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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(.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.,
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
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.
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. (
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
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'~
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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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