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" ^ h*1 *r® they,” asked Fnrgeron. eagerly.
>w ^ first is, that yon will never molest a •s.-athodist preacher again.” “ Here Ned’s pride rose, and he hesitated ; and the reverend gentleman, with his usual benign smile on his face, renewed his Mows, and sung— “ I rode on the sky, freely justified I. And the moou it was under my feet.’* I his oriental language overcame the black smith. Such hold figures, or something else, caused him to sing out, “ well I’ll do it—I’ll do it.” “ You are getting on very well.” said Mr. Stuhhleworth, “ I think I can make a decent man of you yet, and perhaps a Christian.” Ned groaned. “ The second thing I require of you is to go to Pumpkin creek meeting-house, and hear me preach to-morrow.” Ned attempted to stammer some excuse “ I_ I—I—is-” When the divine resumed hisdovotional hymn, and kept time with the music, striking him over the face with the fleshy part of his hand_ “My soul mounted higher in a chariot of fire, Nor <1 i«i envy Elijah his scat.” Ned’s promise of punctuality caused the par son’s exercise to cease, and the words redolent of gorgeous imaginary died away in echoes from the adjacent crags. “Now. the third and last demand is peremp tory.” Ned was all attention to know what was to come next. “ You are to promise to seek re ligion, day and night, and never rest until you obtain it at the hands of a merciful Redeemer.” The fallen man looked at the declining sun and then at the parson, and knew not what to soy. when the latter individual rose his voice in the song once more, and Ned knew what would come I II do my host,” he said, in an hnnthle voice. “Well, that’s a man,” said Stuhhleworth— j “ now tret up and go down to the spring and wash your face, and tear up Tom Paine’s Testament, and turn your thoughts on high.” Ned rose with feelings he never experienced before, and went to obey the lavatory injunction of the preacher, when that gen tinman mounted his horse, took Ned by the hand, and said “ Now keep your promise, and I’ll keep your counsel. Good evening, Mr. Forgeron—I’ll look for yon to morrow 5 and off* he rode with the same im perturahie countenance, singing so loud as to scare the eagles front their eyrie in the overhanging Tocks. “ Well.” thought Ned. “ this is nice business. What would the people say if they knew Edward Forgeron was whipped before his own door in the gap, and that too by a Methodist preacher. Dot his mnsings were more in sorrow than in anger. The disfigured Countenance of Forgpron \vas of course the subject of numerous questions, that night, among his friends ; to which he replied with a stern look they well understood, and the vague remark that ho had met with an accident. Of course they never dreamed of the cause. For geron looked in the glass and compared his * black eye from the recent senfffo,’ to the rainbow ship wreck scene—‘ blending every color into one.’ Or perhaps Iip never read thestory, and only muttered to himself “ Ned Forgeron whipped by a Metho dist preacher.” His dreams that night were of a confused and disagreable nature; and waking in the morning, he had an indistinct memory of something unplea sant having occurred. At first he could not re collect the cause of his feelings ; but the bruises of his fane and body soon calling them to rnind, as well as the promise, he mounted his horse and went to redeem it. From that time his whole conduct manifested a change of feeling. The gossips of the neighbor hood observed it, and whispered that Ned was silent, and had gone to meeting every Sunday since the. accident. They wondered greatly at his burning the books he used to read so much._ Strange stories were circulating as to the meta morphosis of this jovial, dare-devil blacksmith into a gloomy and taciturn rnan. Some supposed, very sagely, that a “ spirit’’ had enticed him into the mountains, and after giving him a glimpse into the future, had misled him to a crag where he had fallen and bruised his face. Others give the Prince of Darkness the credit of the change ; but none suspected the Methodist preacher ; and as the latter had no vanity to gratify, the secret re mained with Ned. The gloomy state of mind continued until For geron visited a camp-meeting. The Ilev. Mr. Stubbleworth preached a sermon that seemed to enter his soul and relieve it of a burden ; and the song of— “ How happy arc they who their Saviour obey.” was only half through when he felt like a new man. Forgeron was from that time a “ shooting Methodist.’’ At love feast, a short time subse quent, he gave in his experience, and revealed the mystery of his conviction and conversion to his astonished neighbors. The Rev. Mr. Stub bleworth, who had faithfully kept the speret un til that time, could contain himself no longer, but gave vent to his feelings in convulsive peals of laughter, as the burning tears of joy coursed their way down his chpfdts. “ Fes, my brethren,” he said, “ it is a fact. 1 did muni the grace into his unbelieving soul, there's no doubt /” The blacksmith of the mountain pass himself became,soon afterwards, a Methodist preacher. SINGULAR TRADITION. Among the Seminole Indians there is a singular tradition, regarding the white man’s origin and superiority. They say that when the Great Spirit made the earth lie also made three men, all of whom were fair eomplexioned; and that, after making them, he led them to the margin of a small lake and hade them leap therein and wash. One immediately obeyed, and earnu from the water purer and fairer than before; the second hesitated a moment, during which time, the wa ter, agitated by the first, became slightly mtidded, and when he had bathed he came up copper col oured; the third did not leap in till the water be came black with tnnd, and he rathe out with its own color. Then the Great Spirit laid before them three packages of bark and hade them choose, out of the pity for his misfortune io color, he gave the black man the first choice. took hold of each of the packages and having felt the weight, chose the heaviest; the copper-colored the second heaviest, leaving the white man the lightest. When the packages were openpd. the first was found to contain spades, hoes, and all the j implements of labor; the second enwrapped "hunting, fishing and warlike apparatus; the third gave to the white man, pens, ink, and paper—the engine of the mind—the means of great mental improvement—the social link of humanity—the foundation of the white man’s superiority. Said an old man, ‘ When I was young l was poor; when old I became rich. But in each con dition I found disappointment. When the facnl tie* of enjoyment were bright. I had not the means ; when the means came, the faculties were gone ’ j THE NEW ERA. \\ but is it hot a Map of busy Life ?— Coteper. i NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH. S ATURDAY, JULY 11,1845. OUR NEW SIGN. ! Look at tiiat sign «n Wide Water street, is it j n,»l a I'eauty ? It needs no puffing. It was paint* i ed by J. L. Belote, a first rate artist, and true , teetotaller. j / THE NEW ERA. p ^ ” l,ave n,,'v given the public a fair specimen J of what we intend to do, and to enable us to per i feet all our arrangements, wo shall suspend the publication of the paper one week. The past week’s publication is the best Prospectus we could possibly have issued, and we are sure that those who have patronized 11s have hist nothing by it. They will all acknowledge, we feel assured, that the JVeic Era has brought facts to their attention which, if acted upon, will turn to the advantage ! ot «»ur citizens, of all parties. While they have , not been bored with an overdose of politics, but just as much as was necessary to keep thpin ad vised of the current history of the times. While the public are brought in close and intimate con nection with the busy scenes of life by a daily pa per, our labor and expense has been increased two fold ; it is necessary that our receipts should bear a corresponding increase, to enable us to carry it on. .While we acknowledge man)’valuable ad ditions to our subscription list, we must confess that our expectations have not been realized;—our friends have not been an anxious to be served, as we have been to serve them. We hope that all who are satisfied with our labors, will exert them selves to increase the circulation of the JVeto Era. We started it under the advise of friends, who promised us aid and assistance—that we, no doubt, shall obtain, and when we resume our publication, it will be with a firm determination to do our whole duty to the public, as faithful journalists and watchmen on the citadel of liberty—leaving nothing unnoticed, that can tend to promote indi vidual prosperity, and the general good. Till then, wo shall exert ourselves to prepare for the work. THE MESMERIC ART. fly reference to our advertising page, it will be seen that Professor De Bonneville, after delivering a Farewell Public Lecture in Norfolk, intends to pay his respects to Portsmouth. We have not yet seen this wonderful man, but we have heard enough to convince us that lie possesses an as tonishing power, that nono has exhibited in our day. It is not alone in the wide-spread popular ity he has acquired in Norfolk, that we are in duced to pronounce him wonderful, but we know of cures effected in other places, that if told pre viously, would have staggered the belief of the most credulous. There are many among us now who will not believe, although the acts are per formed in our very midst—can we complain of this, when we reflect that the miracles worked by our Saviour, in the midst of the learned men of Jerusalem, were doubted, derided, and the God-man was crucified for proclaiming the truth to them. Mr. De Bonneville is but a man, yet he possesses a secret power that few can exert, more wonderful than eastern Magi, or Hindoo Juggler, which is exerted for good, to suffering humanity. \\ e know that he will bo favorably received in Portsmouth, and his claims obtain an impartial examination. BAPTIST CHURCH. HAMPTON. The I.adies of this denomination of Christians in Hampton, intend to hold a Pair next week, commencing on the lGth, the proceeds of which are to he devoted to the erection of a Church in that pleasant little town. We are informed hy a friend, who is versed in such matters, that the building-, when completed, w ill he an ornament to the town, and a credit to this part of the State. VVe trust, now that the hot weather is upon us, and our cit izens on seeking “pleasure,” by steamboat trips, that they will visit “TheFair" in our lovely sis ter village, and thus combine the sweet and use ful, by enabling the ladies to reap a rich reward for their labor in the cause of religion. AGRARIANISM. " Wc hold these truths to bo self-evident, that all men are created equnl; that they are en dowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights ; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuits of happiness." To us, it is not a little surprising, that some among those who set them selves up as political teachers, in our country, of ten quote the above from our never to be forgot ten Declaration of Independence, and yet advocate doctrines most diametrically opposed to its spirit. We refer to those politicians who though contend ing, in one breath, that all honest employments are honorable, when honorably conducted, in the next denoonce all professional men, military and naval officers. &c., &c., without measure or mer cy. They tell us of the abominable heresy of ex cluding from office, farmers, mechanics, and men of business, on account of their employment, be cause “ all men are created equal." To this last doctrine we most cordially subscribe. But these consistent enlighteners of the public mind, not content to stop, with the declaration of this glori ous Democratic truth, and the advocating of its adoption in practice, urge with the utmost zeal, that no lawyer, or other professional man, is fit for any station of trust or emolument; that mil itary and naval officers area set of tyrants in gold lace and eagle buttons. Now if this be not the most arrant htinihnffgcry extant, even in this, our age of humbugs, then we are no judges. Tell us, at one moment, that the occupation is of no sort of consequence, that the man, and he alone, is to bo regarded, and in the next, that because of their employment, whole classes of our fellow citizens, of the free sons of America, are to be proscribed and all the prejudices of ignorance and prodilections of party, are , to bn put in re-1 quisition, to reduce tl»i3 bold contradiction of a ! boasted and correct theory, to practice. Do these petty, splenetic scribblers suppose they can gull the free and intelligent citizens of onr country into the belief that no professional man is worthy of their suffrages, or to he safely entrusted with the duties of legislation, while the memory of Jefferson, of Madison, and Jackson is fresh in their minds, and the fact that these dis tinguished champions of their country’s rights and the great interests of humanity were all dis tinguished lawyers, is staring them in the face? Will they dare to villify and abuse the whole body of our officers, commissioned for the express pur pose, and whose sworn and solemn duty it is to maintain theglory and honorbfour nation in times of greatest peril, while the names of Washington, Gates, Putnam, Green, Lee, Marion,Sumter, and Knox, and the splendid achievements of Hull, Porter, Jones, Decatur, 'Bainbridge, Chauncey. lorry, Lawrence, and McDonough, are embla zoned on the annals of our country ? •* Consis tency, thou art a jewel.” \\ e are thn hold and unbiased advocate of the equal rights nf a free people. We blindly wor ship no man, or set of men. We would freely and fully accord to one and all the entire measure of approbation, and of honor, to which their mer its, their virtues, and their patriotism entitle them And we utterly repudiate the narrow and anti republican policy that would either yield to, or withhold from any individual one iota of credit or confidence, on account either of h;8 avocation or origin. We regard, as anti-Democratic and anti American, the exaltation or proscription of the rich, because they rich, or the punr, because they are poor, of the farmer, because of his being a far mer, a merchant because a merchant, a mechanic because he is such, a lawyer, physician, or divine because of his profession, of an officer, a common soldier or seamen, on account of his station. But we say, give to every one according to his de sens; honor to whom honor is due, not ns belong ing to any particular class in community, hut as a man, “ the image of his creator,” who is entitled to b0 regarded precisely as he makes a good or bad, a benevolent and patriotic, or a malevolent and traitorous use of the “talent” entrusted to his keeping. Let the ability and inclination to benefit the commonwealth, the nation, and the great family of man, be the criterion by which all are to be adjudged, and either approved or disap proved, advanced to power or not. This is true Democracy, to secure to all the results of their honest exertions, the reward of their toil, either of mind or body. A HARD STRAIN. We see by a “Card” in the Daily Union, that Capt. Voorhees has, at last, got three men to give a faint denial to the facts which have been published in the “ Chronicle” as to the “ cruelty” of V oorhees, &c. Now, we understand perfectlv the situation of the men who have been forced to say they would “be glad to sail with” him, and they are much mistaken in supposing we called, or should call upon them to substantiate what we have said—we know better. We shall appeal to the “ log-book” and other evidence, when ne cessary. At present we have not time to treat of this matter—but the hour is approaching. Con gress will be in session. GOSSIP FROM TIIE METROPOLIS. Washington, July 10, 1845. Mr. Cunningham—The Daily “ New Era" has been received in this city, and is very flatter ingly commended for the neatness of its typogra phy, the interest of its news matter, and its bold, original, and masterly “ leaders.” Your enter prise is destined to outstrip the rusty old press of Norfolk—indeed, the high toned and pure demo cratic character which shows itself in the numbers issued must crown it with pro eminent success. We extend to you, sir, our “ huge paw,” and our heart’s warmest wishes. The shrewd and powerful articles which have appeared in your paper over the signature of “ Jack Flyhlnek, U. S. JYavy,” on the great national subject of American water-rotted Hemp are eliciting a share of attention, and will insure the consideration which its importance demands. His strictures on the Bureauites have caused some wincing; and it is said there has been considera ble uneasiness in certain quarters to find out who this “Jack Flyblock” is. The gang of runaway negroes who caused all that alarm and excitement among the women and children at the Navy Yard on Monday night last have been caught, conquered, captured, and caged. They were marched into town to-day hand-cuffed to the number of twenly-five or six, followed by a wagon with the “ killed and wounded,’’ and flanked in by thirty or forty horsemen, and three or four hundred boys. It is rumored to-day. (I know not with how much truth,) that Dr. Grunnell, formerly Post master of this City, and dismissed by the federal dynasty of 1841, has been appointed Commissioner of Public Buildings in the place of Major Noland, whose long and arduous Whig service here has prompted the Administration, in its goodness, to grant him leave to retire. The Lancaster (Pa.) Fcncibles, one of the best drilled companies in the United States, have this evening just returned from a “ pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Father of his Country,” at Mount Vernon. They were presented to the President of the United States yesterday, and at night they were entertained with a splendid col lation and a happy speech from the Secretary of State, whose town they come from. In the course of his remarks. Mr. Buchanan said that he wished “ there was a thousand such soldiers on the banks of the Rio del Norte.” They leave for home to-morrow morning, delighted with the hospitality extended to them by the citizens of the Metropolis, They're coming to it—that rail road company i»? Yesterday ihe Board of Directors of the Baltimore j and Ohio Rail Road agreed that the fare between ! Washington and Baltimore should be reduced to two dollars for the round trip of twenty-four bouts. A small reduction, to be sure; hut then they are letting themselves down as easy as pos sible to what they know the people will have—a low and honest fare. The hour for closing the mail has arrived, and i I must say GOOD NIGHT. A GOOD IDEA. The Postmaster of Philadelphia has prepared i envelopes, stamped, which he sells to those desir ing them, at sixteen for the dollar. This will save much time, and enable correspondents to de posite their letters at any time, without the trou ble of making change in a crowd. NO SUNDAY WORK. We see by a note in the Richmond Timex and Compiler, that hereafter no Sunday work will he done in the printing offices in that city. Mon day morning’s paper closes on Saturday night. A good regulation, and one we moved for twenty yeafs ago in Charleston. CHEAP POSTAGE. Some folks are not satisfied with the cheapness of Postage yet, and schemers are concocting plans to cheat Uncle Sam, or rather to make money out of him, which they will no doubt effect, in the large cities. The Philadelphia Spirit of the Times, developes the rationale in the following extract:— “Three pounds, i. e. 96 hair ounces, form the greatest weight authorized to be transported in one package per mail, and for the carriage of this 300 miles the Post Offirc demands $4 80, or 5 cents per half ounco Paper will he prepared, a little over 5 sheets of which will go to the half ounce, and con sequently 4S0 letters on such paper in an envelope can he mailed for three pounds. For three, three cents each, received, will realize $14 40, which! after paying the legal postage of $4 80, will leave a clear profit of $9 60 on every package to the projectors. “ To places distant over 300 miles, tha profit will be still gicater. For instance !—Suppose Boston to be declared 392 miles distant from Philadelphia, and the legal postage demanded to be ten cents.* These agents will agree to send letters in that case to Boston for 6 cents each. And how will they do it.'' They will put up as before, 480 letters in’ an envelope, the whole only weighing three pounds, receive for them,at 5 cents each, $28 80,send them bv mail to Roxbury.or some other place just within 300 miles, pay the government $4 80 fo- trans porting the same, and have an agent at hand to transport the letters thence (only from 2 to 6 miles) to Boston, when they will be delivered, and thus a profit realized of $24 00 for each package ! If pa per can be made so thin as to yield ten or thirteen sheets to the half ounce, this enormous profit will of course he more than doubled. Truly wo have fallen upon Speculative times, and one way or the Other the friends of cheap postage will be gratified to their heart's content.” REVENUE OF BOSTON For the first six months of this year, and the corresponding time of the last year :— First quarter, 1845, $946,667 72 Second “ “ 1,266,367 First quarter, 1845, Second “ “ Decrease of revenue year $595,459 72. 82.213.035 72 81.302.638 95 1,505.856 49 $2,808,495 44 first six months of this NEWS ITEMS. CIRCULATION OF ClTY NEWSPAPERS.-The New \ ork Sun and the Tribune have received the printing of the list of letters from the Post office, satisfactory evidence having been givpn the Post-master of that city, by the publishers? that the circulation of the two papers was higher than any others in the city. The circulation of the Sun, as exhibited under the required affidavits, is as fol lows : da ily iri thecily, 34,802; daily in the coun try, / .838 ; total 42,640. This.is the largest cir culation of any daily newspaper in the United States. The Ledger is the second newspaper in the country, in point of circulation.—Ledger. Singular and Melancholy Result of a Race.—A horse named by Mr. Canover, in the Hurdle Race on Monday, at New York, belonged to Mr. John Van Sicklen of Long Island ; the first rider of the horse, Mr. Mason, was thrown and is not expected to live; the second rider of the same horse was also thrown and badly injur ed ; the horse lost the r»ee, and was distanced; and Mr. Van Sicklen in going home from the race on Monday night was throwm from his wagon in the strpets of Brooklyn, the wagon wheels passed over his neck, and he died in great agony yester day morning about 11 o’clock. The horse was called Snaky Hissey. The Devil in Groton.—A story has been related to us, says the Lowell Advertiser, of a most wonderful creature which is prowling about Groton. It appears to be about as large as a smallish dog;, has wings, and makes a noise which is described as resembling a knocking on a board or as water dropping ftom the eaves into an empty tub. What is more remarkable than this, how ever, powder and balls do not have any effect upon it. Repeated shots have been made at it, but.it is invariably found that at the instant the* smoke has disappeared the creature is hrJiind the gt/nner, instead of before him, as at first. There has been much speculation as to the real nature of the animal, but it has been finally decided that it can be nothing but the devil. The remaining question is, “ Why does his Satanic majesty prc? fer Groton to other places in the vicinity ?” Washington Rail Road—Reduction nf Fare.—We learn that at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, | on Wednesday morning, it was voted that the fare on the Washington Road be two dollars be tween Washington and Baltimore, on and after Monday next, and that tickets for the round trip, which will be good for twenty four hours, be' ! thenceforth fixed at two dollars. The way-fare is to be charged at the same rate.—Sun. Retiring.—Col. Medairy, long the able edit- ' or of the Ohio Statesman, intends turning his at- I tention to the pursuits of agriculture. Thos. G. 1 Woodward, E«q. has retired from the New Haven Herald. He says: “After the labor and toil of more than thirty years as editor and publisher, he retires, not to “ repose upon bis laurels,” but to look to some new source for a subsistence.” New Br.nroRD.—Although this town may be considered small, numbering only 12,000 inhabi tants, yet its real estate is valued at $ 12,000.000 being $1000 to each man, woman, and child_ New Bedford has 240 vessels in the whale fish eriw. TRADE WITH TEXAS. A Western paper lias tho following relative to Min trade between a portion of this cormtry and Texas. It will he interesting to our readers at tire present time : Exportn of the United 1840. Fish, Oil, Candles, Lumber, Naval Stores Provisions, Floor, Rye, Potatoes, Apples, Rice, Cotton, Tobacco, 2,MO 4.862 9.775 67,745 283 63.314 48,221 8,016 2.877 6.156 4,600 1.439 4,277 6.933 Do. manufactured, 16,381 Furniture, 39.503 Hats, 12.004 ■Saddlery, 18,241 1toer and Spirits, 28,578 Miscellaneous, 4,585 Boots and Shoes, 4I.809 Soap and Tallow, 9,502 Sutrar, ltrown, 26,460 Do. refined, 9,481 Cordage, 2,587 Lead, 831 Iron. 11362 Do Castings, 68,745 Gunpowder, 2,146 Drugs, 4,714 Cotton Goods, 161,788 Flax, 818 Clothing, 68,960 Type, 855 Paper, 10,986 Earthenware, 3,561 Molasses, 4,508 Glass, 7.551 Tin, 1,963 Other articles, 13,450 States to Texas. 1843. 660 1,332 3,843 16,154 244 18.030 19,033 2,064 902 1,534 3,082 322 673 628 7,188 5.266 10,451 3,240 8,087 1,659 28,395 2,349 7,989 2,037 4,639 615 5,104 14,198 1,482 1.468 36,803 18,276 573 527 1,894 690 922 33,140 1644. 410 892 1,547 3,986 190 2,221 8,777 116 683 1,122 927 367 v92 11.200 3,296 6,603 1,629 2,965 422 7,059 22,073 1,727 4,287 16 1,414 848 4,048 6,032 1.999 1,438 69,307 5,515 5,40* 6S6 149 139 17,203 Total domestic. Do foreign, 937,072 289,,99 278,#79 157,951 196,447 81,101 Grand total, 1,226,271 406.929 277 549 Imports, 303,S48 490,892 678.551 In 1839, Texas imported from tlm United States near a quarter of a million of dollars worth of cotton goods. In 1844, the whole importation •rom the United States fell short of 300.000— Notwithstanding our exports to Texas have so greatly declined, the imports from that country have increased largely. The items are as fol lows : Exports from Texas into the United State*, in 1842 and 1844. „ 1842. Raw Hides, 23,527 Cedar, 354 Copper, 576 Silver. 25,511 Cotton Goods, 1,597 Silk, 744 Wood Screws, 12 Earthenware, 169 Carriages, f 4,151 Wines, 7,2,6 Cotton, 466,845 644,5S0 Other articles, 10,173 231*249 1844. 713 10,000 Total, $678,551 , $480,898 Ihts trade, nearly as great as the averaae im. Donation to each State of this Union, is almost monopolized hy England, the goods now beinrr re cetvetl trom England at a low duty, say IfTper cent on cotton goods. This will be raised under the Lmted States tariff, to 90 a 180 per’ cent and many other goods will pay a much higher tariff than they do now, in order to widen^tha market for United States manufactures Tim lexas cotton imported into the United States patda duty of 324.044. This was entiuld to drawback less 2* per cent., which amounted ,0 ' ,wo, or less than the expense of examining it. .From the Baltimore Sun. MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OK GEN. JACKSON. This evening, it should be borne i c mind, the ward meetings are to he held for the purpose of electing five delegates from each'ward to a con vention whose duty it will he to make arrange ments tor torming an association to raise funds to erect a monument to the memory of General Andrew Jackson, Jn looking over the list of signers to the call for the meeting, wo observe that it >s no party movement, asthe names of many prominent W hig, as well as Democrats are to be there found, clearly indicating that pa.riot istn and love o country are the true incentives to hi h, t liMtn‘er k beinS the case, there can Baltimore has’never yet fiSZan ^ ” ',ch. sUnd forth. n"1 "nly as an evidence of the patriotism of her citizens, but of ber liberality and !37f,n h«nor to the memory X defenders of our common country It will .eembesed ,La. R„bm H„.17d, J'",' Lsqs., and others, have presented a most eligible lot to the city lor tins purpose, which has been accepted and .mproved, and may be considered a" the corner stone of. he undertaking The terms on whmh thts lot of ground was presented ™ hat the monument shall be commenced withfn ZVZ" »'er th0(,enlh of U,e General—and from the early movement in the matter, h bids la r o be completed within the prescribed time for its commencement. Let the meetings evening be well attended then, and set tho ball in m.,tion with an energy that knows “ J J \ word as fail.” Knows no such MONUMENT TO JEFFERSON AND JACKSON. Louisiana owes it to her own fame to be ,ho first to build up a suitable memorial to these G,„t men The one placed her in the bosom ofSe Republic by his consummate and far-reachin<r statesmanship-,he other preserved her by hm jreat generalsh.p and indomitable will. On the lace d Armos we understand, there is already the foundation of a monument. Our flegislature ion irh^sev1 ‘I’6 SUbjPCt under considera non. it has several times been referred in, committee, but no definite action has b^ hid owing, we presume to the embarrassed condiZ,’ heii .i W,ry- F°r0,,r we prefer to see bese things emanate from the people We v*n "rr 'l Wa* understood that our own atTtmZfth«WRr’ WOaW bB en»a»ed «° execute t,,eRP|err,l'np,,' men, and a subscription inH r 1Z°Ted' ",C am.,iV"1 wou,d be made up m * very short time. 1 here are many who ,h-iah"~ A Goon Portrait.—Advice gratis wear. , remarkable unscrupulous aspect fl« has s t, which ban,;, h,lt ,T„ „f •'S'k'-h »h d‘>«" »P,.ro,cb„rr, ,7m efore he has turned ihecoroer-a longer finger Z twine around the button of a haplesS listener ,nd J *Uorl w>"ch causes him to recom mend two oppostte remedies l0 the same pstien,™ 10th wrong ones.—Daily Engle. ^