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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before, their talk had withdrawn itself from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
"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
. , sh tqg, a lwat lof & Le
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tii ~~i,·~p;ji:~ ,iP t
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
oA 16 off idtb N.
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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
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
"Ahl, pretty indeed; but mippege you don't
love me l"
"But I do."
So there was a little family quarrel on the
"Now you invite your father and mother to
come and see us," said Mr. Mainwell,
!tWu. after the clouds had cleared away some
"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
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.
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1 - Ii tý.·- ; ·P
e as- St. Laudry Pariah.
A Much Governed People-Land, Labor and Luare
. in- Double Crops-A Beautiful Country-Fine Bdness
[From the Courier-Journal-]
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!
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
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
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
is do A hatawerbess
'lia, i. ally butati is sptein I
yaep ahje uiase amd t
-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
. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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. -
The Baton Rouge Advocate of the eth,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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