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VOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1856. NO. 9.
THE SUGAR PLANTER, ,fIlLIED gVERY SATURDAY- HORNI.GO ! J. at'" 3 A...N .... ......JOHN e. GA.DNER. YAMs. & GARDNER, Proprietors. Omce pear the Court House, EST BATO RO U GE. TERMS of the SUGAR PLANTER: biMIPU oNr.--3 a year. due invariably at the t~ of enb.eribtg; if not then pud or within three aeaths thereafter, five dollars. wilt be charired: no subscription will be taen1 for a le.s term than six >acths: no paper discontinued unt.l arrearageo are AdvuL.thingt .A,,-dvertiomentl net eaee'eding ten ines, $1 for the fti.t antl 5sv cent. for every sub e atlinsertion:; hose of greater length in proportion. A libral discount to those whos advertise by the year. Terms to Clubs,-W ere a Club of not less than tea amess is sent, wit', the cash, the paper will be fuarnished at $2 50 each s.b.criber. and an addition alapy to the person furulishing the list. Where a lab of not leas than twenty is furnished, with the cash, the paper will be forwarded at $2 2,5 teb subscriber, and two additional copies for the et Job Prlntltg. Sach as PArPtu .tS , Browns. C(ARn, BRIa. Pn. FT.RAL ansttber Notices, executed with neatness and de aptab. In all case. cash on delivery. AYER'S PILLS, b S*paid singuarly successful remedy for the f s' n of a Bilious diseases - Costiveness. Indi Jaundiee, Dropsy, Rheumatism, Fevers, Ve, Nervousness, Irritability, Inflanma SE.adache, Pains in the Breast, Side, Back, b, Female Complaints, &c. &c. Indeed, ~wuevwmthedi.ases in which a Purgative Medi l es t more or less reqnired. and much ick aes hd smffering might be prevented, if a harm . bat fectual Cathartic were more freely used. S Np pme can feel well while a cosrtive habit of F bdy pre[als; besides, it soon generates serious and fatal disease, which might have been avoided e tionlt nd jtdicious use of a good purgative. Italiketrue of Cords, Feverish symptoms, and B ilides ts. They all tend to become or preisea the seated and formidable distempers l wk" lead the all over the land. Irence a I toiy physic is of the first importance to I health, and this Pill has been perfected I ate skill to meet that demand. An Mii e t.ial of its virtues lby Physicians, Profes essr, and Patients, has shown results surpassing e.y >hitherto known of any medicine. Cures haswg i effected beyond belief, were they not sub 5dbtaSd by persons of such exalted position and esrcur as to forbid the suspicion of untruth. AM6agthe many eminent gentlemen who have t sa!in favor of these Pills, we may mention : ? Ji . J . LoCae, Analytical Chemist, of Cin d *- whase high professional character is en 0ot.mMeLatew, Judge of the Supreme Court of the io.4States. T Co.wms , Secretary of the Treasury. t J. M. Waootr, Governor of Indiana. IW r.i worr, great wine grower of the West. oCDat. J. B.. CarLtoN, Practical Chemist, of NCT iiCtty, endorsed by 'ifbl W. L . L MAcy, Secretary of State. W. B. Asron, the richest man in America. & iLoas, & Co.. Propr's of the Metropolitan d, many others. r e.yse permit, we could give many hundred e, from all parts where the Pills have r bubt evidence even more convincing than has exmperaee of eminent public men is found in se l upon trial. -.sme-Pils, the result of long investigation and s A wme ofered to the public as the best and mnst complete which the present state of medical qenae can afford. They are compounded not of thergs themselves, but of the medicinal virtues •Vot V.eagetable remedies, extracted by chemical. it a state of purity, and combined together Sduisla manner as to insure the best results. Thbis .temref composition for medicines thas been found in=~e Cherry Pectoral and Pills both, to produce a sanm efcient remedy than had hitherto been ob tair by any process. The reason is perfectly ob ki : While by the old mode of composition, every inea, ne is burdened with more or less of acn rmun'ous and injurious qualities, by this each indi r' .A.t virtue only that is desired for the curative .f e-t is present. All the inert and obnoxious qual ises of each substance employed are left behind, the c:atine virtues oply being retained. Hence it is . slJfidest the effects should prove, as they have Fp~ e, mere purely remedial, and the Pills a surer, mor powerful .antidote to disease than any other mrsedci.. known to the world. -s it is frequently expedient that my medicine ' 1Iutdbe taken under the counsel of an attending - PnysF se, and as he could not properly judge of a reosdly without knowing its composition, I have a .p ted the accurate Formula by which both my Fe-etal and Pills are made to the whole body of at:tioners in the United States and British Armer un Provinces. If, however, there should be any a has not received them, they will be 5 y fo rded by mail to his request. Xsli the Patent MIedicines that are offered, how w would be taken if their cmnposition was known ! 'ine lire consists in their mystery. I have no e~~ mposition of my preparations is laid open aI..l, and all who are competent to judge on freely ackudwvledge their convictions of 5i• trinssic merits. The Cherry Pectoral was by scientific men to be a wonderful before its effects were known. Many em t ul'Ph-l.akmi s bave declared the same thing of ill; s, and even more confidently, and are will ' to certify that their anticipations were more 'tsi realiznE by their effects upon trial. 'They operate by their powerful influenee on the f hi ssiseera to puritr the blood and stimninlate it I-t.almdthy action-remove the obstructions of ',li stomach, bowels, liver, and other organs of the may, restoring their irregular action to health, and • ws-eeting, wherever they exist, such derange ast s are the irst origin of disease, a a.r.mU -w-apped, they are pleasant to take, Urg pitrelay vegetable, no harm can arise from !ueinany quantity. F:I to tdirections, see Wrapper on the'Box, PRIEPARED BY .OR, JAMES C. AYER, Paf*cmand Anlytical Cwtm , OW)WRLL, MASS. l cats per Bex. give 0om6s eg Sil. SOLD BY . T. WAi ILo, WM BOGEL, J. LVIAIBE . . Re ,p, . -re.. M A Night at the Gaming Table. cc AN EPISODE OF REAL LIF. In the year 185-, a party were seated around a table in the social hall of a hi steamboat on the Mississippi, playing li1 cards. They had played from about.p o'clock in the evening till near mid night. Tue party consisted of four per- y sons, two of whom were notorious gamn of blers, and the other two were frank, un- i suspecting countrymen who had been to tl New Orleans to dispose of produce, and were returning home. At near mid- i night, one of the countrymen arose from st the table, saying to his partner: g 'Luck's against us, Bob! Mightas as well try to beat the devil himself as these sj fellows!' 'Oh, for God's sake, don't quit yet ! Give me some chance toeet back my money ! 'No use, Bob, I'm nigh busted.' Pret- r i ty near clean swept out,' Despair seemed written on every , lineament of Bob's features, when he h found that he could not persuade his friend to play. a At last he said to several who had it been watching the game,'won't some of you gentlemen take my partner's place ?' 1i There was a pause for a few moments, then a young man, scarcely one and twenty, took the vacant seat, saying : 'If you have no objections, I'll try my hand.' 'Agreed !' was the reply. 'Here, bar keeper, give us another pack of cards.' said the young man. Another pack was brought; the stranger opened them and handed them back, saying : 'I want another color. These are the same color as those they have been playing with. We might as well change f the color just !or luck. d The gamblers exchanged glances. Another pack was brought; the game I commenced, and the gamblers won.- Bob grew uneasy. r 'Come, let's double the stakes!' said r the stranger, whose turn it was to deal. 'Just as yvou like,' said the gamblers. The stakes were doubled, and the stranger and his partner won. A. gleam r of sunshine illuminated Bob's counts nance. Another game was played, Bob and his partner were again successful. The stakes increase--the gamblers lose. • Bar-keeper, bring us another pack of I cards, of another color from these,' said the stranger, who was about to deal. One of the gamblers looked at his I partner while a dark frown overspread his features. Three more games were played, and n Bob had retrieved his losses. The stran= i ger again called for another pack of e cards. At this one of the.gamlblers ex Sclaimed- 'No more changing! We .lay with d these!' I 'You play with what you please, re plied the young man, as an almost im perceptible smile passed over his features, -but if my partner and myself play, we I nmust have another pack.' Bob looked at his partner, then at George. 'Stick to what your partner says, Bob. He's the right stripe, and will come out head horse, or I'm a nigger !' exclaimed i George, slapping Bob on the shoulder. e 'I agree to what my partner says,' said Bob, in reply to the gambler's looks of r, inquiry. The gamblers exchanged looks, and e then consented to thearrangement. g Four more games were played and each time Bob and the strarnger won. It was again the stranger's deal. One of the gamblers watched him close ly, and suddenly exclaimed l 'You - young villain. Cheat ing are you' a 'Playing with you at your own game. I have watched you all night, and saw you cheat my partner and his friend. Even now you have got a dozen cards in the sleeves of your coat. I never play on the square with thieves!' replied thea stranger, hastily as a deadly paleness I stole over his features. 'A knife gleamed in the gambler's I hand, and, as the blow aimed at the 4 stranger descended, a dozen cards fell from his sleeve on the table. This was noticed by all the by-standers. The stranger avoided the blow, and" with a rapid movement eaught the assailant by the throat, giving his cravat a twist, and they both rolled on the floor. While this was taking place, the spec tators prevented the other gambler from iunteereiag, and in th.struggle a nan ber of cards dropped froomhis coat. The social halt was aow a scene of confe eion. SoGame! dlear grit by 'thander i ex claipsed George, as he with other sep rates tha pogzbtanta. The gamblers face and breast were 9 covered with blood, as was also the fi young stranger's hand. 'Has the white livered thief stabbed I you my young hickory,' said George, as n he pulled the young man towards the Ii light. 'No, I guess not.' d But the blood dropped fast from tOe a young mah's hand, and upon washiag d off the blood it was discovered that his i iight thumb was nearly severed. In I the scuffle he succeeded in disarming the gambler, and thus probably saved his life. The-wound was dressed and the stranger returned to the social hall. The gambler, who was chafing with rage, eyed him with a demoniac look, and shaking his fist at him, exclaimed : 'I allow no riani to call me a thief and you must give me satisfaction !' ' 'I'li give you any satisfaction you want, you cowardly cut-throat,' was the reply. 'And if you can't, I'm the chap that will ' exclaimed George throwing off his coat and hat. 'Stop, my fiien-l, this is my quarrel, and I'll allow no man to take my place in it !' 'Good, my young Davy; but this fel low is big enough to swallow you. 'Yes; but may be he can't digest me.' i 'It wouldn't be a fair fight,' iuter posed several bystanders. 'Well there's something that nullifies brute force, and places all on an equal footing.' 'That's the talk. Davy. You are my man,' exclaimed George, slapping the stranger or the back. 'lie's right!' said one of the by-stand era a man about forty years old, step ping forward. 'The youmg man is right and I'm his friend in the matter. It's as clear as day and can soon be settled.' This speaker had been a Major in the Texan Revolution, and ho led the stran. ger down the cabin towards his state room, telling the gamblers to have matters arranged within fifteen minutes. When they reached the state-room, the Major said : HIlow is it that a person of your age understands so much about cards as to beat these old gamblers I' 'Curiosity led me to study them, but I never play but for amusement. Most if not all tie tricks, I learned of a fel low boarder who had spent a great part of his time at the gambling table. I inoticed that these honest countrymen hadl been swindled and thought it would be an act of charity to beat gamblers with their own weapons, and recover the money for ms partner and his friend. Every time I noticed the gamblers se crete cards I called for a deck of anoth er color; and watched them too closely to give them a chance to cheat me in deal. They did not suspect me until near the finish of our play. You know the rest.' 'Pretty good 1 but do you think you could face that fellow's fire. He is an old hand at the business.' 'But he's a coward, or he would not have drawn a knife on me. Yet, if it can be avoided, I would rather not meet him. I wonld not like to have him meet his death at my hands, nor would I like to sacrifice my own life for so un worthy a purpose.' 'It is too late to back out now. f 'Can't it be settled I' 'No ! if you refuse to meet him, every one svill pronounce you a coward.' 'Well, if it must beI suppose it must; I but I have no weapons.' t 'Never mind that; I have a pair of Alalingr nistols. and so if you have any arrangements be about it for the time is short, and the affair should AJ settled before it gets noised around the boat.- ? I'll see to other matters.' 'Stay ! make the distance short.' t 'Only the breadth of the boat.' 'So saying, the young man went tohis own stateroom, but soon returned and I seated himself by a table in the cabin 1 and cbmtnenced writing. His face was pale-deadly pale-but there was a fix edness of features which at once told that his mind was made up. A tear coursed i down his cheek as he wrote-but prob able that tear was for those far away, yet still to memory dear. Strange thoughts flitted throughb his mind-so young, and yet to stand on the brink of death--to make one fearful plunge into that dark unknown river, sair to be carried by its curret t out into the ocean of eternity, to return home no more. A lifetime pass ed in view in a moment. Yet the genii said"go on--too late ' To die, or kill -eith; r'was a dredfl reflection. Yet the prouid. pa-io.. tf youth woula not snbiet to reflection. It nust be donae, and the pooner it is over ti better-so reasoned paineS and plnssOsfaW Pb . Whe be . li Bnlished his writing, he gave it to the Major, requesting him to follow the directions which he would find in the note addressed to himself, in case he should fall. Also to give his win nings to George to make up for the loss v he had sustained. Then they went upon the upper a deck of the boat. It was a calm still c night,the moon shone forth in all its splen- F dor. As far as the eye could reach noth- v ing but frosts and water met the gaze. d The boat had just rounded to for the t purpose or wooding; and when she was a again under way, the young stranger, his ( second and three other persons, anxious- i ly awaited the approach of the gambler. t Scarcely a word was spoken-none felt t disposed to disturb the silence that reign r ed. half an hour passed, the gambler t came not. It was now suggested that a some one should go in search of him. t The messenger soon returned and re t ported that both gamblers had left the I boat at the wood yard. When the young man heard this, a fervent "Thank God" escaped his lips, and the party retired to t seek repose in sleep. A PArnTY NICEiY SLD.-One of the best items the Harpers qver raked out of their "Drawer" was the following. It will bhe noticed that the scene is laid en tirely at Wilmington, in North Carolina although the actors did not live there. But to the story at once : About thirty miles above Wilmington and on the banks of what is ca.led -the Northeast River, lived three fellows, named respectively Batham, Stone, and Gray. They came down to Wilmington in a small row boat, and made fast to the hliarf. They had a time of it in the city, but fur fear they would be dry be, f ,re getting home they procured a jug of whiskey, and after dark of a black night too, they embarked in their boat, expecting to reach home in the morning. They rowed away with all the energzy that three half tipsy fellows could mus ter, keeping up their spirits in the dark ness by pouring spirits down. At break of day they thought they mist be near home and seeing through the dim gray of the morning a house on the ri' er side, Stone said: "Well, Larham, we've got to our place at last." "If this is my house," sail Barham, "somebody has been putting up a lot of out houses since I went away yo.sterday ; but I'll go ashore and look about and see where we are, if you'll hold the boat Barham disembarks, takes observa tions, and soon comes tumbling back, and says : "Well, I'll be whipped if we aint at Wilmington here yet; and what's more the boat has been hitched to the wharf all night !" It was a fact, and the drunken dogs had been rowing away for dear life with out knowing it. A Ma. FOR TIIT '.IMES.-There is a progressive chap around Philadelphia, who lives by his wits, and from their quality we guess he wont starve soon. it On a rainy day, he goes boldly into a bar-room or barber's shop and seizing the first.umbrella handy, he very angrily says: "Ah, found it. D-m pretty note o to go and steal a man's umbrella in that I way I" and away he goes. T'other day he d marched up to a gentleman in Chesnut street and grabbing at the umbrella in his hand says he: "That's mine sir, where did you get it l" "I beg pardon sir ! it was loaned me to day by an acquaint ance. If it is yours take it sir." Mine? of course it is sir," says Diddler; and he t took it. He'll do. STaoNG Bunaw.--Gov. Draper, of t New York, it is said, was dining the other day at Congress Hall, in Albany, where the butter happened to be particularly rank. "Here John," said Draper to a favorite waiter who was standing behind him, "John. take this plate away; some people like their butter stronger than others." John took the plate, held it up to his nose a moment with the air of a connoisseur, then put it back again in its place, and observed in a firm voice: Misther Draper, that is the strongest butter we have in the honse," One of the deacons of a certain church asked the Bishop if he usually kissed the bride at weddings. 'Always,' was the reply. 'And how do you manage when the happy pair are negroes !' said the deacon.' In all such cases,' replied the Bishop, 'the duty of kissing is appointed to the deacons.' 'ATI Dr n NDS OF KAS.- -MajOr General WilliamS the gallant defender of Kar- has t. ommediate relaives in Eigland. Blsfamily is now resident in. .Ameri , The French Soldier and Pope Pius. The Courier des Alps relates the fol lowing good story, the authenticity of r which it guarantees: 0 A few months ago, a soldier of the L army of the East, writing to a comrade of the French army at Rome, drew a sad t picture of the privations and latign"es r which the former had to endure, of the I dangers to which they were exposed, and C the ravages which disease and the Rus- t sian balls were making in their ranks. c fHe concluded his letter by recommend, a ing his friend without delay to carry to the Pope himself the price of a mass for the perservation of the French army and r request him to perform it. Faithful to t the recommendation of his friend, the I soldier at I;ome went next morning to the Vatican, and requested the first at tendant he met to conduct him to his Holiness, "But, my brave fellow," said the guard, " have you obtained the pre vious authority for an audience?" "All that is very well," replied the soldier, "for great lords, but with a simple troop er no such ceremony was necessary." The guard would not tresspass on the usual regulations, but the soldier on his side, was so little disposed to give way,' that it was found necessary to conduct him to the prelate on duty that day. 1 There, similar observations were made to the applicant, but all in vain, at length, the prelate, disparing of overcoming the I importunity of his visitor, went and mentioned the matter to the Pope. As may be supposed, the curiosity of Pius IX. was excited by such an appli cation, and the etiquette of the Vatican was set aside, the soldier being ushered into the presence of his Holiness. On coming near, the soldier stood upright as a post, and then giving the military sa lute by Iising his hand to his forehead, addressed the Pope as follows, just as if he was speaking to the Lieutenant of his company: "Mon pape, here is a let ter from a comrade in the Crimea, which which concerns you; please to read it and tell my what answer I am to send. At the same time, he with one hand held out the letter, and with the other some pieces of money, The Pope took the letter and after reading it, returned it to the soldier, saying : "Mv friend, my mass to morrow is appropriated to a particu lar purpose; but the day after, without fail, I will say one with pleasure for that grand French army. I, however make one condliticn, and that is, that you at tend yourself and prepare to receive the Holy Communion. As to the payment you offer, keep the money to drink to the health of your brave brothers in arms." "That is sufficient Mon Pape," replied the soldier, "I will go and pre pare myself with the chaplain of the regiment, and the day after tomorrow at the appointed hour I will be at my post:" He then again saluted a la mil:taire. and turning right about, left his Holiness charmed with his military nonchalance. On the day appointed, the soldier was present at the mnass of the Sovereign Pontiff, and had the happiness of receiv ing the communion from his hands. IIow To DESTRor Nr GRAss.- A I correspondent of the American Cotton j Planter gives the following method of h destroying the Coco or Nut Grass: " tead in your September number, an article on Coco or Nut Grass, by "A Subscriber." I approve of the whole: snd as I have found a manner or two of r destroying it, for those who have but small patches, I give it to you with pleas ure, and hope it may be beneficial to those who are so unfortunate as to have them: Spade it (the Coco) with the full depth of the spade, in the month of May or June-the best month-and lay good sound cotton seed all over it, the thick ness of eighteen inches; and after it is rotton, the coco is all killed. Do not let anytbinggo on the seed. You may destroy itralso by ditching it two feet wide and as deep as the coco is, (which is generally about two feet) filling that ditch with wood to six inches above the level of the surface, and throw back the whole of the dirt and coco upon it, and keep on ditching, leaving a space of eight inches between each, until you get through, doing the same as the first, and set fire to both ends of the ditches, take good weather for the operation, (April, May or June, are good months) I saw one patch destroyed, and then destroyed o ne myself~ by the fire; but with the cotton seed, I destroyed so many, that I cnirnot say the nnmber. I amsir, your obedient servant, L t. Boston has sir thousnod more females than females, while Chicagp has about Slttea thousand more tales. than fe-j males. A 1IARanDSILL BAPTIST SERMON.--Ws find the following short but decided "ltard-Shel Baptist Sermon" going the rounds of the papers without, a sign of credit, although the scene, as they haie it in theatrical parlance, is laid in the interior of Kentucky. It is averred that the thing is genuine--that the ser mon or harangue was really delivered. Be this as it may, it almost equals, in closeness of argument and stickiness to text the "spontaneous efforts" of the clerical hero why played so lustily upon a "Harp of a Thousand Strings." But read the sermon and judge for yourselves. My Breethering: The scriptures tells us, "we are bu-red with Christ by bap tism." "Buried," my friends, not sprink led by baptism. Suppose one of you had lost your little da'ter, and you had laid her out, and 'prepared her for the grave; and your neighbors had come in and said: "Friend, we will take thy child and bury it ;" and afterwards, when you went out to see the grave of your little one, you found they had laid her down and sprisk led a little earth over her! What would you have thunk of them ? Suppose, again, that in the fall of the year, you had dug your potatoes, your turnips, your parsnips, and your other roots for winters use, and had dug a trench to bury them ini; and you had said to your servant, "Sally take the house gang and go and bury those pota Itoes, those turnips, those parsnips and other roots ;" and afterwards when you walked forth to nee that all was secure for the winter's use, and you had found that they had just sprinkled a little dirt on them l What, my friends, would have done ? I raether suppose, my dearbreth ren, you would ha' tried the virtews of the cow skin? But they are not a bit worse than those poor, ignorant and benighted Epis copals and Presbyterians, and Methodist, who sprinkle a little water on one anoth er, and call it "buried by baptism 1" "I am afraid, my friends, I am very much afraid indeed, that they will eatch something hotter than the cow skin in the day of reck'ning i A.ECCDOTE OF TE. NaRw taP5a.NW.- The Rev. Henry Clay Dean, the present Chaplain of the Uniatd es Senate, was some years ago a resident ofNorth Western Virginia. While preaching ope day at a church situated afew miles from Fairmont, he was annoyed by.tbe inattention of his congregation as man ifested in turning their heads tosee every body who came in. 'Brethren,' he said, it is very difficult to preach when thus interrupted. Now, do you listen to me, and I will tell you the name of every man as he enters the church.' Of course the remark attracted universal attention. Presently some one entered: 'Brother William Satterfield!" called out the preacher, while the brother was asaon ished'beyond measure, and endeavored in vain to guess. what was the matter. Another person came in: 'Brother Joseph Miller r bawled the preacher with like result; and so perhaps with other cases. After a while the coo ton was amaz ed at hearing the p er eall out in a loud voice: "A " ttl5 rniE. man with a blde coat and a white hat on I Don't know who he is I yfit ineyl6iok for your selves t"--Fairmount Virginian. A Torzals Oigaor'io To WATR.- An old toper being ·rged to drink the beverage prepared by God himself to nourish and invigorate his creatures, and beautify his footstool. "No," said the toper, "water is dan% gerous--very. It drowns people-it gets into their chests--into their heads, water on the brain for instance. Aed then, too; it makes that infernal steam allersbloiwing a felier up. Water I No! I'll drink none on't; let them drink it what lik." Upon being urged that liquor drink ing was slow poison "True," said he. "I've drank it those forty years.- Others have had my full share of the water, to which they were welcome, d.d yotu may take what re mains. IToper was declared to be a gone case, fand past redevery. k An old-i.ieO, at a concert one night, a riad in the programme the tide of a song, I, viz : "' , giveme a cot in the valley I love.' dt Readin$.it o'er attentively, the old1 f9 e low finally growled. "wl, if I hail my I choice, I edarod askfor a bedstead!• "Matlaine, has your piano-a% aeollen attachmentI" asked Sam, the other night sa of the wife of .inaman- tho appeared to •t c ua to ot-b "'-if Bi iis, pae. a~ "gus., whispe--ed m st - ear, - bas -A sheriffs attaChaa~BC