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y -Geo. E. Sprague, at Plaquemine, is our au
thlorized agent and cohector.
as-Henry J. Pncket,. is our authorized col
lector for the city of Raton Rouge.
g Messrs. Hyatt & FPrazer, N9. 22Commer
riml Place, are our special Agents for New Orleans.
Elector--J. B. WILKINSON, Jr.. of Plaque
Substitute-Hon. GEORGE EUSTIS.
Etector-GLENDY BURKE, of Orleans.
asutrit.hte-H. M. SUMMERS, of Orleans.
Elector-D. F. KENNER, of Ascension.
Substitate-B. G.THIBODEAUX, of Ter
Elrror--PRESTON POND, Jr., East
Substitute-N. S. EDWARDS, Washington.
Elector-.TOHN E. KING, of St. Landry.
Subatitute-A. D. COCO, of Avoyles.
Elector-PETER ALEXANDER, Tensas.
Subtitute-L. P. CRAIN, of Caddo.
SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1886.
Coaarsrro.-ln our last issue our compos
itors made a blunder that requires correction.
In the last paragraph of the article headed
"Steamboat controversy," the types made. us
say, "with proof to take us back in a just
cause,'~ insted of "with proof to back us in a
just cause."
A woarmr Paoxownox.-We are pleased
to see that our friends EuGEzs LA.,ouv and
JAmas FLowEs, the former polite and gentle
manly clerks of the Laurel Hill, have been
promoted on the C. D. Jr. La.,ovz is now
Captain of that favorite coast packet, and
Jim is first Clerk. A first rate advancement
but it is no more than they are justly entitled
to, for every one who has travelled with
these gentlemen can bear witness to their
accommodating dispositions-polite and gen
tlemanly behavior. All success to the C. D.
Jr., and the noble hearted officers in com
TEAT Potr.x-Our Brusle Landing Demo
cratic friends with a view to encourage their
drooping hopes and to stimulate their feelings
up to a voting pitch for Buchanan and Breck
enridge, are preparing a pole of a right good
size to hoist a Democratic flag upon. All
right gentlemen we wish you all success in
hoisting your pole, and if you think it neces
sary, will scare upa few Fillmore Rangers to
help you, knowing as we do, that you can
scarcely muster a crowd, that is a Locofoco
crowd-as large as a Corporal's guard. We
will want that pole after the first of Novem
ber to hoist a Fillmore and Dopelson flag
upon, so you are just saving us the trouble
of putting up one for ourselves. But how
comes it you allow one man to go to all the
expense of putting it up. Such behavior may
be called well, but we doubt its propriety.
STarlonaEa' HALL.-Now that old Sol is
pouring down his fiercest rays upon our de
voted heads, every one tries his best to rid
himself of heat and eaemi, and to do this in a
satisfactory manner, we would recommend
that they should take a look in at Stationer's
Hall-select some halt a dozen novels, roman.
ces, or any standard work, just as your taste
is inclined-.and then hie away under the
shade of some mighty "monarch of the forest"
and peruse the contents of your purchase.
Time flies easly and pleasantly when thus
employed, as then the satisfaction of hay
ing purchased his "enjoyment" from such a
pleasant, smiling, good natured and clever
gentlemen as McCoXMACx, doubly enhances
its value. We have tried the experiment and
speak from experience. Mac's assortment
of Stationary, is exceeded by none in the
South-although it may be in quantity-..nd
if you do not find a book to suit you in his
establishment, why you won't be suited, t$t's
Stationers Hall contains everything that
comes in its line of business, even 'eople go
there for their news-papers and letters.
VnesIuL.-Every Old Line Whig paper in
Virginia, except the wheeling Intekgence
supports Fillmore.
The taxes of New York city this year are
six millions.
Mr. Buchanan and his Antecedents. I
When Mr: B:lna .n s name was first
announced in connection with the Presidency,
and up to the meeting of the Cincinnati Con
vention, the entire South, with the exaption
oft one or two States, expressed its decided
and undisguised opposition to his nomination,
at the same time boldly asserted the claims
of Mr. DOIuGLAS as its first and Mr. PIERCE
as its second choice, on the grounds of the
their attested fidelity to her and her institu
tions. The preliminary voting,in the Con
vention corresponded with their expression of
public sentiment, as is evinced by the fact
that the Southern delegation almost unani
mously gave their preference for DOc;LAS or
PIesRa. But Mr. BVUCANAN's Northern
friends were inflexible, and the Southern
Democracy regarding their obligations to
their own section of the country, secondary
to the obligations of party, yielded to the
plea of availibility, and accepted a man
whom they had looked upon with distrust,
if not openly repudiated, as unsound upon
the question of slavery. Not only was Mr.
BVcurANAS's orthodoxy, in reference to this
all important question, arraigned by a large
and respectable portion of the Southern Dem
ocratic press, but there were not wanting
those, among the leading journalists of that
party, who did not hesitate to proclaim him
as the most antiquated specimen of all old fo
gydom-"fit only for the Presidency of some
literary institution"-but wholly unqualified
for the great wants and responsibilities of the
times. Yet when the telegraph announced
the nominees of the Convention, what did
we behold a Why these very same journals
with a few signal exceptions, that neither
the promises of reward nor the threats of
power could allure or intimmidate, wheeling
into line, and crying atthe topof their voicas
"hurrah for old Buck," as though he were
their first love and only hope of salvation.
Thus, he who was a few months ago char
ged with being an "old fogy," "a twenty
year's aspirant for Presidential honors;" rn
"opponent of slavery' extension," and God
knows what, all .at once becomes, under the
transforming influences of a Democratic Con
vention, "a very proper man."-indeed the
very "pink of perfection."
But are these late professions of confidence
t in Mr. BucuAssa's fitness for the high sta
tion to which he aspires, sincere ? No one
believes a syllable of it, who took the trouble
to observe the direction of public sentimentt
previous to his nomination. But admitting
them to be sincere, we would ask upon what
basis does this confidence rest, or rather from
what source is it derived ? Is there anything
in Mr. Bocnans's antecedents to inspire
the confidence of the South in his soundness
upon that question, which, of all others, she
is most interested in-the slavery question?
I Let us examine his record and see what af
shnity exists between him and the so-called
Southern Democracy, not only in reference
to the important question of slavery, but other
leading articles in their political creed; and
that we may do full justiceto Mr. B:UCHANA.,
we shall be under the necessity of beginning
with the commencement of his political ca
reer, though by so doing we shall probably
be charged with unfairness and illiberality
by our opponents, who would bar by a statute
of limitation created especialytor his ben
efit, all inquiry into his early political history.
To the record we are about to produce, we
invite the careful attention of our readers.
It contains upon the single subject of slavery
alone, enough to damn him forever in the es
timation of all true Southerners-all who re
gard the interests of the South paramount to
mere party success. It has been asserted by
the friends of Mr. BcnaaaEs. that it is neces
sary to go back thirty years in order to find
any plausible charges against him, and even
he, himself, in a letter to G. W. JONE.s, of
Tennessee, under date of April 23d, 1817,
makes the same assertion in the following
"'In one respect I have been fortunate as a public
man. My political enemies are obliged to go back for
more than thirty years to find plausible charges
against me."
But we will show before we shall have
done with his political history, that this as
sertion has no foundation, whatever, in trut4
-on the contrary, his btest utterances in
reference to slavery, prove clearly that his
earlier prejudices against this institution, have
only been strengthened by age and expe
rience. Now to the record :
Mr. BUCHaNAN commenced his political
career as a member of the State Legislature
in 1814, just previous to the close of the war
with England. At that time, the fact of his
being an uncompromising Federalist, we
believe, has never been disputed, at lept not
until his nomination for the Presidency.'
Should any one doubt this fact, we would re
fer them to an oration of his, delivered on the
4th day of July, at Lancaster, shortly after
the close of the war. Our limited space will
not permit us to extract at length from this
oration, we therefore confine ourselves to
only so much as is necessary to afford a clue
to his political opinions at that period.
In reference to the then existing parties,
Mr. BUCHANAN says:
"There was a powerful faction in the United States
oppsed to the adoption of the Federal Constitution.
adsti-Adohd a, and .acs tkefosde oUe Democrslic
Part. They gloried in setting themselves in array
against our present admirable form of Government.
The authors of this ooposition were simply dema
gogues, who might have risen to the head of a State
faction, but who elteonseiossthat their talents would
be eelipsed, when the luminaries of the United States
should be collected around the General Government.
b gratify this ambition they wished thatthxs country
should continue aivided into a number of petty state
sovereignties, without any efficient government for
their control.
S 5 * 5 a * s
"Time will not allow me to enumerate an s er
tiad a ithd a1pnjra i the Dal er tiera edesaetra
tisin aEe it to eay, that after they had deprived
us of the means of defence, by destroying our navy
ad disbanding our army; after they mad taken away
frm us the power of re-creating them by ruining
commere, the great monroe of our national and ildf
vd-al welth- after they had, by refusi the Bank
of the United biates a continuation of their charter,
embarrassed the ancial concerns of the Govern
ment, and withdrawn the only univeSal paler me
t, ,th-m r the. onntr fre.e-l oealatiu . tt"'c tI, lto:'i{"
had b.eonte actltoultd t ," a l'i, '" ,.,f' , t' lsll
to ltar t iat io n, and wtthlu u I. in th. h Tl'.t.ry.
they r,.<hly plunged i f.". a rer with a iu..*t tIe
able t o do us injury than alny other tnaioL in tlt
orlt." * * *
"After the administrat ion had antredut on the war.
instead: of coming for ward witll i manldy ,otl dnce, aLnd
taxing flr people for ito o I pert, t.y," bat.ely ahrunuk
froan their .ty, in ordeyr t nia itilt..i their popular
ity, and adopted the ruinus e' stena o, carryit g on
the contest by IH)rowinlg lont'y. W :iot were the
effects of this ipotlicy? iSr , nt ever: mlln in tihe
country know, wan it emeon disguised h)4 the admtini,
tration, that the United Mtatcs woul d, : a short time
have become bankruplt had not pea. bu eonetludld?
Tlhanks theu to inIr'a.n, that we hrcse Iottaned a
tpea te, iA AND t)t. ' Lt 1Ai1' . ,i IT I: ,otherwi'e
tih.e t,- ta tlfl structure of thfi th e iral r gevrcr tmellt,
appl.or td by the aure feeblle hands, might havetulnk
-like the capitol, into ruins."
" From the above extiacts it will be per
ceived that Mr. liScnIANAN was in the earliest
part of his political history, a Federalist of
the "straightest sect," and a determined op
ponent of every measure of the Democratic
Adnministration, even the war of Ibl --but
we forbear further comment.
The next important point is MIr. BcetAN
AN's history, is where he takesstrong grounds
against the extension of slavery, on account
of its "demoralizing influences," and its an
tagonism to the "great cause of humanity."
At a meeting held in Lancaster, at which the
Hon. WALTRa FRANKLIN was called to the
chair, and Wx. JesNKIN appointed secretary,
JAm. s HorsrIs, JAMES BU('HANAN and
WM. JeBNiNS, raying been appointed a com
mittee for that purpose, introduced a set of
resolutions, one of which we topy as a sam
ple of the whole.
Restlrel, That the Representativei in Congre s from
tlhis district, be. and they are herety most earnestly
requented, to use their utmost enteaorur, as mem
bers of the Naticnal l.¢ilature, to prevent the eo
istence of .Iavery in any of the Telritories or States
which may heerected by congress.
The other resolutions refer bt the "demor
alizing influences" of slavery, and assert it
to be the duty of the members of the Legis
lattire to instruct their repesentatives in
Congress, " to use the most zedous and stren
uous exertions to inhibit the existence of
slavery in any of the Territcries or States
which may be hereafter createc by Congress."
These resolution, together with the entire
proceedings of the meeting, an be found in
the Pennsylvania Gazette, of November 30,
1819, and also in the Lancaster Intelligencer,
number 21, vol. 21, same year, published
by order of the meeting I Se there can be
1 no doubt as to the fact of the meeting, or that
Mr. Buc.suAN was one of the committee on
resolutions. But as one Jonas, whom, we
are informed, was formerly a staunch Free
Soiler himself-if not at present-has seen
fit to assert in Congresss that he had good
authority for denying that Mr. BL'CltANaN
had anything to do with the passage of those
resolutions, not being present at the meeting,
we propose to inquire into the credibility
of said Joxns' testimony. In the first place
a suspicion is cast upon his testimony by a
species of special pleading, wiolly unneces
sary, upon the supposition that the witness
knew he was uttering the truth and his word
was deserving of credit. Not content with
stating that he had such authority (which he
never produced) Mr. JOEts, upon the assump
tion that -Mr. BUCHAnaN did have a hand in
these resolutions, attempts to explain away
the force of them, if we recollect aright,
by charging them to youthful iatiscretion or
That Mr. BucHAn.AN should have held such
sentiments, as are contained in those resolu
tions, is by no means strange, and may be
fairly presumed, independent of other con
siderations, from the fact, that at this period,
there was hardly a dissenting opinion in
Pennsylvania, in reference to the question of
On the 16th of December, 1i19, the Legis
lature of that State. in accordance with the
instruction, contained in the reolutions from
which we have selected the foregoing ex
tracts, passed resolutions insructing their
representatives in Congress, tb vote against
the admission of any territory is a State, into
the Union, unless said territoryshall stipulate
and agree, that the further uhtroduction of
slavery or involuntary servitite, except for
the punishment of crimes, wlereof the party
shall be duly convicted, shall be prohibited;
and that all children born vithin the said
territory after its admission into the Union as
a State, shall be free. but maybe held toser
vice until the age of twenty-five years."
The preamble accompanying ;he resolutions
of instruction, in concluding, says:
"Under these convictions '--as set forth in the
preamble- alnd in the full persuaans that upon this
topic there is but one opins. in PeIan,sylna," &c.
The vote upon these resolutions stood, yeas
seventy-four Democrats, and tventy Federal
ists, nays soNE; thus showing that there was
really but one opinion upon the subject, in
Pennsylvania, at that period, mad that was in
opposition to slavery! hence we conclude
that Mr. Buchanan hf not been unjustly
charged with being at that time a Freesoiler
if not an Abolitionist. Agahi: this charge
against Mr. Buchanan became a matter of
public notariety over thirty yars ago, and up
to this time, he has never denied it, either
directly or indirectly, a fact that amounts to
almost positive evidence of its truth; espe
cially when we take into consideration another
fact, that since that time, up to the present
moment, he has, whenever called upon to
speak upon the subject of slavery, boldly
announced his opposition to it I So mnch for
the Lancaster resolutions.
We have devoted considerable space to
this matter, because, in justiceto "old Buck,"
we intend to show that his opposition to
slavery has been not only persistant, but con
sistet, from the time he entered public life
to the time of his nomination for the Presi
dency. We shall continue the record we
have here commenced'in our next issue.
It is said that, during tih'religious anniver
saries in New York, recently held, over one
thousand dollars in counterfit money was
droped into the contribution boxes !
ti r c - iiThe ' lanrIi i y Socwity of Nc\.w ]i ; k
elebrated the Fourthii of .Jly at Tanrmany
Hall. Ex-Governor Hebert was pirlseit,
says the N. 0 C'rescet, and made a speech.
A Southern planter among the Freesoilers,
speech making and toastin:g, issumethingun
usual. Tammany society is now governed
by the Freesoil, Van Buren portion of the
Democratic party. The sturdy Democrats,
the fast friends of the South, I)ickenson.
Bronson, O()'Connor and others, were removed
from office and driven out of Tammany to
make way for such Freesoilers as (ochrane,
Redfield, Shepherd and Rynders. The mas
ter spirit is John Van Buren. Of course Ex
(;overnor Hebert will support the Democratic
ticket; yet we are much surprised that he
should be found in such company ! In the
course of his speech he lets off the following
It was said that Louisiana would not vote
for Buchanan. They had at the South two
kinds of opinions-the silent and the betting
opinions. (Laughter.) lle had! a betting
opinion on that point, lie was a Sugar plan
ter, and having dsome sugar left; he would bet
any reasonable amount of hogshead.- oni it
and it was first rate sugar (laughter) -against
an equal value of Yankee shoes, that lihe
wanted for his negroes. that the State of
Louisiana would give for Buchanan and Breck
enridge a majority of from 2..00 to i5.000.
The representation of the coat of arms of his
State 'was a pelican feeding its young from
its own bosom. They had just passed a reg
istry law in Louisiana; and that State under
the operation of thisllaw was(tiursing the lar
gest number of young Democrats that were
ever seen there. She would turn them out
in great numbers on the first day of Novem
ber next, and they would roll up in Louisiana
a majority of 5,000 for the Democratic ticket.
We think if he has a good crop, his friends
here will save him the trouble of selling, if
he wishes to venture it on 5,000, or even on
any majority for Buchanain.
He says that "the State under the opera
tion of the registry law was nuising the
largest number of young Democrats that
were ever seen there." That the managers
here contemplated committing frauds in the
registration of illegal voters, is not surprising.
But it is rather surprising that an ex-Gover
nor of the State cannot let off a Fourth of
July speech without telling tales out of school.
We all know that there are ballot bQx stuf
fers here as well as in Culifornia. A party
that justifies and defends the Plaquemine
frauds, will not hesitate in devising and put
ting into operation schemes to obtain the
registration of illegal voters. This"the largest
number of young Ikmorrats," is worth some
attention. Are they attended to by the dry
nurse or wet nurse of the faithful? By our
sedate friend on Customhouse street, or the
gallant representative of Young South on
Camp street ! Who has charge of the bant
Of course, this meeting of Democratic
freesoilers got into a row. The report does
not say what became of the ex-Governor.
We hope he escaped safe and sound. and that
he will have the good sense never to be seen
again cheek-by-jowl with the notorious Capt"
New Cn orITIN.--The present warm weath
er suggest to our citizens, a dress suitable to
the season. Our go-ahead and enterprising
friend, W. D. PuU.nrs, is fully prepared to
suit all who may favor him with their pat
ronage. At his fashionable emporium corner,
of Lafayette and Church sts, can be found
summer cloth of France, aristocratic, soft and
nappy; merino, glossy and firm; alaraca with
a glorious lustre; cloths strong yet a texture
so light that the softest breeze penetrates
them, and all otherdescription of goods made
so as to give grace and an.air of elegance, ant
comfort to the wearer, well understood thougl
not easily described. He knows how to ge
up fashionable and elegant fittings for thi
outer man! Call at his establishment anr
see for yourselves. "Handsome Ned," as the
girls call him, will wait upon you witi
THE TELEGRAPHi.--His high honor, th*
Sheriff of our parish entered our office yes.
terday, armed with a warrant of siezure, anl
proceeded to lay hands on all the apparatts
belonging to the telegraph company, and boe
them away to his "lock up." The cabe
which had been made at a great expense b
cross the river at this point, was also siezal
as well as the wires. Somebody had not bern
paid and so got tired of waiting. We hate
understood that another company was abost
being formed to take the line and complete
it as was originally intended. If such is the
case, and the new company carry out the de
signs of the former proprietors, we have so
doubt it will pay them well for their enter
prise. In fact the great reason of its failu-e
was its not being carried on direct to New
Orleans. As soon as we can ascertain at
what time the, Sheriff will sell the line. we
will announce it for the benefit of all those
ITs A Poon RULE &c.-An exchange tas
made the wonderful discovery that in 1822.
Mr. Buchanan gave expression to the follow
ing prodigious patriotic sentiment in the
House of Representatives:
"If I know myself, I am a politician neither
of.the East nor the West, of the North sor
South-I therefore shall forever avoid any
expressions, the direct tendencies of which
must be to create sectional jealousies,sec
tional divisions, and at length disunion, that
worst of all political calamities."
But this was said thirty-four years ago, and
it is just as fair to suppose he has changed his
National feelings since then, as he has his anti.
slavery and anti-Democratic piinciples. I's
a poor role that won't work both ways.
publicans of Norway, in this state, have boldly
thrown to the breese the banner of disunion.
They have raised a flag dearing upon its front
but sixteen stars, to designate the sixteen free
States, thus striking out from the galaxy of
the confedenrcy the fifteen Southern States.
-Portland (Me) .Jrgus.
pede of the alien voters, says the Augusta.
Chronele, in the North awl North-west, from
Buchanan to Fremont, is beginning to open
the eyes of his followers, and they almost
imagine they see the handwriting on the
wall. They feel that the loss of that vote
sounds the death knell to all their fond anti
cipations of spoil, for they know that its loss
seals Buchanan's fate, and places the contest
between Mr. Fillmore and Fremont; and
this will be patent to the whole country in
a very brief peiiod. The Germans of the
Northwest, in Ohio. Illinois, Indiana. 3lichi
gan and Wisconsin. and they compose nearly
half the voting population of those States, are
already holding inirnense meetiings, and rat
ifying en masse the nomination of Fremont,
And Robert Emmett, the great leader of the
Irish in this country, is leading off in the
same line of policy, They are all for fiee
speech, free soil and free labor against slave labor.
These are the sentiments of the men who
Mr. Stephens declared a year ago were such
reliable and true friends of the South !
AsoI.TiLos TErsl IaoNY.--lThe abolition pa
pers, without exception, says the New Or
leans Bulletin, of the 15th inst., are denounc
ing Mr. Fillmore and the men who sustain
him with a venom and a fury before unknown
See what the New York Times-an ultra
Seward organ-says of the Fillmore party
North and South, and when any week yessel
of a noisy Locofoco prates about his party be
ing the only Southern party, just pitch this
morceau from the Times right into his teeth:
The Times says:
They (the Fillmore party, North and
South,) are the mnost radically sectional organ
ization before the people. going further gra
tuitously iil the service of the slaveholdiiig
South than the slaveholding South. in its om
nipotence over the Democratic party, has re
quired Democrats to go.
That is. in plain language, according to
this Abolition testimony, the Fillmore party,
North and South, are truer friends of the
South than the Democratic party. And who.
ever doubted the fact, except a few madcap
Locofoco partizans here at the South? Truth
;s progressing, and Fillmore stock is conse
quently rising, rising, rising. Make way for
the adv ancing columns if the patriot States
This is the cheering language of the Rich
mond Whig.
ter from California to the Rochester Ameri
can, dated June Ist, 1856, contains the follow
lowing interesting statement of Mr. Clay's
opinion of Mr. Fillmore, as far back as 1843:
Having lately seen several notices of the
opinions of Henry Clay regarding the "Na
tive American movement, I will mention an
expression of his in a conversation I had with
him in 1S45. On the 5th day of February
of that year. I visited him in Ashland, and
conversed with him about the principal top
ics that were then agitating the country.
When allusion was made to the "Native
Amesican" question. he remarked," It is much
easier to discover an evil than to point out a
He spoke freely of many of the prominent
statesmen of the day, and dwelt at last upon
the peculiarities of Webster, Calhoun. Cass,
Crittenden, Wright and Clayton. He feared
not for the safety of the country while these
men were in the National Councils. Of lil
lard Fillmore it seemed be could, not say
enough. lie predirted that Mr. Fillmore would
some day be delrevat to the highest of.rce in the
.Jjt of the people, and would endeavor to restore
the better days of the Republic We conversed
upon the measures then before Congress, the
events of the recent political campaign, agri
culture, stock growing. etc.
He flattered himsell that he had received a
majority of the American vote, and ascribed
his defeat to the foreign vote of the State of
New York.
THoss SICILIANs !-The New Orleans Cre
ole with commendable zeal is determined not
to permit the Sicilian murderers to go un
whipped of justice, as far as it is able to pre
vent it. The following paragraph from that
able and fearless journal contains a queer re
velation-and we have no doubt of its truth
-that places certain parties in anything but
an enviable position. Here we have foreig
ners employed in our public offices, put there
over the heads of Native American citizens,
to be used by their unprincipled masters as
murderers and assassins of unoffending Amer
icans on election days, and any other dirty
work that may be in store for them.
The rascality and villany of some of'the
"pure and incoruptible," is becoming more
and more glaring from day to day, as their
deeds are drawn forth from obscurity to the
WaT DOES IT MEAN ?-It has been al
ready stated in our columns that a bench
warrent had been issued against F. Tortori
cho, one of the Sicilians leading the riot at
the 11th precinct. He is an employee in the
Custom House with two others, also implicat
ed in that attempted massacre, viz; Mar
ano Sparich and Ramon Tramoutano. Since
the 2d June these men have not been seen,
though it was believed they were in the city
and they have, it is said, been retained on the
pay-roll of he Custom-House.
We cannot but note the fact that men em
ployed in the public business of the general
government should head an assault with mmt
derous weapons upon peaceable American
citizens around the ballot box. It is also the
more singular, in connection with the rumors
prevalent the day after the assault upon the
polls, connecting Mr. Genois name with this
outrage, that this Tortoricho is an employee
with him in the Custom House, and is said to
have invited him out of the room on Sunday,
when he enjoying the political breakfast.
Now the fact has been ascertained that a
despatch has been received from the govern
ment at Washington, giving Tortoricho, Spar
icho and Tramontano leave of absence from
duty. They, therefore, for the present are
beyond the reach of the bench warrants.
Has anj one connived at their escape ? Are
they put oukof the way, lest they should
make any dWidlopments that might just now
be unpleasant! These are questions many
citizens ask, and the whole affair in its pre
sent posture looks suspicious.
In the State of Alabama there are twenty
two public journals that support the Fillmore
and Doneleon ticket.
Our Loecal Wheelbbarr.
Wito itd .ty-T.TArT'S.·lr k---.arn._O. dTi ay
week an unlucky wight who dweli amid tL d.ay t"
dismal awaljps in the rear of of r r S. dirk 4
his head to spruce up" and p, - -it -orkt iatd
to the writer urknown-to the fisrd itof
Stick. So harnessing up" hi, * " rtlld
forth in quest of adventures, and in d litae ttl
the ferry lanudinng, where, after fasto {le r .lh
a post under the trees. he siavejated .r t ridt
Some wicked wag in the tearjimY, i v bye"
observing the lamb like apparnee f his 'eid
as he stoo~l quietly in the Ihade, h out liaste
wag hi tail to brush the flies of bethe7ol1t 4it
of a joke upon the pour unfortunateo erm
et of white wash that had beeu used by a 'nat.
day or two pr.rous, was etandii din the era n
fenct hard by. which our wag obseniag, e withe
the fear of cor.sequences or Judge Robertson et
his eyes, dild d hen and there mslitioeslylaho,
ter a coating of white wash upon the Resimbe a.,"
~id. After waitiug patiently fur awhile fa o r a
coat to dry, he dbliberatetly repatead the rsget
thern iade tracks for parts unknown. 0prh '
io the meantime revelling in the Hallof Red
little dreaming of the transinogrificatiot that
beIallen &ic nag. Ills business and pleasure
over anu pleasant thoughts of home 6filli d ea0.
nation, he once more crossed the rvera bd "
to the spot where Rosinaute was tied, but Ri t
Chameleon like. had changed color during huissl
He remembered stopping at tse Gamette a, t
seing the "White Mule,," and for a mnr iteai
agined that one of them was before hian, Ou
was aghast wondering whether it was his,"tej,",
not. when a gentle neigh from the anil ea
h im and he began examining the cause of its
appearance. But yes! It was his oa,' ls dle
sinaute. Who shall depict his feelinag as h
them vent to the air. How he shouted ana aen
the annin.lator of the natural color of is be
Hle pulled ofn his coat and evinced a tesrclnetei.
nation to inflict a castigation upon thedtdws e(
his peace and quiet, and offered to eombsht ese
sively with ant uan of his weight sad sloe, or, atwl
demolition of the man that white washldhishe.
It may be observed here that during this tmaret.
burst of teeling, no one was in sigh elthtba ame
might have been in hearing. Finding thataem..
peared to take up the guantletso ehivalet lyltr
doo.n. he further determined to pursue his n"s,
by advertising a reward for the disovery of the us.
thor of this outrage. He called upon usand were
ceived him as we recleve all who come tesnrljst
as the father did his prodigal sanad ler died
his woes and Iishes-and a pwemi for temaesusati
--he departed once more for his home. As he red
away the white-wash began to peel off bsalnlme,
presenting one of the most laughable appesanesue
ever witnessuedl. Now who whte-washd that per
fellows "hos"' Who did it! Thats the queedal
'nui. mar Co.--The proprietors at the U ne
with commendable sel are determised to imes. the
s:se ofthetr menagerie and in addsti to the White
Mules, have secured a live veritable Itasse-d to ie
one of the lagest of his species. We have not beard
yet whether it is a *'ring tailed" or "striped bak,"
but shall at the earliest covesainee call P adsamee
the aforesaid animal.
Darnig Robbery.
We last Thursday learned the partiecrus ofrmef
the most reklssad daring deedeer pap d
in our.state and eminently worthylthe psalmheday
and deeds of a Murrel or a Hare. As rstsdsatealey
are as follows:
A Mr. Thomas Norwood and Bento. retlrasghtl
the pine woods with a drove cattle, wereei-dy
lowed by two suspicious looking charastse, wo
tracked them to the city of Baton Rouge wbsk th
reached on Monday last at abut 8 e'cleck r. IFP
ine no place to put up their cattle, Messrs. Borsed
and Benton concluded to drive down the cmit so
and camp out about two miles below town, whkl hth
did. They had just dismountedattheplasewlhs-th!
contemplated camping for thenighta.dstppedd.) n
to the river todraw some water, wher e ofmths sM
whom they had left on the levee to keep watch mnr
the cattle, gare the alarm that Mr. Norweid's Lhe
was being taken off, and ere the sena t psep
ting the theft could get out of sight Mr.Norwemd U'
on an other horse and in full chase with a fair lp
pect of overtaking the thief. The men. was shis.
brightly and as they approached BateallesiL.4g
wood was fast gaining on him, but justs Lawd
the outskirts of town, he was steppedby tneu
who rushed out o.the shadow (f a kne;
his horse by the bridle, and ism as ea
noer, remanded, .what's the matter ? wat the lt
ter?" Mr. Norwood drew a pocket-halk (wai-ih
the only weapon he had with him) and orde&ml Ik
uen to loosen their hold, which they didsatat
not until the thief had got out of sight by tsn s
another corner. Mr. N. hastened to the tedi
of the Mayor. who was asleep and gave isshfastiO
the manner of the loss of hius horse, but of csatSl
Mayor could offord no relief. He thean 1Im5 l
out towards the Comite river, with the fhint hbp
of being able to come up with the thief in that a
tion, when as he neared the woods beyod IS. Std
'Her's. he saw his horse standing in the i e, bu
when he approached the animal to take p i a
him, two men with donbleasele-ml guns, r.
from a corner of the fence, and prtras their a . u.
at him, one of them exclarming, "Look Lee, isi ,
we have stolen many horses-we hbas ma ver i
man vet, but if you touch that hoere, swaywp=ye_
life and brains !" Unarmed ad with ns eas
defending himself agalast so fermidablte at e10
ion, he was forced to abandon his propert.-.
to town. Upon his return, he was f.ll ed
two men with the horse, reinforced hby a th
they followed after him natil they ruebedl ho5
the outskirts of the town which they eterL
We cannot vouch for the tipth of tlh aov, 5 -
have no pei.onal acquaintalne with the psr~a
ing the stategaent of the robbery, sad the attreL
circumstances are so daring as to a I ea
dible. But oar informant says that he . 4 .i
quainted with Mr. Norwood-w dd
of Ascension and who has ben ently rat
East Baton Rouge,--nd that he is m~ ri
and :entltled to credit. He also iab6 ges9 1 t
Norwood described to the town W010ass -
the men who had followed him and that l5se
said he knew.the man, and that nd mer
point out the house where his horse Wa" a
It seems to us if the statement is ts le
-that there exists a reg r orglae or j
thieves in East Baton Roope wan e t
sequencee in their depredations.Its at
should he inqured into and If p 4.ib, go
the scoundrels and bring thento Iajk h
property seems safe, though in his ovas
per says:- that "
We have it on high authoritl y ht l
ber of Congress from Virginia, wbe s1ia
acted with the old Deiwetc e Party,
stated that ten days since he had 5 h5
Mr. Fillmore's election in that Stat, b
present he is entirely confident ofls'
The work goes bsavely on. y
The Old Line Whigs of Cccil cou-lt'
iand, have taken ground in favor oS Fi~
for the Presidency.

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