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VOL. 1. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGE, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1856. NO. 33.
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Job Printing. sch s1 P.ir.MPnt, Buse. CADuS. BruJI. F.enRaL and other Noiees. executed with neatue- and doe apatch. In all cases, cash on dblivery. AYER'S PILLS. 5 A. TLLZH FIVPOSU S 0 A . FAMILY PHYSIC. Tazas has long existed a public demand for an efec're purgative pill which could be relied on as sure and perfectly safe in its operation. This has been prepared to meet that demand, and an eaten sire trial of its virtues has conclusively shown with what success it accomplishes the purpose designed. It is easy to make a physical pill, but not easy to make the best of all pills -one which should havre none of the objections, but all the advantages, of every other. This has been attempted here, and with what success we would respectfilly submit to tUe public decision. It has been unfortunate for the patient hitherto that almost every purgative medidne is acrimonious and irritating to the bow els This is not. Many of them produce so much griping pain and revulsion in the system as to more than counterbalanee the good to be derived arm them. These pills produce no irritation or pain, unless it arise from a previously existing obstruc tion or derangement in the bowels. Being purely vegetable, no harm can arise from their use m any quantity; but it is better that any medicine should be taken judiciously. Minute directions for their use in the several diseases to which they are ap plicable are given on the box. Among the com plaints which have been speedily cured by them, we may mention Liver Complaint, in its various forms of Jaundice, Indigestion, Languor and Loss of Ap petite, Listlessness, Irritability, Bilious Headache, Bilious Fever, Fever and Ague, Pain in the Side and Loins; for, in truth, all these are but the con sequence of diseased action in the liver. As an aperient they afford prompt and sure relief in Cos treness, Piles, Colic, Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula and Scurvy, Colds with soreness of the body, Ulcers and impurity of the blood, Irregularities; in short, any and every cae where a purgative is required. They have also produced some singularly sue essful eares in Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, Gravel, Erysipelas, Palpitation of the Heart, Pains in the Back, Stomach, and Side. They should be freely taken in the spring of the year, to purify the blood sad prepare the system for the change of seasons. An occasional dose stimulates the stomach and bowels into healthy action, and restores the appe tite and vigor. lTey purify the blood, and, by their stimulant action on the circulatory system, reno rate the strength of the body, and restore the wasted or diseased ener gies of the whole organism. Hence an occasional dose is advantageous, even though no serious derangement exists; but un necessary dosing should never be carried too far, a every purgative medicine reduces the strength, when taken to excess. The thousand cases in which aphysic is required cannot be enumerated here, but they suggest themselves to the reason of every ody; and it is confidently believed this pill will maw. a better purpose than any thing which has hitherto been available to mankind. When thei virtues are once known, the public will no longer dobt what remedy to employ when in need or a medicine. Bemg sugar-wrapped, they are l.ant to take, and being purely vegetable, no can arise from their use mn any quantity. For minute directions, see wrapper on the Box. PREPARED BY DR. JAMES C. AYER, Practical and Analytieal Chemist, LOWELL, MASS. lrim Cats per Box z ive Bows for SL -- - AYER'S CHERY PECTORAL, Por the rapid Cure of oIJgHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, BRONCHITIS, WHOOPING-COUGH, CROUP, ASTHMA, AND CONSUMPTION. Ts remnedy has won for itself seuch notoriety teat cures of every variety of pulmonary disease, that t entirely unnecessary to recount the evi ds of its irtues yin any enmmunity where it benaemployed. So wide is the field of its use sad so numerous the cases of its cures, thalmost every section of the country abounds peraons publicly known, who have been restored .mulao ming and even desperpate diseases of the lovngs' by its use. When once tried its superiority Severy othe medicine of its kind is too appa ont esca-pe observation, and where its virtues are , the publicnn longer hsitate what antidote po fr the dia ng' and dangerousaffeo t of the pumanary organs which are incident tonr ..mte l Not only in formidable attacks pon the lungs, but for the milder varieties of Cn,, t Ca o1 a, RONSBeEa, &C.; and for Cm Can e ktg e pjlesanteet and safest mediinenthat As t has long been in constant use throughout s stion, we need not do more than assure the S its ty is kept up to the best that it eve - aph thet. gmenuine article is sold by H. T. WADDILL. J. L. VIOLETT. Baton Rouge, La. WM. BOGLE. For the Sugar Planter.] Our Creole Priends. The present campaign has opened warm, and the rank and file of both contending parties in the South, are rallying to their respective standards; warm-hearted and honest patriots on the one side are contending against the fearful odds engendered by the power of spoils and the untiring zeal with which zealous unscrupulous office holders and file-leaders are constantly endeavoring with tongue and pen to whip the old Democracy into line. °With a portion of our people, argument and proof to support argument, are as pearls cast be fore swine and to them we would have nothing to say. But to you, fellow creoles of the South, we can address our words of counsel and warning with confidence that your warm hearts will not turn away from conviction to follow the behests of party. The pure and incorruptible MILLARD FILLMORE is the standard-bearer of Americans-the man "who would rather be right than President"-demands your support-aye demands ! for the very an nouncement of his name for the office in conjunction with the pure principles we advocate-is a demand for your suff rages which you cannot shrink from without proving recreant to the South, and yourselves. He is opposed by a veteran in Northern politics whose frozen political corpse is turned to the South, to reflect the rejuvenating rays of South ern patriotism, in order to galvanize this " worn out specimen of a Northern man with Southern principles." Our principles have been heretofore expounded to you; our platform lies open before you-if you cannot consist ently embrace the one and stand or fall with the other, then you are unworthy of the name of Americans-unworthy of the Suthern land upon whose soil you were born and bred ! There is not one single feature that you cannot con sistently endorse. Many who are now battling in the ranks of the opposition in their "heart of hearts," secretly adore the prinpiple that "Americans shall rule America," but the dictates of party appeals to them in the name of Democ racy, have turned their faces to the shrine of strange goIs, whilst their hearts are with us. Deny it who may, the trem eundous influx of hordes of foreigners to our shores is having, has had and will have, a baleful influence upon our c.un try, if we do not prevent them from at once intermingling with our political measures and lengthen the period of their probation to twentysone years. You know this, and knowing it, why will you act with a party that has licked the dust from their feet in their fawning wel come to the ranks of party-to the halls of legislation ! In this contest between party and principle, every American who votes for Millard Fillmore, can stand aloof with folded arms and calmly look on the pro. gress of our country (if Americans are defeated) to ruin and destruction. Calmly we say, yes calmly, for the proud satisfaction that he had done his duty, and blinded, besotted Pharisees who have wrought the mischief, will be crushed with us beneath the ruins of our beautiful temple. The foreign horde who have ruled so long with iron hand the jaded nag of Democracy, and rode upon her back into place and power-if we go down in this contest-will then rule the country-you will then awake with a start from your deep sleep-but it will be too late-now is the time, and we ask of you to join us and strike from her limbs the yet unfastened shackles are the Goddess of Liberty is delivered bound hand and foot, over to the ene my to whom you with fratricidal hand will have delivered her. Americans, Creoles, fall in, fall in; there is many a gap left in our ranks, made by the de sertion of place seekers and spoils hun ters-we want them filled, and no one is more worthy of our cause, than the favorite of the Ceoles of Louisiana. VICTOR. Mr. Fillmore as he Was. When Mr. FILLMORE was administer, ing the Government, and after the Whig e Convention of 1852 committed the act which gave the deathblow to the Whig le arty, in nominating Gen. SCOTT for the e Presidency-the rejected candidate for the nomination was, in the estimation of the Democracy, a marvellgusly proper man. Some of the venal party journals, which could then, without prejudice to their interest, afford to vindicate the cause of historical truth and justice, saw in him all the virtues and qualifications of an upright man and a wise and faith ful chief magistrate. This view of Mr. FILL.MORE and his administration was taken just previously to the election in . 1852. If Mr. FILLMORE was the man then he was represented to be, he is the same now, for he tells us he has nothing to retract, but is willing to be judged by his antecedents. That bitter partizsan f paper, the Richmond Engsirer, thus spoke of Mr. FILLMORE in September, 1852: Gen. Taylor died at the very crisis of affairs. The country felt relieved from an awful agony when Mr. Fillmore took the reins of government, threw aside Gen. Taylor's advisers, formed a better Cabinet, and gave his conscience to other keepers than Seward. The whole policy of the government was immediately changed. The Compromise measures quickly passed, and the whole country was re lieeed of its painful anxiety. Ever since that change the Southern Whigs have become more and more de voted to Mr. Fillmore. He became their chosen leader-their special and particu lar candidate for the Presidency. Whilst the North deserting him, took up with another, who suits their purposes better, and used him to put down Mr. Fillmore because he ventured to brave their indig nation. This is all history.-It is truth. Gen. Taylor was born in Virginia, and he was reared in the South. was a large -lave-holder, whilst Mr. Fillmore had been educited in New York, and was proved to bold doctrines exceedingly ob jscti,,nable to the South. But how weak, the restraints of education with these men '-Tiue one, listening to the voice of advisers into whose souls Seward had bireathed the poison of his unholy poli tics, pursued a policy which came near wrecking this Ination upon the shoals of disunion; whilst the other, cleansing tke ('citol of its traitoro 's d( aizens, disre yarded the whis.l,'rs of early pyrjudic . rand helped by the miyl, engine or Executive influence to quit ' the eountr', and to sare all portions /i oi;. it jury and dshonor. We do not approve of Mr. Fillmore's administration in all its policy. but we I are free to say he has made an infinitely better President for tile South than Gen. Taylor dii or would have done, and we believe there is not a Whig South of Mason and Dixon's line who does not in his heart believe the same thing. One of the oldest and most influential Democratic papers in the State of Alt bama is the Florence Gazette. On the 12th of June, 1852, its spoke of Mr. FILLMORE in the following terms : MILLARD FILLMOR1E.-If theie is bone trait of character which we possess above all others, it is political indepen dence ; that kind of politial independence which promotes one to dg justice to the acts and motives of a political adversary regardless of that party circumspltion which says, "thus far shalt thou go, and no further." Prompted by the feelings, we unhesitatingly express the ardent hope that Millard Fillmore may be the nominee of the Whig Convention. Should the nomination fall upon him, we should oppose his election with all our zeal, but should he be elected, we would feel that in him the South had a true and reliable friend. We notice that several of our Democ raric cotemporaries call him "Abolition Fillmore." TuIs Is AN UNJUST IMPUTA TION. When Mr. Fillmore was first nom inated as a candidate for the Vice Presi dency, we shuddered at the thought of his election. We saw that he had given votes obnoxious to the South. and there fore believed him unsound upon the slavery question. Our heart sickened at the prospect of his success, and we bit terly and violently denounced him. But we are happy to say we were dis. agreeably disappointed, and that MR. FILLMORE IS ONE OF THE SOUN DEST MEN IN THE UNION ON THE SUBJECT OF SLAVERY; AND THAT HIE IS A PATRIOT AND A STATES M A N. HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN HIGHLY CONSERVA TIVE He advocated the Compromise, and used all his influence to quell the storm of fanaticism, WHILE HIS AD MINISTRATION SHOWS THAT HIS SYMPAThIY AND FEELINGS ARE WITH THE SOUTH. Such conduct is deserving of, praise, and we are not afraid to avow it. After he had left the Presidential chair, with the respect and homage of the Constitutional Union-loving men of all parties throughout the country, Mr Fillmore took the tour of the Southern States. Among other cities he visited Savannah, then as now a Democratic city. In welcoming him as the guest of Georgia and the South, the following graceful sentiments, so eloquently utter ed by Mr. Ward, the President of the late Cincinnati Convention, but express ed the general sentiment and feeling of the masses. Mr. Ward said: It was a dark and eventful period in the history of our Government, where the brave began to fear the power of man, and the pious to doubt the favor of God-dark and fearful were the clouds that hung on our horizon, violent the factions that agitated our land, and men seemed to reck not how violently raged the storm, so that in its fury it upturned the institutions of the South. It was your lot to breast that storm, and bid its mutterings cease, and to do that you must turn away from the crowds of flat terers to tread the lonely path of duty. With your robes of office as with a pan oply of ice, you wrapped yourself Ifrom all the prejudices of earlier years, and from a.l the temptations, unawed by clamors, you held on your steady course preserved the Constitution of your coun try, gave peace to the land we love, and repose to the institutions which we cher ish, illustrating to the world that peace had its victories no less than war. The Georgia Messenger very pertin ently asks: Has Mr, Fillmore done any thing since that period to impair public confidence or forfeit public gratitude . Forgetful of self and only regardful of his country, his WHOLE COUNTRY, lie stends up in the majesty and might of a lofty patriotism, and boldly rebukes Black Republicanism to itsivery face. We ask good and reflecting men of all parties-men who feel that this Union is worth preserving, and that constitu tional government is preferable to dis ruption and wide.spread anarchy and' devastation, to close their ears to the clamors of partisan leaders and act up on their solemn and sober conviction of duty. This is no time to indulge in pride of party or pride of consi-tency. A greeter question is to be settled, which is interwoven and interlaced with all we hold dear. We devoutly hope it may be determined for the best. UNFORTUNATE.---The first political de monstration in favor of Fremont in New York, it will be remembered, was attend ed by an accident-an evil omen-the falling of the balcony on which be stood. Recently another, and almost fatal acci dent has occurred. While assisting in raising a Fremont pole at Hanover, John jW. Wellington, of Boston, a student in Dartmouth College, fell head foremost forty feet, from the top of the shears, in to the hole that led been dug for the pole, his head first stricking a board that laid partly over it. He was taken out supposed to be <cead, but Dr. Crosby found only a compound fracture of the left arm, and thinks he may recover. lAPrPY POET.--T. Buchanan Read, one of America's truest poets, has lately added to the stock of his poetical inspir ations a beautiful and accomplished wife. Having an additional source of inspir ation, we shall expect in the course of a year or two several small, neat editions of new works from him ! FAST Russ.ie.-The Montgomery Marl admits that Mr. Buchanan rsns very fast, but finds a reason for it as follows: But it's be cause he's is going down ill ! Three weeks ago he was at the top of the hill--& fortnight hence, he'll be at the bottom. Oh, he beats 'em all going douza ' Hurrah! hurrah! by h-ll, hurrah!! A GOOD WITNESS.-We are not it the habit of publishing what may be called electioneering letters, when the writers are unknown. Such communi cations are, as a general rule, to be re ceived cautiously, and as deserving ol little faith. The following letter has been published in several journals, and as the writer is endorsed by our friends of the Bee, as an honorable and influen tial Democrat, we consider his evidence of the state of feeling at the North in reference to the candidates for the Presi dency is entitled to much weight-more particularly so, as it is corroborative of other testimony to the same effect from other sources. To THlE DEMOCRATIC ELECTORS or THE STATE OF NEW YORK-Editors of the New York Express.-"Hear me for my cause and be silent that ye may hear." I speak to you as one who ever since he had a vote has invariably cast it for the whole Democratic ticket. I speak to you as one who loves the Union of these States above all party consider ations. I appeal to you to save- this glorious Empire State from the embrace of Black Republicanism and Disunion. ism. Do you ask how is this to be done? Bear with me then, while I relate a little of my experience. I have just returned from a tour through Central and Western New York. I have found the party to which you and I are attached, most treacherously betrayed by those who have hitherto ranked as its leaders. In Central New York these leaders have almost in a body gone over to Seward's protege, Col. Fremont. The same is true of pcrtious of the extreme West. The masses have followed these traitors and the result is, the Democratic party is well nigh annihilated. Now I per ceive that we have a duty to perform to our country which overrides all party lines. The election of Fremont, I should consider as one of the greatest calami ties that could possibly befall the nation. How can we best prevent it, is the very natural inquiry ? I can answer,.aue tlA State of .New York, and thus throw the election of President into the House. If the Democratic party are so unwise as to nominate a Buchanan Electoral ticket, one important step is taken, the direct re sult of which is, to almost ensure the State for Fremont. I have some confi dence in the honest Democratic masses. I believe they love the Union, and mean that it shall be perpetual. I believe they love it far more than their party, and I hope and trust that they will adopt the only possible way of "crushing out" its foes, and that is by voting for Fillmore and Donelson. A Democratic triend at my elbow, suggests that if we adopt this course it may lead to the election of Fill more and Donelson by the people. Well I grant there is a possibility of that, for the" Tribune" admits that Mr. Fillmore has an element of positive strength equal to 100,000 votes, but what then 1 We know MIr. Fillmore to be true to the Union of these States. o That consideration alone is enough to reconcile me to the bare possibility of his election. But I have no sort of fear as to that. Let aus send this election into the House, and James Buchanan is the next President, or, if not, John C. Breckenridge is. Fellow Democrats, will you, in view of the facts as they are daily being brought to your notice, consent by your votes, to aid indirectly in the elevation to the Presidency of all other isms John C. Framont. Upon you rests the responsibility. SANFORD HAaaRRIso. as. FILLMORE AND SOUTHERN WHIGS. -The following was written by Mr. FILLMORa to a friend after he was elected Vice President, in 1848: " Though I have been charged at the South in the most gross and wanton manner with being an abolitionist and incendiary, yet the Whigs oi the South have cast these calumnies to the winds, and without asking or expecting any thing more than what the Constitution guarantees to them on this subject, they have yielded to me a most hearty and enthusiastic support. This was particu larly so in New Orleans, where the at tack was most violent. Really, these Southern Whigs are noble fellows. Would you not lament to see the Union dissolved, if for no other cause than that it separated us from such true, noble and high-minded associates. J aLius.-Sam, do you distinguish what for massa Burlingame go to Niagara Falls? Sass-No Julius, dis nigger don't know dat, and will remain for you to 'splain. JoLuas. -Well, Sam, he expect to find de spotwhere Sam Patch made has last leap, and den he will 'scriminate 'tween de .man and de act. Boston Post. n MuAN KILLED or HIa owN COFFIN. ,e On Saturday last, a mas who resided in 1e Twenty-ninth street, was killed in a most singular manner. The following are * the peculiar circumstances, as far as our -eporter has been able to learn them If for, in consequence of the opinion en tertained concerning his relatives by the d deceased, who was a man of considera ble wealth and respectability, they have made great effort to keep the particulars - from the public ear. It appears that e nearly a year ago the deceased, who was fifty-three years of age, became strongly impressed with an idea that, when he should die, the parsimonious a disnosition of his relatives would lead f them to put him in a cheap coffin, while he had a strong desire to be buried in one of polished rosewood, lined with white satin and trimmed with silver. Soon after this strange idea got posses r sion of his mind, he discovered an ele gant coffin in one of the principal ware. Ihouses, which suited him. He pur chased it for $75; bad it sent to his residence at nightfall, and stowed it away in a small closet adjoining his bed room, where it remained until the time of the accident. How it occurred is not known to a certainty, for the first intimation the family had of the lamentable occurence was fron a servant, who, on going to call him to breakfast, found the door wide open, and the deceased lying upon the floor dead, with his coffin at his rsde. She screamed, which soon brought the family, and on raising the body the skull was found erushed in upon the brain. He was discovered about 8 o'clock yesterday morning, when, to all appearance, he had been dead several hours. On examining the closet, a bot tle containing a quantity of sherry wine was found, and as Saturdit night was excessively warm, he is supposed to have gone to the closet in order to procure the wine to use with some ice water he had on a small table by ha bedhe. It is thought that he mast have sought for it in the dark, and by some mistake upset the como, which stood nearly up right. Becoming seasble that it was falling, he probably made an effort to get away, when he fell, and the outer end struck his head with sufficient force to fracture his skull and cause almost immediate death. The inquest will be held with all possible secrecy. The un fortunate impression of the deceased concerning his relatives is a sufficient reason for withholding the names of the parties.-[N. . . Times. LIELIn G TIRtm Fairns.- -1e New Hampshire Patriot, the organ of the Buchanan Democracy in that State, says: "It is a foul libel on the Democracy of New Hampshire to say that they are in favor of the extension of slavery. Yet the Black Republicans make this charg against us every day, knowing it to be false." The Boston Post, the organ of the same party in Massachusetts, character izes the charge thus : "It is a slander upon the Democratic party to say that it is in favor of the ex tension of slavery." How the Southern Democracy will vindicas themselves against the charge made by the Patriot and Post, of "libel ing" and "slandering" their Northern brethern, is no part of our business. It certainly evinces a most desperate state of political morals to see the members of the Southern wing of the party uttering "foul libele" and "slanders" upon the Northern wing. It evinces a degree of fraternal affection and harmony peculiar to the Democracy.-Augusta Chronicle. Among the speakers at Ablington, Mass., on the Ist of August, to celebrate the emancipation of the West India ne groes, by which smiling plantations were turned inte bear gardens, was the Rev. M. D. Conway, the Unitarian prea cher of Washington City, who created so much excitement among his congre gation recently by a violent abolition harangue on the Sabbath. He is a na tive of Virginia, and an eloquent speaker. Ex-Mayor Conrad, says a letter from the Allegheny City, Pa., has written a letter there advising the abandonment of Fremont and Johnston, and the endorse ment of Fillmore and Donelson ; sad the writer states, furthermore, that Mayor Conrad's advice was taken, and that the Fremont Club marched over to the Fill more Club room, and ranged themselve under the flag of Fillmore and Donelson It will be recollected that Mayor Conrad was the President of the Fremont sad Johnston Convention.