VOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WFST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1856. NO. 14.
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POR AhLs TEE URS1S0 o01 A
Tnas has long existed a public demand for an
elective purgative pill which could be relied on as
sure and perfectly safe in its operation. This has
been prepared to meet that demand, and an exten
sive trial of its virtues has conclusively shown with
what success it accomplishes the purpose designed.
It is easy to make a physical pill, but not easy to
make the best of all pills -one which should have
none of the objections, but all the advantages, of
every other. This has been attempted here, and
with what success we would respeetfully submit to
tae public decision. It has been unfortunate for
Me patient hitherto that almost every purgative
medicine is acrimonious and irritating to the bow
el. This is not. Many of them produce so muh
griping pain and revulsion in the system as to more
than counterbelance the good to be derived from
them. These pills produce no irritation or pain,
unless it arise from a previously existing obstruc
tion or derangement in the bowels. Being purely
vegetable, no harm can arise from their use m any
quantity; but it is better that any medicine should
be taken judiciously. Minute directions for their
use in the several diseases to which they are ap
plicable are given on the box. Among the com
plaints which have been speedily cured by them, we
may mention Liver Complaint, in its various forms
of Jaundice, Indigestion, Languor and Loss of Ap
petite, Listlessness, Irritability, Bilious Headache,
Bilious Fever, Fever and Ague, Pain in the Side
and Loins; for, in truth, all these are but the con
sequence of diseased action in the liver. As an
apericet they afford prompt and sure relief in Cos
tiveness,?iies, Colic, Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula
and Scurvr, Colds with soreness of the body, Ulcers
and impurity of the blood, Irregularities; in short,
ny and every case where a purgative is required.
They have also produced some singularly sue
ressful cures in Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Gravel,
_rysipelas, Palpitation of the Heart, Pains in the
Back, Stomach, and Side. They should be freely
taken in the spring of the year, to purify the blood
and prepare the system for the change of seasons.
An occasional,doe stimulates the stomach and
bowels into healthy action, and restores the appe
tite and vigor. They purify the blood, and, by their
sti.ulant action on the circulatory system, reno
vate the strength of the body, and restore the
wasted or diseased energies of the whole organism.
Hence in occasional dose is advantageous, even
thotugh no serious derangement exists; but un
necessary dosing should never be carried too far,
as every purgative medicine reduces the strength,
when taken to excess. The thousand cases in which
a physic is required eanaot be enumerated here, but
th suggest themselves to the reason of every
ody ; amn it is confidently believed this pill will
nswer abetter purpose than any thing which has
Sthrto been available to mankind. When their
virtus are once known, the public will no long~r
doubt what remedy to employ when iqeed of a
athrti edicine. Bemungr-wrap, they are
plasnt to take, and being purely vegetable, no
arm a arise from their me n any quantity.
cr minute directions, see wrapper on the BoL
DR. JAMES C. AYER,
Praetleal and Analytical Clheist,
blml g Coats per a . Five BZes flr 3 l.
For the rapid Care et
I~St~ I 0 L D S, HOARSENESS,
CROUP, ASTHMA, AND
Tan remedy has won for itsa1f such notoriety
m, its eu.re.f every variety of pulmonary disease,
hat it is entirely unnecessary to recount the evi
d es of its i i any community where it
abensPloyed. So wide is the field of its use
ulness, and so numerous the cases of its cares,
that almost evry section of the country abounds
in pern abliy known, who have been restored
lrming and ~even desperate diseases of the
Lhg by its use. When once tried its superiority
ver every other medicine of its ind is too appa.
mt to escape observatio, and where its virtues are
no.-,- the pubic .no longer iheate what antidote
to ,oy for the diOtLng and dangerous sfec
ties of the plm n y organs which are incident
ou climate. Not onl in fomidable attacks
the lungs, but for the milder varieties of
n1t mouo, Ho auitsasdaOU , &e.; and for CulL
~anet is the asantest and safest medicine that
As it has long beenm in Constant use throughout
5 sction, we need not do more than sure the
e m Its quality is kept ap to the best that it ever
. n ,d that the genui amtide is sold by
H. T. WADDIDL,
W B. Roue. Feb.P e J. L. VIALET.
W. M. Route. Feb. IS lTei
Platform of the National American
1st. An humble acknowledgement of the
Supreme being who rules the universe, for
His protecting care vouchsafed to our fathers
in their successful revolutionary struggle, and
hitherto manifested to us, their descendants,
in the perservation of the liberties, the inde
pendence and the union of these States.
2&. The perpetuation of the Federal Union,
as the palladium ot our civil and religious
liberties, and the only sure bulwark of Amer
3d. Americans must rule America: and
to this end native born citizens should be se
lected for all State, federal and municipal
offices or government employment, in pre
ference to naturalized citizens; nevertheless,
.4th. Persons born of American parents re
siding temporarily abroad should be entitled
to all the rights of a native born citizen;
5th. No person should be se!ected for po
litical station (whether of native or foreign
birth) who recognizes any allegi nce or obli
gation of anydescription to any foreign prince,
potentate or power, or who refuses to recog
nize the Federal and State Constitutions
(each within its sphere) as paramount to all
other laws, as rules of political faction.
6th. The unqualified recognition and main
tainance of the reserved rights of the several
States, and the cultivation of harmony and fra
ternal good will between the citizens of the
several States,andtothis end, norinterference
by Congress with questions appartainingsolely
to the individual States, and non-intervention
by each State with the affairs of any other
7th. The recognition of the right of natu
ralized and native-born citizens of the United
States. permanently residing in any Territory
thereof, to frame their constitution and laws.
and to regulate their domestic and social af
fairs in their own mode, subject only to the
provisions of the Federal Constitution, with
the right of admission into the Union when
ever they have the requisite population for one
Representative in Congress, provided always,
that none but those whoare citizens of the Uni
ted States, under the constitution and laws
thereof, and who have a fixed residence in any
such Territory. ought to participate in the for
mation of the constitution, or in the enact
ment of laws for said Territory or State.
8th. An enforcement of the principle that
I no State or Territory can admit others than
native born citizens to the right of suffrage, or
of holding political office, unless such person
shall have been naturalized according to the
laws of the United States.
9th. A change in the laws of naturalization
maling a continued residence of twenty-one
years,of all not heretofore provided for, an
indispensible requisite for citizenship hereaf
ter,' and excluding all paupers and persons
eonvicted of crime. from landing upon our
shores; but no interference with the vested
rights of foreigners.
10th. Opposition to any union between
Church and State; no interftrence with reli
gious faith, or -orship, and no test oaths for
office except those indicated in the 5th sec
tion of this platform.
S11th. Free and thorough investigation into
any and all alleged abuses of public function
aries. and a strict economy in public expend
12th. The maintenance and enforcemeqt of
all laws until said laws shall be repealed, or
shall .be declared null and void by competent
13th Opposition to the reckless and unwise
policy of the present Administration in the
general management of our national affais,
and more especially as shown in removing
Americans (by designation) and conservatives
in principle, from office, and placing lorigners
and ultraists in their places; as shown in a
truckling subserviency to the stronger, and
an insolent and cowardly bravado towards
the weaker powers: as shown in re-op.iig
sectional'agitation, by the repeal of thelis
souri Compromise; as shown in grantilg to
unnaturalized foreigners the right to sufrage
in Kansas and Nebraska; as shown in the
t vascilating course on the Kansas and Nebras
ka question; as shown in the rem oal of
Judge Bronson from the Collectorship New
York upon false and untenable grouIds; as
shown in the corruptions which pervade some
of the departments of the Government; as
e shown in disgracing meritorious naval officers
through prejudiceor caprice; and as shown
in the blunderingjnismanagement of our fer
14th. Therefore, to remedy existing evils,
and prevent the disastrous consequences oth
erwise we would build up the "American
r party" upon the principles hereinbefore sta
ted, eschewing all sectional quesions, and
uniting upon those purely national,and admit
ting into said party all American citizens,
(referred to in the 3d 4th and 5th sections,)
who openly avow the princirles and opinions
heretofore expressed, and who will subscribe
their names to this platform. provided, nev
ertheless that a majority of those members
present at any meeting of a local council
where an applicant applies for-membership
in the Amelican party may for any reason
by them deemed sufficient, deny admission to
15th. A free and open discussion of all po
litical principles embraced in our platform.
Proceedings of the Police Jury of the
Parish of West Batas Rouge.
Ata regular sessionof the Polie Jury of the Parish
of West Baton Rouge, held at the Court House in
said Parish according to law, on the 3d day of Sep
tember 1856. Present J. T. Landry, President; B.
Landry, Ernest Hebert, Adamis Hebert.
There being ni quorum, the Jury adjourned on ac
count of sicknels, to the first Me.oay in October.
J.T. L ND.i , Pres't.
DAVID N. BAnaow, Clerk.
Mo.PAr, Oct. 18th 18556.
The Police Jury met according to adjournment.
Preseant: J. T. Landry, Prue't, BL Landry, Ernest He
bert, Adais Hebert and L Caldwel. There beingno
quorum the Jury adjourned to 2d Monday in Novem
b 1855. Attest.
J. T. LImnDR, Prest.
DAvm N. Bammow, Clerk.
WoamrT, Nov. 12, 186.
Persuant to adjournment the Police Jury of the
Pariah of West Baton Reege, met at the Court House
Present: J. T. Landry, Pres't, B. Landry, Ernest
Hebert, Adasis Hebert, Alexander Barrow, James
Devall, W. W. Lemmon. W. D. Winter. Absent, John
A. Danos, L Caldwell, James Pipes, Joe. H. Johnston.
On motion or W. W. Lemmun all members absent at
previous sessions were excused.
On motion of J. R. Devall,
Resolued. That whereas Henry Cole, lessee of the
Ferry under the ordinance of the 27th March 1856,
has failed to comply with the conditions of said ordi
nance in having a good d sufficient steam-boat to ply
between West Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge by the
12th of November 1556.
Therfore be it Resoled, That the President be au
thorized to re-lease the ferry in conjunction with the
proper authorities of the town of Baton Rouge upon
such terms and conditions as shall be agreed upon by
the said President Sgd the authorities aforesaid.
On motion Louis Farrot was appointed road and
levee inspector for the 4th Ward in place of G. Du
On motion B. Hebert was appointed road and levee
inspector for the rst road and levee District, it place
of A. Hebert, deUd.
The Finance Committee made the following report
the claims therein mentioned were allowed:
To N. W. Pope, Sheriff. (election expenses... $121 50
N W. Pope in case of State vs. S. C. Smith... 15 90
V. Hebert, Justtee of the Peace............. 4 75
D. N. Barrow, six months salary............ 100 00
Capitolian Vis-a-Vis, 1 quarter salary........ 150 00
Joseph Braud, Assessor (making tax-rolls).. 0 00
0. Bernard, Jr., Recorder, for extensionof tax
roll.............. ................... 45 00
Joachin Aillet for serving warrant .......... 1 70
G. Dubroca, road and levee inspector........ 25 00
On motion of A. Barrow, it was resolved that
the Parish Attorney be instructed to take such steps
as he shall see proper, upon the bond of Henry Cole.
There being no further business, the Police Jury
adjourned sine die.
Attest: J. T. L nxoav, Prest.
Datm N. Bassow, Clerk.
According to law the Police Jury of the Parish of
West Baton Rouge met at the Court House thereof on
Monday the 7th day of January 1860, that being the
first Monday in said month.
Present: Messrs. J. T. Landry, Pres't, B. Landry,
Adamis Hebert, Alexander Barrow, L. Caldwell. Ab
sent. John A. Denos, Ernest Hebert, James W. Pipes,
James R. Devall, W. W. Lemmon, W D. Winter and
Jas. H. Johnson.
There being no quorum present the Jury adjourned
until 9th February 1866.
Attest: J. T. Landry, Prest.
David N. Barrow, Clerk.
Proceedings of the Police Jury of the Parish of West
According to adjournment, the Police Jury of the
Parish of West Baton Rouge met at the Court House
thereofon the 9th of Februry 1866.
Present: J. T. Iandrv,l'res't. Ernest Hebert, Admis
Hebert. B. Landry. Alx. Barrow, James W. Pipes.
Absent: L. Caldwell. W. D. Winter, iJames R. Derail
John A. Danos, W. W. Lemmon, J. H. Johnston.
Resolved. That the Clerk of the Police Jury of the
Parish, notify the members of this Jury of the next
And no quorum being present the Jury adjourned
until Monday the 3d March, 1866.
Attest: J. T. Landry, Pres't.
Hnear J. Hyaxs, Clerk- pro tem.
According to adjournment the Police Jury of the
parish of West Baton Rouge, met at the Court House
thereof, an the 3d Monday in March 1856.
Present: Messrs. J. T. Landry, Pres't. Adamis He
bert Alexander Barrow. L. Caldwell, J. W. Pipes. J. R.
Drvall, W. W. Lemmon, W. D. Winter, James H.
Then came Mr. Janvier Hebert and presented cer
tilcate of election as member of the Police fury from
the first Police Jury Ward, to fill the vacancy caused
rby the removal from the varishofJohn, A. Danou.
On motion the President appointed Messrs. L. Caled
well Adamis Hebert and W. W. Lemmon, a committee
to examine the credentials, and said committe- having
reported favorably Mr. Janvier Hebert took the oath
prescribed by law.
The minutes of the preceeding meeting were then
read and approved.
Mr. Csldwell stated his reasons for absence at the
last meeting of the Police Jury and asked to be ex
cused, and on motion they were accepted and the
On motion ,f W. D. Winter all member' heretofore
absent at the meetings of the Police Jury, were ex
Mr. Caldwell presented a petition from the residents
of Rayou - , in the upper Brusle, praying fora pub
lie road, which was read to the Jury.
On motion of Mr. L. Caldwell, it was
Resolved, Whereas, the inhabitants of that part of
this parish, situated in the rear of the plantations of
Messrs David Pipes and Abraham Lobdell, have peti
tioned the Police Jury for a public road to enable them
a free transit to the Court House, and the Mississippi
Resolved, That a jury of seven free holders, consist
ing of Messrs. H. W. Allen, John Bird, Dr. P. M. En
ders, B. R. Chinn, WVm. Nolan. James R. Duvall a.d
J. V. Dural.e, be hereby appointed to trace and lay
out a Public Road for the benefit of said Petitioners
and to take all suchi legal steps as may secure an early
completion sf said road.
On motion of Mr. L. Caldwell.
Resoldal. That a committee of five members be ap
pointed by the President of the Police Jury, who shall
take in consideration the propriety of repairing the
old Court House and Public Jail, or the purchase or
construction of suitable buildtngs for a new Court
House and JaiL and that said committee be authorized
to examine sites within one mile of the present Court
Rouse, and receive proposals for the purchase or erec
tion of buildings suitab!e for the purpose of a Court
House and Jail.
Resoledl. That said committee report their investi
gations at the next meeting of this Police Jury.
On motion of Mr. Adamis Hebert. it was
Resolved. Whereas, the Cut-off road is now and has
been impassable for want of necessary drainage and
bridges and other repairs,
Be it Resolved. That a committee composed of Messrs.
B. Landry and H. Bergeron, be and they are hereby
appointed and authorized jointly with a similar com
mittee appointed by the PoliceJury of the Parish of
Iberville at its last session to contract for and cause
to be made, the necessary repairs to said Iberville and
West Baton Rouge Cut-off road.
Be it further Resolved. That upon certificate of the
said joint committee of the completion and acceptance
of said repairs, the president of the Police Jury of
the Parish of West Baton Rouge is hereby authorized
to issue a warrant to the contractor or contractors for
one half the amount cf said costs and repairs.
On motion of L. Caldwell,
Resolved, That a committee of three members be
oppointed by the President, to employ some fit per
sons to revise the regulations of the Police Jury.
And the President appointed Messrs. L. Caldwell, A.
Barrow aud Adamis Hebert.
The Finance Cosmittee having reported favorably
upon the following claims, the same were allowed and
the Resident authoried to draw his warrants for the
Rosemond Hebert, for one inquest........... $ 25 00
do dAlp acEount .............. 35 00
do do " .. 075
do do " . 2500
Rosemond Hebert, adr. J. A. Hebert, inquest. 25 00
Edward Bourg, Coroner inquest.................25 00
James Odom, Jailor............. ........ 05
Sugar Planter, bal. salary ................. 100 00
W. B. Chamberlin, Clerk's fees............ 17 90
Henry Grant, burying dead body........... 10 00
David N. Barrow, Clerk P. J................ 100 09
J. A. Levesque,. road and levee inspector, 1863. 25 00
On motion Mr. T. Derichebonurg was appointed road
and leve inspector in the 3d road and levee District, in
the place of F. A. Williams.
On motion the Jury adjourned .sne di
Attest: J.T. LsaTr, Frest.
DArm N. BAnaow. Clerk.
AN INTOLIRAsL3 Pn RsTL .- Theodore
Hook, once walking with a friend, passed a
pastry.cook's shop, in the window of which
was the usual inscription-"Water Ices and
Ice-Creams." "Dear me," said Theodore,
"what an admirable description of hydropho
bia." "How can that be ?" said his friend;
"what have water ices and ice-creams to do
with hydrophobia." "Oh," replied Hook:
Syou do not read it right. I read it thus;
Water I sees and I screams."
[From the New York Evening Fqpress.]
CATHOLICISM,ROMAN CATHOLICISM, GREEK
CATHOLICISM, CHURCH OF ENGLAND CATHOL
scisM. AMERICANISx, &c--The Evening Post
dissects and discusses an article of ours, and
thinks it finds contradiction in it.
"We pass by (it says) the blunder of the
Fxpress respecting the Greek Catholics, who
are distinct from the members of the Greek
Church, and are as obedient subjects to the
Church of Rome as any others."
Blunderer corrects an imaginary blunder
here, we think. Russians are Greek Cath
olics-but hostile to Rome. Greeks of Ath
ens are Catholics-but not Roman. Every
body knows the histoqy of the early divis
ions of the early Greek and Roman Churches
with one capitol at Rome, the other in Con
stantinople. Episcopalians are Catholics,
and claim to be the only true Catholic church.
But, coI.tinues the Post:
' It is evident that the distinction which
the Express seeks to make between the Lou
isiant Catholics and those of other States has
no foundation. The Roman Catholics of all
parts of the United States deny that they
owe temporal allegiance to the Pope. We
should, for our part, as readily trust the pa
triotism of a Catholic who lives in the State
of New York. as that of one who lives in
Louisiana. They all acknowledge the Pope
as the head of their church. In ecclesiasti
cal mattters, they all submit to his authority;
in temporal matters, none of them acknow
ledge him as their sovereign. The Catho
lics of I~ance themselves bow to the author
ity which proclaims the doctrine of the Im
maculate Conception as a doctrine of the
Latin Church. The Nativist newspapers of
this country have abounded with ridicule of
that doctrine; yet is received by the Louis
iana Catholics, who have just been welcomed
to the great National Council of Americans
held at Philadelphia"
Some-truth, and some untruth here. The
Gallic Catholic Church, and the Irish Cath
olic Church, practically differ as much as a
Frenchman and an Irishman. The latter is
often the tool of the priest; the foraer sel
dom, if ever. The Priests rule Ireland ; the
army or the Emperor rules France. The
Pope is everything in Rome, Venice.Naples,
Padua, Milan. Florence, but only a puppit in
Paris. What "spiritual" and what 'tempo
ral" allegiance is, are words admitting of
many definitions. The Roman Hierarchy in
America must owe the Pope of Rome "tem
poral" as well as "spiritual" allegiance
-for from him they hold their offices-have
their honors.-and upon him, in everything,
they depend for bread. To say, then. such
servants give their master no temporal alle
giance, is to utter absurdity The Pope is the
temporal and spiritual head over their church
and they are his servants. They are his sub
jects, just as much as in Austria. Russia. or
Spain, people are the subjects of their master,
the King, the Lord paramount. Beside
there is such a close connection between
spiritual and temporal allegiance, that the
first often runs into and absorbs the last.
Give us the spirit, the soul, the brain of a
man, and you may have his boay. He who
owns the head and the heart, owns about
ll of a man worth having. The question.,
then, dividing us from the Catholics of the
Church of Rome, is--not necessarily a ques
tion of religion-but a question of politics
in this-that if they give allegiance to Rome,
they are unfit subjects to share with us a cit
izen self-government. To be a subject of
Rome, and a citizen of the United States, is an
impossibility But when a Catholic, es
pecially a Gallic Louisiana Catholic, native
born. tells us-Rome is but the mere nominal
head of his churgh. as was the Archbishop of
Canterbury head of the English Episcopal
Church i: America before the American
Revolution-we listen to him, and credit him
especially if in his works. he works out his
professions. In ecclesiastical matters-the
Frencn and German Roman Catholic Church
at Buffalo would not submit to the Pope, nor
to Monsignor Bedini. the Papal N .ncio. In
other Roman Catholic Churches, say in the
Hartford (Conn.) Church, like resistance was
made by Roman Catholics. Such Catho
lics, even if they have the "Christian name,"
"Roman," will do for us--because in the
principle of resistance to his Roman monarchy
is involved ,llegiance to America-both in
ecclesiastical and temporal matters.
Nor have the Catholics of France bowed to
the "Immaculate Conception" dogma-but
on the contrary, intelligent and independent
Gallic Catholicism has stoutly resisted it.
Ponderous tomes have been written egainst
it by men high in the Roman Church-and
the Pope dare not excommunicate them, be
cause they are in France-whereas, if the
more subservient Roman Hierarchy in the
United States were to manifest any such in
dependence, some Bishop Hughes, or Bishop
Timon, or O'Reilly, would soon put them
under interdiction, and assign them to the
Devil in this world and the next. The Ro
man Catholic Church in America, out of the
French and German settlements, is mainly
an Irish Roman Catholic, generally under
Irish Government in the free States, and hs
different in its practices as are the customs
of France and Ireland. In Louisiana, the
Catholics pay just about the same respect to
"the Immaculate Conception" as we do-no
more. If the Dicture of the Virgin is a good
one, we have no objection to give it artist
worship. The Virgin of a Raphael would
extort from us anywhere a species of adora
tion. Science and the arts are worshipped
among the Creoles of Louisiana. and some
very young virgins may believe what a priest
whispers in their ears-but among the mas
ses, the value of "a winking Madonna," there
would be only estimated by the skill and art
with which the priest made it wink.
It is very true-as the Evening Post hints.
or says-tha: American principles are not
strikingly defined here, there, and every
where. And what is? ,"Democacy" is one
thing here-but another there,and yet anoth
er there. In Pennsylvania it levies high
tariffs: in New York it is free trade; on the
lakes it goes for Federal Improvement of
harbors and rivers; in Georgia dead against
any such thing. Anti-Slavery is one thing
with German, Giddings, and Gerrit Smith-
and another thing with Thurlow Weed, Se
wa d and the Evening Post. Some men are
earnest about it; others are for it but to
plunder the Federal State, and City Treas
uries. Not twenty Northern men would be
likely to agree upon defining or limiting
action on slavery under our conititution. The
Americans thus disagree-while their in
stinct of resistance to Papal aggression in the
United States, to Papal influence over Amer
ican votes, and to masses of foreigners band
ing together to control American elections,
is a general, universal, "Catholic instinct
the same here, there and every where. Some
would never let a foreigner vote; others in
21 years would open the doors; others in 10
years ; others-as soon as they could read and
write the English well, and understand the
Federal Constitution. Some don't believe
Popery in any form tolerable; others don't
care what a man's religion is, if his heart is
all American, and he looks upon the Pope
only as he does upon any other foreian mon
arch, to be Judged by his acts, &c., £c. But
the general instinct, nevertheless is-that the
United States ought not to be the dumping
groud of all the convicts and paupers of
Europe-that foreigners, especially Irish for
eigners, should not vote here a day or two
after they land-that American demagogues
who court foreigners for their votes, to the
neglect of their own American countrymen,
ought to be put down-that-if it takes us
Americans 21 years of life here to know
enough to vote-if a foreigner does not stay
as long as that, he ought to stay long enough
to know as much as we do:-before the gov
ernment lets us vote-so that we should all
be on a par-that the half a million of for
eigners coming over here annually, under
working our own labor, and thus robbing our
mechanics and others of bread for their child
ren, receive quite enough of "equal rights,"
and "equal priveleges," in the general equal
ity of our laws-to be content to stand by
our motto in principle and substance-"THAT
AMERICANS SHOULD RULE AMERICAat least
so long as we secure them liberty, equal
laws, all the rights of proprrty-trial by their
peers in the Jury Box-and protect that prop
erty, and all those rights, just exactly as we
protect our own.
TaE PowER of MAGnETISM.-Eugene
Guizot gives us an incident in Parisian life
which he regards as romantic, and which is
at least amusing.
The scence is laid in the pavilion attached
to a country house in the neighborhood of the
great city; the time a few minutes past 11
v. x. Mons. Armand awaits with patience
Madame X., with whom he has arranged an
interview at that hour, quite innocently, but
Close to the appointed time Mons. Armand
hears footsteps. Is it the lady! The door
opens! He stands shtupified in the presence
of her husband. Mons. X. has returned from
Paris, and deeming it too late to awaken the
sleepers of the house, comesto share the room
of his friend in the pavilion.
The conversation between the lover and
the husband is amusing, and as the hour ap
proaches the perplexity of the former increa
ses, His agitation leads him to the most in
consistent remarks and the most inexplicable
"What is the matter with you?" asked the
"Nothing at all."
"I discompose you; how strangely you look
Have I interrupted something serious ?"
The lover stands, his hands pressed upon a
little table, weak and nervous with agita
"Ah !" exclaims the husband; "I see you
were about to try an experiment in table
The suggestion saved the lover. Gradual
ly recovering, he admits the fact. The whole
public was then in a rage of table-turning,
and the most marvelous effects were attribut
ed to the mysterious process.
"Yes," exclaims Mona Armand; "I admit
it. You smile at me. You doubt I Shall I
explain to you, by a's xhibition of true
science, one of those miracles of magnetism
of which I speak? Will you deny the evi
dence of facts?"
"No; I ask only actual proof."
.You shall have it. My will can traverse
space and overcome distance. Name some
one at the chateau, and I will summon him
here in a moment. Shall it be your aunt ?"
''Oh, no I She is too old, and the experi
ment would ruin us."
"Your wife, then ?"
"Very well, my wife."
Mons. Armand, with an air of intense
thought, leans on the table and inwardly ex
erts his magnetic will.
In a few moments Madame X. enters and
perceives her husband, stands mute, pale,
with dilated eyes and outstretched arms, and
an air of stupor wholly unaffected.
"Prodigious!" exclaims the husband,
"Hush, silence," says the magnetizer. "Do
not wake her. Do you at last admit the
power of magnetism ? Do you acknowledge
the mystery of somnambulism and the mag
netic currents ?"
"I am indeed convinced," murmured the
Fearful of awakening the somnambulist,
the magnetizer forbids the husband to speak
or to approach, and with a few words and
gestures willed her departure, and the sleep
ing medium walks off.
All learned a lesson by the experiment, and
the husband was thereafter a firm believer in
In a mixed crowd of ladies and gentlemen
a Yankee in Europe was asked, "Which are
the jandsomest, the ladies of this country
or the American ladies ?" "I must confess"
was the prompt reply, "that Ithink the palm
of beauty is with the Ameri*ans; but had I
met these ladies around'me, in America, I
should have supposed them to be my own
The courtesies and dipping in the gilded
drawing-room where Jonathan said that, must
have raised all the (lust in the carpet.
[t" Why does the eye resemble a school
master in the act of flogging ?
Because it has a pupil under the lash.
I An extraordinary surgical operrtion
was lately performed which killed the pa
tient. The physician is doing well.
0t The reason why many ladies dodge an
offer of marriage, is because the question is
popped at them.
The American Party Defended.
The following extract from the speech of
Mr. Crittenden of Kentucky, at the great
ratification meeting of the American nom
inations, held in New York city, is truthful
and eloquent. He vindicated the American
party from the slanders of its enemies in a
manly and convincing exposition of the true
position at the party. He said :
He had no antipathies against the foreign
ers; the party has none. Let the oppressed
and downtrodden of all nations come to us.
Let them share the beneficence and justice of
our laws. Let them share our educational
facilities. Let them share our language and
our customs: but we tell them in all kindness
both for their sake and our own,, that they
must leave us to govern and manage the
country, or in their hands, unaccustomed as
they are to its delicate machinery, it will be
wrongly directed, and its power will be
thrown against itself, and it will be involved
in one mass of splendid ruins.
The whole philosophy of our principles lay
in one memorable order given by the Father
of his Country during the darkness of the
Revolutions :-"Place none but Americans on
guard to-night!" There were brave men of
foreign birth in the aramy: but they were not
sons of the soil. The magic attraction of
partiotism did not bind them to the land.'
The tugging at their hearstrings was not orf
the country in whose service they were then
engaged, but for their country beyond the sea
-They were not to the manor born, and
could not say, 'This is my own, my native
land I" Then, was it not policy, and was it
not philosophical. to place men who were
bound by those magic ties in the most re
sponsible situations ? And if it were best,
then, is it not the policy of the nation still, to
place none but native-born partriots at the
helm of State. the most responsible of all sit
uations to us at this time ? And should our
foreign-born brothers object to this policy
when it is so coistantly followed under every
other government ? [Cheers.]
And how did our party arise ? That it was
the work of an over-ruling Providence is
evident. It was not the work of propagand
ism. It was from the germ of patriotism in
the hearts of the people. On its first mani
festation, the people gathered silently around
it, drawn by their best feelings to enlist in the
cause. It spread silently and surely, without
noise, without effort, being rolled onward by
its own weight, when it was once started.
Like the wind, it is said no one knows of our
party, whence it cometh; and some even at
this day are so mentally blind as to say they
know not whither it goeth ! [Laughter.] But,
to his mind, it was evidens that "it goeth to
wards the White House, as its home, and to
wards the Capitol as its place of industry I!
We have thrown down the gauntlet-let
them take it up who will-we are ready for
the. fight. Our ranks are full, but we have
room still for those who prefer to struggle
with us to fighting against us, for it has come
to that point. And let those who see the
truth of our principles at this the eleventh
hour, come to our banners and receive the
welcoming hand from those of us who have
borne the heart and burden of the day.
T', our naturalized brethern we say, we do
not love the foreigners less than when we
first extended an invitation to them to find a
home from oppression upon our shores; we
do net love them less, but we love our country
more. And we find if we do not protect the
ark of our liberties from the proffered support
of oflicious hands, we shall all be involved in
one common destruction.
When the emigration of our country did not
exceed 10,000 per year. we did not feel the
effects of it. Those who thus came among
us were absorbed in our customs, and forgot
their native country in a measure, and strove
to become Americans. Now the small stream
has become an overwhelming torrent, and
threatens to submerge the whole land. In
stead of mixing with us and becoming a part
of us, whole countries are found in which the
English language cannot be understood.
The foreigners retain their rlannish spirit:
their custsms, traditions, habits, yea, and
language; they form a foreign colony in our
midst as distinct in fact from as as they are in
habit, though they are under our government
It is this we deprecate. It is this we would
H-e did not regard the foreign-born citizen
with feelings of distrust or hatred, nor did the
party. He could cordially welcome them,
but he could got accord to them the power to
rule and ruin the common country. No man
felt more charity for the misfortunes of op
pressed lands than he.
In this very hall, not many years ago, he
had spoken at a meeting, in which the citi
zens of Washington were raising money to
send to famine-stricken Ireland, and he had
introduced a bill in the Senate, which was
passed, appropriating ,500,000 from the Na
tional Treasury for the benefit of the starving
The business of the American party was to
preserve the Constitution and the Union in
tact; to preserve them from every hand that
should be raised against them, and they had
everything" to hope from the patriotism of
He closed by saying "we strive for our
native-sovereignity and our native-born su
remacy in the land which a beneicient God
,iven us. Who is he that can resist the
A rican people, when in a just cause they
stand before God and man to defend their
rights?" If the party will but act worthy of
their nobt cause, they will triumph through
its purity [ad patriotism. [Cheers, long and
BIaLEs Is Tuaazv.-A boxof New Testa
ments in Turkish. that were to be shipped to
Thesalonia, were recently sent from the Bi
ble depot in Constantinople to the Custom
house. As they were books, some copies had
to be sent to the government censor to be
examined before they could pass. They soon
came back with the government seal on the
first blank lest, authorizing their free circu
lation in Turkey.
A VETERAN SaP.--The fine old ship Wil
liam Fane, which nearly a hundred years ago
bore General Wolfe to the conquest of Que
bee, is now lying in the dry docks at New
port, England, to undergo a few slight re
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