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GRANT AS A SOLDIER.-A general who
should use up and put hors de combat one
thousand of his own regiments in the act
of overcoming and destroying one regi
ment of the enemy would not be thought
eminent in his profession. That, we trust,
is a proposition which every man who
will vote for Grant can unite wiih as in
affirming. If musti be deemed a safe
statement. Now, between such geuera
ship, and the generalshbi1 which conques s
an equal or a superion force, here :,e
numberless graduations of merit. Th'.t
too, we hope, nobody will dispute; Leiun
also a perfectly sat'e statement.
Now we make no thas~zes, we ap):,
no epithets, but simply lay bcfbre own
readets agaio the figuae- whictl will se"i
ble evesy ,nan ;u ,he country each Fo,
himself to judge, just wha, ,uk betweeni
these maxima a.d mi.,wa ,o poweas.
jus, what metit between these extremee
of skilfull and unsk;lful generalahip, de
serves io be apnortionue io Gen. Grave
Grant, on assuming commona' , May 4.
1864, had of effective mea, beside ,i. , e
sew ve, when he crossed the Rtapidian,
Lee, at she same date, lad an effective
force of 52,000.
Grant's reinforcements up to the bat
tie of Coui Harbor, June 3, were 97,000
Lee's reinforcements up tu the same
date were 18,000.
Gant's tota! force, includingui einforce
ments, was 222,000.
Lee's total force, including reinforce
ments, was 70,000.
Returns to their respective govera
ments showed that when both armies t·;
reached tile James, Jane 10, the aumbe,
of Grant's army that had been pun hor.
de combat was 117,000.
Up 'to the same ,late, the numba. of
Lee's men who ban been put hors de corn
bat was 19,000.
Grant had more than ree men for
every one that Lee had : 222,000 to '0,
Grant lost more than si. men fos every 1
one ibhat Lee lost : 117,000 to 19,000.
Grant lost as many men as all L.ee haid
and 12.000 over half as many more be
aides; 117,000 to 70,000.
Grant, having in the first instance
more than twice as many men as Lee
(125,000 to 52,000) yet had to c, ceio
forced by more men than all Lee ever
had ; 97,000 to 70,000.
These figures are derived from the
most authentic sources. Their accorac,
is also guaranteed to as by a Repu;,lican
general whose veracity or whose capaci
ty Gen. Grant will be the last wan., on
this planet to impeach. On his impeach
meat of them, indeed, we should endeav
or to substantiate the rutlh. Bet is is
not sufficient that they op loosely ques
tioned by Radical journals, o, more pre
tentiously challenged by Grant's man
Stanton's man Dana. In reply to the
Sun we have simply, with all possible
respect, to reaffirm their authentic origin
A " Respiratory Advertising Apparatni
for Precipitate inhumations," or a coffic
to notify the world that you are buried
alive, has appeared in Paris. It is a cof
fin with a communicating tube and mouth
piece ; and a letter writer says it this
ingenious invention comes into general
use, the people who select the cemeterie,
as a place of resort must not be surprised
hereafter at hearing strange sounds aPB
time to time proceeding from the eartt
around them. Imagine the surprised
promenader exclaiming to a guardian
" What I you allow people to play the
trombone here ?" and he guardian reply
ing: That's no trombone. It's the old
fellow of yesterday-down there-the
seventh to the left-who demands a
change of base."
A wealthy bachelor, having had one
or two lawsoil for breash of promise,
now lady who wishes
a a ý eoversation :
rt of thing is played -
My rule is imperative and if you hbi
any business with me it must be transact
ed in the presence of two witnesses."
An Ohio school girl went through her
calisthenic eveerase at home for the
amusement of the ebildren. A youthful
visitor, with interest and pity on his
countenance, asked her brother " if that
gal had fits ?. " No," replied her broth
er, " that's gymnastics.n "Oh, 'tis hey ?"
said the verdant,." bow long has abe had
The walls of Paris awe now placarded
with posters bearing in- letters of enor
mous sise the legend, " Don't go to the
sea shbore without Amelia." This indis
pensible companion is not, as might be
supposed, an agreable young woman,
but a species of shoe fdapted to walking
on the Ubd.
A fellow, lasa oblivious state, took
p his lodgings the idewalk. He
woke p net morniag and stragHtend
himself uF, looked os the groend on
-whic be had made his eoueh, and aid :
"Well, if I had pilka I would mike
up my bed i"
ean an eount of a naval engage.
meat be called the sa-news of war?
I A MODEL YourTi.-There is a seventeen
F year old boy living in a county below us
t who hPs twenty one acres planted in cot
- ton. le hired one man early in the
L spring, prepared the land, and bought
about one hundred dollars worth of guano
and put upon it. After getting it plant
1 cd he started to school, which he has Ieg
ularly attended during the summer, wish
the exception of about two weeks which
s his crop tequicrd. Ile works au hou! or
two every moining, in the atcernoon and
t evety Saitday. His cotton is looking
Svery fine, attd he expects to :;et filivn
hales off the twenty one acres. EDtiumat
ig etch bal- at five ,l,,ndted pounds, and
,hai It e will get twenty-five cent- per
>0,ind, Ihe g'ro-s ,eceiptý will be one I .lan
s.,nd ei;glt hun.red und seveuniy-six dol
1.t s. His eniiie expense, includ.ug the
guan.), will ,to, be over five hundied dcl
Ias. iic;h will leave one thousand thiee
hoodecd and sevenolwfive .oots as tile
net e'rnoings of this .Ctoc' boy. Give
him . ic benefit of every doubt, and he
will surely make one ihou.sand dollars
clear -Macon, Ga., Joarnal.
Oh, for a million of just such youih !
How quick would the ouarowed features
of o. dear molbhe land Locome luddy
with life, and its desolations blossom with
a veidtre hthbetto nrkuown.-Alcxand ia
A Ce'.xous LscruaE -Says the Chicago
Prof. Hawkins, of London, Etnglatud.
del:vered a ,ecure last evening, in Libhg
!vy Hall, upon the subject, "I it. Natnral
Hiitory of the Antedilovian World,' di
,ect I.g the attention of hiý audience to
the Labits of the filny tribes, saleciing
for example the s.llnon. W ih illtitrat
:ons, be showed how that animal over
comes all obstacles when on its way *o
deposit its ova, explained how this depos
it was made, and lien selecting one of
the ova, illustrated the forma;ion fiom
it or the mature fish. Drawing an im
mensely large fish upon the board, he
explained the functions of each bone as,
with the chalk, he indicated its position ;
spoke of :he action of the vital organs,
and illustrated in full the use of each
patt of ,he body. Then obliteratin;t all
but the frame work of the drawing, be,
with a few dexterous manipulations of the
chalk, transformed the trunk of the sal
man into that of a bog. He explained
that sie trunk of each creature, whether
aquatic, terr'estial, or both, was the same
in form, the only difference being that
the body of each was formed with especi
al reference to the position in life each
was intended to occupy..
A NEW INSECT AND ITS DEPREDATIONS -
We read in the Troy, N. Y., Press, of the
A new species of insect has appeared
in some parts of the State, which is hard
on the boise chestnut trees. The trees
are being rapidly stripped of their leaves
and will soon be as bare of foliage as the
mast of a vessel. It will be a wonder if
the trees are not killed. A large white
caterpillar first makes its appearance.
This cuts its way into the bark of the tree
in various places along the trunk. In a
few days the caterpillar builds itself a
litt!e tenement resembling a little tunnel
I shaped piece of pasteboard, about an
inch long by a quarter of an inch wide.
In a few days, from this structure emer
gee an insect a quarter of an inch long,
,esembling at first sight a piece of wool.
On examination the insect is found to re
semble afai, woolly pig, four legs, a tail
and two distinct eyes. This insect, or
animal, disappears in a day or two, and
where he was last seen appear myriads
of the most singular looking insects ever
seen, about the size of house flies, cover
ing the limbs of trees nearly over. They
set at work immediately on the leaves,
and in a short time strip thle branches
clean. The trunks of the treet after the
caterpillar has done his work, look ex
acdily as trees that hare been oet length.
wise throuh mibark withabrp huiwes.
ly goes hen ity d
" his fri.ends writes that be is "afraid
of his life" 'Tis a life that any one
mr:ght well be afraid of, but we guess
that Butler himself is more afraid of his
Wesehester has a fathomless pond that
reaches way to China. At least Ihey
found a drowned Chinaman there one
morning-with a box of Jersey cigars
under his arm.
Prince Camille de Polignac, who was
in the Western Confederate army, and
who ro.ste be a major general, bia been
reading a scientific paper'on Algebra to
the Mathematical Society Ti Londrn.
A physipian stppped at the shop of a
country apothecary, and inquired for a
pharmasoepes. "Sir,' replied the apoth
ecary, "I hew of so msuc farmer living
aboat these pprt."
Jenkins rays that instead of marrying
a woman of forty, be should preferts
take two tweetis. The remark hai a
fiscal and also a funny squint.
Our 'Change and Financial editor has
gone to the fishing banks for two days.
Then the fish might catch a gudgeon
THE KINDs.-A young lady, a sensible
girl, gives the following catalogue of diff
erent kinds of love : "The sweetest, a
mother's love; the longest, a brother's
love ; the dearest a man's love ; tte
strongest, a womain's love , and the sweet
est, longest, strongest, dearest love, a
' l.ve of a bonnet.'"
An abandoued wretch, who was warned
by a temperance friend to " look not npon
wine when it is red within the cun," re
plieu : " I nevler touch red wine'; whisky
agivees better with my consli'ition.
TH'i's reminds us of the chaplain in Jona
ihan Wild, who held that " punch was a
goFod I;qulr nowhere spoken against in
A special to the Louisville Democrat
the 22.1 nult , ays:
The barpet-baggeNr are determined on
an extra session of Congress in, Septenm
ber, and the more extreme Radical, aid,
favor it. The Conservatives. however
are generally opposed to the meeting, (ion
the ground that the result w,4ld be ant
to damaging to their already badly dam
aged patty. NevertiLeess the probalI
ilies are that the session will be beld.
G. A. T., writing from the Sulphur
Srings, says complaint was made this
year that somebody in Gov. Letcher's
room did not sufficiently cover his naked
ness, but it turned out that the governor
was only leaning hia bald head out of the
A l;lrss,.e.-Red Jacket, when he
gave his blessing to a fricud, hoped ie
might live where whisky was less than
Iwo ,hitl;ngs a quart.
A younn f;enud of Judy's. lh.o alwavs
plays whisi late at his club, calls it ' going
in cur midnight boyle."
California produces purple figs, a quar.
ter of a pound etch in weight, and as big
as a mani's fist.
Many voting men are so imprnvdent
they can't keen snyihing but Ia. hours.
hL is singula, liha the faster men be
come, the more likely they ate to be
STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF
West Baton Rouge, Fifth Judicial Die
trict Marie Desire Landry, wife vs.
Amedee Landry, husband. No 1965
By virtue of a writ of fi. fa. to me direct
ed in the above entitled an.I numbered
cause of date the 12th day day of Feb
ruary 1868, from the Hon. the Fifth Die
trict Court in and for said parish and
State, I have seized and will offer fir
sale at public auction to the last and
highest bidder in front of the Court House
of this parish, on
SATURDAY, the 3,1 day of Ooctober
next, 1868, at 11 o'clock a. m., all the
right, title and interest of Amede Landry,
husband and defendant in the above suit,
in and to the following described prop
Four certain lots of ground situated in
in this parish in Molaisonville at Bruly
L ending, being lots No's. 1, 2, 5 and 6 in
square No. 12 and two others, lots No's. 1
and 2 in square No. 14,*all of said lots
measuring 60 feet front by 120 feet in
Seized to pay and satisfy the assessed
costs due by said plaintiff, Marie Desiree
Landry, wife, to H. J. Hyams, printer,
and costs of suit.
'terms of Sale-Cash.
WM. WHITE, Sheriff.
West Baton Rouge, Angus` 29th, 1868.
STATE OF LOUISIANA, PARISH OF
Iberville, Fifth Judicial District. Brid
get Grady, administratrix, vs. Louis
Desobry, et als. No. 1393.
By virtue of a writ of 6. fa. to mndirect
ed in the above entitled and numbered
case, of date July 17, 1868, from the
5th District Coact in sad for the parish
JaItIe ,tatsudle I+
1setiad jst bidder'
Court ofuse of West Baton Rouge, on
SATURDAY, the 3d day of October next,
1868, at 11 o'clock a. m., all the right,
title and interest of the defendants, J. T.
Landry, Amedee Landry, Alfred Babin
and Alfred Hebert, composing the firm of
J. T. Landry &. Co., in the above suit in
and to the following described property,
A certain tract of lead situated in this
parh of West Batot Rouge, maa riu
one arpeCtfrout to the er Miamids pp,
more or less; with a depth of forti ar
pents, more or less, opening of the side
thereto b.eIi iag, bounded above by a
road b ig to the estate of VYlmost
Perbs a lauds of Iadore Daigle, b
low by lads also belonghig tosaid lsi
dore Daiglei.ud in tWe rear by those of
said firm oftJ. T. Lsadry & Ca.
seined ' t-p.y and saisfy satt of
judgefP ea, terut sad cost i abov
Terrs of sale-Cash.
WM. WHITE, Sherit
West Baton Bo~., August 39, 1868.
ETAT DE LA LOTJISIANJ, PAROISs1
d'Ibervil.e, Cour da Oiaquieme Distrj.t.
Bridget Grady, administratrice, v,
Louis DeI)sobry, et als. No. 1393.
En vertu d'un writ do t. fa. a moi ad:
dresse dans l'affaire cidessus en date do
17 Juillet 1868, par I'bonorable cour do
cinquieme district judiciaire dans et pour
la dite paroisee et Etat susdite, j'ai saisie
et j'exposerai en vente publique an plus
offrlaut et dernier encberrisseur a la mai
son de cour de cette paroisese d'Oueet
SAMEDI, le 3me jour d'Octobre prochain,
1868, a 11 heures a. m., tons lee droits,
titres et interets des lefendants, J. T.
Londry, Amedee Landry, Alfred Babin et
Alf'rea Hebert, formant sl societe sous le
titre de J. T. Landry & Co, danas le pro"
ces cidessues, a la propriete ciapres de"
crite et silue en cette paroiese d'Ouest
Baton Rouge, savoir :
Un certain morcean de terre situe en
cette paroisse d'Ouest Baton Rouge, mes
urant un arpent de facqade an fleuve Mis.
sissippi, plus on moins, avec une profon
deur de quaraute arpents, plus on moins,
et l'ouverture lui appartenant, borne en
haut par un chemin apparteuant a Ia
succession de Valmont Ferboe et terre
d'Isidore Daigle, en bas par terre aussi
appartenant a Isidore Daigle et en erriere
par celle de la dite societe de J. T. Lan
dry & Cie.
Saisie pour payer et satisfaire le mon
tant cu jugement, interet et frais dans
le prices ci dessus
Conditions de Is vente-1Comptant.
WM. WHITE. Sheriff.
Ouest Baton Rouge, Aout 29, 1868.
ETAT DE LA LOUISIANE, PAROISSE
d'Ouest Baton Rouge, Cinquieme Dis
trict Judiciaire. Marie Desiree Lan
dry, epouse vs. Amedec Landry, epoux.
En vertu d'un writ de 6. fa. a moi ad.
dresse dans l'afaire ci'dessus en date do
12 Fevrier 1868, par l'hon. la conr do
cinquieme district judiciaire dans et pour
la dite paroisse et Etat susdite, j'ai saisie
et e'exposerai en vents publique an plus
offrant et dernier encherrisseur a la mai
son de cour de cette paroisse
SAMEDI, le 3me jour d'Octobre prochain,
1868, a 11 heures a. m, tons les droits,
.itres et interets de Amedee Landry,
epoox. a la propriete ci apres decrite,
Quatre certain terrains situte en cette
paroisse dans Molaisnoville a Bruly Lan
-ding, etant lea lots No's. 1, 2, 5 et 6 dans
i'islet No. 14, et den' autres terrains, les
lots No's. 1 et 2 dans l'islet No. 14, le toot
des dits terrains mesurant 60 pieds de
face sur 120 pieds de profondeur.
Saisie pour payer et satisfaire le mon
taut assesser et lea frais dans l'affair ci
Conditions de la vente-Comrptant.
W\M. WHITE, Sherif.
Onest Baton Rouge, Aout 29, 1860.
POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.
At a regnlar session of the police jury
held at the Court House on Monday, the
1st day of June, 1868, the following
members were present : Messrs. Pope,
Chinn, Vaughu, Doiron, R. Hebert and
Mr. Robert Glennon was appointed In.
specttr of roads and levees for 11th ward.
On motion of Dr. Vanghn, resolved,
Th*.t the resignation of J. M. Brooks as
Inspector of roads and levees for the 5:h
waid be accepted, and Winm. Gassie was
appointed in his stead. Philip Bauer
was appointed Inspector of the 6th ward.
On motion the parish surveyor was
directed to make a survey and examiina
tion of the levees on the plantation of
Isidore Daigle, J. A. Leveque, J. Trasi
mocd Landry and Dan Hickey, and make
an estimate aad report of such new levees
as may he required to be made during
the ensuing year..
Th s petition of F. E. Trudeau wAs
read and on motion of S China it wr
Resolved, That F. E. Trudeau &4Js.,
be permitted to construct a
the dyke on the lowter.'
River to the
id?*.a reir as igns,
to keep the who "o the levee and
public road running at the base of
the levee, always in good condition in
accordance with their petition. Further
resolved, that the above privilege is to
last during the term of tea year.•
The account of Sugar Plategaae
parish printing for $1 SS - A. D. Bar
row, as clerk, for $75, O. M. LeBl#usw,
$25 and J. F. Jarreaud for makingD rU$s,
$10,were allowed aid orderedto be
On motion it was
Resolsmd, That the aocounta r.ofjers
o. M. Leblano, A. V. D *i* M 4 U. Le
jenne be returned to thbe with the re.
quest that they make team in detail and
refer to the law isn o..#-,j p ,ae A
compensation is allowed.
On motion the jury qesen eti&6Won
day June 8th,1868.
A. n. BAanow, Cler A
An ajourned fe of the police
jary was held at tLh H at on
wedseay the Jeo8th Me set hen the
followinkebea m sn eut g.Mugors.
Pope, Uhas, Truda, R. Hebert
and H Hebert. T'. minates of the last
meeting having bee reaad a approved,
the committee appoid tp ezamine tn e
Treasurer's bmoks .,madw e following
We, the undersigued cemaeU ;. . a
pointed by your honorable body kt e 'ase
ine the books of the Treasurer of this'
0 parish, beg leave-to report thatWe
a carefully examined the accounts of the
r present Treasurer as well as those o( p
e R. Allain, ex-Treasurer, deceased, both
a of the general fund, school and Poydra
- foonds, and find them correct. We £h a
t balance in the hands of the Tresuare wa
the Poydras found of $968 BSs. .4ar
balance in his hands in favor of &heg.eol
fund of $214 63j. And a balance due
said Treasurer from the generl fund of
$251 49. We would sugges.t tbat a res
olution pass your honorable body
izing the cancelling of th bonod given by
F. R. Allain, ex-Treastrer, deceed.
T. P. VAUGHN,
JUDEON DOIRON. i
On motion the report waer tae
On motion of Dr. Vaughn it was
Resolved, That ,.-LoK
China and R s > 'JbeB,
a oomjnittee to hielno lizte jj t
Levee Commissioners of this Stats sr
the purpose of obtaining their aesig
to build the levees on the Allen fleg
tation, as also those on the plaataija
of Dan Hickey, J. Trasimond Ld,.
A. Leveeque & Co., Isidore Dail, sl
widow Rosemond Hebert, all sit.aIut "
this parish. Further resolved, that t
parish surveyor be instruceted to
full estimate and report of said l¶t
for the use of said committee ahdtotl
them ir ~ thelr ,t. V
That the report of the parish serveyr
acting as inspector of Sd ward be sp
ed and he be iastrocled "topokesd to
notify the front proprietors to build the
new levees required by.aidt
manner required by law.
O. M. J"44 aPlrctark e $tt #ae ,
made a report of funds expended for
books which was approved and he wse
directed to pay the balance into the
hands of the perish treseurdr.
On motion of Mr. Chian it was.
Resolved, That the sum of thrpthpad.
red dollars be and the same iis hreby
appropriated out of say funds i- the
treasury, not otherwise appropriated4for
the purpose of fascining the levee 64the
'plantations of Dan Hickey and Desokry
Further resolved, that a. Wa4ra, ts
amount of three huadr~ed dolar h a.hl4e
ed in the hands of A. V. Dubrqea pdAr
surveyor, to be by him used in saidask.
Proper vouchrs to be retained ts the
police jury, in accordance with tie ree
olutions, st their next session.
The comnittee appointed to estioate
parish tames made the fallowing rei drt:
We, the undereigned comzmittee, ap.
pointed to estimate the amount of tax
for the parish necessary for theuye· ,
make the following report, to wit ;
Parish Attor. .......... 4.1.flU
Inspectors Rlads & Levees... ~&gM
Printer & Clerk Police Jury.... 0 00
Police Jury.. ....,. ,....:. . WWg g
District Ceo.rt . .....r -
Clerk, Sherifyf IeC(nk .......
Assessor.... .. ;. :
Cotkoers & Justices ofi.he "ea.
Coutoisgions o& Cullectipa .,,,gg
Respectuly ail ed,
Totdle' .. -
the jury .~t~
e@Bder'c p" 8 'i.; ·
A. D. .-pcn ..' ,