboat ap ell.'idflL delis mad fights his Bra fo*. The Pioaue tram ly favors the move re meat.now made to tarm a portion of the Eo ts ropean amigratlsoto the Sooth. i Over, two handuwd de bodies et miners Sbhave bes reeverei em the coal mines at Scramton. Penn,. thesoemN of the I.e terr * ble disaster. Over six -hundred widows and a "oge d of umfortuqate miners are is deep Sdistresm . SAtMi50 Mst Td est aret, Mrs. Sarah c I o stsel. T *alIed', oSe into a idamp U dark cellar and lay d~ b to di. When s found the daughe htd two brlcks under I her head for a pilow, and her mother had a eiilNsde urv the 4ae pesrpos mem wai of d erMw. Tý. e.aIE Be- vel olspital, - having j ree of the facts, person ally went with a allabeilaao and bore them I to Wi tadl91oM %indaugeee died mon ae.r entesda i#s The mother's case is preomrhios.-- ladelphia paper.1 Bdefme.. o B vr.e. -"-Bbtas," of the OallrnGeMe Ellea E, gets of the fol - you havw Sthoe line l yoar et. hav. o he.oaves to him. , I eg i s -elieve tht a man w- . not Smade to.qgNlio(, butto kep himselfmis era.bla i . ,,, au t a ,4 , ,.,,dm of riks. I bgis to b.lisra tLe tLses t romedy a fur bard tim.. aed- ' i..L )qet the nelsons M .h a asthe p.at of a I begin to o bo. that age but leuvei d to ,bw l .,,slidel theo.l s born flab mad lnsetsa. - LOUISIANA ITEMS. The Baton Rouge Advocate of the eth, says: Cotton picking continued vigorously and i the town is swept of laborers who are cnl gaged in this work. n The rust on the highlands and cater pi! g lar on the lowlands are cutting the crop short at a rapid rate. On the .Mariungouin the worm has riddled some of the fields and injured others to a less extent. On Lower Grosse Tete they have also been destruc- a tire on particular plantations. In Pointe I Coupee the yield will be one-third, at l.ast. less than was expected only two weeks ago,. heghear no report of caterpillar on the highlands. The Advocate add-: Yet if the crop is not cut .l:oit ,by the continuance of wet weather, causing the f caterpillars to spread, we belicv~ the crop will be a large and paying one. The Monro, ((.unchlita) I o:tc!iige:ccer of the 8th states: The reports of the cutton croi, a. ei nt "o encouraging as they have been. The cot- a too worms have commenced eating the cot- i.j ton some little in the lower portion of this a parish on the river. The Natchitoches Tirt- of fI. Ith ini t. says: Cotton picking is progressing throughout ci the parish. We hear of iniury from rust in h some portions of the parish. Caterpillars appear here and there, and the prevailing impression is that t!e crop will be eaten up et by them by the 15th or 20th of this month. But the yield will be very nearly two-thirds of the anticipated crop. even if such should be the case. The Union (rarish) I, cord, after dilligenut (' inquiry is forced to conclude there will not ( be be scarcely a half crop gathered of what the yield promised on the 15th of August. gi This is owing to the unfavorable weather gi since the above date. tP The Alexandria Democrat of the Gth, re ports cotton doing well and opening fast- th the few caterpillars reported here and there th doing but little damange in the long run-- D in some localities would be of benefit. Fully as much cotton will be made in Rapides as can be gathered and saved. th Reports from DeSoto parish to the 4th co inst. are also rather favo rable. This from the Carrol Record of the 4th: rib A portion of the cotton crop is maturing rapidly throughoughout the parish, under fo tke influence of the late extreme warm weather and drouth. Old and experienced ' planters inform us that they have never le seen so many forms fall off as have fallen an during the past month. On the Bayou to Macon hills nearly half the crop has been he lost. In the swamp it is not so bad, but the row are strewn with the young forms, ae which probably would not have grown out of D, the way of the worms that are now doing th Iu . "eare n cingrc aTizer ad 6y' 5 ttie 20th of this month it is probable that the 'oa-a i will be denuded of all their green leaves and young forms. The warm, dry weather thus far has not retarded the st' progress of the cotton worms, their march as been steadily onward since their first appearance in July, and now they have full possession of nearly every cotton field. 1ha PLAQUELLtiE.-.The Empire Parish of r tke 4th says: s We hear of no damage, as yet, to rice, and still confidently believe that our splen did and unprecedented crop of rice will be harvested in first rate' order. Cane is rap idly maturing, is splendid in appearance, r and promises to munificently reward our en I tetprising sugar planters. IBERVILLE.-The crops are doing pretty well, although it is now certain that the sugar crop will fall much below the expec tations of some mouths ago. Cotton pick ing has fairly commenced, and will be car .ed on as rapidly as practicable, for fear of r the caterpillar.-South. LAFAYETTE.-The rain in our parish dur ing the last week has b. cn too abundant, and some planters fear therefrom the rot on the cotton crop; but that disease can ef fect, if at all, but the lower bolls, and, with t the bright prospects before us, would still leave to our planters tie hope of a more than easy crop. Wonderful, but true, our planters are seeking hands to pick the cot ton which they have cultivated.-Advertiser. TENsAs.--Since our last issue the crop s prospects have materially lessened. We hear great complaints from many neighbor- t hoods that the cotton has dropped many of itsleaves and forms. Added to this, the worms on many places have commenced their work of destruction. No material t damage can be done by the worms to the f cotton on sandy lands, but the young crops i and those on back lands will be cut short. a We still think that as much cotton will be raised as the labor now in the parish can r gather.---Gazette. 1 OtACHITA. - During the past ten days the t cotton crop has been considerably damaged ' by dreeth. Expectations have accordingly been reduced at least one-fifth. Certain Ioealities have been favored with pretty good showers within a few days, but as there a are no more than ten days during which i blooms may come, and subsequently make w mature bolls, we do not estimate the advan- ti ta to be derived by these late rains as adding much to the crop alre.ady made. We hear very little said of the caterpillar, but c< look for a second or third crop iir a few days. ,, Picking has fairly commenced.--Tlelegraph. ST. LAFDntv.-The Opelousas Jurnal of the 4th, complaining of showery v'eather, it says: a The crops in consequence have r-;eived some damage, particulurly the lirst planting ti of cotton. Such continous showers at this f' season of the year invariably cause the cotton o, to shed its forms and young bolls. We fear In that we will have to abate somewlmt in our calculations hitherto given. We are still, however, decidedly of opiniou, that bhould these daily showers cease shortly, as much cotton is already made as can be picked out 1 by the laborers in the parish. We hear of the appearance of the eaterpillar in every ,I portion of the parish in small numbers; but nt no serious damage is applrehadcd unless, tl tbey make their apearauce in force beforie the If of this month. d A wife of Brighamn Youiug. who .v.., for merly the wife of a. well kuowis Boston mer chant, by the auier, f ('obb, has arrived iu San Francisco. Hler daughter. Chhrluttc Cobb, bhas just had a icvalatiun to manrv a i ricd Mormon narmechau, with three other c wives, and gues to San Francisco on a bri- I dal trin. I WIT AND tHUMOR . travll.;er "as if he we.re asked to de i rilb~ the .it ,'n-sation of a camel -ide, he St outll sa: "';Takl a nutsic stool, and put it In :, c:H'I \+ itliu t Spl-iilgs. get on the top, and Itext dr.i the ca;t transversely across a 'lol*i,,.,! field.t and then yon will form some notion of the tenrror antl uncertainty you ex ,'lience thce i inrt time yorn-mount a camel." Oi.t, Nrc K.-When Nick Biddle was con 1ne Icted aithl the U'nited States Bank, there w:as an old negro named Harry, who used to ib loating around the premises. One day, in a social lmood. Biddle said to tiv- darkev: "\V 11II. what is your name, my old friend *' llarr ir--ole larry-, sir," said the other, I tuhing hi: slehping hat. O"(ld I hrr'" said Biddle. "why, that is the a i Itte that thley give the devil, is it not ?" . ".es. -ir. said the colored gentleman, "sotntinies ole Harry. anld sometimes ole Nick. i, .'Mark Twain has made his beginning as ed itor of the Buthdo Express, and the follow d ing specimens of the bottom are from his first _ da 's work: The boring of the ancient and incorrigible tartesian well at :t. Louis has gin been .t-pp'ed. fter reaching a .1epth of ,8483 feet. 'P Vhy do they not go around and try at the n otih, cte awhile : There is water there d esolltnwlthere. Tr Ihe king of Italy- lts added threedollars .* a. :a half a i' yar to the pay of his soldiers. t They only got seven dollars a year before Stlhi.s lint will they really be any happier tn, tt tihan t.: ne. +lheu they were poorf it That litfl Yankees are not only people who u:4,1e eeiWitiout by asking another, wit. N the th :lltowing. . t-a;tllll,tat captaitn oiI one of the lakes :e +..s rece ntly fte'liltg hisi, way along in the Slarkt. vwhet. the lookout al·tad cried out, "INlhtoner v ithout a light." It was a nar row e.,:ail :aId as the steamer passed the scltoerll, tlhe captain demanded: "What are oir i doing; with your infernal schooner here ui the dlat-k without a light ?" To his dis 1itay, the: -kilaer who was a Frenchman, an O +.. sd, "1Vat ze diabltl you do here via your t- oild team,oat ill tlchree f:'t of water, eh .' end t- .just then the stenamer laulded high and dry ol ;s a satud ba;ltk. 1 servant girl ini Altoona recently tried a hi-kyx to kill rat". llhe sweetened it with sugar. s-,:lketl bread in it and then left the bread in the ct-llar where the rats "moet do t congrega:te." sshe had been up stairs but h all anl htur when she heard langhing, sing S.in.:md a general hnllabaloo down stairs. the taccordintgly nent dwun to see what wee thle imatter. Imagine her astonishment to uI'l absout :a Ioz, rats gloriously fuddled, enigagc, ill throwing potato parings at each other. antl haulig one another up to drink. A n.I14gr4, tiudertgoizng his examination as a \ itne'.-,. wihitn asked if his master was a t ('hristian. replie.,d. "No. sir: he is a member of t ( 'ougre.s." L A country lpalr. in a notice of a lecture given 1,y a phreuologit, says: "Behind the gallery is a platform of life-size portraits, twenty feet high." They have a qlleeer law in Delcware about the gordian knot of matrimony. It requires the "naughty men." before leading one of the Deiaware lands to the sacrificial altar, to give bond( tfor good behavior. A :strikinig illustration of the saying that the pith of a lady's letter is in the postscript, was that of a young lady who had gone out to India. and writing home to her friends, concluded with the following words:--"P. 8. You will see by mly signature that I am mar rietL" Ml~,i::Y.--It i a good thing to have a good inlo. mory. At any rate we are told so by a certain United States official, who, althogh a very good collector, couldn't collect his memory enough the other evening to reeol lect that he had a horse and buggy in town, and consequently walked home. About bed tune. however. his memory served him, and he w'alked back and then rode home. The Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat is an out and-out Radical paper and has never been Democratic for at least thirty-five of the thirty-seven years of its life. If it be asked hriit cjls itailf the Pmocrat, the answer Hlatu because dhat ish his name." A Western paper "'Irsat. into .ona". in the follox-inug atrocious manner: "I told you a story, about Mr. Borie, and then my story be gun, how his beautiful daughter saves Mr. Reeves from the water, and now my story's undone. fur Boric hasn't any daughter. On a recent trip of one of the Illinois river pakets, a light draft one, as there were only two feet of water in the channel, the Wsmm gers werestartled with the cry of "man over board!" The steamer was stopped and prep arations made to save him, when he was heard to exclaim: "Go ahead with year dartlnled old steamlat,. I'll walk behitid you." t'anada is paying much atteation to the raising of liax, and has a yield this year of 350 pounds of prepared fibre, and ten bush cls of seed to the acre. An English com pany proposes to enter upon the flax cultre and manufucture upon a large scale. )-t ruEl:s MtANFcTrvnms.-The - South crn States contained eighty-six cotton facto ries, anl had "213T.d 0 spindles in active opena tion. Virginia had 10, North Carolina 17, South Carolina 5, Georgia 21. Tennessee 10, Alltanla i, Mississippi 6, Texas 4,-JKentacky 3, Arkansas 3. This number is rapidly ia creansi anld the profits of Southern manufacr turies are large. SAVING.; S~E: CaNE.-Mr. L. D. Verret, of St. Landry parish, has a new way of eav ing seed cane by which he claims that he can always secure sound sed, regardless of the season. lie also has a mode of C tal which he claims secures a bet. , t yield than the old mlode, and re.?gsle lass labor. Mr. Mcynard. who imnado tie extraordinary crop last year at Inetian Bend, saves cane and cal. tivates on his plan. We copy the following from the Opelousas Courier of the 4th inst. in regard to cane raised by Mr. Verret, to cut on the 1st of September: We have at our office two sugar canes raised by Mr. L. D. Verret, on his place inM Ibis Mallet, in this pariSd. One was plantted on the "oth of March, and has nine teen well ceveloped joints. The other, plantsed on the 5th of April, though larger, is not so near maturity. These canes are well advanced for the season, and it is evi dent that they were cultivated with great care. Besides, this is not Mr. Verret's first attempt.He cultivated sugar cane in the par ish of St. Mary for a number of years, and we rember having published, in 185d, an ar ticle recommending his peculiar system of enltivation. Mr. Verret will visit St. Marl shortly to consult is ith the planters in regard to saving ,-ed cane. and wlill give due notice in the I In.I; . t ION ]0 L, tri-iANA.-Th- St Louis Republican: ha a leader in which it recoam wmends German immigrants to turn their at tention to Louisiana. We cordially invite the Germ:n t to turn their attention to the f.-rtile sugar atnd rice lands of this section of our State. Whnr'e can an industrious Ger umani farmer get as uitch money and profits omut of a hundred or It;y acres of land, as in ;a. of the six parish.s 'Cset of Berwick's Bayt Where can they liud betti! health: Not in Illinois or Missouri. We s ould lie gland to ace ten thousand Ger* ilntia tami.lies swietlC in this country in the next year. They are good f;arers and wor thy eitisens, a:tnd. sic do not wish to Wee them comle muriel ais the hewers of wood and dr;ssers of msalcr for other people; we wish to "CCo theui hale laras of their own as fast as they can olbtain the niean to buy lind and l)nlild house: and in a great lprtion of this° comitlry lands arc cheap. and can be bought in trac:t to ýsuit nmalh farmers: or i-mmigrants can combine, buy up a tract ot one or two thous;nd acres, and divide it in lots to suit I narehnsors.