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we beg leave to submit the following report.
At the time this committee was appointed, the term of office of the City Counicil expired by law during the month of March last, and it was deemed that there was not suieent time for the accomplishmentof what was de sired of the Council prior to the date upon which they must resign theiroffices. Subse quently however, by an act of the legisla ture, said term of office was prolonged until monththe of JuteNext. Your committee immiediately began their investigation, but for the lack of time and other obstacles they are unable to state defi nitely what may be done in the promotion of the object in view. They are enabled, how ever, to state that they have conlerred freely with promilent and nilnuential members of the Council, and are assured that there is an earnest desire uponaibe part of the city au thorities to meet tli views and requirements of the sugar planters of the State, as announ ced in their convention. We find by examination that there is a spa .e bounded by Bienville, Levee and Jef tiison streets, and the Mississippi river, ex el.sivaof the space occupied by the platforms attaches.tothe wharves, and by the streets witbhi said boundaries. crossing the Levee, of 1'0 feet in length, by an average width of 21. feet, and that said spa.e will contain over 20,000 hhdsl of sugar. We find that the •pu blie, wharves in front of said space have been leased for some two years and a half. sad that the lessees have the use ald occu pancy of this space upon conditions that the" keep it at all times in perfect repair. We . further understand that this vacant ground yields to the lessees no revenue in compari son with the cost of keeping it in repair. and that they would be willing to surrender it to the city or to any one who would relieve them of its care. With this dilliculty re moved, we are again assured by leading members of the Council that they woul,, with a view of fostering and protecting the great interest of Louisiana, lease to an asso ciation of planters, for a term of years with out charge, the above described space, and that they would authorize tie erection of suitable improvements thereon, and by the enactment of the necessary oldinances, give power to taxsach property as should be pro tected by such improvements, to an extent which should give a fair return for the invest ment, and that such tax might be so regu.ated and imposed asto amount to the exclusion of all descriptions of property except Sugar and Molasses-thus devoting the whole space above described to the purpose of a sugar mart. We have also made careful estimate of the cost,of the following improvements: Say a suitable platform to cover tWe entire surface ............. ......... . c30,000 Slate noofs, sup~ported by ioa columns, to coser two thuds the ~urfsce .......... 75.000 In all ..................................10U6,00 'Estimating that during twelve months there wouli be landed upon this sugar mart 200,040 hhds. sugar, which should pay each a tax of ten cents aid 300.000 bbls molasses, which should each pay live cents, a revenue would hbe derived of 8$ ,000 per annum All of which is respectfully submitted. M. O. H. NORTON. New Orleans. April 9th, 1856. THE CLAY CELEBRATION.-lThe ceremony of laying the corner stone of the monument to America's greatest Statesman, took place in New Orleans on Saturday last. The military ( including several companies from Mobile ) Civic Societies, Firemen &c. were out in peat numbers, and formed one of the most .autiful pageants we have ever seen. 'Jud _e IPl S CA4P delivered the oration, a contribu ie~frsoem Mrs. LE VERT of Mobile was read i tAs. Dasux, and a beautiful and ap .ropriate ode was read by M F Bigny of the New Orleans Picayunes An anthem was sung by the artists of the French Theater accom. paned by the orchestra of that establishment which was received with enthusiastic ap plause. and contributed much to the cererno nies of the day. The following articles were desposited in the cavity of the stone: Life of Henry Clay, by Geo. D. Prentice ; Life and Times of Henry Clay, by Calvin Cotton ; Private Correspondence of Henry Clay; The names of President of the United States and his Cabinet. of the Governor of Louisiana and State Officers, of the Mlayor of the City of New Orleans and City Ollicers of the Custom; and The Officers of the Clay Monumental As sociation ; also, Copies of the Daily Papers of New Orleans April 12, 18.56; A copy of the Civil Code of Louisiana. and one of the several coins of the United States. A brass plate bearing the following incrip tion : "This corner store of a monument erected to the memory of Henry Clay, was laid on the 12th day of April, A. D. 1856, A. L. 5856, By the M. W. G. Lodge of Free and Ac. cepted Masons, of the State of State of Louis siaua.,W. M. Perkins, Grand Master; H. H. Deson, D, G M., S. O. Scruggs, J. G. W., L. Texada, S. Q. W., S. C. Michell, G. T., S. G. Risk' Grand Secretary." The W hig State Committee of Rhode Is land held a meeting at Providence last week. gentlemen being present from remote parts of the State, thoughi the attendance was small. The Providence Journal states that the best feeling prevailed in the discussions, and the general opinion was expressed that there ex isted the basis of a Whig party in Rhode Is. land, and that many men who had attached themselves temporarily -to other organiza itions, and many who, in the absence of a Whih nominajion, stood undecided in their political course, would hail with gratification a ticket representing their principles, which they had-ote borne to victory, and which they were not ashamed of in the hour of dis aster. , A S.L-aoDID Cao._.A gentleman from Grosse Tete was in town a day or two since, and boasting to his partner that he had the bestcrap on the Bayou. waich made his face brighten up considerably. Upon farther in quiery it seems that the said planter haefour of his stubble cane sprouting, while J- had three, S- two, and iome body else one, while the rest had nothing !--rhe counte. nance ofsaid paitner fell about a foot.--lb. "I1 want to know," said Young America, "what was your opinion of me, 'when you Jirst saw me P" Alsri s must rule America.--[K. N. Platfors. Blatk Lawk tried it in 1862. and the Biack Feat nad Rat.Heds are trying it sno.--Demo. . Yes, Atmenasvanquished Black Hawk in '183 . eal they will dam out the Northern J.l du youSag-Nieht Flat heads in 1856. -ILr~irsidl Towrasl. fUE SUGAIR PLL- \INTE1. ' IHIIEL J. HYAM.iS, t EDITORANID PRqPlIETOR. 4, All cqmmunlcitions intended o promtle the prti - rate ends or t.lterrct of 'olrpnratluI Scl..ices, Inldi vidual,, ur School, will be c:,arged as adrortinrmentl .iCnarIs of a tnasw'aL chnarn.ter can o.tr be in orl-ld in this pap,,r as advertsementets, and ma.t b, r ,a:l tr IN atvars . NOTICE. o Cornmunikations intended for this paper shnuull be lircedl to Baton :IOge, sor West atlon Ihoue. SOur exchanges wIl confer a favor upon ue Iy direct fg as abole. OI'.Any of our Baton Rouge friends hat' Ing communications, &c., for the Su,,ar Pln 'er, by leaving them with Mr. Bruce tlueston, on board the ferryboat Byrona, will be promt ly received and attended to. FOR I' RESIDENT, MIL'D FILLM.ORE. FOR VICE P]II, hI 1IENT. A. J. DONELSON. SAT TRDAY, APR 19, 1856. 07- We must return ourthanks to Mr. R. F. HALl. for his care and attention to our I interest while absent. Rj" The squib that appeared in our last issue about our matrimonial tour, was entire ly gratuitous on 'the part of our 'Sub." We would not have cared so much about it, if he had married us in reality, but the idea of marrying us to a steamboat is rather too much of a good thing. A Fi~a Cua.ca.--Mr. J. C. ELDER offera for sale on aecomodatiug terms, his former residence in our parish. This is a fine op pertunity for any one desiring to invest in real estate in our parish. Mr. O. Balunano s his agent on this side the river. THE NATIONAL AMExRIAN PLATFOR.- We this week present our readers with the Plat form of the American party in its correct wording. The previous publication was issued as we recmved it. Our patrons will please note the corrections. SOLITARY AND ALOE.--The Albany Reg ister, which bolted when the Know Nothing Convention at Philadelphia nominated Fill more for President is now soberly advocating George Law for the same ofice. THE P.4AQ.n.E..v. SSTIsRt..-The Plaque mine Sentinel comes to us this week in an en tirely new dress. This is the best evidence of prosperity and success in business we know of, and certainly none more deserves it than Brad. We look upon the Sentinel as one ol the best of on0 exchanges. 9 W. If. GARn.LD has been admitted to bail in the sum of $40.000. The question of almitting to bail in a sum far below the amount at issue, is one likelyto be productive of much harm, as it holds out too great an in ducement to swindling. Mr. GARLAND can easily afford to forfeit his bonds and then make a handsome speculation out of it. The "wise heads" say its all right. So we go! 07- We learn from some of our Bruly Landing residents that lately several travel lers have been stopped and rohbedbvnegroes in the Cut-off road to Plaquemine These ne groes have been accompanied atintervals bv white men. Who these desparadoes are, i, not known but we hope our parish authorities will"take such measures as will sneedily !ring these ruffians to justice. In the mean time we would advise all who travel that road, togo well armed. CoPARTNEaRSHP.-Our friend Dog C. Mon. tan, the "Iron man" of Church Street. has associated with him in business. Mr. JonA S. HUGuET, an old and highly respectable citi zen of Baton Rouge. They have made and will continue to make, large and well select ed additions to their stock of Hardware, and customers may rely upon getting the very best of everything pprchased of them. All success attend the new firm. Ta" TrIsoDAvx MIERVA.-It was our pleasure while, sojourning in the Crescent City to meet our worthy Confrere, Josa C. WHITE, ofthe MiMerva. JONA albeit a "May or" has not grown proud since his elevation to a dignity rarely occupied by the fraternity, but takes his "bitters" as democratic as any body else. The Minerva is one of the best con ducted journals in the state and is justly a pride to its proprietors. How about that poetry, JONA ? SRain, rain! we want rain. Every one is complaining of the dryness of the weath er. What little chance we have had of get ting caL.e enough for seed next year is likely to be lost from the fact that the ground is so parched and dried that nothing can come up. So We go ! we are always in the extremes! The ground is either so hard and dry that plowing is impossible or so wet that you are in danger of being bogged. D-Briggs Elliott arrested some time since in Baton Rouge for harboring Slaves and re ceiving stolen goods was-tried before the 6th. Judicial Court on Wedpesday last and found guilty of both charges. This man has for a long time set law at defiance in his misdeeds and has at last met the reward of his actions. He was sentenced to six months imprison=. ment in the parish jail, or pay a fine of two hundred dollars. ,G-At the municipal election in Columbia, S. C., on the 7th inst., E. J. Arthur, the can didate of the American party, was elected Mayor. There was no organized opposition. The Sugar Planters' Convention. In accordance with the notices given through the.public press, this conven n was assembled in New Orleans on Thursday the 10th inst. The Convention was not es large aswas desired but this was attributed to the fact, that many planters were under ,. the impression that little or nothing would ' be done on the first day of the meeting. Ilad it been delayed until the next day, it would have been as large as the mrost enthu 1e siastic advocate of the Sugar Mart could have I- desired. The proceedligs of the Convention will be found on our first page. The report iscopied from the True Delta of the 11th inst., and is by far the best report that ap peared in any of the city papers. Although this convention was small in numbers it made up in spirit and energy every allowance for its thinness. But one single incident occurred to mar the harmony of the Convention, and that was the interference of one Col. Beca..E II. Parse, who atterplted to give an exposition of the affairs of the Opelousas Railroad Com pany, and the disinterestedness of that body to the interest of the Sugar Planter, in loca teing a platform or depot for them at the ter minus of that rolaI. Some little of the manouvering of that gentle:nan or his agents. t" hay ing come to the knowledge of several - members of the Convention. he was not lis e tenet to with any interest and was finally, re e quested to come down from the stand. as 1 planters had come there to discuss their own h interests, an not the interests of the Opelou sas Railroad Company. He took his seat ac cording to the request and then followed such a a tongue-lashing from Judge Caes and Mr. r KanRR of St. Mary, as made him feel his im - portance in that assemby. A merited and n deserved rebuke ! a The.committee appointed by the Conven tion metnext day, and entered upon the dis charge of the duties asigned them. Mr. W. H. J vxar was appointed chairman of the committee and S. O. NELsoN Secretary, the sub-committees were named for the different parishes. In West Baton Rouge, Messrs B. R. Camis, W. J. LrLr, and DAN. HicaaE~ were aprointed to collect snbseriptions to, and will be furnishe.t with, printed copies of the Charter of the 'Sugar Mart" and are re - quired t,+ report to the chairman of the com mittee in New Orleans on the let of June of the present year. The olject of their report ing by that time is to be able to lay the mat ter before the City Council (as a -new coon - cil will by that time as elected-the present council appearing to take no interest in the matter) and if they cannot come to terms 1 with that body for a sufficent space of ground ( on the levee for the purposes they require. to th-n poceed at once to the purchase of the ground on the opposite side of the river and construct the necessary sheds. By acting r in this manner it must be apparent to all that the planters have done and are sti'l will ing to do all they can to retain the "Sugar Mart" in the city, therefore if the city does I not yield them what they require no one can blame the planters fur removing it from the City levee. It is of more importance to our planting community that this object should be con sumated by the ropening of the next business season than probably many of them are aware of, as the crop will be small and of course must bring trig' prices and the planter should by all means avail himself of the privilege of controlling the price of his own produce by allowing it to remain upon the platfoirm as long as he thinks proper It is a well known fact that they have long enough been controlled by others to their own great de triment, and as this opportunety presents it self to relive them of this controlling influen ce. it should be acted upon with energy and a determination to see it'carried out. At the rates, or tarif to be charged fir each hogshead of Sugar, say ten cents, and for each barrel of Molasses, five cents, storedl upon this platform, it will yield such a revenue as will pay the expenses of it. or such a dividend to the planter, as will mike the charges almost amount to nothing. In view of the profits that would arise from this mart, it was sug gested to some of the comnrittee while ex aming a site for its location, that private in Idividnals would build the mart if they were allowed the tarif of charges as set fore in the report of the cornmittee. We make this assertion by the authority of the gentlemen to whom the suggestion was made. We have heard some few-and truly they were few-object to the expense of this plat form, alleging that they feared it would be an outlay of so much capital that would never --- --K 11L 41 anUC s LuilG WOUiu never benefit them! Now with the incident above related, we cannot see what better evidence they would have of its ability to meet every expectation, and if that is their object in holding back, we think the objection can be very easily removed. If private indivi duals are willing to build this platform at 4heir own expense, with the jlivilege of charging the rates as above stated, it must be the best of evidence that it would pay them and that handsomely, for the use of their money and labor. But it may be urged by some that if private interest is willing to undertake this matter, 1 why should the planters be put to the trouble to build it? Simplyhbecause the y want the entire and czxclusive control of the mart in every particular', and because difficulties might arise that would be disagreeable to all parties concerned ! No ! the planters have now set to work in earnest; they have' depended to long and toe much upon others, as they have learned to: their sorrow, and they are determined to push on and persevere until they have accomplish- J ed all they desire and. to which are so i justly and honestly entitled. Wnmost any other city of the Union would heve built ware 1 Shouses, arnd sheds; afforded every convenience for the storage or sale of the great staple of n their state, and encouragdt it every way so as to make everything satisfactory to the grower; e but New Orleans, ridden to almost destruc t tion by polities has had no time or desire to o attend to anything but extorting money from I every branch of industry, without encourag. ing it, to put in the pockets of every patriotic office seeker who was so fortunate as to get an it office. We hope who ever may be elected to the City councils under the new Charter, will 'e pay some attention to the fast declining corn n mercial interests of the City, and instead of rt driving it away endeavor by all means to in courage it. I) -___ __ The New eourt House. ;e For some two or three years past, every Gsand Jury has reported upon the necessity ie of buihlin- a new Court Hlouse and Jail or je repairing the old ones of our Parish. But little attention was raid to it from the tact n the financial condition of the Parish would . not at the present time warrant such an ex y penditure. His Honor, Judge ROAERTSON, . at the present session of the Sixth D)istrict r- Court, specially chargedl the Grand Jury to ie examine the condition of the builiings aid to report forthwith upon the same. andt in al obedience to the charge ot his Honor, report · ed that they hal inspected the Court House . and Jail of this Parish and utterly condemned L the same as a publihe nuisance; entir"y unlit a for the purnoses said buildings were intentled. . and recommended that unless suitable meais ures were taken for the construction or proper h reparation of the same before the next term r. of the Court, that the Court was a.:vie.l inl _ defaiO thereof to embody the cr,.n,hlaint Sini its charge to the next Grand Jury. that they might enquire whether or not the Soficers who were charged with the supervis ion of the matter were guilty of such an ominision of public duty as would render them e liable to he indicted and thus enforce a rem * edy by virtue of law. t The District Attorney. some time after wards, filed a rule on the police Jury to show cause if any they hid, why they shoull rot be compelled to proceed forthwith to the construction of the necessary buildings for the Jparish. It was tt.eu ordered by the Court I that the report of the Grand Jury be served I upon the Presid-nt of the Police Jury, and Suordering that body to proceed at once to the erection of said buuhlir,.s, or to show cause _ in open court w-.y this rule should not be made abtolute and peremptory. i A ma+na ae was accordingly issued bring ing the Police Jury int r court and after hear I in thetestinmonyon both sides, it wasordere , adjudged and decreed, that the rule taken in the case, be made a 4olute; that the Police Jur) on or before the next term of the court. should proceed to furnish new and suilable buildings for a Court House and Jail, or make i such suitable repairs to the present buiihlings as will fit them ibr the purposes r, iuireid, and that the order be obeyed, or at the expi ration of the time specitied a writ of dictiinsus should be issued. and the revenues of the par e ish he sequestered tir the purpose. An ap peal was taken by D. N. BARRow. Eq.. At torney for defendents, but was overruled by the Court. dlr. B.Racow in d!efence o: the appeal said that the petition for a mandamus was not sworn to as required by art. 510, I Code of Practice. The coart overrnied this me ri.l in on the ground that the District Attir ney being an oticei was not obliged to t.ake the oath. The defendant's attorney submitted that if the State sought to avail ita~el any of the ex traordinazy remedies given in the Code of l'ratice, it n'.mst comply as fully as an inii vidual, with the riles laid down to obtain such process. On the minrits of the case, the deiendent contended that the Police Jury is vested by the Legislature with certain, Leg islative powers, such as raising taxes, &c. 'Chat the Judiciary cannot compel the Police Jury to do an act which requires the exercise of these powers. That the power to corn pel them to build a Court House. inc'udes the power to compel the Police Jury to raise the tax! That the right of raisin, a tax is # purely legislative act, which the court cannot compel the Police Jury to do That where the Legislature leaves the doing of a certain act to the discretion of a public officer, no mandamus will lie to compel him to do an act within that discretion. That the law under which this writ was issued, left to the Police Jury the d'iscretion of determining what is a sufficient Court House and conse- I quently whether they would build a new one or repair the old one. That consequently the mandumus ordering them to proceed to the immediate building of a Nerw Court House. could not be made absolute, since it was shown that they were taking steps either to repair or build-that this writ sought to con trol the discrimination of the Police Jury. And it was shown that the police Jury had appointed a committee to take action upon the matter and report to the next meeting of that Board. The Court remarked that under the circum stances he would enter up an order nisi, and refused the appeal. We understand the de fendents Attorney intends applying to the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus against the Judge of the Sixth District Court, to com pel him to grant an appeal. And thus, per severing reader, the matter stands at present, Upon the action of Judge RoaERTSON in this matter, we have no comment to make; let his determination to force further taxation upon us speak for itself. Our parish has been more taxed (in proportion to its population) than any other in the State. We are not free from debt, and it will require the larger por tion of the resent year's taxes to liquidate our present liabilities, and still we are to be Ifurther plunged into the mire for the erec t~on of these buildings. True enough they Pe wanted, and must be built, and the parish will do so, so soon as she can breathe free from her present embarrassments, but in the meantime, we hope the committee having the matter in charge will have the old build ings repaired (if the Court will allow them to do so) and for a few hundred dollars they can be placed in such condition as.to answer all liurposes for two or three years to come. By that time we may be in a helter condition -and nodoubht we will-to build a new and substantial brick edifice for the "proper ad ministration of Justice." Our inhabitants complain, and with justness against this additional tax at the present time. Last year they scarcely made any crops, and this year they will make still less, barely sufficient to meet their engagements, and as they have always met their liabilities, they do most positively object to the proposed lax. If the committee determine to have a new building,. it would be much cheaper to buy a suitable house than to erect a new one, and with a view to economy, we think the superb residence of Doct. EsuFes at VILLA Ros.s would answer every plgpose for a Court House. It is bui't of brick in the most sib s:;t.ntial manner; large enough to contain all the necessary offices in a.hlition to the Court room. anid bra very s*all samn could be made fire-proof This building has been pro nounced by one of the most experienced arch Sitects of Biaton L r,:.e. Mr. lfos:i r MclKr -iatic, as being in every way suitable for those pnrp.ses. Considering the high prices of builJing materials, a similar house could not be built tor less than three times the amount I lemanded by Dr. Eaer.as, and st l more in: its favor, the Doctor is willing to give the parish time to pay it in. Let tre committee charged with the mat ter give the odfer of Dr. ESDEe.s their atten tion, as we are confident they N0ouhl be serv ing the interests of the parish by so doing. More anon. Mt A Good Movement. The following resolution was adopted on Tuesday evening by the American State Convention which was in session in New Cr leans last week: 1lesolred, That all secrecy, obligations, signs, grips, and pass words of the Order be now abolished. If the Convention had done nothing more than this, says the New Orleans Crescent, the delegates to it would have been entitled to the meed of high praise from their conutitu e:;ts. A great stumbling block in the path of the ultimate success of the party has been removed. The rock on which we split the las; canvass has ,een put out of the way; and our enemy has been deprived of a formid able weapon they have used daragingly against us on previous occasions, and which they knew well how to wield with dexterity and power. There exists in the minds of hundreds, if not thousands, a strong objection to secret po litical organizations; aid that objection is very prevalent among many who believe in! the prmcip;es of the American party, and who would, otherwise, he its most active energetic and influential supporters. It is tr ue, there was a good reason for secrecy at the c,mmgncemeent-a reason which justified the policy observed. The new party pro irsed to war upon. and break down if pqssi Sble, both of the polhtical organizations which had d:rided the conntry for a quarter of a centu,,y. It would have been impolitic in the last degree to have exposed it in its in fancy to the onslaught of two old and power I ful parties. Hence the comparative privacy in which its first operations were involved. But that reason does not now exist, nor has it existed for twelve months. Had the ac tion of the State Convention to which we refer been taken in April, 185.5,we firmly be lieve the electiornlast November would have terminated differently. At all events, the removal would have unquestionably tended to the improvement of our political condi tion. But, '"better late than never," is an old and true saying, and will be verified in this in stance, unless we are entirely mistaken in signs and promises of the future. The Amer ican party now being an open organization- the veil ot secrecy bedg removed-cannot be assailed as olyore, or charged with conceal ments of any cbription whatever. If so assailed, hoaever, the gross untruth and in justice of the attacks will recoil upon thiose who indulge in them and correspondingly ad vantage the slandered party. For these reasons and many more that could he mentioned, we are much pleased at the change which has been made. GROCERIES, Guoca.t.ES & c.-It will be seen by a card in another column that our old friend and brother typo, has dropped his composing stick and turned his attention to the other wants of man. In other words HYATT has just opened a Grocery and Pro vision store at the corner of Church and St. Hypolyte streets, Baton Rouge, where his friends and customers can find at all times a well selected stock of goods in his line that are hard to beat. His many West Baton Rouge friends will be pleased to hear this, as they generally make their purchases at the Capitol and we know they will give him the preference. Give him a call and examine for yourselves. His wines and liquors are-A No 1 [90Our good looking Sheriffwas fined five dollars on Tuesday last, by his honor Judge Robertson for not keeping proper order in Court. NAT paid the fine with his usual good humor remarking at the time that he could not prevent people fron ,ingling the° small change in their pockets I ,Another unfortunate was fined for e.eez. mnn Ame~iara Strb Counail. At a Meeting of the State Council of th American party, held in the City of New Or. leans. qn the first Monday of the prat month and year, April, 1856, the folhlewq resolutions adopted by the members the Legislature belonging to the American were approved: 3d. Resolved. That the friends of M]ilhl Fillmore and Andrew .I. Donelsor, inmesh the ix Electoral Districts in this State, be , quested to hold District Coventions es t first Monday of Jane next, at the foll places, to wit : For the First Electoral District, s, ed of the parishes of Plaquemine and . Bernaad, the Third District. of the `"itj New Orleans and Faubourg Trim inth.1ti of New O leans. For the Second Electoral Di strict. omm. ed of the Second District of the city ft Orleans. with the exception of Faubotg 'I'rem, and the First District of the city o New Orleans, in the city of New Orleans. For the Th'rd Electoral District, coran et of the Fourth District of the city of t Orleans, that part of the parish of Orle. Iring on the right bank of the M1-sississ the parish of Jeffersson, St. Charles. St. Jt the Baptait, St. Jame, Ascension, Assuspt Lafourche arid Terebonne, at the town T'hihodranxville. For the Fourth Electoral District, comp. ed of the parishes of Tammany, Washingtt% Livingston, St. Helena, East and West Fel. ,'iana, Poirnt Coupes. East and West Bate1 Rounge, and Itcrville, at Baton Rouge. For the Fifth Electoral District, compos. of the parishes of St. Landry, Calcasieu, t, Martin. St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermillion,ta pi !es and Avoyelles, in the town of Ope. For the Sixth Electoral District, coapie of the parishes of Natchitoches. Sabine, - I)e Sot,, Caddo Bossier, Bienville, Claibo,; Ouachita, Caldwell, Jackson, Union. Mo house, Concordia. Tensas, Franklin, Catahoe Ia, Madison andi Carrol, at the town of Min. den in the parish of Claihorne. To select, each, one electoral candidate ad one alternate, pledged to the support of the above distinguished names for the offices ea President and Vice-Prildent of th. 'giigt States. American party of the State Louisiaa the holding of a State Convention in the twa ef Baton Rouge, on the third Monday inuue next, a rd that every parish eleettdeleg. to sari Convention. Papers throughout the State, favorable to the American party wiU please copy,and in sert until the respective Conventfion are held. THE CaOPs-sN ON -5s PLAsATEano. -Five Negroes inr a caes feldd sttingis eir and armed with shot guns and briwdtats. Enter SPORTS.AW--"Hello, boys! what are you all doing here.?" N.o--Ro-"Watchin' de crop. mass." SroarsxAti-"Watching the cropl therlt in thunder is the crop?" NernRo--"Dar it is massa." Sportsman looks and discovers a olitay stubble sprout just appearing above the ground. SProTsar.a-Considerably astonisr -"Da" you call that a crop! Nsaao-Yes, massa; dat's all we got di& year."' SProarTsxa-Still more astonished-'Aa is that all you're watching ?' Nvihao--' i golly. massa; got to watch e cen dlat now, tokeep de neighbors fromlstel ing it." Exit sportsman marvelling at the nmamier of hogsheads that plantation will make next season. 1..The newly elected Selectmen ofBae R/ oe, Messrs. Jos. LA.RcIa, H. Vl BASmS and F. AaaoRa SE., or Ward No.1; lf.Te. T.iNsoN. DuG. C. MONTAx and E. Wians if Ward No. 2, were duly installed in oaiea oa the 16th. inst. Young America has a chsdr now to spread himself. 0 There being a tie on the ballot foriit~er the Commissioners met on Thursday evei the 7th inst., at the Mayor's office to e the contest of the tie vote, betweenu4ae; Monget and Edward Cousinard, as proof for in the city charter. The result is tht election of Joseph Mongetr to the aecs. O yesterday the 17th inst., F. A. Nep sworn in as City Constable for the eAsubi year. Mr. A. W. Bell, read a protest sgaisp* authority of tL commissioners to decide.t ~election; and Silts Jones, with himeasl fused to vote; the other four commsin Blanchard, Walker. Elam and Powers,;, lb for Joseph Monget and that gentleman w ' declared to be the Mayor elect for the eas ing year. ONE or THE SPRs..sCs.-Job Kolik' w one of 'em on the stump. A double throat, and lungs as large as two busliell kets. enabled him to el.ctrify his Mcit up to a fighting point in less tilu tbRem would take for a Susquehanuaraft to eP Niagara Falls. His great speech deliver in Bob Shibb's ten acre lot wasa For thesake of posterity wegive't e "Fellow citizens!-You mightast just aW try to dry up the Atlantic ocean witb a broom straw, or draw this ere stump from aur my feet with a harnessed gadfly, as convs me that [ ain't gwine to be elected this h+ My opponent don't stand a chance; sota sniff. Why he ain't as intellectual as cois mon sized shad. Fellers, I am a hull teali with two bull dogs under the wagon andia tar bucket-I am. If thar's anybody S side of whatr tbl sun begins to blisteri earth that can wallop me, let him, show hiq, self-I'm ready. Boys, Igo in for the A.tl ican eagle-claws, stars, stripes and all; aid mayl burst my everlastin' buttonholes, e"d don'tkdock down, drag out and gouge everf bodyas denies me." Self-love is the safest of all - or most people can indulge in it without the fear of a rival. The newspaper editor is sometimesa qu1. fellow. He oftgi says he is sorrv, when is probably glad; and that he is delighted, wheiq the very ieverse is no dbtubiatit tl of the matter. A quack naedicineinaker advertises fa spl. tice that will draw out men's virtues. Their vices may be draw·nou 'wiMbit -thi ed te poultices.