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THE SUGAR PLANTER.
."7-- . - ~ c - - HiEti Y T. HYAMS, EDITOL A ND PROP4IETOR. Aý All com: mnications itei.lIto promote the pri vas. cads or iute. st o,f ('orporations, Societies, Indi. viduals, or School , will be charged as advertisemen ts. E,-.Carls of a IruatsNALS character can ONLY be in- i perts'd in this paper as iavertinemeuts, and muot be paid for IN AiiVANsI(. 'NOTICE. Communientions intended fhr this .paer should be directed to Ih.lon Rouge. NOT Wl.st ha:lto Rouge. Our exchanges will confer a fa or upon un by direct ag as above. Xg-Any of our Baton Rouge friends hav ing'communications, &c., for the Susar Plan ter, by leaving them with Mr. Bruce Hueston, on board the ferryboat Byrona, will be promt ly received and attended to. FOR PRESIDENT, MILLARD FILLMORE, OF IE Iv YORK. SFOR VICE PRESIDENT, A. J. IDONELSON, OF TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 186. Public Meeting. A meeting of the American Party of West Baton Rouge will be held at the Court House on SATURDAY, May 17t1, at 10 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of electing delegates to the District Conven tion, to be held in the city of Baton Rouge, on the first Monday of June next. Also to elect delegates to the State Con vention to be held in Baton Rouge on the third Monday of June. 07 BOCEL is determined to keep pace with the times, and so again announces fresh arrivals of Drugs, etc., at his establishment on Lafayette street. See advertisements. O7We regret to announce the death of Mrs. MARTHA T. PIKE, mother of our esteem ed fellow citizens, W. S. and G. A. PIKE, Esqrs., after a long and painful illness. WaT A BLooMERIsaH IDEA !-The Gazette calling the month of May "the saffron vested daughterofspring." To have the figure com plete you should have.eclothed her in the "in expressible and t'other flxins." "The Committee appointed at the late session of the Police Jury of this parish, to repair the old Court House or build a new one, met on Saturday last, and concluded to repair the old one for temporary use until they could make arrangements for building. RAI.N.-It came at last, and in such torrents, as to satisfy even the most "parched and dried up" planter of our parish. From pres ent appearances it is probable we will have wet weather for some time to come. How ever, it is quite welcome even if it should rain at intervals for a couple of weeks. !"The obliging, attentive, and gentle manly manager of "Washburn's American Circus,"Mr. C. H. Koons, will please accept our double distilled thanks, for the comple mentary tickets he was kind as to send us. The next time you place us under such obli tions, CnAaLY, don't address your letters"To his excellency Le Compte de H---s. Tus PAaLOR MAGAZINE.-We are pleased to learn from the Memphus Eagle and In quirer that our ol friend, Doct. W. T. LEON AnD has become associated with Mrs. McCA&o in "the publication of the Parlor AMagazine. The publication will be removed to New Or leans. Better luck to ypu,Doctor, than yoiu had with the Soutda~ w Ladies' -Book ! [WrWe regret to hear that the local of the .dvocate is still suffering under the infliction of that "loveliest combination of sweet scen ted flowers." Some other''lovely architect" unaware of his condition sent him =another boqaet. Imprudent act! It nearly keeled him over; however, he still lingers, though hopelessly! heigh-ho ! 137 Some youngsters from a neighboring City got on a "bender" one night this week, and astonished the quiet and repose of our lit tle town, with their frantic attempts at a ser enade. Their efforts were, however, appre ciated by our good natured citizens, who were disposed to humor their fun; but boys, how did you, feel whet after singing all the songs you could think of; to an old building, minder the impression that it was a private dwelling, on being told' that it ias the Court House? Better luck next time! DID.'T WANT TAR.-A neighbor of ours (a lady,)being in want of some writing ink, sent a little negro boy with a cup, to our office, with a polite regueit to send her a small quantity. Oii' *ip supposing that the lady wanted pitati#tg ik, filllt the cup and gave it to the boy who' fmme4iately returned to his 'mistress. Imagin.'bur imp's 'astonishment when the little negro returned with rather a 'sharp message from snlislress, saying she was very much obliied to thegenitleman, but she didn't want tearl Our Billy could have ' t out of a mite hole just then. A blind man having a scold for his wife Lwa told that she was a rose. "t dma'teao bt that" said he, "for I feel the tiorns daily." may Day. The first of May was celebrated by the pupils of the several schools of Baton Rouge, in a most becomingstyle and in a spirit which Would inspire a soul most ascetic, with poetry and song. It seemed as if the juveniles were in favor with the clerk of the weather; for it must have been for their special gratification, that r he set aside his damp and gloomy appearance on last Thursday. At any rate, whatever may have been the cause, the day dawned with a smiling sun. and all nature s, emed in spired with the beauties of May day. • As we are not gifted with ubiqaitious pow- I err, we could not attend the several parties which wound up the festivities of the day: but we are assured that at each and all ,1 4 them everything passed off as "merry as a marriage bell." At an early hour of the evening we found ourself surrounded by a bevy of the most e lovely of the last and best of God's creation, who guided us to the school room of Mrs. , BUS LEa. where an array of beauty and chiv airy of Baton Rouge had already assembled, to honor the Queen of the Day, as represented by the charming Miss B-e WV- n. t Here our bachelor's heart melted before the sparkling wit of the lovely Miss T- n; p the melodious voice of the charming Miss T- u, and the angelic beauty of the spirit t stirring Miss A- y. Ascension's claims t upon the affections of beauty's votaries, were t most charmingly and modestly represented y by the belle of New River, Miss C-e V--t, c and our own parish was sweetly there in the i person of the majestic Miss M-i McF- n. But we must close ; we find ourself utterly t unable to do justice to the subject, suffice it I to say that the party given by Mrs. BLTLER S t school, was decidedly the May party of the day, and the pleasing incidents of the evening S will long remain first in our recollection as a the most happy hours we have ever passed in Baton Rouge. vaU4W nuuge. n NEW INVENTION FOL lMAKING SUGAR.-By invitation of Messrs. O. LeBloc & Son, says the N. O. Bulletin of May 1st, we yesterday afternoon witnessed the operation of a new apparatus for facilitating the process of con centrating sugar from sirop. It is an inven e tion madeby a Frenchman named Bours, in h the Mauritius Islands. It was by him exhib ited at Paris, where it attracted the attention of one of our sugar planters and in this way )f has been introduced here. The apparatus we witnessed at Goodale's Refinery is the sec-4 ond in operation in the State. The ieventor and others who have examined inf the mer its of this invention think it destined to cre- I te ate an entire revolution in the process of d making sugar in Louisiana. The advantages L- it proposses to offer are the following: Great. ly diminished cost as compared with the vacum pans in the original outlay for the ma chinery necessary for concentrating sirup into sugar; great saving of fuel and labor in the process and superior article of sugar, when the process is complete. Thexe are also some minor ad vantages. These are all mat ters of fact and require nothing but practical tests for their verification. We are informed that in respect to coat, this new apparatus is d $2,400 against St10.000 for a vacum pan and - that the sa, inr, u fuel is equally great. The e quality of the sugar we saw is very fine, pre - se.ting abeautihul crystaline appearance. A I hogshead of sugar is made in three hours or eight hogsheads ada). By means of divdl ving discs of metals and dippers, revolving. a large amountof surface covered by the sirup n is obtained and thus ervporation and conden t sation rapidly take place. We found several sugar planters carefully examining into the merits of the invention, and it is probable that they will state for the information of others,the conclusions to which they arrive. SEcassy.- When the American party.first sprang into existence, loud and fierce were the taunts hurled upon its head by the "pure and spotless" Democracy, because they held their meeting in secret and quietneq. until they could be come thoroughly organized as a party. "Secresy" was hurled irto their teeth as being anti-Republican, anti-Ameri can, in fact everything vile and slanderous that foul mouthed locolocoism could invent, and all this merely because, these meeting were held in soret, and the spies and hire lings of their adversaree could not obtain ad mission to their meetings. It was not then likely to suppose that "open" fair and honest Democracy would condescend to such a prostitution of their ac tions by a similar movement, because forsooth! as they would make honest men believe, they were fair and just in their dealings. How much they differ in precept and practice, the following extract from the N. O. Creole, will show: PRECEPTAND PRACTICE.-Secresy is trea. sonable in a political party, howled the De mocracy on all occasions for fwo years past. Do they believe it? Then why are they now working in secret? The Democrats at Washington city have a secret association where they are devising the plan of the coming political campaign. The Democratic Central Committee in this city are to all interests and purposes the most secret institution we ever had in our midst, Their secret edict controlled the very action of the late legislature: they cut out the work for their tools at Baton Rouge to perform, and like menial slaves they did their bidding.- This fact was promulgated during the late session. Out of the'ir own mouths comes their own condemnatipon. Ii dishonest in their tirade against secresy, in what they claims to public confidence ? The following reply to that everlasting in quiry, "How do you do?:" was made by an 1 original the other day: , "Rather slim, thank ye; Iv'e got the rheu- t matism in one leg, and a white swellin' on tother knee, besidehihavin' a little touch °of the .nfluenza-and I ain't very well myself t neither !'I Communicated. Party Spirit. Afr. Editor: This is indeed anrt age of party A a spirit in which everything appertaining to by i party is considered above every other qualifi- pl ac cation for office. Let a man:. no matter how It h; r ignorant or stupid, join a party of the present time t day, and all his blemishes are hidden under enjo; t his attachment to that party. There was a as in time when a candidate for office was required somr r to produce the proper and necee.sary qualiti- so at Scations to fill the office to which he aspired. Iorrr In those days a man's decstion was shown was in a lfa different manner from that which dwe actuates the modern office seeker: There ture 3 was no wire ptllirig, no pipe laying or back- able biting; if he was not thought worthy of the witt I offrce or capable, he could not get it no mat- mosi r ter how much he was devoted to his party. betv Large sums of money were not required by that I party wi;e-pullers to influence or control mne. elections, but each mean's vote was given without bias or party preference. It was the hour iman voted for, and not the party. ers s It is well, sir, that such a state of things Crec existed in the early days of our government, and I or, long ere this, the most splendid Republic rood the sun ever shone on, would have toppled of t down and crumbled into dust. For years ball past, I have watched the progress of t:is ticu party spirit and its dangerous tendencies, with -or that feeling of sorrow anil regret, which every you true American heart (of either party) ought bea to entertain on this subject. From year to .,g year this state of things seem to be on the in- you crease, and, like the enormous Boa throwing wa`y its deadly coils around its writhing victim, it nat will control and centract until it crushes out cash the very germ of our liberties and leaves us a tone huge misshapen mass among the nations of grac the earth. syre No locality in this great confederacy of sing States is tree from this reproach; it hangs K around the highest station in the gift of the was people, and shows itself with equal virulence l in the lowest; no party is free from it: no the aspirant who is not contaminated with its on I poisonous influence. Let any candid and un- you fettered mind look at the political course of lis parties in Louisiana alone, and if he is not that willfully blind, he must see the truth of those T remarks. How are elections conducted now- and a-days ? Are the candidates for office selec- the 1 ted as the most capable men? Are these that men selected with an eye single to the inter- Ame ests of the community at large, or the inter- A, G est of party ? Do these patrl,-s consent to anti become office holders merely because the pub- icar Olie weal demand it, or because the we!thre cf aste party requires it? Do the people meet en son. Mauss and boldly and openly select on oor inure Ifro t flrom their tody to represenit them ? No Iet Candidates are selected by the few intrigi:eis te . and wire pullers of party, and then, ii reootl. tin o the dear people are requirc2 to s:pport their! as yc Thus lke party is the peoplc. The is no such i: thing as people in the proper signification of they the word, they are hoodwinked by the syren stun tengues of political aspirants and their paid anan miniens, and so these politicualtrickstrs are the sly pjeople. sex., peope. How many members of the prese: Legis lature would fill those positions, if merit and ubility hbd to decide their elegibility ? Few, very few. How many hold office in New Orleans, or have held office, within the last e ten years, that were elected upon ability to discharge the duties incumber.t upon the office. Few, very few. Does not this suicidal prac tice of selecting such men ruin our country? - rce us into inextricahle mismanagement- i a into every possib'e confusion that their sta P pidity can possibly force us ? And with all - these facts staring men in the face, why do c they not select the very best-the most tal e ented men-to represent them in the Nation al, .lunicipal and other councils. There are c -aid have been men in all parties in the Union, capable, honest and talented, but it is t rare you see such a man occupying a public position. These men wt! not condescend to t e the low contemptible trickery of wire-pull- i ing to get an office, and so of cour-e, they - I are not elected. There are, of course, some c s good and honorable men from both parties k r occupying p sitions of honor and trust. but a - are like angel's visits-few and very far be tween. ANTI-PoLIrrIclAn. t THE GAZETTrr.-1 e were somewhat taken v by surprise this week in noticing an entire change in the typographical (as well as the t - literary) appearance of this old established t paper, but when we were informed that our a t friend. J. J. Joves. forme lly of the 1dvocate had e become one of the peisonnelof that office, our s wonder ceased. We congratulate our con- t freres of the Gazette on their valuable acquisi- t tion, as a more competent manager and prin- 'i ter than J. J. does not exist. We understand r the proprietors intend to spare no pains to r 1 make their truly valuable journal, second to a none in the State. In his connection we e think the citizens of Baton Rouge deserve s great credit for their unflinching support of p three daily papers in their little city. It shows ii a spirit of enterprise that belongs to no other h city of its size ;n the Union. o TuE A.MERICAN Pa'TY IN GEORGIA.-The a State Council of this party says the N. O. Bulbetin met in Macon, Georgia, on the 7th tl inst. Most of the counties in the State were Ii represented. It was resolved unamiouly that I the State Council of Georgia abolish all obli- tl gations of secrecy which have heretofore ei characterized it as a secret political order, Pi and that it do now resolve itself into an open Convention of the American party. They re further resolved that it was inexpedient to it take any action at.this time in relation to the o0 nominations made by the National Conven- h, tion in February last but we leave it to the te American party of Georgia, to hold a Conven- cc tion at such time as may be deemed, expe- m dient by the Central Executive Committee, Ia to take such action in reference to said nom- S1 inations as may be deemed advisable. co C(omm- n icated.J The Ball at Brus!e Landing. According to previous announcemelt given by invitation, this most recherche aft'air took t pl ace at Brusle Landing at the time aplointed. F It has been my lot through life to loolt some time upon the "gay and festive scene" and to enjoy the pleasures incidental thereto. But h as in the great desert of life we often find a some oasis, brighter and fairer thanothers so as I gazed upon the fairy throng of aerial forms and flashing c:es. I thought thlt this was indeed a paradise where fluuris lI ed to h dwell. Not being, Mr. Editor. gifted -y na- a ture with a pliancy of limb requisite n cn- tj able me to enter into the 'poetry of mtion i u with a becoming grace. I spent my tine al- d most as agreeable in chatting with the adies, d betweern dances, or looking upon themenjoy that pleasure which nature seemed to deny o rie. 5] T'he crowd began to gather at an early w hour, sorie in carriages, some in buggies, oth- a ers on horseback, no matter much, hov otur Creole belles get to a ball, so they get here. and "such a gittin' upstairs" into that ball e room you rever did see. The pleasing rotes h of the band were no sooner heard than the t, ball was put in motion. I would like topar- 1 ticularize, Mr. Editor. but my pen woultl fail --or rather my imagin"ation would-to give ti you anything like a tgue picture of all the re beauty and grace that filled the roomthat a night. I will mention, however, a few ando you may judge whethler I eer or not. Jirst, why should she not be first ?-was the isci hating Mrs. L---!, whse merry laugh oc casionally ranrthrough the room, withs]ver tones. Then the Misses B- d. trio it to grace a heaven; the ten cane the little airy syreii E- B- , -you should hear her sing !-in company with h:er little coz, T--- c --, who in your humble servant' a opuion i was thire Belle of the bail. lHow beauiful ti looked the Misses J. L- and E. L- .ard their fair companion Mies A. L----e, ase so on I might go enumerating, until, Mir. Editr. you grew tired. The lovely and accomsplisd a Miss R- s represented Plaquemine witil that grace known only to creole ladies. The gentlemen also turned out in inumlers f and each seemed to vie in their attention to the ladies-who ever saw a Creole gentlerani that was not volite and attentive to tie ladies! an Amongst them I noticed D. HI- , Dr. L- i A,G-,O. H- .O.-L---. A. . - I.S-. A,G--,O. 1-..0. L--.A.L- A.--. and i:;act nearly all the young gents in tis' vicinity. From Piaqg:mine my old and hgh K t-.steem:ed friends L. B- awl A. T- . anl some others whose namles I cannolt recollec: ijst now. 1 am cormpe!led to lum themn alto. Scether and fearlessly challenge any pari-h it. t.e State to send a more creditable delega tion composed of the sarr:9 number. They. as you imay well inmagine. were not backward i i: ..iningling with the dance. altho'.gh at tfist they were somewhat ":midJ but that i:npres si,in soon wore off and in a short tine every r an was himself on! c more. From the i.any sly glances and whlipering with the fair sex, t!,ey no doubt talked any amount of soft nonsense, and I am fully convinced, Mr. Ed itor, that maany a poor fellow left the ball room that night minus--his heart. We danced it merrily unitil the "we, s:na hours ayont the twalt' wh.n in the best oi spirits and highly delighted with the even ing'S entertainmentMind the agre, able man ner in which it passed off, the ball iroke up. And in coiticlu-in, 1r. 1I.,1 must pay a just coniplimenl to tLe w1othy .i: rtie r : composing ti.erops of ma:,agers l:; thcir he x ertiuns and attention to al, and thiir cica ors to make everytli, agreeable to all par ties, and so Mr. Editor, if you tluik m; sketch of the ball worthy oiii.!e:rton in the culumus of tie Planter, you are at liberty to do so. Yours. BRCLr. 'WAUsaBCK.s 2alEiKicAN CIRCUS AND I`N aDan Aa3IPrritHi:ATaR,-Our friends over the the river, including "Things,': are all agog in. anti-ipation of the coming of the great show which is to hold forth in Red Stick on Saturday next, We are assured by those who know, that the troupe of Indian equestrians are genuine sons of the far West. and if they have the slightest legal claim to the appella tions put down in the bills as their property, I we concede the fact without desiring any further evidence. This is the first visit of the native artists along the Mississippi, and the novelty of their appearance and perform ances in the arena, can hardly fail to attract crowds wherever they go, The young t squaw Alazuma tthe most musical name in the party) who appears as Pocahontas in the thrilling historical scene of Pocahontas sav ing the life of Capt. Smith, is said to be a rare specimen of an Indian beauty, and as a matter of course she excites much curiosity ajd admiration. The comnpany of white equestrians, gymnasts andclowns, are highly spoken of by the New Orleans and M1obile papers, and so much do we anticipate a pleas ing exhibition that we have given orders to have our other shirtdone up expressly for the I occasion. We plainly make the momentous announcement; we shall be there ! ! "r,,ar INVENTOR. -lV\e have just recieved the April "umber of this useful work, pub lished by Low, HasKIt.L & Co., New York. This is an extremely useful publication for the builder, and engineer, with a little of ev- t erytlhing for everybody. It is well worth the price of subscription-only one dollar a' year ! GREENWELL SsRIN Rs.-It will be seen by referring to another column, that this fash iorable and favorite place of resort will be opened on the 15th of .May next. We have heard a numberofour friends speak in high terms of the present lessee as in every way t competent to conduct the Springs in such a mannef as to give satisfaction to all who may favor him with their patronage, These Springs are too well known to require re- F commendation. ( FILZX1ORE AND DONELSON. 4n Indiana. It will be seen, fronm our telegraphic report, that the American Convenltionl, at Philadel phia,nominated, nru;nilmousl y, Millard Fill more for President, aind Andrew Jackson D)onelson, for Vice-President. This news will send a thrill of pleasure through the heart of the nation. for every Ain rican son and daughter must feel enmtions-of joy, at the I thought of having such glorious and renowed leaders, in the coming campaign.- ViucenLes Gazette. As they have nominated our mot. we are higihly l,;e. ed a; tre result, and hail the same as an inien of vi, lory next November over d the cohorts of !(id LJiJneism. There is no ticket that could ec si;ected that would suit us better than th4 above. and we feel colfi dent it will suit the Union loveing portion of t our citizens.-P.aoli Cunsti!uitiainJist. We congratulate the American party North F South. East and West, over the cwhb' lRept/dic. on this nomination. beleiving that it speaks their voice and that it is a response to their F warmest feelings. If we cannot elect Fill more; it is idle to talk of any other name as one with which we might have attained success.-Evansvdle Journal. Never. since the commencement of our editorial career, has at: event occurred which 1 has given us more unalloyed satisfaction than Sthe nomination of Filiimore and Donel-on for ' t',e Presidency and Vice-Presidency.-- ising 5 Sun Visitor. It is almost needless for us to say that this I ticket umsets our entire approbation and will n receive our cord:als -uptport both as an editor and a private citizen.-- Gr, iira.le Batier. o With joy our pen seems to leap from word to w-,rd as we announce the nomination. b, v the American convention at Phil:udilphia, of c 1iltharid Fillmore for the Presidency, anid Aintrew Jackson Doneison fir the Vice-Pre Ssi.:ency. Our best hopes are fully realized.- I iia ihtngtion (Davits co.) 7'e!rgraph. We to,-la nail to our mast-head the names of Millard lFillmore. for the Presidency. and t Andrew J. l oInelso.'. i,,r the Vice Presilei- e cv. No name cou!d have been presented more areeptab'le to the .".merican people than li that of M3; Fillmore.-Cor yon .lrguis. It was farthest from our thoughts when we made the simple aunoucenent Iln our lest is sue in reference to the nominee, that Filloore was the man, but it is true-it is a living re alty. atnd we take pleasure in placing his a lame upon our banner as the man above all a o:hers that we should have seieried for that c tid:in:.iished position. l:ad ti:e choice beent left to us.- J.rfirsonvile tlopublUian. tLel to iU.-J tcirSOcICilie IopIDprtuaR. The Vevar lcrrei!e cordially endorses the s nonrii:aiion. and places tie InamePs of Fillmore anIl D)o: elson at its mast-held, but instead of r edit,,rial ct mtrents of its own. publishes an article from the Cincinnati Thuis, We pIae the:n at our mast-head. as the A ner:can candidates for th.o-e important po ticns. with ti:e deter mrination io tight in tocir lbehal as long as a shred straightens in tte tbreze. An emotion of pleas:ure. we have Sn doubt. uwill thrill throuh the American heart. ! in the prospect of Millard Fillmore Ssceeding Fran,- lin Pierce in the Presidential cair.--Terre Ilute Er. This is a good nomination and has been re i-icedl with loud acclaim all over the l:rnin. . AThe g!!d tidings. as they sped on the light t rings w\in tilled the hearts of all true Amer- r icans with great joy.-- incenses ewrs. It is w th a feeling of most unfeigned joy. y that we announce to our readers this.,-eek. the almost unanimous nomination by the a American Party. of Millard Filimere and Ardrew J. Donelson, as candidates for the Itwo highest and most responsible offlics with I in the :ift of the pe;,! of this brad Repub lic. We regard the selection as a most indi crions one--the he-t that could poi slv have been made. and as eminently caleid.a'ed to ,n:1e tle American Party. hIv reso ini thnat j armor:y and gocdl eeling now so essential to nur success as a National Party.--Neuburg'~ Trhanew. We have been long enough tiring to serve J and I,armnnnize cnrflictin- interest--to main- I ran ~connervative :routnd in regard to Repub - 'c.rn m and N"tiive Americanism---have a . an nr hill hnsie-s. arnd from this out we'l n,,e of it. We like part of both cred.: It the times mast come when every vo*er i wh in opposed to old linei'm. most choose be.tween them. The time has already come with u~s: and we choose the Native American er"ani tnion, Fillmore is our first choice for Ihe Presi.ionev. We care not a fig for plat oormt. Fillmire's official career is all the latioorm we want: and we prefer idefeat with rim to success with any other man likely to be nominated -Ronkford Herald. We are proud that our standardl beare- in e in the great political contest of this year. are s ,iillard Fillmore and Andrew J. Donel-,on; a men of known )worth. true and tried. Now is the time for the mnri of the American par ty to renew their enii;nr; in this great work- e get together and consult upon the best plan for carrying the next election. Organize! organize ! Let this he attended to as soon as t t possible.--Rorkport Republican. I We place at our mast--head to-day, the names of Fillmore and Donelson, fir the two highest offices in the gift of the American tpeonle. Mr. Fillmore was our first choice Sr President. and we believe he is the first t choice of a large majority of toe .~mericans of Indiana, and of the Union--Neio Albany Tribune. S RrATFICATTON MaETINo..-The Americans a of the parish of St. Mary. held a rousing I meeting on the 21st inst. The nomination of l Fiilmore and Donelson was unanimously and enthusiastically ratified. Messrs. T. H. Lewis t anti A. Oliver addressed the meeting. The following delegates were appointed to f the Convention to assemble at Opelousas on the first Monday in June. Wmin. F. Haifleigh. t Adolphus O.iver, Gabriel Grevemberg, F. t Richardson. R. E. Caffrey, Wm. Pumphrey f and Wilson McCerall. The following gentlemen were elected as a delegates to the Convention to assemble at I Baton Rouge on the third Monday in June. a Hon. J. W. 1*ilker. Dr. Brashier, E. B. Oli ver, James Leake, Dr. Wood and Benjamin r Hudson. r The friends of Fillmore and Donelson, in the parish of Catahoula, turned out in full s force on the 14th inst. The meeting was held l in the Court House. The Hon. Peter Alexander, of Tensas, be- la ing called upon, responded in a brilliant 4nd eloquent speech, which btought down fre quent rounds of enthusiastic applause. Messrs. S. S.Bowman, Henry P. Daniels, v R. E. Holrtein, Capt. Francis Routh, R. H. Cuny and C. A. Hooper, were appointed del- a egates to the Minden Electoral Convention to be held on the hrst Monday in June next. Messss. I. H. Boatner S. F. Routh Dr. G. la G. Groves, John T. Deveal, J. Hawkins, and t lohn R Liuvelack were appointed delegates to the State Convention to be held in Baton Rouge on the third Monday in June next.-- A Gazette. k lJMrorAlnT iv TRUE.-The Lond n.O Ing Chronick, says the N. O. Delta, *nounce an important discovery. It is statet that a great experiment "was recently trie at Vin cennes, in the presence of Gen. Lattte and the officers of the fort. The secret of corn. pressing and governing electricity is $t length discovered as the bole motive power hence. forth to be used. A small morter was fired by the inventor at the rate of a hurndndshots a minute, without flashing. smoke or loise. The same power can. it seems, be adzted to every system of mechanical inventioniand is destined entirely to surpercede steam,requir. ing neither machinery nor cumbustbn. A vessel propelled by this power issaidbskim the water like a bird, and to fear neithatorm nor hurricane. The inventor has dready petitioned for a line of steamers from L'Or. ient to Norfolk. in the United States, which passage he promises to accomplish in eight and forty hours !' 'Ti;~. A;,vocAre.--We were agreeabl swmr prised on Tuesday last at receiving a visit from our old friend Mr. J. 31. TAYLos, the lo,al i. c. "Things"' of the Baton Rouge .dvo cate, looking hale and hearty as he mid in years' gone by. Mr. T. proposes remaining with us a few days on business connected with his valuable paper, and will nodoubt in the meantime, be willing to receive subscriptions or advertisements for the Baton Rouge Advo. cate. He is putting up at the Union Howse, where those wting business with him can call and see him Scail and see him INTEEESrTIN FROx FLORIDA-Battle with trh Indians.-Our Key-West correspondent furnishes us with the following form the Tampa Peninsular Extra of April 16th: Whilst scoutiong in the Big Cypress, with the available force of his command, compose. ed of Capt. Daw on, Id Lieuts. Longdon and (;arducr. Ass't. Surgeon Moore,and 108 en listed men. Maj. Arnold, was attacked, on the 5th by Indians. estimated from 80 to 100 who were lying in wait in a thick Cypress swampflwatertwo feet deep) about halfa mile front "iBdly's town." The first indication of their presence was a fire from them on the advanced guard, which was soon followed by a lull volly on the column. Company C. commanded by Lieut. Gardner, leading off which, at that time, wa not far in the teat of the advance guard. After exchanging some 300 shots on both, sides a charge in front was ordered. At least .4 Indians ran towards "Billy's.fwt," and a num ner took to a dense Cypeeseon the right. iThe Cypress was charged, but no Indians were discovered, although they were seen to go into it. Those who had retired to the hammack, towards "Billy:s town," were then attacked. When within a short distance of the town. a large number of Indians wery seen running East, towards an abandoned vil !age, surrounded on all sides by a very dense ha nmock. excepting in front. where was a iery large pand or swamp. covered with tall gra-s and about two feet of water. As this hammock was approached, the In dians fired a volley, which was returned by the advanced guard, under Lieut. Langdoa. The enemy then ran to another hammack, nalf a mile to the North; the troopsfollowed; the Indians there tired again, which was re turned; a charge was then made,before whic, the Indians retreated. and werepursued nat all traces of them were lost. The fighti d pursuit occupied six hours. The lo-s was Psivate John Simms, t pany L. 2d Artillery, mortally wound - vived about 15 minutes:) Corporat.. Car on, Privates John Muller. John Srobell Company C. 2d Artillery; and Thomas New ton, Silas M. Watkins and William Abbott, ('ompany C. 2d Artillery, slightly wounded. Several received shots in their clothing and haversacks. What loss or injury the Indians sustained is not known, turther than tlt blood was discovered on the hushes through which they r etreal ed.-Bulletin. HIHLYu I.Ulieo.a'rSr Frao CaENrail. AL * Irx.-- English Despatches Intereepted----.he steamship Granada, Capt. Griffin, arried here yesterday morning from New York"t t Ilavana. having left the former cityonthe 17th and the latter on the 23d inst. The Granada reports having seen a large American ship ashore on Bay Blanco, near Cardenas. lMen were at work on board, dis mantling her. It was ascertained at Havana she was bound for New Orleans, and had been ashore on the Bahamas, and paid salvage at Nassau. The ships name is unknown. The steamer Illinois arrived at Havana the evening of the 21th, with passengers from steamers Golden Gate and Uncle Sam, leaving at Aspinwall s.me 400 passengers of the lat ter ship for want of accommodation. A serious riot occurred at Panama aathe evening of the 15th, when a large number of passengers bound tiP and from California (Americans) were killed and wounded. All the Express mails were destroyed, and a number lost all their baggage. The Panama Railroad was torn up some two miles, and the company's book destroyed. Among the passengers on the Grenada is Parker H. French, Esq., who reports the cap ture of the English mails for Costa Rica, wherein despatches were found from Lord Clarendon offering aid against Walker. The de patches have been forwarded to Washing ton in charge of a special messenger. The mails were siezed by Capt. Baldw.in, a short distance up the Serrapiqui, one mail labelled as British and the other Costa Rican. f The were as soon as possible sent to the I Commander in Chief, who respected.the con t tents of the British mail, bit everhauled thb Costa Recan, and found a copy of a letter from Lord Clarendon at the Costa -Rica SMi jster at London, enclosed by the latter to tife Secretary of State of Costa Rica. Ii this letter the Costa Rician Minister is is formed that an affective British naval fortq would be sent to the Caribbean seain Mach-l, Sand that funds had been provided by tha British Government to assist i. the waW against Walker. By this arrival we have receivet ab deia nite-intelligence respecting Walkers mose ments. The Panamia Sta., of the 19th idnt, says Walker was still at Rivas, and intends soon advancing on Honduras. 'the Coat, Sican army had not advanced .eyond frontier since the battle of Santa Ross. letin. The people of Scotland are saidto be si most unanimously opposed to anything like war between the United States and England. Don't wonder atitl They belong to the "look before you leap!! tribe. Should you happen to catch yourself whist li~ng in a printing offei, and the compoito.s tell you to whistle louder--don't do it. Kisses are rather high at Vinegar Hill, III. A justice there charged John Waters $20 f.r kissing a lady twice.