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VOL. 2. NEW SERIES. WEST BATON ROUGIE. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1857. NO 43
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gI arT s OF LOUISIANA,
. PLbti et West DLate. aReuge.
r lta.ieo ha etraston from his Excellenca
O IAet , Governcr or the State of
I o the Itth of Auguslt, 1357, ordering
.14eld to this Pariah, on ModTsay. the
ea st, 1a57, for the purpose ou
.. la.tottire to tb ngress from th '
D istrit of this State, one Tr.es
S e os atene ieAuditor of Publie Acco.nt'.
of Public Education. one state
b·,~ L aUto oal District eompoedc of the
- Jr~:a.. ellsaiua, Point Coupee sand nest
ipem MN . . rL of the Legislature for this
,evle -i oEli M Recorder, one Assuelr r and
ll irt h l* Parisorh, and one Justice of the
.sl, i. ..lable r ifor each Police Jury Wardi
, iae .sleo will be opened on Monday, thlr
v r nWMsebr aeat, for the etlectun of .qtate.
Misi(esl.ef b dacere, from 5 o'clock. A. M ..
le.Ie*k,?.PIa . U., at the. following preciucts. snd
a nI:If aa, to-wit:
CtesW ( precinct t at the house of eelleno
bian&are ir DeerOn , Mr Deirer, Mr Ln.T Tuilluir.
tel WardA te r tinrecint at the Coree tove
searg A to Co. smslsuiouers F A
YIIXWrs. and GOy Lallatue.
Ntdisrt. oaw precint at the Court House
ft bi. .tl". Colmlssionere, ltd. Hebert, YV ui
gmseI taeasC Iatriek.
4 . Aett prechincu at the store of . A Tac
,i am lase, Louie L LoWell, A .eclerci
r Ats peaclact at the ScoolrloTse in aridl
allg rilbeTeretlon efa Justice of the Peac e. nd
a bal, will be opeard in aech Policf Jury Wart.
eattesMNIEUtadav et 7Sesroher urot. 1t47. roio
ttelasl, A. l ., l utii 4 P i ., at the fllowing iapl,e.
llt Wsar, at the store of llbert t 'eirn. Corn
ndee. tin Jstirun. ti T Tuillier and L.ndry hail
aIW d. At the store of AYlea ,s rnaese f;,,n
e-n-nkste. ieJtWhite, J T lt·d,r y L t and ai.ed
oiiJesl. At the C(ofee }ouse of T-:,tnztn, ol
et5g bCe, Cossistionrra. tinar IAS.ir;. k III'
tile I1141. Jr.. ant Ni-'iiene AilIt.
41t wed. At te borui if aoneiit .n;ll.t. Cfa,,
SW 04Y. laiu', Alfred Heberrt, torl Joachil E
tij lcrd. At the snue of Terrence rlercrhehorg.
~elaieist Dcriehebour, Theodore Binhard
SIth_]ap. At ibr C(ourt Iouge of tlhi pnrtih -
' m- s, Rd. etbert , F t AILuin and V Di.
. Wrd. At the store of laile O IInrehon.-
f'.ahsr , John A Bird, Leon l.jeune, o1 . Il) I
fLtai s At the Store of Alexias Lnucpere.
(bussabsJae. s L L.lbdrll, M C Lelll,... and
Ilt WRd. At the treof J T Taeneu. &.mmis
IS* W Clarku , A Sidney Robertuon, and Augus
" r At ee Rchoolhonse. Flaou Podr'ra.
U SFiann, CT rPetit, a.nt Lemuel P
I the Ronse of Crtney ansd roods.
gala, W D WIster, T S li.refurd. and R £
V4 . Ueaa, September I Pd. 1tSe.
S N. P'OPE, FseriT.
tTF DE LA LOUISLAN F..
VEST~p BATO4N ROT-GL.
t tatme pOoclamsatiun a on Excellencc
(ioavernour de I'Etit do ia
Mb duo $ Aout, 1567, i sera tenu une
M e ri JMA " vf, piochala, 2857,
SIrenotautau Cl'agres pour le 3ne.
I I do cotte Etat; on Tresor',"r
ID la .; an Surintendant d''.
Pa igee ; no Arditeur des Cuni~tra
taý Cue Senateur pour 1'Elat p, ar'
SeaaSstorinle, compose des lh
HbolhIaaa , Pointe Conpee of Onect B+·
toot pone Ia Paroisne d'Oue0t
maq U~oes an R-corder; on Asses
pear paro!csoe d 'uest flton
! 4m Iz on Coostuble pour eba.
d Jun do Polite do cotte par
Bj~ aas pour loslection diFtat, do District
P9.~IN Beroot ouvert Ic In., jour dc
u dso bsarer A. M., a4 Isoures
dali~neU oasoir Au An Raeurci,
Rafral, preside par 1. Dolron.
" l, an eafe de Teas 'Bourg &co.,
ý*W Iol . i , . WfiluamsotltuY La.
epobotsc pandas., prnide par
.> , at oThma lPatrick.
04 hiot.4a-Luis LL Loodell, A. Le
a1!ºie la matson d'eole our ladlt
~P m s l o lonuasard, C. J, ditth at
*U 'V'bSean nun Jugo do Pau at
sIWar.L uaeI daqg arrondusoe
Podob, Lu Is 2 Novaambro pro
s AU Y., a 4 blzsr oP. l., an:
magaan de Bebert & Doi
b llsa, 0. T. Thller at Landry
.Qob d Ir o Mad. P. Siaoalo posi
WloJ. T. LandryatValiere Ian.
4A S"""*au ·I o do Bnorg & Co.. preside.
LsaaryHBjollto Hobert, Jr., lootbono
"'"41alratsos deo Jsaqin A5Ttpreai.
,l J bn mtvo, A*4 Bobort, atJoanaciu Ails
ba ss laaoon de. T. Dericheboux? ro.r
I boibsb uoorg, Theodore Slgascard,
I Ia Vas do Cour, oe cotta Paroiass
obt*. . t I. ApLan. OS . Dubrosa. I
i ý a..o apia do LeBall k Ranrahan,
gdJbsi A. L4d, Leon Ljounoe ot 0. X. to
h euui d'Aler Logngepee, pro.
L`Efftbr C. LeBlanc et Adonni
mAula doJ. F. Thcnoau, proo
M A . Sidts Robortoon aS Aug,,a
Rug. AqoZiC h'agm decot due RSlo Pay
dra., tpresJce par H L. Elian. C. P. Petit et Lamue.
I llme. Arron -a la maiaon de Courtney & Woad:
1r pr+izdee par W. . Winter. . S. S. Hereford et R. E.
Ouewt 1/aton Rouge, ce 12 Sept. 1857.
I. W. POPE,
POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.
At an adjourned meeting of tl.e Police
Jury of the parish of West Baton Rouge,
heid at the Court House thereof, on Thursday
September 17th, 1857, the fotlowing members
J. S. Williams, Pies. E. B. Trindad,
1H. Pergeron, F. A. Woods,
F. White, B. R. Chinn,
J. C. Woods, D. P. Cain.
n A S.ENT-W. W Lemmon, and J. W, Pipes.
e The minutes of the previous session having
been read and approved, the Jury then pro
ceeded to business:
On motion of B. R. Chinn, F. White and D.
I'. Cain, were excused for not having atten
ded the last meeting of the Jury.
Mr Blackman through a petition, prayed
that further time be allowed him for the
settlement of his contract with the parish,
when Mr. E. B. Trindad r"..ved that the
? petition be laid on the table lor the present.
On a petition of several inhabitants of
the parish, praying that the bid offered by
Mr. Jacob Bazar, for the right of keeping a
ferry at Randalson's Landing, be reduced.
T' he following resolution was offered by
1Mr. B. R. Chinn, and adopted :
SBResolred. That the bid of Jacob Bazar on
e the Port Hudson ferry be reduced to five
Resolution offered by B. R. Chinn, and
Resolved, That the sum of Ten Thousand
.i ne hundred and eighteen dollars and fifty
a cents, ($10,918 50) be assessed forpariah pur
Sipodes for the year 1857, in accodance with
I the report of the committee for making an
a pproxiinate estimate of the parish expenses
Upon a re-consideration of Mr. .. V. Black
man's petition, the following resolution was
Resolved. By B. R. Chinn, that Capt. D. P.
Cain be authorized to settle with Mr. J. F.
Blackman for wood cut on parish lands, and
that the said Blackman have until the 1st of
January 1858, to settle in accordance with
this agreement with the parish.
The following resolution was offered by B.
Resolved, That the lot upon which the old
Court House, jail ,nd oleces are erected, to
gether with the buildings thereon, be sold
upon the terms and renditions following, to
One-third or the purchase money to be
paid cash, on the day of sale. and the balance
in two equal instalments, payable in one and
two years tron the day of sale; the purchas
ers to furnish their notes satisfactonlrh en
dorsed, bearing eight per cent., interest from
the day of sale, with special mortgage re
taiced on the property until full and final
Be it further Resolved, That the Sheriff of
this p.urish in his capacityas Auctioneer, sell
the above premises after thirty days adver
tisement tI the parish papef. for whizh he
shall receive his usual per centage. And
that the President of the Police Jury be, and
he is hereby instructed to represent the par
ish in the notlarial act of sale to follow the
adjedication, if any be made according to the
I present resolution.
On a motion ofE. B. Trindad,the yeas and
nays were called for
Yas--H. Bergeron, F. White. F. A. Woods
Jas. C. Woods, B. R. Chinn and D. P. Cain.
I Yrs--E. B. Trindad. Adopted.
On rootion of B. R. China, it was
Resolved, That the President of the Police
Jury, be authorized to draw a warrant on the
Parish Treasury for the amount of the costs
E of fences, gates, etc., made around the Court
House grounds, and that he report at the
next meeting of this body the amount there
5R7POT OF T1E SERIF, 015 TE 513(O1 OP " UCESE " i
OR "'.O Lit um."
let Ward-16 votes seat. 12 for L. and 4 against L.
2,i "'17 " " 6' . " 12 " '
3 " '24 2 " 24 " 00
6th " 10" " 00 " 10 "
8th " 14" " 10" " 4 " "
In the 1st, 3d and 8th Wards, the sense of
the voters was in favor of issuing lcenses,
.I)ii in the 2d, and 6th Wards, the people
were opposed to granting same. No election
in the balance of the Wards.
West Baton Rouge Aug. 8th, 1857.
(Signed) N. W. Popr, Sheriff
Reolve.d, That the Sheriff shall not issue
either State or Parish licences for the retail
ing of spirituous liquors, in any of the
Wards of this parish, when by the vote taken I
on the 20th July 1857, the sense of the peo
ple was expressed against it. Adopted.
(Signed) E. 8B. Trindad.
Upon a petition from Widow Martine r
Breaux. praying for relief. etc., from the Po- s
lice Jury on account of old age and infirmi
ties, the following resolution was adopted:
Reaolved, That the annual sum of sixty
dollars be paid out of the Treasury, to Widow t
Martine Breasi , as old and infirm widow, in
extreme indigence, and that said sum be
paid'quarterly, dating from the 1st of Jape,
1857, on the warsant of, and to the order of
J. Tras. Landry.
(Signed) . B. Trindad.
B: R. Chirm offered the following resolu
tion, which was adopted:
Resoled. That N. W. Pope be authorized
to draw on the Parish Treasury, to an amount
sufflicient to pay W. F. Tannard's bill for
carpet, pump, spittoons, grates, lightning
rods, etc.. and that the Treasurer be author
ized to pay the same out of any monies not
a3PORT OFr taE ar.ANca coMMITTE
s53T. 19, 1857.
The followirg accounts have been submit
ted to your committee, which we recommend
do do . " ... .0... io
Sberif.sfeae. et......... ............ 222 4
Sustheie Ailkpe holding Inquest.......... 25 00
J. T. Landry, for cpy f INotarial Aet.......
Lewis Favrot Rteaand Levee Ins. for 6 o,. 12 50
RWessoand HBesrt, bhlding uaes a--. s,..
F. Henry. for dinner to Cao election... 4 W
Widow tluie d.aeramt.o " 0 ..... 10
uOne ,arter salary to Sugar Planter.....- 125 00
Dr. Mrast for assisting at an inquest on the
D body of negro girl of Prenl Aillet. . 10 00
T. Bergeron, c.lk r'. J., quarter .alay..... 60 00
M. Doiron, dinner to e-rmmisionersete...... 6 00
(Signed B. R. Chinn, Commi.
F. White. C ommittee.
The Jury adjourned until Friday 18th inst.
at 10 o)tlock.
T. Ba :4cRow. Clerk.
According to adjournment, the Jury met
at 10 o'clock A. S.
y Present as before, wits J. W. Pipes.
Absent--W. W. Lemmon.
After the reading and approval of the min
utes of the previous session, the following
resolution was adopted :
Resolved. Thot the sum of ten dollars be
pad out of the Treasury of this parish, upon
a warranlt issued to Henry Grant for the
burial of a dead 9body, and subsequently
transferred to A. Duplantier. Said wsarrant
was lost bysaid Duplantier before paymeint
could be made,
Upon a note of $15 20, bearing 5 per
cent interest per annum. and due five years
I after date, dated Sept. 2d. 1850; in favor of
John Buhler and against the parish of West
Baton Rouge, the following resolution was
Resolved, That the Treasurer of the parish
pay the aforesaid note, with interest as afore=
said, from the 2d September 1850, up to this
The Jury then adjourned until Saturday,
T. Baaeaaon, Clerk.
According to adjournment, the Police Jury
Present-H. Bergeron, F. White, E. B.
Trindad, J. C. Woods, F. A. Woods, J. W.
Pipes, B. R. Chinn.
Absent-W. W. Lemmon, J. S. Williams
and D. P. Cain.
The President being absent, J. C. Wcodi
was called to the chair- as President, Pro.
B. R. Chinn offered the following resolution
which was adopted :
Resole.d, That the President of the Police
Jury, Mr . N. W. Pope and D. N. Barrow,
Esq.. be appointed a committee to have the
Digest of ihe Laws and Ordinances o, this
parish, printed in a neat manner, at the lowest
practicable price, and have 2:i0 copies de
livered to the Clerk of the Police Jury, bound
in pamphlet form.
J S. Williams being now present, took
his seat as President.
M. O. LeBlane, Esq., having refused to
serve as Road Inspector for the Eighth Ward,
Lewis F. Bernard was appointed for the re
mainder of the year.
The following resolution was offered by B.
R. Chinn. and adopted :
Resolved, That the President of the Pulie.,
Jury, in his capacity as such' have full pow
er and authority to revise, amend and correct
the procecd.ngs of this Jury. as in his judg
ment he may think proper, and the Police
Jury itself would.
A petition from several inhabitants of the
Fourth Police Jury Ward of this parish,
praying that the Police Jury declare the
road rinning from the Mississippi River, and
along the lites of Mrs. V. Kirkland and T.
W. Bird. to the forty arpents, thence turning
at right angle and following the forty arpent
lines of Mrs. Kirkland and the double con
cession line, to where it intersects wi:h the
road already declared public by this Police
Jury. which runs to J. C. Woods, etc., a
public road; and tht a committee of six fiee
holders, be appointed to assess the damages
Said road, was declared public, and Messrs.
Raphael Hebert, J. C. Woods, Alfred Ilebert,
E. B. Trindad, Guy LaBauve and J. B.
LaBauve, were appointed a committee to as- ti
sess said damages.
The Jury having now finished the revision
of the Digest of Laws for this parish, the g
following account was submitted to the C
Police Jury of Wemr Baton Rouge,
To N. W r Pope and D. 1 Barriw. Dr.
For making Digest of Laws for the pari.h $500 00 tI
Upon which, B. R. Chinn offered the fol
Resolved, That the above amount be allow- "
ed to D. N. Barrow and N. V. Pope, for tl
services in making the :)' .: of the Laws P
and Ordinances for this ,.: provided,
they shall attend to tue pubi·r ation, correct
ion of the p-oof of said Dige:. without any
extra compensation. Adopted. tl
The Jury then adjourned, sini die. Li
JOSEPH S. WILLIAMS, Pres. d
T. BEac..aoN, CIFk.
TnE LATE DEFALCATION IN THa
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.- U
The committee on Depositories and Fin- n
ance, of the American Sunday School
Union, I as publ shed a" brief state- a
ment " in regard to thedefalcation of Mr. c
Frederick W. Porter, their late Cur- s,
responding Secretary, in which they c
say : p
D)istrust of Mr. Poter's faithfulness I
ws a awakened by the approach to mat- 1
urity of o,;e or ttoacceptances wbchl c
did not appear upon the books. But t
this might be charitably assigned to t'
some oversight which could be explained. a
On f, rther.investigatioo , however, it was f
aeertaieed that he had used the Secre- c
tary's tredit and his official relation to it,
or private purposes, to a very large
extent. En.agements of this sort, in 1
which the bociety had no interest or ]
concern, but for which Mr. Porter, by 1
his signature, had thus secretly pledged I
its credit, have already been ascertained
to the amount of $88,883 09, no part of
which ever came into the possession of
the Society, or even appears on the book.
to its credit.
While it is confidentially believed that
0 these unjustifiable proceedings bar.. ex
3 tended through a seres of years. noth
ins has occurred until the present crisis
to bring them to tight, thoagh not a liL
de tlgeuiqy has beer diplsayed in eva
e ding an earlier detection.
[Frole the N. O. Crescent.]
Has Agitation Coase? t
It a re. ent speeth at Holly Springs,
Mississippi, Col Jefferson Davis said the
Compromise Measures of 1850 were
"procI;imed as a finality--a complete
s, ttlement of the vexed question (slavery)
fur all titme to come," and asked:
Had agitat:on ceased? IInd the
North relaxed :l? exertions to prostrate
and destroy the South ? Not at all.
The agitation is now greater than ever.
The fanaticism of the North looms up in
more fearful proportions than before. It
is true that the North having gained
California, and finding nothing e;se just
then ready for the harvest, for a time
was • uiet. And in thePres.dential elec
tion %Q` 1852, those Democrats who had
gone off with Mr. Van Buren in 1848,
came back to the party, and again coal
esced sitl, the National Democracy in
the election of Mr. Pierce. But upon
the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill
under his administration, the great body
of them proved to be traitors in the
camp, and again went off.
Who proclaimed the Compromise
Measures of 1850 a "fsiality r" Who
disturbed the 'complete settlement of the
vexed qu stion (slavery) for all time to
c.me I" And who relived the agitation
which "is now greater than ever t"
These are questions of vast importance,
so much so, that it is strange that they
did not suggest themselves to Col. Davis.
lie tells us that "faunaticism of the North
looms up in more fearful proportions
than before." But we are left in igno
ranc3 as to the true cause of this loom
ing up of Northern fanaticism. The
Colonel says: "It is true that the North,
having gained California, and finding
nothing else just then ready for the har
vest, for a time, was quiet. And in the
Presidential election of 1852, those De
mocrats who had gone oil with Mr. Van
Bluren in 1848, ~arue back to the party,
and again coalesced with the National
Democracy in the election of Mr. Pierce."
But when the Kansas Nebraska bill was
passed, these Democrats "proved to be
traitors in the camp, and again went
This is not a fair statement of thit
cast,. It is the truth but not the ahole
truth. The Democratic party proclaim
ed the compromise measures as a "finali
ty-a complete settlement of the vexed
question for all tittle to come." A nd in
national convention asselnbed, it declar
ell itself opposed to the further agitation
of slavery, itn or out of Congress. The
people, North and South, East and West,
believing that the Democratic party was
honest in its professions, and really de
sired t, give peace to the country, united
with that party in 1832, to a greater ex
tent than ever before witnes-ed. For the
same reasons ' those Democrats who had
gone off with Mr. Van Buren in 1848''"
came back and coalesced with the party.
What was the result of this unparalleled
unanimity? Mr. Pierce was ele ted to
the Presidential chair, and an unpreced
entedly large masority of Democrats
were returned to Congrec.-. This gave
the party the power to redeem all its
pledges aie fulfill all its promises. It
enabled the Democracy to protect the
"finality," and prevent the 'complete set
tlement of the vexed ques-ion for all
time to come," from being in any way
disturbed. Thas was what the country.e
expected of the Congress of 1852. How
were these expectations realized ? Let
us refer to the history of the Pierce ad
ministration for an answer.
In th fi'rst place, a dissension arose
among the Democrats of the North in
consequence of the manner in which the
spt'ils were divided. The old hunkers
claimed all, and would not listen to a
proposition to divide them with "thore
Democrats who hadl gone off with Mr.
Van Buren in 1848." This dimsension
created a breach, and ag-in there were
two Democratic parties in the North.
The next cause of disaffection was the
action of Congress, which so far departed
from the well beaten path of Democra
cy, that even "poor Pierce" felt compell
ed to interpose the executive veto, to
prevent anti-Democratic measures from
being fastened upon the country by a
Democratic Congress. This disgisted
many Democrats and caused them to
lose all confidence in the leaders of the
pa. ty. -Thousands became coaiateed
that they were only actuated by a lfve
for the spoils of victory. ,Thb leacers
beeame aware of this disaffection sad
lose of confidenee on the part of a la ge
portion of the party, and saw the neo eas
sity of getting up some new issue where
by the South could be anited in favor of
'the Democratic party. They saw tbat
it required some master stroke of policy
-somethiung that woald s.atetl the bpe
pie. In this emergency, Senator Doug~ '
las conceived the idea of the Kansas-Ne
braska act and the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise. He felt assured that the
latter would unate the South, while it
was hoped to satisfy the North that
nothing had been lost by the repeal, as
SquatteA Sovereignty and alien suffrage
was a,, effectual restriction upon the ex
tension of slavery, as was the Missouri
Compromise, The result of the mao
oeuvre was successful, but it came very
near being a failure.
In the repeal of the Misse uri Compro
mise, we have the cause of the renewed
agitation of the question of slavery,
which "is now greater than ever.
Tile repeal of that measure is what
roused the fanaticism of the North to
"loom up in more fearful proportions than
before." It was the violation of that
compact which again caused the De
mocracy of the North to abandon the
party. Why was this? Because the
counts y, as well as the Democratic party,
had beet, d.ceived by the promises and
pledges made by the leaders of that
party. In repealing the Missouri Com
promise. the Democratic Congress must
have been felly aware that it was vio
lating the "firality" e tahlished by the
compromise measures of 1850, and dis
turbing the "complete settlement of the
vexed question"- that it was renewing
the agitation of slavery in and out of
Congress, against which the National
Democratic Convention had declared
the most unconp-omising opposition.
Taking into consideration all the cir
cum-tances connected with the repeal of
the Miss uii Compro'nise, we (a not!
arrive at the conclusion that the prime
movers in the repealing of that restrict
ion were actuatted purely and solely by'
an honest regard for the rights of the
South or respect for the Constitution.
Had it never been a mooted question,
it might have been overlooked; but
sueh was not the case, for it has been
but a very few years since it was pro.
posed to extend the line established by
the Missouri Compromise across to the
Pacific. Why was not the injustice and
unconstitutionality of that measure dis
covered then, and its repeal made a part
of the ' finality."
The victory gained, it was not long
I.f ore dissensions sprung up between the
Old Hunkers and liarnburners in the
North, in consequence of the division of
the sloils. Th. former were unwillingl
that the latter should receive any of the
fruits of the victory- The subsequent
action of Congress was another source t
of complaint against the leaders of the
party. Su great became the disaffection º
that the wile pullers saw that it was
necessary to bring about a uni.n of the
South or the Democratic party would be
entombed. The Little Giant was con
stituted the presiding genius.
It was his ever active and inventive
brain that conceived and brought forth
that "pandora's box," the repeal of the
Missouri Compromise, and the Kansas- I
Nebraska act. The first was claimed as
an act of justice to the South, wihich
would cr,able slaveholders to emigrate to
territory of the United States with their 1
slaves, upon a perfect equality with em;- I
granms from the free States. This, it was
confidentially believed, would secure the i
Southern vote. But at the same time it
was known that the repeal of the Coin
promise would be very unpopular in the
North. So to make the pill go down
with Northern people, it was sugar coat
ed with squaster sovereignty and alien
suffrage, which, the people of the North
were told, would prove just as effectual
a restriction to slavery extension as the
Missouri Compromise. and even more
so, because the latter was considered un- I
constitutional. The people of the North,
however, were too deeply incensed at the
repeal of a compact they held binding
to discover the clever trick the Little
Giant had played off on the South.
They looked upon the whole thing as
emanating in the South, and the result
was the organisation of the Black Re
publican party, which proved saffeiiently
formidable to get control.Jf one branch
of Congress. A ad so great was the op
position to 'the Democracy in the North,
that it became necessary to drop the
Little Giaot, who was confidet.of being
nominated for the Presidency. The lead
ers saw that their only hope of suceess
wa. to nominate some man who had
been on both aides of nearly all. great
questionsand particu!arly that of slavery,
sad then rely upon federal influeSa liad
patronoge to earry enough Northee
Iltates to asbe 'thmesouth to elect 'heir
- wan. The~y ,uecee4d, but it pas with
Fa mighty tight squeese.
f In this brief history of: tie ayMings
t ad -doings of the Nationmal )eMoo ey
for th last ew years, we havIe e.ise
of t'sia ssrient sad agitatesa, whih is
now so slarmtng Col. Davis. ').io
eralio leaders sowed to the wind
and are now reaping the whirl-wind.
The Colonel has been a prominent actor
in most of these scenes, directly cr
otherwise, and knowrs full well &hat the
Democratic party is wholly responsible
for the agitation that has alarmed the
countryC and endangered the peace and
perpetuity of the Union. and yet he at*
tempts to palm it all off upon Northern
fanatics. And the Colonel knows, too,
ti.t the leaders of the so-called National
Democracy in the North, care but little
for the interests of the South, and that
if the voter of the South was not hbene,
sary to party success, her rights and int
terests would seteely be recognised.
oppesd se Aser1eanaslay WleesgtE
Quite a number of journals are labor-c'
ing assiduously to deter men from going
to Nicaragua to aid in Americanizing
that country. We shall not pretend to
say by what motive they are actuated,
but we can inform them that they are
unconsciously rendering the enterprise
a very important service, and that they
can place its friends under still greater
obligations by piling on the agony.
The frightfully horrid stories they have
published witl only frighten the timid
and cowardly, a class of men for whom
Gen. Walker has no earthly use. He
had in his army too many who went to
that country with the ilea that his army
was a" peace eilablishment," and the
result was, they ingloriously deserted as
soon as they became convinced that
some desperate fighting had to be done.
It 1k hoped that the efforts of the jour
nals alluded to will prevent any fr-m
going to Nicaragua who are actuated
y no higher motive than their "grub "
and $24. per month. Five hundred
good and gallant spirits, who posses.
some pride of caracter, and have a repu
tation to lose, are worth a ten acre field
full of those who have no higher object
in view than their moanthly pay. eiar
Walker wants men who are willing
to endure privations, undergo hardships
and encounter dangers, in order to
achieve the glorious objects of the enter
prise, of which he is acknowledged lead.
er. Any man who supposes that a
country can be acquired and a govern
ment established without running any
risks, or enduring any hardships, had
better stay at home. There are enough
who will go to aid in carrying out the ob
jects of the undertaking without the as.
sistance of the "moral heroes," who are
only willing to fight for pay. Suek
men are not reliable, for they might
abandon the cause in the hour of gret
eat need, if they could find a better
market for their service.
NEWSPAPE Sw~RL zrDLae.--T
"Real Estate News-Letter," in
forms us that the Indiana editosr
are calling for a convention of new.
paper men, to take measures to pir
tect the craft against raacallyad
Among the most noted of these
rascals, says the Goshen Demon.t,
are P. Lacour, New Orleasp; .
D. F. Blackburn, Tenese
fessor Rondont, New York ,
A. Croft, Philadelphia; '. .,
Kendall, New Jersey; V. B. Pl
mer, New York.; Dr. J. 8. MeAl
lister, Jersey City; N. 3ubb,
New York; Vanalestyne & Gould,
Chicago, and S. M. I'etti~gi &
Co., New York.
Another and greater onxe tha
any of these, is a fellow by the
name of f. T. Dawley h ling
from Chico. He is, we uBdh -
stand, se advertiements ~br
the Chicago Weekly ersld'(apayo
per not in exi~itc,) d t
be published by the reaW'terea
Publishing A.eelat;ineve, in
elstence) oftwbich, he is t,
with a gratnitous isatration 4
$loo,oo0 in.premiures (aeter to be
d4ran of course) to those * ho send
him th largest club of s.h~eri.t,0.
We base seen many deterw Ibek
ing for Mr. D., but h hp nraillyiz
among the missing.
An Owt CJrie.a tors.&-W sgret
having to record ttii ldsth f ii[d
ad gageenM el disea, Giei*al u be
Dais, who died leard4y. is tbs ib
tbird year of hi agp. IRe was
of 1914, ahsadhis bnen ufiapii? c
yeats, Scrtau of. the Senate
suIems. is wee.d wilL he ti sd
asa and a gallant soldipr. %aa1a
will' takei plaes (his eveunlnn a
e o'clock, from his lates rsesdns
a son street, between Boyda DhaL 4t