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T!UE SEMI-\TEEKI T1 TIME .
L. DUPLEIX, ED. &, PROPRIETOR
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NATCHITOCHES LA., JUNE. 12. 1867.
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"IEext and P'rooarrss."--ls the new
production of our fair crrespondent
Amrs. Mary E. Bryan. It surpasses
in truth and and ben uty all that has been
sai(I on tilhe subject. In Iher ICw sol
itude, tlhe majestic ()Ohil Red at hi r
foot, tilhe inmrensn wihi fiorests sur
roundding her, lier lyre echjes these
melanchIolic accent, thIat piainitivt'
voice, inatural onlyv t tlthe poet.
Alone, far Irom the ti umultuo,s
little city, she is reviewing her noble
·morlipositions and the "Natchitoches
Times" will be the fortunate psses
sor of so many valuaiile treasures
Cheer up, Poet! Cheer uI,.
On Friday and Saturdi;i y last, D)r.
,Jolnes and Isidlore li v',eu~ were
br, ught Ibefore .1 illges Charles A.
Bullard and 1'. Myers. Eq, ., for ex
amination,-charge I with the nmurder
of C. W. StaulTlr. Both parties were
fully committeld. Ju, e R. 1, 1 Jots,
we learn, was too ,ick in .jaii to be
brough't out for an exatiinati,m.
'CROPS.-F-lr ,m all pa;rt of the conn
tiy, we learn that the last rains have
partially iinjured the crops. The
weeds have taken pos.;essirn; of the
fielun. We understand that on that
account, many frnmers are resolutelv
reducing the amount (of land in cill
, rnIrm't1Bu st to themi to short.
en the cotton fields and put all their
strenght to the corn, as the most im
portant crop to save. The facts are
beftre iu. l'ork and corn have made
the West rich at our .xlenuse;--all
the money that can be raised is turn
ed into corn and if we are now sotf
fering, it is only for the want oif this
cereal. Nothing can ie done without.
it; it is our life, ouro salvation, the
salvation nf the country, the salva.
tion of thousa nds of people dependling
ilpun it. I)Don't he so, eager to wirk
the c0,tton, exC,Siively to the detri
ment of an article so inldispensal,le
to our wealth, our prosperity. Ira'
Let themr consultt t,,, ',"rand act
with a concert or aCtion which will
be so beneficial to all.
Rn; Es.-The old Red River at this
point is rising regularly G inches
every 24 hours. At Jefterson, a part
of the town, is uder water. At
Shreveport, the river is rising about
t inches every d;,y. Some tears are
entertained, but it is not our opinion
to see an other cverflow this year.
Noun of our planters ought to be dis
couraged. Let them work faithfully I
--their duty as t'armiers is a grariitl,
solemn one-as they have in their
hands the salvation of the Counitr y.
It i;.fortunately, we have to be vi
sited with an uother overflow, fault
will not be theirs, none will bllame
WVe are indebted to thle ,ftlic~rs of
the splendid Packet Starlight furl
New Orleans papers.
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Personal.-We have had the pleasi re of
an interview with Col. ninm Clark, the manl
so eminently and justly popular among all
rlases. The Col. is looking well. We
welcome his presence among us.
lion. W. B. Lewis, thie efficient Judge ofl'
the 9th Judicial District, arrived on board
the 8tea~oer St. Nicholas. The Judge has
been sick for some time, but it is hoped that,
the pure breeze of old Natchiloches will
Sbenefit his health.
A Plaeure Thip.-The fine Steamer St.
Nicholas, had on board several Ladies and
Gentleman from Alexandria. on a pleasure
trip to our lcity. We are sorry that the short i
stay of the popular Packet, has deprived our '
population of fuller intercourse with such
t .asaut society.
fr. Philip ide L1poly, so well known
through Louisiana, and particularly in the
lower Paribhes, wa a welcome visitor to our
sanctum. Being the energotio Repreaenla
tive of the "Renairssance Louieia'aise" and
la "Cause Perdue," two excellent publcea.
tions, due to our friend Emile Lefrano.
S1'pe thin, the sneriber wil bej in
eI sI sItU. p all ateass, a ribe i
lih to'th laut, aspe otheaeus popa
ular worlpablied lo French,tithis 8t
* hted t Capt..D)9wty, -br re.
Error Corret', d.--We regret to learn that '
a dispatch was sent to Baton l:ouge a ti ' -
days ago. fit iNe-ic Orltairu. "that Mr. C.
W. Stauf'ir, recently killel in a street re:u
coIntre.' "'was isasin ltel in the streets of
Nat'hitoch'. hiy a jparty of Itebels.' "'thefi th
dispatch is false. Mr. Staulier, was killed sti
itI a dilBiculty by John S. .lon. and his di
brothers. ,1Tn e 1l. B. Jn,'s. aind [oc'or t,
Jones. All of the partties concerned, were
,rominent members of the lRepublican Party
of thi. l'airih. So, far as we could learn tl
Ilust.essa, not political atlaira cautted thei
We call on ou1r iretlren of the press fi
througheut the State. to ins'rt this noticet jt
in order to cornect cronteous repirts in e- n
gard to our State and people. We refier
our roaders to the annexed certificate of n
Judge Charles A. PDllard, President ,f the
Republican party of this Parish. and Magis- t
trato who prceidt'd at th examinatio, of
the 5ccused parties.
It having been reported that M!r. Cyrus
W. Sta,ll'nr, was, on lhe 3il of Jhue in<t.
shot down iij the Sitr ots of Natclhiloches, by
a party of et'. N. I dtein it my duty to
st;ate tlus pnbii ely, as l esidetit ouf the
I'nion Repu,'liallan C'ub of tthis P'ari th. anrid
I . agstrat.', who pre' itdd at the emuina
titol of those rc,'seCd t killing hun, t: at I
the reportl i gi oindle sly like. t itant'f
fer andl tho acll s o w,'re ll pl niineiit
mitnir i'of the 'liipu tiittn l'aty of this
Parish. Pt'! difliiulty whic'h resulted in thel i
dealh i t Mr. ti .tl'tr, grew out '.f f i r I
buhiine oi n neytniyill hbettw'ti the p rtiis. I
.iland %as, it no way, connected with poli
I detem it iit! duty to stite f'uther, that I
kllnow (it* n,, init.luc where'iln l(t ('ieo mane
Stmerely Is.'a ruv' he w. ait /'u ioi mtan, has ever I
beeI in jeopardy 11 this co(.nllllltlity : onl the
colitra V. lttle 'i"a strong de i, e 'imoii all
tl .l sc, to tortg' 't Ilh past. and live to:4i'thr
ill hi;t I iony. a: l unite toge lther in reslii'in;g
the State ii its pliopr o pit in the Union.
('l.\IALES A. BI'LLAII),
r Magistrate and Pre i. ient of the IRepuhlican
t ('lubl of Natchitoches.
i IlE GOVERNORSHIP.
r Gen. Sheridan bppoilits Benj. F Fluiluers.
S Iliaiqui'a ters lfifthi Military D)istlict,
New, llfitans, La., Jtune , IjSi7.
[I. t r .,.' .]
s Special orde'rs, No 1i2.
8 Mr'. The!l as J. Puraint haring declineid the
- apptiilln it -f (ovterner J.f the State of
Louisianita, conferred uptlon hint in S. Clial
Orders No I. Lxliiet 5,. tiront lthese llead
i luarterh . Mr. lhl ai'ln F. 1 lal.d.'s is hole
,y Ioppuointet d itI hi: st' l. .
ir. r alidei w\ill at ,ti'e ass.tume the di
* ties of his ttlice. intl all rectird-, . tc . I ,'r.
( tainini to it will 1,U pvran' over to hiu
t. without tuinecetsat yitL d li'e
Bv conuiand of Maljor (enioral
r P 11 .tIERIDA.\N.
te GE:o. L. IL.t:TSI'Fv, Ass. adj. (;tll.
'it Gov. Wells derlines to vacate rohuntarily.
HIe enters a 'Protcst.
i Mr. Beinjamin FI. Flanders. the noW ap
pointed uitler Itili al y order ot the Goveri
-C ishtipl i of L,lui=iaua. called oni Gov. \\'ells
e this morning at the Mhcchanic's luslitute, and
nit'de kuown that lie catne in obedience to
Ihte order of Gniieral Shi tida n, and wasl
realdy to enter ii oni th.' dlhties of tie Ex' ctt
tiive office odf the Statay.Go'. Wells declined
I" to voluitit ily vacate the ofice. tl ptIritc-t.
amnortties. At I o'ci'loek P.3s., an order
SI troln headquarters wasn received .t the Gov
1r era r's oflice, addressed to Mr. lhtnders,
i- but hie wus absent anId we d d not ascertain
t ' the ,ature of tho conimunicatioo.-Piieoayine
1 We acknowledge with sincere tlhnka,
to ouir young and handstomne fr:end. A. 1B
CUnnninghamt, and his clarming bride, lii
the dlelicious Cake and Cordial, sent nt.
tMay their every wish through lifo Inatrillo
e niail blie filfilled. and the sweet roses of life
' pave their dejliny andi a l'ri~liht sky of sun
' shhie, cast arountld their y'ung happy he.,rt,
a- halo cF pel p.tnal love. 'pl, i'ns filtil
e thought belltli hearts fil;led to overflowing
., ,vtLb love ftr one another.
11 P (earideniuig should not to br
forgettes. Maty things cart be plant
Sed yvt ti a marked acdvaltatge. Early
beans, early peas, cUtCnllllltr, car
tlots , sal'ds will do well, if properly
t Tite rusian Newspapers com
t plain lhat aFrance is violatiiig the
e prelimninir y understandig with re
gard( to thli Luxenlurg negotiations,
by coitinuing iheir arniamotiti.
The great organl tor the Mormcon
tlemple at Salt Lake, will, it is said
'. coisnume 20,000 feet of lumber in its
Both France and Prussia have
promtised to respect the neutrality of
Switzerland in case of war, if she
News has been received that the
Cretalts obtained a victory on April
fi 8th, killing 250 Turks, including one
ru officer of very high rank. They
gained another victory on the 18th.
if ADvICE.--Thi country has beeih
il ooded with Ilviaice to the Southern
I people of late, filiing columns of news
a papers all over thlie larnd. And all of
this advice, fromr military men,
d judges, lawyers, statesmen, divines,
I edlittirs, etc, can be put in Ai nut shell.
SRegister, if yu can; voto if you
t can; dlln't fight arnybody; go to work;
make all the breadstuffs you can and
Sleave the balance to Providence and
the Radical Congrresa. That's what
it all means. Tihat's what we are
Idoing; except that we did fight the
,high water for a while with a weap
Son called a levee, and got badly
The brother of the Tycoon ofJa
pan has arrived at Paris, with his
suite,to attend the Great Exposi
tion. This heir to the throne of
Japan is about 16 years old, is small
and appours to possess a serious
dispoeition and an observing mind.
uis suite, in his presence maintain
the strictest ceremony and differ't
ece. A Japanese nobleman always
stands near him with his sword nu.
*heathed and elevated. The prince
intends to spend'five or six years in
traveling in France, England and
Americ', to learn the language and
zomplete his education.
REST AND PROGR.ESS.
The little lue and gold volhmne of Tenny- -
son dropped tl-jnl my languid fingers, Libut
the poem I haid last been reading kept on
singing its sweect words in liy brain-the cl
dreamy poem of the "Lotos Elteir"-- the J1
song of the weary imariners, who, after long it
toil and w audering, came in the afteruoonl
" To a land where itseeemed always afternoon" t
the enchanted land of Dreams, where the i
perfim'-ladened air breathed low, like a
rettful sleeper, where the Streamis moved a
sliumlerously under tlhe cnillirie. and the
full-juiced citron dropped in the soft grass V
amn, n, fallen b'ossonms from the Samre grleen
hbough a land where the weary ial i
ners might lie reclined. u
r "On tile hills, like Guss to,-ther (areless
of mauk;n d' and eat of the vollow lotos. that
is fraught with deep tirgetfulness, anld hlar 1
a the low voices o' winds and waters sing to
them of rest-saying f
If -There is no joy bhut calm."
flow fair it, seems to the weary and world'
worn spirit--that summer i-land-cradled in
deep blue seas-hauntetd forever by sweet t
e, Than petals from blown roses on the grasl."
i I lean back among the climson hciioins
A- and paint it in fancy, with yonder motio',
it 1 s white cloud for a canvIs. The land
f of str'eauis, and menadows. and green win
t din, val-s--with tfl-' , le nmounltaitna tot a-
is -three sil nt pinnicles of aged snow-stan
,to din" sunset flush d,in the dreamy distance.
r girdled with shadowy pin' s, while below are
. glades, green and still, with
li- "Co 1 mouoeQs deep,
And through the nions the wies creep.
And in t' e ,trcamn the lo .g-leaed flowers
er Sm'ei' it not all that human soul conull
1' cave to let the honi.s float by in dieauinut
rest beneath the flrit .dropping trees of snill
a las d of loveliness and plenty,--oer
D dlown by soft winds full of p rii i' and
music. we could oat of the oblivious L tos
an and pillow the tired timples lpon puptPies
that might charm to sleep the feverish un
rest of the soul ?
"And lend our hearts and spirits wholly
T1 o the influ,"nco of mill-mindedt mlancholy
To muse, and brood, and live again in mewm
With those old faces o our intianoy."
-lEven our immortality coil Ha-k Iio nitore.'
I( murmu, as I lie and look from the open
wiadlw, and paint upon my fair cloud
,'Summer isle of Elen lying
In dark purple spheres of .a. '
he erore nie stretches a line of woods
of dark cottou wool and pale. plitny willows,
ial marking the oppo'ite hlink of the sCiniuous
ad- river. A soft wind waves the ni'igling
Ie- hanches slowly and shlunherotnly inlder
the .asun.hine of a StIitteiir a'tt- itl.on, a hbile
lu- alu(v.', lheds the lnte sky. imarbled wit'
•r. aIt alt t clouids. an:; far away. ti*es the
i. dark tops of pines, that ecown the hills in
the dintav',e. and form a seeming wall to
shit 't out th world of life and netivity.
There is no lltnttilo save tlhe soft stirring of
the feathery willows; no vi-iblo token of
'ile, unltil a momslnt a'',-'ienlt and sud
ileni as a th'uhlit-a whllit , bird sailed he
} tw en the dark line of woods and the pale,
1 I ,InF 'k. and, with the snow v.f i:s win's
msde ailver by the insliih'e. Fe, med onllie
spirit-visitant fo;u thel clhid-world above.
ip I)reatiy land cape. steadfast cioiids, low
r- murluring wind and river lirathe back
lils the retrain of the "'Lotus ELters."
Intl "There is no joy but calm"
oas And mock life's endless toil and endear
cu-. or, its rest est uess anid strife.
ictd Suddenly, a columni of durk vapor stains
.-. the silvery I r tv of 'kv an'ld cltoul - iuntht,
der and a fil-freighted steamer sweeps into
ov- view- its dteck crowded with pailenters
.re, its hull stored wi-h imiplents of induis
ain try, and tokens of tradie atnd commerce
i, a 1type cf trilmplnllaut labor anid enltgyv-ai
embodiiniet as it were of the gr,'t as irit of
li'i and action Pastiag ndl l strailiilg. it
irushes past breakin= tp the lan.iuid relPOst
I of the lalndlc ,pe. illuickening tbi slow ptul
I sationso rmy heart, and leavlilg a tr:ain r
f10 tr-ilinf , vapor to eff'ace from the canvas of
n, cloud. the fair vision of tIle Littis is land
m anI r-place it by a iclure of busy life "t"
labor. - atislied with
life No; the souil will i'" no Iri e to
in- inactioni. eFfiall unrisatisied aMnl apir
rts 4I ti'i etion, ctft:t, "]hlor are i'ii destihy of
mortalls, and they are sweeter aiid lmore san
ti-if, ing than any resuilt they mnay attain.
tg Action is the gleat law of the Universe.
Nothing rests in all crenaion--friom the dai
as Iloorning in silence. to the vast orbs of
flame that forever circle around the mighty
b1 cenltral spirit of Life-the eternally unres
at- ling God.
SAnd not action alone can satisfv the soul
of man--hlo nint have progress as w, II "
n- motion "'Onwlrd" cries the immortal within
y uA. Onward" peals Ithe trumpet of the
nineteenth century, "Onward" sounds the
voice of the strong humanity, standing now
in the are-a of the pr sent-heir of the by
n- gone age, crlowned with kiowlidge, armn.
ie ed with science aid yet more with resoluite
will. ail I assessed with a spirit of divine
unrest--throuigh whose instlumentality the
Is, mighty ends if de'tiny will be accomplished.
It is a daring and innovatinz Spirit.
rn From Europe's heigh's of moral grand
idcur it 'ounds the tocsin .f reform wide over
the echoitg Universe. It comes down from
forut m anti pullt, it comes forth from the
Spurple gloom of palaces and balli, from the
e shadrlow of cloisters und dim academies to
of do urgent battle in behalf of its convictions
ofrigllt land truth. It leaves behind it, all
e deadl and dying things. Unappalled, it
marks the decay of old creeds uand hoary
le systems: is breath stnds thr cruimbling
Iil throncs and altari of the world tappling
into dust. and its rldaring foot makes of
Stheir ruins a stepping stone to things more
y high. Its sword ciut Ihe gordian knot of
b. social problems, over vwhuse solution a slow
er age has va nly puzzled. It goes forth
Syeainingly and boldly over hlie wide waste
i of social wrong and error, and buildsan
-n eyrie upon every Aarart of hope. Sympa
.- thy with love and labor-the gruat moral
Spurifying and refo,'miug agents of the world
--is the distiunguiahing characteristic of this
l, stlit of the age. The philosophers and
a, political economiats-the aristocratrs by
IIvirtue of birth, of wealth or intellect fol
low now in the foot-steps of the poets. who
11 lead the army of relform with radiant pro
k; phecies shining in their eyss and love thril
d ling the voices that sing
1d "Mon my brothers, men the workers
at Ever reapiug something new
re What they have done, but an earnest
Of the things that they shall do."
p Fade, fade into the pale, blue sky,-white
cloud on which my facy painted that lotus
isle of inlol.nce and dreamful ease. No
idle existence for me; no dr-ams on beds ot
slumberous poppies by lotus-loving streams.
a Action, action alone can keep strong and
Shealthy the human mind, as the restless
tides keep pure the ocean reservoir of wa
Sters. Let me live while I may. Let hand
f and brain do their busiest work ;-ston, soot
iI will they be still enough, quiet enough in
Sthe grave "where there is no device."
Fade. dream of the lotus isle; over all
. your beauty hangs like a miasma the sog.
t gestion of eternal death. Give place to I
a the nobler vision of busy life-of energy and
usefulness, of hope and aspiratiou--tbough E
allof whose wila music thlills one deep,
' sweet mlnor'note that teills of immortality
0 Red River, June 9th.
0 -, I
- -The tower in which Joan of Arc '
was imprisoned at Rouen has been 6
tpurchased for $12,000. t
Demorest Monthly for June is on 1'I
our table and as usual full of elegant
Spring and Sunmmer fashions awl
,tlier brilliant novelties. This nunib
er reaches us with all the freshness
and fragrance of the June roses. I:
illl.roves with every issue and we n
are not surprised that I adies lild it c
the indispensable comlpanion of their
working as well as their leisure in.
hours. $3 00 a year pait fr such an 11
adinirable in ,iithly is a capital in-- a
vestmenuit ad our fair ladies ought
to exert thentiel ves in gettihng clubs.
Snmple colpies can be seen at this t;
We have just received the Jule c
numbier of L'erre Saturday, an ex- I
clilent choice ot reading, Selectcd I
fromi foreign Current literature, pub- c
iished by Tick nor & Fields, Boston.
It is a rich and interestilng publica- 1
tion, such oine who ought to be found
on the table of every amateur of(f
poetry alnd literature. The selections I
are taken froLii the ,t. Jamiss lIagaz- t
ine, ''he Lllda,,t, Frozt,'s 3lMgazine, i
jMacnmI//an's MaIgazinie, Ore a II' eh,,
The C'orndill .iagazine, 'I'The Leisure
hJ,,us and others.-ENOUciii FOx TZ'
T'ie 1, 11 and lth numbers of
La ('a use perdue (The lst Cause),
are duly received at this office. More
thoi work is progressiung, more inter
estilg it is to the leaders. Mr. Emile
Iefranc is faithfully filling up his
Many of our friends in Ithis Parish
are anxious to get a copy of this va
luable pu hiication, but on acconlit of
the irreghularities of the nmail, prefer
to wait se0111 time aiid receive inl
a bound vo:lnume.
We have open a list and will re
gister any party desiring this book.
The Aelicricltn J.ournal of IIorti.
culture-- \Ve ihave received front the
publishers, Messrs Tlloni & Co., B1s
toll, the May number of this new hor
ticultural agazinle, the success of
which has thus far been remlarkable.
Although liit yet in its fifth month,
the publishers inform us, that the re
ceipts imore than meet itt expenses,
aiid that its circulation already ex
r ceeds the number Ipredicted by the
e warnmst supporlt-irs of the enterprise
as a good year's worik. The publish
n el', in their introduction, say : "As
ninpiprvement anid proglres are to be
tour aimi, we trust each iliiltlh Zlnay
Soiu aii improve meit (o the past ;" and
I. they well redeniem thteir pI:oiniise. Tile
il;ormation is mnore varied, as well
as of wider range. W\e hadl Ollle
lfears, after an examination of the first
. two numbers, that its usefulness
W might be impaired Iy making it, per
k haps, too hIill. The prliesenlit iiuinber
dispels all doubts of tliat nature, as
its columnns noit only contain articles
from the \West aniid South, but pro
Smiise to include every part ot Aminer
ki , i.ti'ýiiti S'l . ne l iv .
rI pcasl~l, sulperior
to those of flrnier numllers. Thlie nma.
g. gazine is wonderfully cheap.--!" t'er
- annum--giving" nearly gi6tlt huniidre&
i pages in thle year.
it Littell's Liring A ge -"Viy," the
sI excellent correspoliulent of the Spring
ifal (Mas.) Rlepublicanl, says in one
Sof his late letters from \Washiigtoll
Sto that paper :
It ise~ a. .."... tihat you will iardon
fle a ingle parauralpn h.lt in I ,littuil ea.t
I tern Rev. DIr. lcLeod cdita ,of (,ood IiTrds
o London. is writing a story called IThe S'tar.
r- ling, and it is rich in pat los, wit, and char
actr-drawin.. CI alptlers are nearly equal to
some of Scott's best; a,,d tthe story is upon
Schurch matters too. Iittell's Living Age
has injt begun to reprint the stor-. By the
Sway, the Age copies pretty nmuch everyihing
tha t is good from abroud. I hare tried to
Y take half a dozen foreign magazines, and
Sgave up, blecause the Age will ga~hier the
best things fronm all of them, and furnish
I them far one-fourth the nioney they coat in
5 their orig;nal dr,~s.
o An Engiisii Opinion of our late Purchase.
The London TIIEs says of the
. purchlase of Ruissian America that it
Sis decidedly a good bargain for .Rus
E sia, and no,,t a bad one for the United
States, but that if it had Ibeen offkr
ed to Elngland on the same terms
Sthere is not the least probability that
r Parliament would have sanctioned
Sthe investment or that any politician
e would have reconlmmended it. The
o' TrIM thiuks thie aflfair a sort of hint
Sthalit our Government is not pleased
with the Confederation of the British
American Provinces, but argues as
we set such an extraordinary value
(on union we ought not to grudge
the advantage oh the same privilege
f to our neighbors. The T"IltEs thinks,
however, that nobody has any busi
ness to interfere with us in a per..
fectly legitimate transaction, and
"In making this purchase the
United States are buying a European
Sproprietor out of the American con,
rtinent, and promoting, at a very
Scheap rate, their favorite doctrine of
national- destiny. It is within the
present century that they bought
France out of Lousiana, at a cost of
sixty millions of francs. In the case
of Russian America-soon, we sup
pose, to receive some new designa
tion---the value received is almost
purely political, and that, no doubt,
Sshould attract our notice. But. be
sides that we have no title to inter
fere, we could allege none but I
speculative reasons for interfering.
We are inot curtailed by this trans- I
action of a signe right, privilege, or
advantage. Our frontiers remain
exactly as they were, and we have
exactly the same access-neither
more nor less-to the sea, The only
real difference is this, that our
neighbors will be of a difleret chars I
-The priests at Beziers petitioned r
recently the municipal authorities to e
cover with a veil a picture recently c
given to the museum of that town
by the emperor 1!
IMPORTINT FROM IIEXICO. o
The Prisoners all treated as Prisoners of coa
Escobedo's Proclamation. i
The Empire is at an endl. Maxi :tl
,nillitan atd his whole army prison
ersl in theI hanlds of the Lib crals.
Notwithstanding all the rumors of rv
massacres and shooting of pi isoners,1 eit
they have until now been all trceated
a prisoners (f war. ce
Maxinilian himself is perfcctly
well tr eated, and scents to be per- '
hetcly satilied. le was unwell for cu
several days from an acute dysen ;is
Sery, but is now x Ivttcr, and is ex
l- ,cted at San Luis shortly. Very to
Slikely ihe will come down here and i
i cris. iinto the Unlited States.
S 'lhe following additional news has
- been received from Queretaro. o
S Miramnon was taken in the streets
Sof tle city on the morning of tlhe
4 battle, by a junior ofic'er Eof Escobe- n
-I do's conl and. lie tried to escape t
, into a house, but was pursued and ll
, caught. Miramon resisted strongly l
r and the oflicer was compelled' to use
arms. lie shot him, wounding himlq
slightly in the che.k.
Maximilian gave up his sword to 1,
Escohedo in person. fi
IThe following are the prisoners in
the hands oif the Libe;als: Maxinil- a
ian, the Emperor; Mitamon, GeCelralr 1
Sin-Chief Imperial Army, Mejia, Cas- ti
tillo, Casanava, Gayonu, Moreno,t
)lveira, Maxiio Campos, about 500 `i
c(hiiief or oflicers, and more than
We extract the following from a
n single sheet entitlel The Queretaro
Iolctin, published at Escobedo's
headquarters, of the 16th inst.:
The General of Dirisions. Chief of the Armny
of U(pcration,. to the cili,'ns of thcitoy of
(I QuoCeturo, kLnowI ye:
te Article 1. Any person having conceal( d.
a chief of the enenies of the Rt public, will c
- Ie obllied to denounce the same to t, e f
" Ihcadqunrters, or the military commander
of of the `tate. t
c. Art. 2. The same order is applicable to I
lI, any o1n having arms, papess, aiauunlitionl, (
ti ul other objects belonging to the enemy. 1
Art 3. The chiefs who will and fall to
F, present themnselves to the authorities mnn
tio cd il the loregning articles, will be shot
e without ainy other oit essary evidenco than I
id (uiiltichation of tlieir person.
Art. 4. 'ersons concealinig any chiefs or
i- jects mentioned in the above uiticles,
I failing to report the samei in the twcty-; t
Sfoulr hours following, wil! be tried in cnll
., ! fortuity to to the laws.
llheadquarters before Queretaro ley 15,
l cN67. MAm31. o Esconoll, i
1oe The General of Dirision, Coinianding the t
A nl A..'y of Operation, to the Inhaibitalnts of i
ne the City of Qucretaro, knotr ye: t
"st Art. 1. All soldiers or citizens commit
sg tig any thef or violence in the city of
QOeretaro. will b' shot on the spot.
3r- Ileadquarteis before Quo'etaro, May 15,
Cr 1837. MAIiatsNo EsConiDO.
-S Mariano Fscobedo. General of I)irision of
es the Republic of MeAxico. and in ('hief of the
o-. Army of the North, and comuitiandinly the
- ,troops operating upon Queretaro.
Sutt)IEis.--To voutr valor. constancy and
iI1,1 'iUIn . the li zl'ttnl~uLt'o'taifrctrl
`- 'its t't" 'ituigg'e which the nation has
er had with tih, iuvtaders and their ace mpllice.
i The rebelc cty of Quocretaro. the stronigest
fort of the empire, after a heroic resisatance
of two months.worthy ofa better cause.
lhe hAs succmbed. Fernando Maximillian,
he. ils so-called Emperor, Aliraunon, Majia
;astitlo anld a huIge n~umber of generals,
lchi.fs and oflicers, with all the garrison,
on I are our prisoners. I would fail to Ido Uiv
duty as a soldier, and he a traitor to mi
ConaciencOe as a free man anti a loyal Mexi
ncan. if I r mained silent uron the her ic
(deeds and more heroic sacrifices. With
tihe faith of the soldier who d fEtds the in
. depel:enc of his country, witlhout food
t and oten without a siingln cartridge, you
Shave chall uged death, fighting unceasiligly
ageain-t a large llnumlber of troops, Coliposed
of traitiors and fore'guers, who were proi
ded with all the elemenits of war, pce fltctly
1t fortified and conunanded by the bo-t geu
nd erals of the oll armny, who unfortnunatcelr
failed to do th ir duty by allying thnem
selves with the invaders, and suetaining to
the last hour the foreiguer, that another
foreigner, the Emperor of the French,
wished to place upon a throne erected with
the bayonets cf his soldiers, but these,
I. alas! exist no more; its rest have fled to
France, to hide their shame, loaded with
he the curses of the whole country. and carry.
it ing the sad tews thiat more than half their
comrades have paid with their blood the
caprice of their master.
Bl COMPANIONS IN AR.S.--It is of no it
!r- portance that ambitious nmen have at the
as price of their consci.nce mlsrereersented
at your deeds, the truthful history will place
each one in his respective place, and neith
er the enemies of the republic, nor those
LU who have remained quiet at home in the
te occupi d by the invaders, contomplatin,
t their disgrace with inditference, will exalt
Sthemselves over those who like you have
fought constantly anld without rest for the
h sacred principles of Independence and
ta Liberty. C
e Sor.hDuns.-In the name of the Republic
and the Supreme Government, I congratu- a
e late you with all the effusiot of my soul, c
e and consequent with the programme which
a, hts been traced to me, we sill continuno
iu. uitil we have secured peace and order, and C
with it the fiuture destiny of our country. E
Long live the Republic !
d Long live the Natiownl Independtnce.
e Ieadquarters at Purisima, May 15, 1847. p
n Escobedo sent 15,000 men of his C
, army to assist Diaz in besieging the n
A By a courier from Tampico we are in- ti
e formed that some of the officers of i
t Gomez had pronounced against hinm.
fA battle had commenced when the fi
e news of the fall of Queretaro was g
- received. It put an end to the fight
t, Shooner Arietes, from Tampico
- 27th, arrived at Brazos on the 30th.
r The captain reports that at the time le
ht he left a fight was furiously raging P
. between Gomez who pronounced
- against Juarez, and Pavon, sent by w
r Juarez to subdue him. Gomez, ti
* ther, is no doubt, will be subdued
e Canales is at Tula and quiet S.
r [From the Galveston News, June 4.] yt
r A letter from Monterey in the hi
SBrownsville .Ranchero, says that in
fifteen sorties made Iy the Imperi- CI
alist' the Liberals were completely
I routed, and on the 15th orders were ht
, given for the general attack. The
I oflter of the day, however, Col. tir
SMiguel Lopez, of the Imperial forces tr
delivered up the Fort of the Cross th
to the Liberals, which gave themi
free entry to the city. Lzeop re
ccived foir his infamy three tlousan1d I
ounces--forty eight thousand lol- ti]!
lars. The Emnperor, seceitf :all lost i n
surrendered to Escohedo, giving in! Ah f
his sword anmd a diamond ring. Gens. as
Mendez and Campos were at the ing~
sa:ue ronent shot. 'Thei letter say:s crL
that Escol,:do revelled in butcheriy, for
even kilitig and wounding the sur- les
rendered prisoners with his own the
The letter says Maximilian will oxi
certainly be bshot. On the 17th Ess St.
coedo left for the City of Mexico int
with 15,000 meon, to renew his ac- go
custuOmcl butlcheries. The olpinion of
is e:pressed that if this courise be r'r
tolerated by the United States, all tro
foreigners will have to emigrate to of
Texas to save their lives. ,n<
The widow of a distinguished of
i Mexican had paid to Juarez the sum the
of $800,000 as a fine. Some $100,- an
000 in silver plate had just reached pu
Monterey from San Luis, to be re ti
mitted, as was supposed, to the Uni- an
ted States for Mrs. President Juarez. fli
Mrs. Escobedo has just bought a al'
house in Monterey for $253,000. th
The Empe)ror, on surrenderi ng, re- ar
quested not to be inuilted, but trea- w
ted as a prisoner, and that if any- til
body was to be shot lie might fall re
first, and that his body might nut be he
The surrender took place on thei; p
15th. A letter fromn San Luis, dated ej
the 18th, says: ' No one has yet been pt
shot, and it is generally thought that g;
none will be, in consequence of a w
reauest that has been miade by the of
U(nited States.'" The whole number et
of prisoners taken with Ma3ximilian of
was about 1000 men. ft
--- - -~~+--------- 1'
hiugdoin of Canida. ti
The union of the British North !i
SAmerican provinces having been pro
1 claimed by the queen, Canadian con- ,
C federation becomes a fact. The spirit t
that animates the new governenIt t
o is tolerablly well indicated by Mr. n
Galt, Minister of Finance, who has U
acted a conspicuous part in the reor
ganization, and who lately partook
it of a banquet offered in recogl:tion oh ni
his services. In his speehl delivetr'ed ii
on the occasioU. Mr. Galt naid tIhei
Canadian Governtent has agreedl
upon the pre,:ise words contained iii
the imperial act bef ore the dcleg'ates
left for England. lie deprecated the
" spirit of faction at the present cribs;'
,explained how all assimilation (f t-i
,f rilts could be secured: attributed the I
i success uof cotfcdei ation in part tit
t- the repeal of the reciprocity treaty,
of and spoke at much legth on the nre- '
cessity of consolidation of the re
sources of the several proviniices, con
f tending that the acquiisiin of lius,
Ie sian America by the Urited Statest
he was an attempt to outflank thei
neighbor. He sail one of the earlleasIt
SIneasules was the organiz ttioti of the
Hs posed point of the counutry. In regard
e. to the tariff, Mr. Gailt advocated such
rne a,-ures as woul entalle Ianiutfac
t.tur's to compee in markets hither I
to sulappid by the United States.
in The address was received with en
' The trritory included in th:e niew
SState hasn , area of about four IIhui- i
di-'ed tmhousand squares miles. Th,.
i population is coimputed as fllows :
- Upper Canada ....... .....39,9'9
S llwer Canadal .......... 1.20.11
u New Brinswick......... ~2W,1.t1J
l Nova Scotia............. 3b.t:i7
d Newo ldlandl................ 11l, I
Priice Edward bladl.... 8i,b57
- Of all others, the question of fi-E
l nance is the mrost puzzling, nIotwitlh
- standing the guarantee o[£3,000,060 '
r by Great Britain for the construc
I, tion of public works. The Montreal I
hlerald says thIe increase of expern- r
e, tditure entailed on the country by the
h new order of things will certainly be I
. imnimense. It is likely that $2,000,000 a
ir will have to be raised by direct taxa- a
le tion in lower Canada alone, to sus- I
Stain the local government, in addi- Il
e tion to what will be required for the A
d plurposes of the Federal Government, t
o .,ta for the prioposedl Itercolonial
' Railway.-N. Y. Journal o Comnm.
* *-- e.-----e
SCuriosities Not to Be Found at Barinm's
-It is a curiosity to find a politi- tl
cian who will hold an argument with r
c an opponent for half an hour without i
fgetting angry. C
I -It is a curiosity to find a politi- t
Scian who will be convinced by his "
-It is a curiosity to lind a person i
who does not think his own clhildren tl
possessed of more talents and ac- a
Scomplisrhmeneits than those of his 1
-It is a curiosity to find an ar- r
tist who does not think himself per- 9i
f fect in his profession. P
-It is a curiosity to find a Miss of
fifteen who has not began to think of
getting a husband. a
-It is a curiosity to find an old w
maid who does not wonder that she a
has not long before been married.
-It is a curiosity to receive a W
letter from a lady which has not a N
P. S attached to it. ;
-It is a curiosity to meet with a
woman who stammers in conversa- of
-It is a curiosity to find a lawyer
who pleads a case successfully for
you, and then docks off a portion of or
-It is a curiosity to find a physi. Ty
cian who, having restored you to Sh
health, does niot wish you to think he sic
has performed a wonderful cure. hie
-It is a curiosity to find a den
tist who will not tell you he can ex- ha
tract a tooth and cause less pain hu
than any one else. o
]iUrnolm rn, June :3.-General Scho
field i&sued an order to.-day for tile
in~truction of 1loards of registration.
After quoting thei reconstruction act
as to who are disfranchised, includ
inig executive and jinlicial State otfli
c'ers, lie says: None i. dis! ranchised
for participation in thie rebellion, nI-,
less he previously held sollle one of
the ofli:cs above nlamed.
The following will be regarded as
executive and jirliciol officers of the
State of Virginia wi'hi ii tile nean
ing if the law, viz: Your lieutenant
governor, secretary of state, auditor
of public accounts, secord auditor,
rgiter of the land office, state,
tre:aslrer, attorney general' judges
of the supreme court of alppeals,
judges of the circuit courts, judges
of the court of lhusting, justice of
the county courts, mayor, recorder
and alderman of any city or incur
purated town who are ex-oflicio jue
tice, coroners of towns and counties
and charters, inspectors of tobacco,
Sflour and other commodities. Fifth
" all persons who voluntarily joined
the rebel army, all pet sos in that
Sarmy, wether volunteers or conscripts
who committed voluntarily any lhos
tile act, thereby engaged in insur
1 rection and rebellion. Any person,
1 however, who was forced in the
rebel army, but invaded, as far as
e possible' doing hostile acts, and
Sescaped from that army as soon as
' possible, cannot, be said have en
t gaged in the rebellion. Sixth, all
1 who exercised the functions of arumy
e oficers under the Confederate gov
r ernnicm(t or the government of any
1 on(e of the Confedel ate States, which
functions were of a nature to and
prosecuting the war or m1aintaiuning
the hostile charactcr of those
overnments and all who voted fr
11 he ordinance of secession, engaged
in the rebellion or gave aid ani
combifort to the enremy. Seventh
itl'iose who voluntarily furnished
it supplies, oil, clothing, arms, anim
r uIinition, horses or mules or any
1 other material of war, or labor or
service of any kind, to the Confed
I oirate Imillitary or naval forces, or
molney by loan or otherwise to the
C.,l, dICrate government, or aided
in i, any way the raising, organiza
Sti)l 0 or equilninet t iof troops to give
aid aill couitlort to t he enemy, par
lticipatep d in the rebellion or civil
Swari against the United States.
Eighthl--To give individual saldiers
fod or clothing enotigh to relieve
1,t present suftlcering, (r" tio liuiter to
the sick andl womuidleld, are situple
acts of charity or humanaity, anrd ido
i it clatistitiiut giving aid or ciiifort
to the enemy. A pare nt miay give;
his son, who belong to the hutile
army, food and clot llng for his own 1
uise, Ibut if' he give hiiLi a gun, hIi se,
or other thiiigs, to Ilt used for lhos..
tile purposes, he itihreby gives aid
al d Io l t'rt to ti.. Cuit'liy
:rx it. !u i liliever, er tlie lie eXamiu
rd unatito required by p:tragritraphli 12
i (tf the reguhstion of IM iy 1 3th, the
b,,ard is still in doubt as to the
. right of the appl1eant to be regis
Iered as a voter, and hle is then wil
1 ling to take the prescribed oath, the
boold will give to that oath its full
w eight, and register the applicart
as a voter.
Srnthl In the lists of tlhose who
te re'gistered after challenge and
exarniiriation, the board will state in
eachli c'ase what oftlices the persons
held previousto o the late war', and
vlhat insurrectinary or rebellious
acts lie committed, andl what kiind
of aid (r comfort Ihe gave to those
- engaged in insurrection or rebellion.
- Eleventh. The challengers pro
0 videdi fi)r in paragraph 12 of the
-regulationls of May 12, will be se
allected by the board 'rtm the most
I- respectable and intelligent voters
e of the district or ward; those who
!e have thie most exitenided acquaint-.
)0 anice with the people; those whi
a- are interested in securing a fair
Sand just registration, aril who will
i-lo nnmost likely to det':ct ail expose
e any attempt at fr'auduIlet registra-
t, tio. The challengers mniay be
al changed at any time at the diserce
1. tion of the board. They will not be
entitled to lany pay for their services.
, Registering officers are hereby em
powered to administer oaths to wit
niesses who may be srnmmoned l ry
- the blotard in any case of contesbtd
I registration. The registration will
t le corLnenced in every county and
('it' without unnecessary delay after
the receipt of lthis order. Schotield
issued another order assigning conu
rianders to the military sub-district.
Gen. Granger is assigned to the
n Rlichmord district, (ol. Franklin to
n the Shenandoah district, Major Stew
-art to the Alexandria district, Col.
s ,Jolihnson to Fredericksburg district.
T''lie officers of the freedmen's lu
-reao, acting as military commis
rsiori s ir, these districts, are to re
port to the commanders.
f WVASIIImsTroS, June 3.-The election
4 has been unusually quiet. The Rtalic
als have carried the city, though tihe
Ctonservatives have carried Ritnie
d wards. Tile negroes voted almost to
Ca man for the radicals.
\WArsmTroN, June 4.-M[r. Davis
a will reside during the srumrmer at
Niagara, a beautiful little village, on
Lake Ontario, Canatda.
NEW OILEANS, June 4.--By order
of the President, through Secretary
cf war, Gen. Sheridan has restored
old levee comimissioners, in compli
rance with the petition from Governor
Wells. Gen. Sheridan, in obeying
orders, denounces Wells in strong
terms, and removes him, appointing
Thomas J. Eurant in his place. Gen.
Sheridan also removed street commis
sioner, anid appointed Win. Baker in
NAsHvurE, June 4.-The Radicais
have carried this city by twenty-five
hundred mnajority. They have a mnaj
ority of the city council