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tOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, APRIL 19,1856. . NO. 16.
i -.. .-A 1 ..... ý7 en-fu f 1 t AN rER, Plh r = .. EVYR SATURDAY wOR.N HENRY J1. HYAMUs, ISu safe glitor & Proprietor. lot US, Ogee near the Court House, the rS T B A T O N RO UGE. of anm ? UMS of the SUGAR PLANTER' ant gahmtptlon --33 a year. due invariably at the time of subsribing; if not then paidl or within three oibsthereafter, five dollar will be charged: no to s*asription will be iaken for a less term than lec neatsa: no paper discontinued until arrearges are o phi. fee A velg.Advertisements not exceeding ten llses,.S1 for the first, and 50 cents for every eubse- aic eat insertion; those of greater length in proportion. A lberal discount to those who advertise by the to year. Toe to Club.--Where aClab of not less than lit tm names is sent, with the cash, the paper will be Lit feaished at $2 50 each subscriber, and an addition- ga slcopy to the person furnishing the list. re Clb of not less than twenty is furnished, n with the eash, the paper will be forwarded at $2 2 (e ichk ubeeriber, and two additional copies for the ot t. Job Prlntng. ath ua PajsPri, BLasws, Cantes, BDne, Fti lu ta and other Notices, executed with neatness and de- St spatch, n all cases, cash on delivery. te no by tit St aub AYER'S PILLS, A .w and sin larly successful remedy for the aCreof all Bilious dieases s-Costiveness, Indi etion Jaundice, Dropsy, liheumatism, Fever, R fet, homors, Nervousness. Irritailit., lInfamma th tions, Headache, Pains in the Breast, Side, Back, e and Limbs, Female Complaints, &c. &c. Indeed, tb very few arethe diseases in which a Purgative Medi- su tin is not more or less required, and much sick ne s and suffering might be prevented, if a harm less but effectual Cathartic were more freely used. m No person can feel well while a costive habit of body prevails; besides, it soon generates serious and n( often fatal diseases, which might have been avoided us , the timely and judicious use of a good purgative. of This is alike true of Colds, Feverish syvmptomts, and Bilious derangements. They all tend to Ibecome or m produce the deep seated and formidable distempers which load the hearses all over the land. Hence a reliable fanmily physic is of the first importance to ie the public health, and this Pill has been perfected t with on.summate skill to meet that demand. An et extensive trial of its virtues by Physicians, Profes- a sors, and Patients, has shown results surpassing ri any thing hitherto known of any medicine. ('ure have been e efected beyond belief, were they not sub- c stantiated by persons of such exalted position and character as to forbid the suspicion of untruth. O Among the many eminent gentlemen who have testified in favor of these Pills, we may mention : Prot J. M. LCKas, Analytical Chemist, of Cin- a tinnati, whose high professional character is en- an dursed by it Joas McLrt.A, Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. a Tios. Coitwls, Secretary of the Treasury. Is Hon. J. M. WRIGHT, Governor of Indiana. N. LoxowoTar, great wine grower of the West. U Also Da J. It. Cu.rILOSi, Practical Chemist, of New York City, endorsed by Hox. W. L MARCY, Secretary of State. g Wt. B. Asrox, the richest man in America. S. LsLAND & Co., Propt's of the Metropolitan Hotel, and many others. Did space permit, we could give many hundred certificates, from all parts where the pills have been uaed, but evidence even more convincing than the experience of eminent public men is found in a their effects upon trial. t These Pills, the result of long investigation and study, are offered to the public as the best and most complete which the present state of medical seience can afford. They are compounded not of the drugs themselves, but of the medicinal virtues only of Vegetable remedies, extracted by chemical process in a state of purity, and combined together I in seh a manner as to insure the best results. This system of composition for medicines has been found in tee Cherry Pectoral and Pills both, to produce a ote e~ient remedy than had hitherto been ob tained by any process. The reason is perfectly oh ML. While by the old mode of composition, every mediciae is burdened with more or less of acri omaimus sad injurious qualities, by this each indi- I vidual virtue only that is desired for the curative effectis present. All the inert and obnoxious qual itieteOeach substance employed are left behind, the curative virtues only being retained. Hence it is I self-evident the effects should prove, as they have peved, morepurely remedial, and the Pills a surer, mare powerful antidote to disease than any other medicine known to the world. As it is frequently expedient that my medicine should be taken under the counsel of an attending Physician,-and as he could not properly judge of a emedy without knowing its composition, I have supplied the accurate Formula by which both my Pectrl and Pills are made to the whole body of Prafltioner in the United States and British Amer iean Provinces. If, however, there should be any one who has not received them, theyOwill be pJmptly forwarded by mail to his request. Of all thePatent Medicines that are offered, how bu wodl be taken if their composition was known ! Slife consists in their mystery. I have na msposition of my preparations is laid open to ll1ma, and all who are competent to judge on thesubject freely acknowledge their convictions of their ~ntrhnsic merits. The Cherry Pectoral was -l o Iad by scientice men to be a wonderful Umliciid before its effects were known. Many em hat Phtiians have declared the same thing of .y PI ls ad even more confidently, and are will gm8tertify that their anticipations were more tlan 'lllzem by their efbects upon trial. STaey sby theirpowerful influence on the ernl a to purify the blood and stimulate it clate healt ation--remove the obstructions of rathe kbowels, liver, and other organs of the body, retoring their irregular action to health, and by ooseeting, wherever they exist, such derange Ueit. a are the Arst origin of diseaue.s Beiiaugar-wrapped, they are pleasant to take, sd iaiag puly vegetable, no harm can arise from StW se wr apper on the Bo. PREPARED BY DR. JAMES C. AYER, ?rSSUsa i AUti~ytICal Chemist, LOWWLL YAKS. 4 WAR Sem~iw U.Jive Ia.Dim hi SL SOLD BY U. T. WAD= $ UD.SsUM7. U ill Platform of the National American thi Party. lber 1st. An humble acknowledgement to the Supreme being forHis protecting care vouch- " safed to our fathers in their successful revo lutionary struggle, and hitherto manifested to the us, their descendants, in the perservation of To the liberties, the independence and the union of these States. D. 2d. The perpetuation of the Federal Union, ca and Consitution, as the palladium of our civil Jo' and religious liberties, and the only sure bul- 0. wark of American independence. Jo. 3d. Americans must rule America: and G. to this end native born citizens should be se lected for all State, federal and municipal t offices or government employment, in pre ference to all others. ad 4th. Persons born of American parents re sidino temporarily abroad should be entitled to all the rightsof a native born citizen. 0th. No person should be selected for po. W litical station (whether of native or foreign Sr birth) who recognizes any allegiance or obli gation of any description to any foreign prince, Ai potentate or power, or who 4fuses to recog- J nize the Federal and State Constitutions J, (each within its sphe:e) as paramount to all other laws, as rules of political action. * 6th. The unqualified recognition and main tainance of the reserved rights of the several States, and the cultivationof harmonyand frý ternal good will between the citizens of the several States,and to this end, non-interference Pa by Congress with questions appertaining solely th to the individual States, and non-intevystion H4 by each State with the affairs of any other Al State J 7th. The recognition of the right of the na tive-born and naturalized citizensofthe Unrited , States. permanently residing in any Territory i thereof, to frame their constitution and laws. and to regulate their domestic and social af- Ui fairs in their own mode. subject only to the provisions of the Federal Constitution, with the privilege ofadmission intothe Union when ever they have the requisite population for one P' Representative in Congress, provided always, that none but those whoare citizens of the U ni- b ted States. under the constitution and laws r thereof, and who have a fixed residence in any J such Territory. ought to parti#ipate in the for- ti mation of the constitution, or in the enact- i ment of laws for said Territory or State. 8th. An enforcement of the principle that a no State or Territory ought to admit others than native (born citizens to the right of suffrage, or re of holding political office. N' 9th. A change in the laws of naturalization making a continued residence of twenty-one years.of all not heretolore provided for, an It indispensible requisite for citizenship hereaf ter. and excluding all paupers and persons 0 i convicted of crime. from landing upon our a aiores: but no irierference with the vested ci rights of foreignels. 10th. Opposition to any union between 1 Church and State: no interikrence with reli gious faith, or worship, and no test oaths for t office.t I Ith. Free and thorough investigation into - any and all alleged abuses of public f'mtnction aries. and a strict economy in public expend- r itures. i 12th. The maintenance and enforcement of I all laws constitutionally enacted, until said j laws shall be repealed, or shall be declared o null and void by competent judicial authority. :13th Opposition t) the reckless and unwise I policy of the present Administration in the general management of our national affairs, and more especially as shown in removing a Americans (by designation) and conservatives d in principle, from office, and placing forigners e and ultraists in their places; as shown in a n truckling subserviency to the stronger, and n an insolent and cowardly bravado towards tie weaker powers: as shown in re-opening d sectional agitation, by the repeal of the Mis d souri Compromise; as shown in granting to I unnaturalized foreigners the right of suffrage min Kansas and Nebraska; as shown in its vascilating course on the Kansas and Nebras ir ka question; as shown in the corruptions is which pervade some of the departments of the Ld Government; as shown in disgracing merito a rious naval officers through prejudice or ca ' price; and as shown in the gundering mis management of our foreign relations. 14th. Therefore, to remedy existing evils, i- and prevent the disastrous consequences oth re erwise resulting therefrom we would build 1- up the "American party" upon the princi e ples hereinbefore stated. 15th. That each State Council shall have x authority to amend their several constitutions er so as to abolish the several degrees, and in stitute a pledge of hour instead of other se obligations for fellowshf1 and admission into ig the party. a 16th. A free and open discussion of all po e litical principles embraced in our platform. of ----~ [OFFICIAL.] Proceedings of the Police Jury of the Parish of West Baton Rouge. Ata regular session of the Police Jury of the Parish Sof West Baton Rouge,9eld 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 no quorum, the Jury adjourned on ac count of sickness, to tile first Monday in October. J. T. La.yuY, Pres't. Dt DAVD N. BaOW, Clerk. f MONDAY, Oct. 18th 1855. - The Police Jury met according to adjournment. ' Present: J. T. Landry, Pres't, B. Landry, Ernest He bert, Adamis Hebert and L. Caldwell. There being no e quorum the Jury adjourned to 2d Monday in Novem it b 1855. Attest. J. T. LsDrv, Prest. Davi N. Bannow, Clerk. d MoNDAY, Nov. 12, 1855. Perstant tn adjournment the Police Jury of the Parish of West Baton Rouge, met at the Court House e, thereof. n Present: 3. T. Landry, Pres't, B. Landry, Ernest Hebert, Adamis Hebert. Alexander Barrow. James Devall, W. W. Lemmon, W. D. Winter. Absent, John A. ianos L Caidwell, James Pipes, Jos. H. Johnston. On motion of W. W. Lemmonall members absent at previous sessions were excused. On motion of J. R. Devall, S Reseeed. That whereas Henry Cole, lessee of the Ferry under the ordinance of the 27th March 1855, has failed to comply with the conditions of said ordi nance in having a good and sucient steam-boat to ply between West Baton Rouge and Baton onuge by the 12th of November 1865. Thesjbe 1. d Rabe o That the President be an. thorized to re-leae the ery inl conjunction with the Sauthorities of the town of Baton Rouge upon iea tin d condltions as uhall be agreed upon by the said President and the authorities aforesaid. On motion Louis Favrot was appointed road and lovee inspector foDthe 4th Ward in place of G. Da broca, resigned. On motion B. Hebert was appointed road and levee Inspector for the first road and levee District, in place of A. Hebert, deed. tei The Finance Committee made the following report the claims therein mentioned were allowed: To N. W. Pope, Sheriff. (election expenses... $121 50 CU N W. Pope in case of State s. S. C. Smith... 15 90 w V. Hebert, Justtce of the Peace ............. 4 75 D. N. Barrow, six months salary............ 1 00 00 Capitolias Vis-a-Vis, quarter salary....:... 150 00 Joseph Brand, Assessor (making tax-rolls).. 30 oo th O. Bernard, Jr., Recorder. for extension of tax- o0 roll............................... ..... 46 00 t Joachin Aillet for serving warrant.......... 1 70 G. D)ubroca, road and levee inspector........ 25 00 On motion of A. Barrow, it was resolved that bl the Parish Attorney be instructed to take such steps iil as he shall see proper, upon the bond of Ilenry Cole. There being no further business, the Police Jury adjourned sine die. Attest: J. T. Lanar, Prest. Cl DA.lo N. BAuxow, Clerk. w According to law the Police Jury of the Parish of West Baton Rouge met at the Court House thereof, on Monday the 7th lay of January 1856, that being the first Monday in said month. Present: Messrs. J. T. landry. Pres't, B. Landry, Adamts Hebert, Alexander Barrow, L. Caldwell. Ab sent, John A. Danes, Ernest Hebert, James W. Pipes, g( James R. Devall, W. W. Lemmon, W D. Winter and ri Jad. H. Johnson. M There being no quorum present the Jury adjourned m until 9th February 1856. Attest: J. T. Landry.7, Prest. David N. Barrow, Clerk. Si Proceedings of the Police Jury of the Parish of West G Baton Rouge. According to adjournment, the Police Jury of the Parish of West Baton Rouge met at the Court House to thereof on the 9th of Februry 1856. Present: J. T. Landry, Pres't. Ernest Hebert. Admis Hebert. B. laodry. Alx. Barrow. James W. Pipes.- Absent: L. Caldwell. W. D. Winter, Wsles R. Devra ei John A. llanon, W. W. Lemmon, J. H. H. ohnston. el On motion, ei Recolm. . That the Clerk of the Police Jury of the Parish, notify the members of this Jury of the next meeting. P And no quorum being present the Jury adjourned until Monday the 3d March, lb56. Attest- J. T. Landry, Pres't. Hzoar J. HYAxs, Clerk- pro tem. Aecording to adjournment the Police Jury of the at parish of t est Baton Rouge, met at the Court House ti thereof, an the :1t Mon-day in March 1985i. Present: Messrs. J. T. Landrv. Pres't. Adamis He- " bert Alexander lar:ow, L. Caldswell, J. W. Pipes . . It. S [trall. W. W. emmnon.*W. D. Winter, Janies H. Johnston. 1( Then came S)r. Janrior IIebert and presented rcer tificate of election as tnemtelr of the Police Jury from tLe first Police Jury Ward, to fill the vacancy caused b by the removal Irum theh arisol:~ftJohn. .\. tDaIns. to On motion the President appointed Messrs. I. Cald well Adamsi liebert and IV. W. I-rcuon, a committee to examine the credentials, and -sniicommitteehaving reported favorably Mr. Jauvier llebert took the oath it prtscriled by law. The n,inoto- of the preceeding meeting were then read ald approved. sIr. ('a:lds etl lated hti reasons for absetlce at the last mnetilo of the Police Jur,- and aski t nhbeex cud,l. and in motion tey were accepted and the mi--ber execit.e+. on mrion of W. I. Winter all members heretofore absent at the meetings of the Police Jury, were ex cused. t tlr. eCaltwell presente-l :: petition from the redents a of Dav. n -- . in the "i,:- r " u.-le. prayiung tlor apu lhe road. whiclh a ietid o it" J.ory. * On oitio of ir i. 1.. siwel. It yras 1 so1,,i. It hri.s :l: . the inh:L:5;:t;-ts of that part of F thi's parish. sittanted in tie rear of the idant-tions of .Me- r. . ati i'* e: 1 :" . .. iost-.ell.(1.ave leti tioned :i l. 1' llie . f r ,t ,,uo ,;ic r.ad to .nable them a free tr it t tle Colrt itous , uand ihe Mississisippi liot'snll. Th:.t a i urv of coven free holder's, consist iu ofII Mv-irl. 1I. W. Aln. .iohn h ird, ir. P. i1. i.n rs It hin. W . NP .h.;ns I.. IDutacoll oandl J. V. l)urel' . li hereby asp.iuted to trace slanid lay t out a I'u'l!i IRad for tli- bliinetit of nai P'etitioner and to tal.e alil -tlsh legel steps as may secure an early ( completn .f sa:tid road. On mot~io ,f Mr. L. Cal-ws.ll. I.l.,,. That a committee of fivre members be ap t po.inted by the President of tle Police J .ir, who shall 1 :take in rnenstideration the propricty oc 'repairing the u: Court :Housei anid Pulic Jail. or tlhe purchase or 5 consruction of suitable buildtrigs for a new Court 5 House sni taiil. ann d that said committee be authonzed to examine sites w~hiin'.te mile of tile present Court House. ant receii ,prttos:ls fr the purchaseorerec Hiem iof buildlinugs efitab!e for the purpose of a Court S louse cii toil. . R ol.st c. That said committee report their investi gations at the next meeting of this Lolice Jury. tOn motion of Mr. Adamis Htebert. it was RstIrwe Whereas, the Cut-off road is now and has been impasssile for want of necessary drainage and s bridges and otilier repairs. re it Resnlce. Thata committee composed of Messrs. B. landrr anl H. Bergeron. be and they are hereby appointedu od sauthorireld jointly with a similar com e mittee appointed by the PolceJury of the Parish of lberville 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 3, of wail repairs, thle 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 of said costs and repairs. On motion of L. Caldwell, Resolved, That a committee of three members be e oppointed by the President, to employ sonqe fit per sons to revise the regulations of the Police Jdry. And the President appointed Messrs. L. CaldwellB A. Barrow aud Adamis Hebert. !r The Finance Committee having reported favorably o upon the following claims, the same were allowed and the President authorized to draw his warrants for the same: Rosemond Hebert, for one inquest.... ... $ 25 00 do do " account.............. 35 00 do do .............. 20 75 do do " . 25 00 Rosemond Hebert, adr. J. A. Hebert, inquest. 25 00 18 Edward Bourg. Coroner inquest.............. 259 00 James Odom, Jailor............ ........ 100 00 Sugar Planter, bal. salary ................ .... W. B. Chamberlin, Clerk's fees........... 17 90 h Henry Grant. burying dead bod........... 10 In DavidN. Barrow, Clerk P.J ........ -...--'..100 09 SJ. A. Levesque, road andlevee inspector, 18.3. 2600 On motion Mr. T. Derichebourg was appointed road and lee inspector in the 3d road and levee District, in e- the place of F. A. Williams. On motion the Jury adjourned Dine die. Attct J. T. LasmRO, Prest. DAVD N. Bxxonw. Clerk. SUGAR AND COTTON Par sprEcTs.-We were surprised to learn a few days since of the utter hopelessness f-the-ugar crop in this parish the coming year The great ma jority of planters absolutely anticipate raising no cane whatever. A great many are plow ing up their cane fields and planting them in corn and some in cotton. A ruinous year, without doubt for sugar, while according to all accounts the cotton crop will be greatly augmented. en West Baton Rouge, we learn they are going largely in the latter business -alao on Bayou Marangouin. where not a particle of sugar will be raised.--lb.Setindl. BE CAUTIOUS.-We are indebted to Mrs. Candle for the following lines: Men brandy drink and never think, That girls at all can smell it; They dont suppose s woman's nose, Was ever made to suell it. What kind of bands do yunug ladies like the bee t Ans.-H~i -bands to be sure. 0 The Sugar Planters' Convention. in LOCATION OF A SUGAR MART. ue An adjourned meeting of the sugar plan- ed ters, who assembled in January last, to con- Ti aider the subject of establishing an improved pl sugar platform in this city or its neighborhood sc was held yesterday in the Lyceum Hall. w The meeting was thinly attended, not over w fifty planters being present, the paucity of gi the number being perhaps in some degree th owing to the fact that an interesting race was tl to have come off yesterday. le At a few minutes past twelve the assem- SI blage was called to order by Col. J. S. Wil- ge liams, of Wept Baton Rouge, upon whose in nomination John Moore, Esq.. of Attakapas, te was chosen President, and Messrs. B. R. m Chinn and H. J. Hyams, of West Baton Rouge, ci were elected Secretaries. of The Chair briefly explained the object of tt the present meeting of the Convention, which H was to receive a report from a committee, te appointed at the session of the 23d of January si last, to examine, the various localities sug. rs gested for a sugar mart, on both sides of the hi river; to estimate the costs of sucifimprove me.,ts as might/be necessary, and suggest the cc means by which a satisfactory arrangement of might be arrived at. This committee con- tl sisted of Messrs. Joseph S. Williams, J. A. tt Braund, G. W. Campbell, James J. Hanna, L. 13 G. Compton and W. J. 'Minor. sc Col Williams, as chairman of the commit- ri tee, submitted a report, stating that they had 1 examined the various localities on both sides p of the river. and a majority had come to the ra conclusion that not only is the space at pres- of ent assigned as a sugar platform totally inad equate, but its condition is such as to affor bh no protection to the produce of the sugar o: plantation. t( They were of opinion that the whole of the ec ground in front of Old Levee street, be'ween tI Bienville and Jefferson streets, would be re- at quired to meet the wants of the sugar trade, t and it was their conviction that, as a situa- ti tion for a mart. i:,t was the o(e which f, would best,subserve the sugar iuterest w, .Le iI State. b Entertaining these views, they had appoin- S ted a sub-committee, consistingof Mr. M. O. p H. Norton, to see what arrangemants might be made, and the report of this sub-commit- a tee was appended and made part of their own. The original committee added,. that if a sat- a isfactoryagreement could not be made witnthe i city of New Orleans, they unanimously re- c commnended that a site fora mart be selected i on the other side of the river, and between ai point opposite Canal street oand the upper c line of Gretna. In continuation, they say that from esti- I mates made. at least iS50,000 will be required c to purchase the necessary grounds and build suitable platforms and sheds. They had, therefore. had prepared by one of their num ber. a charter to incorporate an association of r planters under the namie and style of the c Lnuisiana Sugar Mart. which charter they ( recommended to the Convention; also, that, I a committe be appointed to receive subscrip- c tions to the stock. to the required amount of i $Sl.50,000, and that as a basis of subscription, each planter put down his name for a sum equivalent to one dollar upon each hogshead of sugar. of an arrage crop raised by him- say the crop of 5;4. The sub-committee reported, in effect, that in consequence of the general anticipation that the present city government would have gone out of power last month, nothing was done in the way of negotiation until the act passed the legislatime postponingo,,r Munici : pal elections. until June next. Then the committee proceedled immediately to the dis charge of its duties, but in consequence of the brief space of time that had elapsed and oth er obstacles, was not able to state definitely what might be accomplished. The com mittee, however, had had interviews with prominent and influential members of the Common Council, in which assurances were given of an earnest desire on the part of the ,f city 'to meet the views and requirements of the sugar planters." As to the ground between Bienville and Jefferson streets, alluded to by the parent committee,, the sub-committee found that, exclusive of the platforms connected with a the wharves, and the space occupied by the streets crossing the Levee, it is 1250 feet long, with no average width of 2.50 feet, and will afford room for upwards of 20.000 hhds. w of sugar. There is a lease of the wharves in front . of this ground which will not expire for for some two years and a half. The lessees d have the use of the ground as well as the Swharves, but on the condition that both shall be kept in perfect repair; and as the reve io nues derived therefrom are not proportioned a to the expenditure, these lessees, the sub r committee says, would willingly relinquish 3 this portion of their contract to any party >o who would relieve them of their obligations 5 in relation thereto. o This "difficulty" removed, the sub-com 0 mittee was assured by members of the Coun 39 cil that the city would, to promote its own Sinterests, lease the ground fo9 a term of Syears, free of charge. to an association of planters; that permission would be granted for the erection of sheds, &c., and that such taxes would be imposed upon the property protected as would give a fair revenue upon the proposed investment. SThe sub-coinmmittee estimates the cost of the improvements suggested at $105,000 n 8$30,000 for a platform, to cover the whole area, ai4 $75,000 for a shed with sate rul and iron columns to enclose two thirds of the ground. The sub-committee concludes by suggesting that if during twelve months there should be landed here x:00,000 hogsheads of sugar and 3u0,000 `agels of molasses, a tax ol ten cents each being levied on the former, and five cents each upon the lItter. the mart would vielc an annual revenue of $35,000. The charter, submitted with the report, provides that the capital stock of $250,000 shall be issued in shares of fifty dollars each, not more than twenty per cent, to be demapd ed at any one time, and no two successive payments to be called in, without at leastsix ty days intervening, and that the institution shall bo governed by a president and six Directors, the former of whom shall receive a salaf one thousand dollars. ThYResident addressed the Convention in support of the scheme. Some action on this subject, he said, had become imperative ! upon them. During the past winter he had seen the sugar upon the Levee here embedd ed in mud and water for days and days. True, it was the duty of the city to keep the platform in order, but the city had never done so, and he feared never would. Even now, when we had had a long stretch of dry 1 weather, such was the unevenness of the ground where the platform was situated, that I the sugar was sunk in pools of molasses. He then went on to show that although New Or leans was the best market in the United States for sugar, by reason of the lower char ges of the commission merchants here; still, I in consequence of the want of sufficieut pro. tection for the article when brought here, many planters preferred disposing of their rdp either at their plantations or at some other port, and thus a very large portion of this most important trade was lost to the city. He hoped the plan proposed by the commit tee would be carried into effect as soon as pos sible. No planter, he was confident, would refused to pay ten cents a hogsheads to have his sugar kept clean and dry. It had been urged that if they should be compelled to purchase a site on the other side of the river, the sugar brokers would oppose the movement: but althought he respected those gentlemen and desired to see them ful ly rewarded for their sevices, he saw no rea son why they should complain of crossing the river more than a cotton broker, who willing ly travels two or three miles to procure sam ples. Should the city, however, realize the reasonable expectations of the planters, this objection even would cease. ie would not place too much reliance, however, on New Orleans. Its policy was often of a most anomalous kind, and difficult to account for. Many years ago he recollect ed about a millions of ddlars was spent by the city in paving Condd street to Ursulines street. Soon after the grass was growing through that very paving, and at the same time he was paying seventy-five cents a bale for carrying cotton f'om the corner of Com meon and T''cnopitolas streets-the steam boat lau:ding then-to the present site of the St. Charles Hotel, where there was cotton press at that time. The remarks of the Chair were warmly applauded as he resumed his seat. Colonel Williams, of West Baton Rouge, regretted that the Convention was so thinly attended. He attributed the absence of so many, who should have been present, to the conflict of local interests, and the impertinent intermeddling of parties who had no interest in common with the sugar planters. He depre cated the influence of these causes preventing general and concentrated action. He was told even that agents had been sent into the country to convince planters that nothing could come out of the proceedings of this Convention, and that the committee whose report had been read could not arrive at any reasonable result. Years ago, the President of the Opelousas Railroad had told the speak er that the road would be made for the bene fit of the sugar planters; that a platform, conveniently situated, should be established, and that in every way the sugar interest should have the first consideration. But, in stead of these promises being realized, indi vidual interest had been consulted in the lo cation of the depot, a location unsuitably sit uated for a platform. The planters should rely upon themselves, and upon themselves only. They need e- e pect nothing trom New Orleans, more than the ground asked, if they gotthat. If the use t of that ground was given to them, and they ii should accept it, it was their interest toadopt F such measures as would secure their crops from damage by exposure. To accomplish this end, it was necessary, he urged, to form themselves into an association, and that as soon as possible They could not measure t the benefit which would accrue to them from the establishment of a well regulated t and properly improved mart here. The cot. ton factor, the flour merchant, the provision merchant can, to some extent, control the market of his commodity; but not so with the sugar merchant. And why? For the sim ple reason that he cannot hold the article three days, for the want of shelter for it. (Applause.) On motion of Col. Williams, the report of the committee, and accompanying Charter were adopted. o Col. Payne, formely Superintendent of the Opelousas Railroad, next essayed to address t the Convention, and was invited to the plat form by the President. He had proceeded 1 some ten or fifteen minutes in speaking of the location of the depot of the Opelousas Rail road, saying: it was his fault, if fault there was, and was giving reasons numerically in favor of the site, when I r. Potts, of Terrebone remarked: Mr. President, I call the gentlemen to order. We have not come here to discuss the affairs or the management, past or present, of the Opelousas Railroad. (A general stamping of feet and tapping of canes.) Col. Payne hoped he would be allowed to continue. He had, he said, the signatures of averal planters in favor of a platform at Al f giers. if Mr. Potts-Mr. Chairman, the gentleman, I I repeat is out of order. I move that he take I his seat. T The President--Gentlemen, the question is, shall Col. Payne be allowed to go on. All those in favor of his being allowed, will say if "Aye."o S iNo ayes responded.) e The President-All those against it will f say no. e (Numerous noes.) y Col. Payne descended. e On motion of Col. Williams, the following f resolution was adopted: x Rewsled, That a committee of five be ap r, pointed, who shall be authorized and instruct rt ed that when three thousand shares of the capital stock of this corporation shall have t, been subscribed, to lease from the city of 0O New Orleans, for the term of - years, the h, space described in the report of the commit I- tee just read, if it can be done upon terms not re essentially different from those suggested in r- said report: and, in the event that this cannot I be accomplished, that said committee be au ix thorised to purchase or lease, on the right e bank of the river, between a point opposite Cannal street and the upper line of the tow an of Grets a suiatable lot of fromd for a a9u mart, and, whenever siid purchase or lease shall have been concluded, said committee shall surrender the same to the President and Directors of the Louisiana Sugar Mart. Under the foregoing resolution, the un dernamed gentlemen were appointed the committee : M. O. H. Norton, S. O. Nelson, G. W Camp bell, W. H. Avery, H. W. Allen. Subsequently, the names of Col. J. S. Wil liams and Duncan F. Kenner was added. Mr. Kerr. of St. Mary made a few remarks. Col. Payne had visited his house, and he (the speaker) saw nothing in the course pursued by the gentleman to condemn. If, however, there was any covert or sinister design in his mission, he hoped the Convention would protest most emphatically against it. Mr. K. said he had signed the paper submitted to him by Col. Payne, but, in doing so, he did not wish to signify that he would adhere to the project set forth in that paper, what ever might be the result of the deliberations of the Convention. He was as it were. only giving a vote, and, if he was overruled, he should abide by the decision of the majority. He did not wish it to be under stood that his act implied that this Convention was a "dead horse." Judge Cage said he had been informed that his name appeared on the paper. Col. Payne--It is not. Judge Cage remarked that some "Cage," he heard, was on it. If intended for him, it was unauthorized. Col. Payne, in his per. ambulations. had visited his (Judge C,'s) humble cottage. but he positively refused to commit himself in any manner. After leav ing Judge C.'s, however, the gentleman met the Judge's son, and obtained his signature. If the gentleman, said Judge C., had asked the boy for the horse he was riding, he could have had it as easily. To say the least of it, Judge Cage continued, the pretty interm eddling of private individuals, not identified with the interests of'planters, in any way, was in bad taste. (Applause.) Judge Cage cordially approved the view of the committee, and he desired to see them carried out energetically. He wanted them carried out utterly regardless of private in terest interest they came to advance, and it was for them he would fight. On motion of Mr. Potts the Committee on Subsciption, etc., was authorized to appoint sub-committees in the several parishes, to re ceive subscriptions to the stock of the "Mart." The Convention then adjourned. REPOZRT or THE COmITTIZl The committee appointed at the last Su gar Planters Convention, held in this city on the 22d and 23d of January last, and to whom was referred the subject matter of examining the various locations on both sides of the river, with a view of making a selection for a su gar mart, and to prepare ani submit, if it was deemed necessary so to do, a charter incor porating an association of planters, bavingfabe its object the advancement and protection of the sugar interests of the State, beg leave, through their chairman, to submit the follow ing report: That soon after the adjournment of the convention, the committee assembled and entered upon the performance of the duties assigned it; that the various locations on both sides of the river were examined in person by a majority of the members composing the committee. The levee upon which sugars and molasses is received and sold in the city, engaged the attention of the committee. The space appropriated to that purpose is found to be totally inadequate. Upon measurement it is found that the whole of the ground from Bienville street to Jefferson street, in front of Old Levee, will be required for the accom modation or the sugar interests of the State. The committee, believing that the interest of the planters would be best su berved by the establishing cf a sugar mao t upon the Sgrounds mentioned, appointed a suo-commith tee to confer with the city authorities, and report to our adjourned meeting the result of such conference. The chairman of that sub committee has submitted his report, which is hereunto annexed, and adopted as a part - of this report. The committee upon a careful examination of the various locations on the right bank o the river, and in view of the importance of f the interests involved in this movement, are r unanimous in recommending that, in the event terms cannot be made with the city Sfor the grounds designated in this report for Sthe purpose herein set forth. a locationu be made for a sugar mart on the right bannof athe river, between a point opposite the Ca e nal street ferry and the upper line of the town of Gretna, and commissionera be ap pointed to make such selection, and make n such terms with the city not essentially dif ferent from the suggestions contained in this r. report. and in accordance with the terms of - the charter herewith submitted. The committee, believing, from estimates e made. that a sum of money not less than S$i150,000, will be reqnired to nurchuase the necessary grounds, build the necesaryl pl' forms, sheds and wharves, for the accommo. dation and protection of sugar and molasses, - have bad prepared by one of its members, a charter under the general law of State an n, thorizing the same, incorporating an asso :e siation of planters under the name and style of "The Louisilia Sugar Mart," and recom in mend its approval by the Convention; and II that a committee be appointed-thechairman y of which to reside in New Orleans-for the purpose of obtaining the "equisite subscrietion of one hundred and fifty thousand doloar. to ill its stock; and that, as Ia basis of said sub scription, it is recommended that each plan ter subscribe at least the amount of one dol lar a hogshead of his average crop-say the ig crop of 1854. All of which is reaefully submitted. P-JOS PH S. WILLIAMS. t- J. A. BRAUD e GEO. W. CAMPBELL, re JAMES J. HANNA. of L. G. COMPTON, be W. J. MINOR. iM. O!.. NORTON ot .0. N. ELSON. ot aroaT on TIZ s,.uCoMrirr">I u- To Col. J.S. Williams, Chairman : ht 'Sir: Having been appointed a sub-.ib ite mittee for the purp oef wsbrt ni if, a lo-a n ceation suitble fbra s y o..ma-rt od -heba