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THE SUGAR PLANTER.
HEiNRi J. UMYI't ,; ' EDITOR AND PRPRO ~rToR.: " J All comm .ucations iontndedtopromote the pri sate undo or inltereats of torporations, ocietiies Indi 'lduals, os cIools, will be cLarged as advertisements. jn-Cards of a rapLlmWaL eh:rscter can oer.Y br in sertd in this paper as advertisemaents, and must be paid for IN ADVANCE. NOTICE. Communications inteundd tif this paprr should be directed to Baton Rouge:. ,avr West Baton I.tou. Our exchanges will confer a favor upon us by direct ng as above., (['Any of our Baton Rouge friends hav ing communications, &c., for the Souar Plan. ter, by leavi,~gtlteil.; ith iMr BruceHueston, on board the ferryboat Byrona, will be promt "lyreceiied and attended to. FOR Pli.SID)EN'I', MIL'D FILLMORE. FOIL VICE PREMl)IEN'T. A.J. .DONELSON. SATPURDAY, APRIL 5, 1856. American Party of Louisiana, Thi regular quarterly meeting of the State. V. of Louisiana, will commence in NewOrleans on Monday, April 7th. Subordinates througiou t the State. aro requested to accredit delegates to therCouncii, as business of importance will be transacted. J. O. NIXON, Presildent, State W. of Louisiana. Tax SurGA PLA NTER'S CONVENTION,-We •tratsthat our Sugar planting friends, will Sin mind that their convention is to take ;.mlace at New Orleans, on the 10th instant. The importance of this convention, to the -Sugar interest cannot be overestimated and it i;to be hoped that the attendance will be generael Inman other column of this paper will ~ f4ound a well written commuticition from a Sugar Maker, who sets,forth some of the ad4antages ,which will result from, a union of the ..Sugar Planters O r We thave witnessed n.duy fierce con fentions to o~raiu office, but we doubt if the history of our country; ever furnished so many evidences of the tenacity with which they are held. as the past few months has presented. Mandames cawe seem to be the order of the day' in' New Orleans, and our Vis-a-Vis, determined to be fashionable, is, we understand, about to follow suit. • .ol. Isals, recently appointed Clerk ofthe Penitentiary by Gov. WIscLIFFE, has been refused the possession of said office by Mr. Hu.ss, the. ormer and present incumbent. ..Gkis. UTros.-So this distinguished poli .tieian has gone over to-the Democrats. Well General, we hope you'll have a fine time ft it in gettit g that Judgship-better luck at least, than when you spoiled Phil's suplier, at New River. [77' Our Batoa Rouge readers should re member that the municipal election is to take place on Monday. While we have no party feeling in the result of this election, we trust that every .voter will make a judicious exer cise of his electoral privilege, and that men of worth: of honesty and of an enterprising spirit will be elected. That such will be .the result in theeventof the election of:those gentlemen put forward by the American party, *e have n ýdo.bt. Tou Ca*urT ,a rAN a.Az.- - he citizens of Baton Rouge and vicinity were much alarmed by the ringing of fire bells, and the rattling of fire engines, on last Su:nday; but when it was ascertained that the north west tower of the State l e se was.. on ire, the excitement became-ntense, as itwasdreadfultto contem plate hot only the destruction of that costly ediMce, but tile whole town above the State House, whi. would have been the inevita 'ble result, butsor the intrepidity of the citi zens, who succeeded in putting out the fire, hefore it had materially'injured the tower. We are pleased to -hear that the damage is ineonsiderable; the Hall of the House of Re presentatives was flooded with water. which however did but li;tle damage, other than that of the injury to its fine carpet. Public Bpinion seems to be about equally, divided as to the origin of the fire, some at tributing it to the carelessness of some per 'southrowing a.lighted cigar in the tower, others to the friction occasioned by the work ing.of the flag staff and others tothe malicious woakkof anincendiary. It is distressing, says.the Shreveport Ga zette or the 22d ult., to hear of the condition of thd plinrtes. Many have planted their corn; bhtit is believed that they will have to do all their work over again. Those who were not sp forward withtheir crops are bet ter off, as they have saved labor and grain. the river is very low,as we are told, above Fultsep .ough it is hoped that the rainsapT causeteittler rise. The `issiatippa is out of its banks, and its hleigli'wiil will hold back the 'waterin Red saver. STENNtssEE..-Brownlow': Whig contains a lettersfriBedford,.Tennessee, from which wimake thedfollowing- extract: We elected the entire Ameirican ticket in this 'county ot Saturday. We are gaining ' ound here. Millard Fillmore is the man 'fo the people: All say success to the Amer iean titet put out at Philadelphia. Stim. AmonC EL..-.White county, Tenn., came out nobly; the Democrats did their best, b had to give in. The Americans elected their candidates by large majorities.. Anno Tnasto. 7-Thection held last Sat "ey for emty-offices, resulted in favor of "th iasesfse tiek-et. -4 f vour afilictal with. any' complaint yied t uites ah purgative rthedicine, try Ayer's New Pill-they are worth trying. Conecrd Mcreary, N. C. Sugar Crop of '5--'58. SW ave b!h 4.-ored wi* the 0rusalTof M a-. A.A. CJiMs ra's E s ement of the Sugar Crop made in Louisi na in 185,5'56 from which we learn that ihe last ypirs crop-including cistern bottoms. arhour.n tot 23144,4 hhds., showing a faTling off from the crop previous of''54, of '(45,208 hds., and 217,898 hhds. less than the crop of'53. The crop of molasses estimated by the compiler is put down at 156274.140 gallons against 23. 113.620 gallons made in '54. A deficit in the supply of molasses as compared with the pro vious year '52, of 7.936.480 gallos;addrid 29,709,360 gallons less than was made in :53. Mr. Champomier furnishes the public with valuable statistics-as far as they go-upon the subject of the sugar trade of the United states '(exclusive of .aliforsia and Oregon) fur the year ending Dec. ;lst 1855, assuming the stock to be the same in the different ports on the lst.of Januiry of c.ac )ear, he puts down the total consumpt:on in the United States of cane sugar in 1855. at 379.1L1 tons, equal to about 758.394 hhds. In this connec tion it would not be improper to remark, and suggest the propriety on the part of the great compiler of Sugar statistics, that his little book would be a little more interesting to those engaged in sugar culture if he would take the trouble upon himself of obtaining the receipts of sugar at the principle Western ports, as well as those upon the Atlantic. The Western trade in sugar and molasses is certainly an important one and the statis tics thereof are worthy of being compiled with those' of New York, Philadelphia, Boa, ton, Baltimore, and New Orleans-the trade of which cites alone are mentioned by him in his "statement." We are informed that the price demanded by Mr. Champomier for his little book of 44 pages is five dollars! !,We are inclined to the opinion that he makeshis mosiey'easier than' most sien who profess to enlighten the public, From Mr. P. A. Champomier the most re liable authority in all that relates to Sugar in Louisiana, we make the following extracts: With respect to the comirg crop, I am sorry to say that it is the general impression that all the fall plapting, of which these is a great deal done in all our upper Parishes, is a total loss. Such as had already come out of the ground is entirely rotten, while that planted later is not thought to be in a much better condition, though some planters have more coulidence in their light sandy lands than in those that are low, wet and stiff. In respect t9.the destruction of the. cane and the prospect for the forthcoming year he says : I am informed that most of the planters of Rapides are ploughing up their first year's stubbles and the tall planting to put in cotton. This is also said to be the case with some plan ters in the Feliciana Parishes and even in those of Baton Rouge,'but to what extent I have not yet learned. With regara to the plant Cane, it is also spoken of as being badly spoiled by nearly all planters in the State. but few have "of whom. have good seed. And another very unlHvor able' feature is the lateness of the spring, which has thus far proved so wet that plan ters have scarcely done anything. They can neither plough n;or plant. E\en the Corn that somne had put in the ground I am told will have to be repianted. Taking all thing into consideration I shall not be at all surprised if I have again a short crqp to report upon in 1856-57. In this instance, Mr. Champonier merely corroborates the remarks made by us some time ago. In this section the plant is giving a little more promise than was expected'a few weeks since. It is now thought, tha upon most of the plantations in this parish. enough will come up for plant next year, if the sea son be favorable to its growth. The stubble is not relied upon at all-the planters in this immediate vicinity are plowing it up, and planting corn, or preparing the ground for cotton. We shall again refer to Mr. C's statement in full. H sw TnEY LOVED H-a.--\hen Gen. Scott was nominated in 1832 for the Presidency, what oceans of tears the locofoco leaders shed over Mr. Fillmore. No language was.strong enough to convey an adequate idea of the admiratioh and love which they entertained of him. lie was a pn;re and incorruptible patriot, true to the rights of the South, and worthy .the confidence of all. He was in deed a "model President," whose administra tion had been "as conservative as Waisning ington'as." We predict that the very men who thus extolled Mr. Fillmore, will now, for partizan purposes, swallow their owri words, belie their own endorsemenuts. and traduce him as ardently as they then prassed him.--Raleigh (N. C.) Rlegister. Da. GRAHAM.-The New York correspon dent of the Charleston Courier, in his letter of the 10th inst., saysi Dr. Graham, who was sentenced to the r State Prison at Sing Sing ior a number of years, in consequence of the homicide of Col. Loring at St. Nichslar Hotel, is said to be so, ill that it is thought he will not live. The Doctor was made Apothecary when he en tered the prison, atl.. many persons grumble because. he was not made to labor like the more common convicts. It seems that his i immunities did not preserve his health or keep up his spirits. iSvuGA.-The growth of a igar in LIuisiana for the last year, say 1855, proves'to have been 23.1,427 hhds. against :.46,6;35 hhds. for the .year 1854.,. This shows a deficiency of a fraetion/over 3Vtgorcent. from last year, and a deficiency of Oewrly 49. per cent. from, the: great crop of 1853. The following figures give the crop fei five years: 1855, hhde. 231,427 1854, hhds. 346.635 1853. hhds. 449,321 •18*5 hhds, 321.934 1851, hhds.23.6, .7 The estimated quantity in pounds for 1855 B is 354,569.000, whie( is something over 1,000 pounps per hhd. f Is'IT H . in Love, THOUosat-An ex change paper sa.gsthat aNetw England gen. tleman in Calitoraias-who corresponded with a yong-aidy .of Fall 'River,,enbtt his friend atterewhkich tisie4:in Ahit. sami eof the, George Law, on the 28th 4lt.j An--whichL - comprises one hundred and forty-six pages. of letter paper. n d the Penitentiary. Nisile . 'b unhesitatingly and insp r ing1 e e the arts of political od - .ge pas tt :by the General Assembly, ti7 last jesaioii we have dealt with its ersa, in a charitable, if not a forgiving spirit. We.. have remonstrated against, apd deepiy d.ploted the acts of those members who to perpetuate the power cf their party, over-rode the Constitition which they had sworn to support. Our reniostraices how ever, were dictated by a spirit of charity, for we knew that party like Cupid. leads its ino tories, blindfold, into 411 kinds, of folly and that honest men, tinder its influence, frequent ly perpetrate wrongs, which their better judgement contemns and would correct. Yet we look upon the wilfully corrupt legislator with no such chairitable feeling. We regard him as a dangerous member of society, and we care not what paret he claims to be his, we shall denounce his dishonest deeds with severity that our partizan feelings never have, and we trust never will induce us to brinrg into political warnare. Amonng other evidences of a want of ho,: esty in the last misnamed hcnorable General Assembly, was itsneglect to provide for the proper administration of the Penitentiary at Baton Rouge. This neglect is the less ex cusable, as,it is one of those measures to which the attention of the Legislature was specially, and easnestly, and patriotically directed by his Excellency, Gov. HEBERT, inl his retiring message, Why was the subject postponed until the last day? The only probable correct answer is, because the friends of the leasing system were determined to sacrifice the interest of the State, tolenrich individuals, who might be so fortunate as to possess the means and the influence to obtain the lease. Or, in the event of failure at the present session, to leaps the Penitentiary in so helpless a condition as to render it a tax upon the State, and at the next session of the Legislature to base an argument against State management, upon the supposed inability of that institntion to sustain itself under the State, and thus to secure their object next winter, We are strengthened in this conclusion, by a knowledge of the fact that at an early day in the session. Hon. W. I. HAsuLToN, intro duced a well digested bill, amply providing for the administration of the "enitentiary under the.a uspices of the State management: that this bill was kept in the Committee un til the last moment, when a bill had already passed the Senate providing for the leasing of the Penitentiary; so that should the bill to lease fail to become a law, it would be ,oo late to pass Mr. tl.airram's bill. Fortunately these tricksters, .we can call them by no milder name) were caught in their own trap: so faa as the fate of their bill was concerned; at the last session. A noble band of honest men, though in the mi usrity, asserted their right to protect the State. and calling to their aid, the protection which the Constitution had given to the nii nority they refused to allow- the rules to be suspended-thus defeating the speculating schemes of the majority. After it was dis covered to be impossible to pass the leasing bill, effobrts were made to place a sum of umony at the disposal of the Governor, in order to enable him successfully to test the experi ment of State manasment. Aware of the fact that the experiment would prove suc eesful, and that their hopes of specula tion next winter would be lost if successful. thi friends of the leasing system,.defeated these tiforts, and the interest of the State is left to suffer, that thrift may follow rascality. Already the tools of these scheming and dishonest legislators, are at work in their sys tematic deception and swindling of the peo ple, in order to effect the outrage of again placing the immense revenues which the State ought to draw from the Penitentiary; into the pockets of private monopolies. We sincerely hope that the people will not be mislead by these designing men, but that they will require their representatives to cause the Penitentiary to be managed for the benefit of the many and not of the few, as the friends of the leasing system, are attempting to do. Wetru stthat the Spartan band of horest men, -who so noble stood up lor the people's rights, and defeated the peoole's robbers. will re ceiv.e the reward due a faithful perfornmance of their duties. HOMELY WOjF.N.-We like homely wo men. We have always liked them. We do not carry the peculiarity far enough to,i:n clude the hideous or positively ugly, for since beauty and money are the only capital the world will recognize in women, they are more to be pitied than admired; but we have a chivilrio. enthusiastic regard for plain wo men. We never saw one who was not mod est, unassuming, and sweet 'tempered, and have seldom come across one who was. 'not virtuous, and had not a good heart. Made aware in early life of their want of beauty by the slighter attentions of the opposite sex, vanity and affectio'n ever take root in their hearts; and in hope of supplying, attractionsi which a capricious nature has daeuied. they cultivate the graces of the heart instead of the person, and give to the mind those ac complishments which the world so rarely appreciate in, women..but which are more :lasting, and in the eyes of men of sence more highly prized than personal beauty. See the'm in the:street. at home, or in the church, and.they are always the same, and the smite which ever lives upon the face is not forced there to tacinate, but is the spontaneous sun shine retleeted from a kind heart-a flower which takes root in the soul and blooms up in the lips, inspiring respect instead of passion, emoetigs of admiration instead.ot feelings of sensual regard. Plain women make good: wives,. gopd mothers, cheerful homes, and happy ht.bands, and we r.ever see one but we thank Heaven that it has kindly created women of sense as well as benaty, for it is indeed seldom a female is. found ,possessing boths- To homely women we,.therelore, lift our "tile" in respect; the world will extend the same.courtesy to beauty: San Francsuco r ha but fiw plain,women, bqt all, such we iiatd to ns ke.lCetrbsoriibers tp the Golden Era, in view of their worth to society.--San Francisco Goldt* EriL.. [For the Sugar Planter.) Che S ar Interest. plf. EDrTo..-r. "..r he interpt I take in the welfare of Louisiana, and ,'kowi your devotion to the ioccess of the 'qgar nter1,s I 1 g leave-4o Wte a fetw lines to yoon the i The , r Pliste* of Liaian 'ire as noble hearted as findn peopleas any coun try in the world-can boast of. but as "they 1 are lifel!ess who are faultless:: I trust they will excuse me if I call theil attention to matters they ought to remedy. matters which ihothing but o mistaken generoli;:t.ad'an oversiglht of their own interest can cause them to overlook. The old saying, "out of evil comes good," bids me hope for better days, the rnecessity for planters'holding conventions, in order to stop the evils they labor under, is the first step towards Louisianas prosperity. Few countries in any clime can boast of so many gifts of nature as this state can-the richest soil in the world, a navigable stream to al most every plantation, the shipping harbor for the greatest navigable river on the lace of the earth, and a safety harbor f,.r all the comn mercal shipping afloat. Yes the Mississippi I river, the Father of Waters, is one continued safety harbor from one end of Louisiana to the other, a harbor where no ship has ever been wrecked in a gale, and when vessels of1 the largest size can lie besides nature's wharf and receive and discharge cargoes. As I an i straying away from my subject by devoting too much space to the merited eulogy of this State, I will conclude by adding that amongst her boasted possessionls, none are more worthy of notice, than tihe owners of the bright eyes which gaze on the scene. Now for business, with regard to these Conventions. Isay, they are the first steps towards raising Louisiana to the highest po sition among the States of this far famed Republic. "Union is strength,' and a con tinuance of a communion of ideas amongst I'lanters, "sill not only give them full power to remove existing evils, but it will give them knowledge to increase the value of 1heir property ten fold. I need scarcely remark that oia experienced planters o i tier too widely with each other, on the first principles of cul tivation, not to show the necessity of having a yearly Agricuitural Associa:ion, where the merits and demerits of everything connected with their welfare could be canvassed-some planters raise an average oft en thousand pounus of sugar per hand, while others fall short of five thousand. In fact they prepare deir land differently, I cultivate differently. and manufacture ditTer enfly, meiely because they think it bhet. without being able to apply one particle of; science to their admitted practical knowl edge, but in order to come near perfection i:n cultivation, science is as necessary to prac tice., as practice is to science. How few planters are aware of tihe fact, that sugar is not the production of the soil, the soil merely produces the inorganic structure, wh.ere the atmosphere deposits the organic ingredient, sugar. [See McCullogh & Li aus, also Davy, Kane, and others.] hence the soil produces the inorganic and the atmosphere the the organic constituents of the plant, and! as an excess of either will cause an unhealthy plant, it is es seiitial not only to the present clop but to the future ones, that this fact should be under stood and reduced to practice. An unhealthiy plant will make inferior sugar, and still tIe worst kindl of seed. I write not to give in str:uctions. my object is to call forth enquirey and show the absolute necessity of establish- I ing an Agricultural Association. The w orks written on these subjects, are too difficult to understand by most of the practical planters, but by a union of ideas, all planters meeting at the society, and explaining their views on the subject, a remedy will soon be discovered for all their evils. Planters. you have commenced your inves tigation about the inconvenience you are ex posed "to, in. New Orleans, for want of a proper Sugar Market,- yes, your losses in the present market call for a change, but when you do make a change. make one worthy cf the great sugar interest of Louisiana, have a market solely under your own control, where you can have sufficient accommodation to hold your sugar as long as you wish, each plan ter paying a moderate charge, just enough to pay the working expenses of the concern. Is it not an iunwarrantable fact, that plan ters who own three hundred thousand dol. lars worth of real estate, cannot get twenty thousand dollaus of accommodation without paying two and a half per cent to some one who cant pay fifty cents on the dollar on his ewn liabilities, and even after oaying that commission for a worthless name, they most put up with every kind of bad treatment in the way of selling their sugar too low, ailow ing too much tare, and several other tricks of trade. But pianters will be subject to all this un til they establish banks of their own, and at tend more closely to the snares that are daily surrounding them. In conclliing this letter I have to tell you, if yov wish to serve the.sugar planters, you must be bold and fearless, crush the snake in the grass when you meet him, always keep in mind the difference between mind and, matter, respect property in the head more than property in the pocket. As there are many honorable men connec ted with banke. I expect no person will think this perswoal unless the cap fits. Yours, A SUGa MasIz. A Posirton.--The 'Ciicinnati Sun, an abo lition paper, says that Mr. Fillmore occupies the " Cateh-all-th'e-Niggers-possible " pbsi tion. 1'* Ti~e.children are so dirty in a place oi Cape Cod, thet. motherfrequently goes into the street and washes the faces of half-a dzen before she discovers which is her own. p thonetics. A iong,tike various reforms wik are nosy demanding the attention of th es give men of the age, that of English (Who graphy stands. first in the estimatioo the 'Whlola. TheFglishn language, it is believ d. mustone day be the medium of communica- a ting thought for "universal man."' But who would wish the errors, inconsistancies and I absurdities, which fill every page of English I readirng to become universal ? In the tollowing words, reign, rein. eight. Dey. say. thte vowel heard in each instance is precisely tne same; and this list rmight be extended to different combinations, as air. iwar, ctraight. tare, bare. Now liere are ten different combilations, representing the san:e sound. Can such an absurdity be easily mas tered by the youthful mind ? In every in stance it is a simple vowel. Were it univer sally represented by one and the same letter, it would scarcely be p9ssible to conceive how auch it would siprten the labor ucces s.try to correct spelling. Ihe letter a, is sel udmin suticient to represent this sound in any word. In mate ske must have a-c. in remn ei, in reign eig, in eight eigh. in Day ey, and on till the memory is disgusted with so many different combinations of this simptevowel sound. The English alphabet is insffitient as well as absurd. There are forty-tiree el e:nentary sounds used in speaking the English larguage; and only twenty-six letters to re present this sound. An alphabet to be sufil cient must have a letter for each sound. Phonetics, the new method of spelling: which has been partially introduced in this State !:y Professor 31.N. Byington, whcse in defatigable exertions in this branch of learn ing are of the highest commendatigns, pro poses an alphabet sufficient and worthy ofil our language, and must evidently be adopte,. Those who take an interest in the ca~e of educ-tion, should not fail to investigate this subject; ard: would do well tovisit the "Free Public Scin*ol" of Ward No. 2, in E. Baton Rouge, conducted by Protessor B., in which the Phonetic System is very successfully in troduced. OBSERVER -----------t--I, --------'sue-- -.__- Conm untica'te. The Revision of the Scriptures. Mr. EDrToa,-Drar Sir : As tire Rev. Mr. CRa.FTS has lately de livered a lecture at the Christian Cehurch of Dr. SLosson, upon the necessity of a revision of the B:ble. and believing with him, that a revision is absolutely necessary, I beg leave to uder a few of my ideas on the subject. MIan is prone to error and to none more than upon religious topics. It is singular that if a theory is started which appears ri ui:cuious. it is scouted at and haotetd do'nun ti time demonstrates satisfactorily that it is practical. But 'et some itinerant preacher come along with no matter how ridiculous a theory. upon somne interpretation of the Sa cred Writings, and at once he i0 listened to and nine times out of ten, if tley do not be come converts, they remain neutral and say nothing. Ever since tie scriptures have been pomnlgated and given to man that he mrtiht read and live, numberless sects have arisen who have ikoterpreted those writings to suit their own tastes and caprice, and make them bend to their own peculiar views of the Di inity, the Present, and the Future. Nearly every reader of the Bible places a different interpretation upon various passages of fte Inspi'ed Volume, and commentators the most learned and wise. have never recon ciled the actual reaningas tottheir purpose and intent. It may be a wise dispensation of Providence that we should not all agree upon the entire Book, and leaves us the confliction of opinious to work out our salvation. But as sectarianism has never pDiduced that feeling of brothsly love whiCh the Golden Rule points oiot as the first great precept of Christianity, I am reluctant ly compelled to believe that it is not so. Each of the sects which now compose the Christian world at large, denounce each oth er with a bitterness that savors too much of ill nature and prejudice, and instead of uniting them in a comemon foldthat they may preach and propagate the doctrines of the Master, they dispute and wrangle about the meaning of the many passages of scriptures which are the cause of sects. Now sir, I believe that with the scriptures properly and carefully revised, and we cer-, tainly have more facilities now for a correct translat.on than King James had-much of that bitter feeling will be obviated, as the so ciety for this revision is corrposed ot minis ters of all sects, and a better feeling to each other will be engendered. I know there are a great many bigotted small-souled.individu als, who look upon this. revision with holy horror, and even cry out "Infidelity," against it, but they will find their opposition to be slight,. and little avail.' A man who would attempt to stifle free inquiry or oppose a search for truth, would not hesitate to estab liph an Inquisitior. to compel a belief in Rod according to his tde . :ook fdt r.*l ith no 'little- interest to iel dritpletion of this great and laudable work, and-I am inclined to think that much good will result from theft labors. INQUIRER FuArTaclpE.-From a friend et the terminus of the Clinton Plank road, we have, just re ceived a hasty note informing us of an unpro' yoked murder in that vicinity the day be-' fore T weo brothers- ichard and Frpik Staf ford, resideets of East Feliciana--ha1 somii words, when the youngest. Frankin5-dis charged a double barrelled shot gun at Rich ard, the contents taking effect in the stomach,. killing kim instantly. Tfhe above statement is confirmed by an eye witness. Frank Sta'ford has left for parts iunknown.-Comet. QZ' Which can snsil a rat the quikest the man who knows the most, or he who has the most nose? As Mr. Anderson, baarequested "all phil. anthropic Editors of newspapers" to pass the above, lp and dowan the Liaisippi and jt tributaries, and as bisprei.ses and conhls. siona~itrikes us *ith oo rable force, we take 1east bin publishioighis friendly ware. jng. and conirtreasit to to e careful consider. ation of our readem. The admonitory precaution, recommended by aisold Mississippi boatman, to the oceu. pants of the alluvial bottom lands on the Mis. sissippi. Missouri and Ohio rivers. Respected Cellow-Bitizens: I suppao you have heard that the Missilippi river. . t Fatherot Waters. is the receptacle ofa thou. sand tributary rivers, flowing from the Rocky and Alleghany mountainsj and the extenire valleysvbetween them; and it is reasonable to suppose that the Mississippi bottom lands wýudd e' submerged frequently, but for the Almimhty Creator, in melting the snow on the Alleghany mountains. and exhaustingthe flood of the Ohio River anterior to.tbe melt. in, cf the snow in the Rocky mountai, and ioond in the Missouri and upper . uiss, -ippi Rivers; yet there is abuedaut evidence that there have been exceptions to that wise arrangement. Evidence. From the washing of mounds, and. other visible evidence, bseerved some 36 or .37 years ago, corrobdoted by Indian evil oence. the water has evidently been much hl~gher many years ago thau it has at any time during the present century; but I have no knowiedge that any of the natives then lived on alluvial lands; I presume they did not, unless they lived on mounds. 'I'herefore. it becomes my sacred duty to warn the numerous dwellers on the alluvial lands of the Mississippi river and its tribu taries to make ample provisionbforthep ser,. vation of life during floods, which it is reason. Ssable to suppose will come sooner or later; and this year (1S56) may possibly be one of the fatal years, for which I will here girt myeasons. From undoubted in formation there is an unusat quantity bf snow and ice both in the Rocky and Alleglsay mountains and some of their valleys; and from the warm weather, and other unequivoal signs, I fear that there will be a simultaneoa 4w, r. .d probably a destructive flood in the Mimisippi and other rivers tributary thereto, durir the [reseftspri.g--aid for the of life, L.iltlaut suggts$. and reef the heads of families to have m .everal feet above the late p1i.ected by -pictetrdoi the ades ezjd th the current,*nd have omfoQta Ma "si±anties eiected thereor., of sbieiefe.aipa city t! pseserve their white families, slaves, stck asnd proivsions-and if it is not conve Shiiiat fur all tq conatruct pmopn.s yil pgr po.ea sicond.ipan to coritrutnt ,laita e rafts of timber, braced by tree to'keep them in place and so constructed as to float on the ftood ,and sustain the weight oftomfoait~ le shelters and garners for provision and toek. If they are not required to preseve lif this spring or summer, I deem it a necesay.pre caution as long as the turbid waters of the Mississippi flows past their plantations. My adv ice to the citizens of New Orleans, is, to purchase a tract of land, half a mile wide or more, extendi~ng from the head of the Me. tairie Ridge to the Mississippi river, thg construct a water-proof levee, to conduct R~ redundant water from the Mississippi east of that ridge. and a high substantial levee from its terminus on the river, thence along aid river to the lower part of the city, or further if they deem it necessary. Philanthropic editors of newspapers will please pass this friendly warning up and down the Miasisippi river and its tributaries hoping there that air persons living inexpos ed situations will avert the danger, I willre spectfully bid you farewell for the present, and depart for H unsty'lie, Madison county Ala.. where I will be pleased to bear of your safety. a Respectfully. RICHARD W. ANDERSUB. Aberdeei, Miss.. March 3, 1866. -Nouvelles tildgraphiqes, transmis. an Charivari de Donaldsonville. Le maur emlpereur de SaintDomingue ran conter. e pas de tenir le sceptre impirial; il vent encore prouver a ses sujets qu;al eat ua poOte tres diatintzu. II a composd a,cet effet sne po&si qte nous repeoduisons ici. Elgie Larmoyanta. Mo gagns ni tant la petas, isans mortet' na pa I'esprl; St por' zieux sembl fontaiae., Mo is fam' mouri jordi. ,i to noir passe chaudiure, eA li don. dou com' siro; Li to gagne tout pour plaitr, Quand li nays daps do I'eau. Po peti li tksi bel, Quand meo i te sts voti. ut cehanti samoura moi, Quand mo gardi so Ia bbomebs, Mo dOntf bln, so ce, a I slas Tant mo pear sot 5mourasl. SQuand pr,,limoorrp6 cl55l, - * Li becqut mei touas le' pl quoand mo couri dans eibl, . Mo mtng i par so bra. Quand mo te ft Ii earess.s, L tt dipdonle' samoars; Li janais gagnsn trintess s, V o content, eoftnt s touattrn. ":' ". - ; .: o . .;- ° : " P..Pr nNG,IN THU FACE or DAnu.-,.ltiS. 'diellists are proveibial forthega;ri sang froid which theyearry ' t theled encounters., The following es are relalll of one of the kindesthe fte and tmost oflhe pen who shed Lus in the early part of the piss Currant was a hoted '.ln. -.tiat fight was with an l,.ir againit w, had been- p isiordaly' mp ib~ihbeif had- kent fredy!' °ý'eg6t and ms ed; Curran thbew.odol bs "It was not neccesary 'r i ath said he, corttemttrdusly. "We died soon a the renort of his own istol." Another:antogonist of his W a'"abIiU named ;gats; a inan of irfmense asi.nd Curran was small' and thin.. When .', ties were placed on the gfoundi. , dP plained of the advantage this dis . , their sizes gave to Curran. -'I mght 1ie at a razor's edgeas at him." said "and he. may hit me as easily asa turf Curra. was ready with a'retoft: `.tell you wkhit, Mr. Egan: : weamdt.. ,p advantage f' you; but 'leý sy s1i S e chlkled out upon your body, ind t,wil all that all shots outside of the mark shall pt nothi ng." . "o e asnight the 31.st a t., by the av Csef.tZm, Mr. A. E. IORGAN, to 5155ko . BURGS, all of Baton Rouge, Accompanying tae aboea happy " aeknowl dge the receipt of the usual Printers pI sites less the wine, which we attribute to the ai9* spirit of our frien MRoawnM . " We wish the married couple, all the hapila t be found in their anev stale.