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ACTE relatif au* Avis Juiliciare.
Sec. 2. Il est de plus décrété, Que lorsqu'il se publiera deux gaïettes ou plus de deux dans la Paroisse dans laquelle les dites Procédures se font, ou dans laquelle la dite vente doit avoir lieu, le défendeur au procès aura le droit de choisir la gazette où l'avis devra être publié, pourvu que le choix en soit fait dans le délai de trois jour» après avoir reçu la notice de l'ordre Judiciaire où de la saisie faîte en vertue du dit ordre; et si le défendeur néglige de taire son eholc, alors le plaignant aura le droit de le faire. \n\n CJjikte !?BMMHXn ON SATURDAYS. BY JONA. C. WHITE & L F. ANDERSON, IMPORTANT To Administrators and Defendants! Administrators, Executors, and Defendants in civil pro ce sses wh ere exceutions have bi en issued, ar e referred to the following section of an Act of the Louisiana Leg.slature, approved March, 1S53: Am Act relative to Judicial Advertisements. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That when there are two or more newspairers published in the Parish where such pro ceedings are hud,or such sale is to be made, the Defendant In the judicial process shall have the right of selecting the newspapers in which said advertisement is to be made ; Pro vided said selection be ma-'e within three days after the no tice of such proceedings, or the seizure made under said pro cess; and if the Defendant neglect to select, then the plain tiff shall have the right to do so. THIBOD4UX: SATURDAY, - JUNE 7, 1856, 1 The Lafourche has commenced receding at this point. ggf The act of charter of the "Thibodaux " Bridge Company," appears in another portion of to-day's paper. jy The drought still continues, and crops of every description are beginning to exhibit evident signs of its pernicious influences. From this time forward we shall cease to publish judicial advertisements unless paid for agreeable to our terms as set forth on first page. OT" A skillful watch maker and jeweler, has established himself in the building heretofore occu. pied by A. Bello, Esqr., one door South of A. Per rins dry goods store. See advertisement yy Our thanks are due to Senator Slidell for interesting public documents. We shall in our next, endeavor to notice that which relates to the obstructions in the Lafourche. t3T The last ball for the season—an adieu to Spring of 56, took place at Gautreaux's Saloon, on Thursday evening last It was well. The music most excellent 53P" The East end, or manufacturing portion of the State Penitentiary, at Baton Rouge, waa des troyed by fire on Sunday last. The loss is esti mated at $200,000. H arper for Ju.vr.—Our friends over the way, Lorio & Elder, favor us with this paragon maga zine for the current month. It is rich in instructive reading, anecdote, and illustrations—decidedly one of the best numbers out I" Strips of Driftwood," after the style of Anti Rover, Esqr.," a contributor to the La fourche Union, by one of the clerisy of Thibo daux, will soon appear. Bah ! We feel confi dent that this work will create a tentation. To be Huso.—The negro boy Charles, belong ing to the estate of the late Andrew Collins, in this parish, is tc be hung here to day, for having killed the overseer, Mr. J. C. Moore, some six weeks ago, The execution takes place within the enclosure of the prish prison. Weeds .—The senior, in his capacity as Mayor of the city, notifies proprietors, in conformity to an ordinance of the town council, to have the pave ment and street in front of their premises cleared of weeds, or other rubbish, within ten days after the first appearance of this notice. The Anglo-Celtic editor of the Lafourche Union, to judge from the quantity of italic display ed in his leader of Thursday last, is losing his temper. We would advise him to keep cool, by all means, as we should much dislike to see our rela tions closed by another Bayou Sara Tragedy. Change or Time .—From and after to-day, June the 7 th, the passenger train of cars on the Opelousas Railroad, will leave the Depot at Algiers, at half past seven o'clock a. m . instead of half past eight, as formerly. Travelers should bear this In mind, and make their arrangements accordingly, No change of hours has beat made in the time of returning. fW We are extremely sorry, to leara that Col. David Martin, Editor and proprietor of the Baton Rouge Advocate, died at his residence in that city, on Sunday last Col. Martin, waa one among the moat vigorous political practical writers in the South. In the death of Col. Martin, the Demo cracy have sustained an irreparable loss. The Union .—This clerical visitor will pardon ear not replying to the English and a French arti cle! to our address, in its last issue. Small matten, generally speaking, usually command our earliest attention ; but on the present occasion, other anti men importantjwea have occupied our exclusive time, and rendered a reply in to-day's issue oat of the question. The Union will, therefore, not eoMtrue oar silence into a cessation of hostilities. • Political Notice .—The members of the Amer ican Party of the Third Electoral District, meet at Ragan'a Hall, in this place to day, at 12 o'clock M. The object of the meeting is to express a prefer ence for « Presidential Elector and a sub Elector for the District, and to choose delegates to the Con vention which is to assemble at Baton Rouge on the third Monday of the present month. A punc tual attendance is requested. Gaxvani .—This great Italian physiologist was a native of Bologna, and the discoverer of die elec trical phenomena, in which the electricity is devol oped without the aid of friction, and in which chem ical action takes place between two certain bodies. This inter e stin g procees is daily carried on by our friend F. Cue, who is quite an adept in the art of galvanism, converting silver into gold, and brass Into sBver, with the greatest ease. AO manner of wk in tbfc beautiful art, audi as galvanixing or nementa, watches, spoons, candlesticks, etc., exe ented with the greatest neatness. We have ex amined ramerons specimens of his proficiency and p w uwm oa them eqnal to any we bave ever looked or Laim to Mabmt .—The I Union, of the 24th nit, says: I that tfae Commissioner of the i Land Oflee will shortly take the necess ary atopeftr restoring to market the lands which wnM hesaKnfore withdrawn from sale for the CM mm A Fulton Rail read, and the branek from Little Rock to Memphis, in Arkansas and Mis ", aritÎMf the exception of such aa have been it to aid in the cotwtrnc i of theae roads. This action will open to ttffjrlMg»" and valuable body of from the monotony of every day life in a country THE POLICE JURY. The congregated wisdom of the Parish of La fourche convened at the Court House iu this place on Monday last ; which event caused no unusual de gree of excitement or curiosity on the part of our citizens. Every thing pursued the even tenor of its way as though nothing, in reality, had happened, or was about to happen, to distinguish the occasion (own of over fifteen hundred inhabitants. The De mocracy knew full well that from the combined tal ents of their representatives, and the outside pres sure that would be brought to bear upon their actions in framing wholesome enactments for the people at large, that no danger was to be feared or ap prtjhended. Economy, retrenchment, and reform was the order of the day. The financial condition of the Parish was on the brink of bankruptcy, which ren dered even the thought of any improvement alto gether out of the question. The idea of Court House, Jail, and other nessesary public build ings was, as it has been for years past, hooted at. Taking stock in the " Thibodaux Bridge Company," an enterprise which would enrich the parish, and thereby greatly aid in raising the nessesary funds for the erection of suitable public edifices, was viewed as another absurdity, and cast aside with indifference, if not with disdain. It is well that the parochial solons thus early de fined their positions, or else their subsequent acts would ill comport with their platform of principles, for out of their own mouths have they given a flat denial to their professed creed, " retrenchment and reform." The first thing that comes up in regular order of business after an organization has been effected is the election of a parish printer. Two journals were proposed, the Union and the Minerva. The former proposed to do the work, for one year, for three hundred dollars, and the latter proposed to do it for FIVE DOLLARS. It was but natural to infer that the contract would have been given to the Minerva, on the score of economy, at least. But the tax payer should bear in mind that this was not the case. Notwithstanding that there was a discrepancy of $295 in the price asked by the Union and the Minerva, the former was elected the official organ by a majority of three votes. Here are the names of those reformers who voted for the Union : OXÈZEME BERNARD, LEOPOLD PERTUIT, URSIN AYO, and P. J. THEROT. Mr. Jourdan Savoie, voted for the Minerva. We would now seriously ask of the tax paying inhabitants of the parish of Lafourche, who are yearly assessed for the support of the State Gov ernment, parish governmet, and to maintain a sys tem of public schools throughout the State, if it is right, if it is just if it is decent that they should be taxed for the support of a party newspaper? With all due defference for those who do not agree with us on this point, we say it is not, and such a course should be censured by every one having the interest of the people and the welfare of the parish at heart It is a ruinous principle, and one that cannot be justified by any party. If a public, oiytarty newspaper, does not command patronage in itself sufficient for its support, and to keep it from sinking, it is wrong that the people should be compulsorily taxed for its maintenance. It is similar in principle to the taxing of the peo ple for the support of any particular church, as is the case in England and the European States, where the church and government are united. We trust in God, that this state of things may never exist in this country. With these few remarks, we leave the Police Jury and their acts, to the voting and tax paying citizens of the parish of Lafourche. If they can justify their course by any system of ethics, we shall not fail to render them full and ample repara tion, by taking back every thing, either expressed or implied condemnatory of their actions contained in this article. N ew O rleans E lection— S am V ictorious, The charter election in New Orleans, took place on Monday last and a splendid American victory is the result The American nominees for Mayor, Street Commissioners, Comptroller, four Recorders, nine Aldermen, and thirteen, out of fifteen Assistant Aldermen, were elected by large majorities. The average majority for Mayor, Comptroller, and Street Commissioner, is two thousand. The vote of the city was 7,500, about three thousand short of its usual number. The only real disturbance during the day origi nated at the polls of the 11th precinct, in the Second District and was commenced by the Ànti- Ameri cans, having that notorious band of Sicilian robbers at their head. They paid dear for the whistle ; two of the number being killed, and several, more or less wounded. The Americana miraculously es caped without any one being killed, and only one wounded, Mr. N. Trapagnier, clerk of the First District Court, who received several shots and stabs. He is not supposed to be dangerously wounded, and is reported recovering. Our cotemporary, the Union, reports 15 killed. Truly that journal is much given to stretching the blanket, and perverting truth. We would reccom mend the editors to read the evidence given before the Coroner's jury, and tell us candidly who caused the riot at the polls of the 11th precinct All honor and glory to the virtuous and patriotic Americans of New Orleans. They went into the conflict with a determination ro retrieve the honor of iheir revolutionary tires, and well they deaerve the thanks and congratulations of all those who be lieve in the principle that America ahould be ruled by Americans. Here is our hand Mayor Water man, and may your administration cause the Com mercial Capital of the South West to prosper as in days of old, never forgetting the cardinal .object and aim of Americans—our country^-the Union and tfee Constitution, now and forever, one, and inseparable. You are now permitted to take a seat by the «de of Thibodaux, the young rural city that first put the ball in motion in '56. Thi Crops » WestTbnnessee and Arkansas. —The Memphis Eagle and Enquirer, of the 28th ult, says: We learn from planters in the interior that the prospects for tbe growing crop are very cheering. Corn and wheat never looked better, or more promising. There has peen plenty of rain for form ing purposes, and the ground is in excellent condi tion. Serious apprehensions were entertained in regard to the ravages of the cut-worm, but at pres ent tiie crops are out of danger from This source, as for as we can hear. In Macon, and counties adjacent the cropa are doing finely, and promise well; there is also every prospect of an abundance of frmt There are some portions of this State, however, where the Hessian fly has made its ap pearance, and grasshoppers, also, have visited the Adds in great numbers. In different parts of Ar Irsnsss, foam ate felt for tbe safety of the growing cotton from the ravages of worms; they having already made their appearance in portions of that State, and are doing considerable damage. Not withstanding such accounts, we believe that, on the whole, judging from the reports contained in our exchanges from all parts of the country, the for abondant cropa ara vety flattering prospects I indeed, t Mr. Brooks' Assault upon Mr Sumner, At the opening of the session in both houses of Congress, on yesterday, the attention of the two bodies was called to the rencounter which took place on Thursday afternoon between Hon. Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, and Chas. Sumner, of Massachusetts. In tbe Senate the occurrence was briefly detailed by Mr. Wilson, after which Mr. Seward offered a resolution to raise a committee of five to investigate the facts, and report thereon, as well as to report the opinion of the committee. The resolution was adopted without objection, and the Senate pro ceeded to elect as the committee, Messrs. Cass, Geyer. Pearce, Dodge and Allen. In the House, Hon. Lewis D. Campbell brought the subject before that body by the introduction of a preamble, in which the alleged facts are briefly stated, and resolutions raising a commit tee of investigation similar to that appointed in the Senate. Mr. Campbell's preamble and res olutions were passed with but little discussion, because of the application of the previous ques tion. The Speaker appointed the following committee: Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio, A. C. M. Pen nington of New Jtrsey, Howel Cobb of Georgia, A. B. Greenwood of Arkansas, and F. E. Spin ner of New York. In each house the proceedings were based up on the assumption that Mr. Brooks made the as sault on Mr. Sumner whilst in his seat and en gaged in his public business. In the House these facts were assumed in the preamble of Mr. Campbell, and in the Senate they were distinctly assumed by Mr. Wilson in his opening remarks, It is hardly doubtful that the proceedings in the two houses were the result of concert ; and it is a fair inference, therefore, that the juris diction in the case is rested on the facts assumed, that Mr. Sumner at the time of the assault was not only in his seat, but engaged in his public duties as a Senator. As these seemed to be the only material facts about which there may be controversy, we feel at liberty*to state briefly what we think will be found to be the truth as to the occurrence. The Senate had adjourned, and most of tbe Senators and persons in tbe galleries bad left the chamber, when Mr. Brooks approached near to Mr. Sumner, who still occupied his seat, and said: " Mr. Sumner, I have read your speech with care and with as much impartiality as I am ca pable of, and I feel it my duty to tell you that you have libelled my State and slandered a kius man who is aged and absent, and I must punish you for it." Mr. Brooks then struck Mr. Sumner a violent blow across the head with n gutta percha cane. At first Mr. Sumner manifested a disposition to defend himself, but was finally prostrated by the repeated blows of his assailant ; when sev eral of the bystanders interfered, and removed Mr. S. in asenseless condition to one of tbe ad joining rooms. Supposing these to be substan tially the facts, it may be remarked that the offence of Mr. Sumner consisted in his having attacked, in a late speech, in a most wanton and atrocious manner, not only the State of South Carolina, of which Mr. Brooks is a Rep resentative ; but Senator Butler, who is a near relative of Mr. Brooks, an aged gentleman, and now, and at the time of the attack, absent at home. As the attack was made by Mr. Brooks when tbe Senate was not in session, and when the chamber is open to all persons, we presume that the place where it was made can have no bearing on the legal question which may be in volved. Whether Mr. Sumner was at the time engaged in his public duties, and if he was, whether that is a material circumstance in the case, are questions on which the committees raised will report the facts and their opinions ; and until such reports, we deem it premature to indulge in further remarks. G en. A lexander H amilton .—The character and career of Gen. Hamilton have been recently brought afresh before the attention of the people of this community, by the late oration of Mayor Wood, and by the capital article in the May number of the Southern Literary Messenger, to which we recently referred, from the pen of Jo seph G. Baldwin, one of the most powerful and brilliant writers, as well as able lawyers of the day, and who, we are glad to see, finds leisure amid the large and lucrative practice of his pro fession in California, to devote his masterly and elegant pen to literary pursuits. We agree with Mr. Baldwin in every word he says of Hamilton's exalted and diversified intel lectual endowments. He was " one of the very few men who ever lived, who essayed almost all departments of intellectual greatness, and was equally great in them all, and in all the branches and accessories of these departments ; one of the very few men who, in his universality of genius, embraced the whole cycle of such various excel lence ; who wore the blanded wreath of arms, of law, of statesmanship, of oratory, of letters, of scholarship, of practical affairs ; and who was, if not tbe first, certainly not second to any man of his country, except its Father, in any one of these titles to dsstinction. We know no man in all history, unless it be Julius Caesar, who could contest successfully with him, the palm of this peculiar distinction of universal merit." One of the noblest features in Hamilton's char acter was the independence and moral courage, so rare among politicians. It was not that af fectation of indephndence which is but another species of demagogueism, and is more disgusting in its hypocricy than the slavishness which it pretends to despise. He was a man "who openly said what other politicians only thought. He did not court the people ; he could work for them, fight for them, spend everything for them, but his honor; but he would not flatter them." Would that there were more such truefriends of the people among the public men of America. [Richmond Dispatch. Singular Incident .—Some time ago, an English man of war touched at a foreign port, and the ad miral was invited on shore to dine with an old friend, at whose table sat an American lady with her two grown up daughters. Tbe entertainment was pass ing off very pleasantly, when Admiral said: Speaking of incidents, I have lately come across an American paper containing an account of a very singular murder case ; perhaps these ladies know something about it as it occurred in Boston. The murderer was Prof. , humph, I forget the name now." The Admiral was about to proceed, when the American ladies got up in the greatest consterna tion, and hurried from the room, leaving the guest rather chagrined, and at a loss how to account for their conduct Though painful to the hospitable host he felt it his duty to explain very briefly tbe cause, and the simple recital brought tears from the old Admiral, as the unwitting cause of carrying sor row to any one. The subject was too delicate for an explanation, and grieved beyond measure, he bade a hasty adieu to bis old friend, and in an hour more, his frigate was dashing from port with all sails spread. It is only nessesary for ua to say that Fayal was the port, and the American ladies, the wife and daughters of Prof. Webster. It is indeed true that the sins of the parent shall be visited upon the children.— Charlestown (Matt) Advertiter. A Strange Stokt .—The Paris correspond ent of the New York Evening Post tells the fol lowing strange story, the truth of which, he says, may be relied on: The Abbe Viguali, Confessor to the Emperor Napoleon at St. Helena, carried about with him sown up in his garments, the last will and tes tament of the fallen monarch, in which he de clared excluded from the succession to this throne the two sons of the King of Holland, as a punishment for their father's treason. This will, which has for along time remained hushed in grim repose, has at last fallen into the hands of Jerome, who threatened to give it publicity, and demanded from his nephew a high price for his discretion. He has, it is said, sold it to tbe Emperor, by whom it has been destroyed. Had it, however, been made public, it would have fallen still-born upon the world. We are now wantering in the domininons of fact, and this tardy protestation of the peat Napoleon would have exercised little or no influence on his suc cessor. An Incident in School Life. never twit a boy for what he cannot avoid. Incidents trifling in themselves often have an important iufluence in determining the character of a life. A word spoken in season, a cruel taunt, wounding the heart to its core, have been the turning point» in destiny, and put a young mind on the high road to fortune, or sentit down to ruin. Almost every person can recall some occurrence in early life which gave tone and im pulse to effort, and inibubed tbe mind with prin ciples whose iufluence is even now controlling. We give place to the following true narrative, as au illustration of the fact, and because it in culcates a truth which every man, woman aud child may profitably bear in mind. Years ago, when I was a boy, it was custom ary, and probably is now, to some extent, among district schools in the country, to have spelling schools during the winter term. These gather ings were always anticipated with great interest by the scholars, as at those times was to be de cided wbo was the best speller. Occasionally one school would visit another for a test of schol arship in this regard. Ah ! how the little hearts would throb and old ones thump, in their anxi ety to beat the whole. Once on a time a neighboring school sent word to ours that on a certain day, in tbe afternoon, they would meet in our school-bouse for one of these contests. As the time was short, most of the other studies were suspended, and at school and at home, in tbe evening, all bands were stu dying to master the monosylables, dissylables, polysylables, abbreviations etc., which the spell ing books contained. At length the day arrived, and as our visitors were considered rather our superiors, our fears and anxieties were proportionally great. The scholars were ranged in a standing position, on opposite sides of the house, and the words pro nounced to each side alternately, and the scholar that "missed" was to sit down. His game was up. It did not take long to thin the ranks on both sides. In a short time our school had but eight on the floor, and theirs but six. After a few rounds the contest turned in their favor, as they had four standing to our two. For a long time it seemed as though these six had the book " by heart." At length the number was reduced to one on each side. Their visitors were represented by an accom plished young lady, whose parents had recently arrived in town, and ours by myself, a ragged little boy of ten summers, who had set up night after night, while my mother, with no other light than that produced by pine knots' pro nounced my lesson to me. The interest of the spectators was excited to the highest pitch, as word after word was spelled by each. At length the young lady missed, and I stood alone. Her teacher said she did not understand the word. She declared she did ; that the honor was mine, and that I richly deserved it. That was a proud moment for me. I bad spelled down both schools, and was declared victor. My cheeks burned, my brain was dizzy with excitement. Soon as the school was dismissed, my com petitress came and sat down by my side and congratulated me on my success—inquired my name and age, and flatteringly predicted my future success in life. Unaccustomed to such attentions, I doubtless acted as most little boys would under such cir cumstances, injudiciously. At this juncture, Master G., the son of a rich man of our neigh borhood, tauntingly said to me, in the presence of my fair friend and a number of boys from the other school, "Oh, you needn't feel s j big— your folks are poor, and your father is a drunk ard." I was happy no more—I was a drunkard's son and bow could I look my new friends in the face ? My heart seemed to rise up in my throat, and almost suffocated me. The hot tears scalded my eyes—but I kept them back ; and soon as possible, quietly slipped away from my compan ions, procured my dinner basket, and unobserved, left the scene of my triumph and disgrace, with a heavy heart, for my home. But what a home.' " My folks were poor—and my father was a drunkard." But why should I be reproached for that ? I could not prevent ray father's drink ing, and assisted and encouraged by my mother, I had done all I could to keep my place in my class at school, and to assist her in her worse than widdowhood. Boy as I Was, I inwardly resolved never to taste of liquor, and that I would show Master G.. if I was a drunkard's son, I would yet stand as high as he did. But all my resolves could not allay the gnawing grief and vexation pra duced by his taunting words and haughty man ner. In this frame of mind—my head and heart aching, my ears red and swollen—I reached my home. My mother saw at once I was in trouble, and inquired the cause. I buried my face in her lap and burst into tears. Mother, seeing my grief, waited until I was more composed, when I told her what had happened, and added, passionately, "I wish father would'nt be a drunkard, so we could be respected as other folks." At first, my mother seemed almost overwhelmed, but quickly rallying, said : " My son, I feel very sorry for that, and re gret that your feelings have been so injured. G. has twitted you about thingsyou cannot help. But never mind, my son. Be always honest ; never taste a drop of intoxicating liquor ; study and improve your mind. Depend on your own energies, trusting in God, and you will, if your life is spared, make a uselul and respected man. I wish your father, when sober, could have wit nessed this scene, and realized the sorrow his course brings on us all. But keep a brave heart my son. Remember you are responsible only for your own faults. Pray God to keep you, and don't grieve for the thoughts and unkind reproaches that may be cast on you on your fa ther's account." This lesson of my blessed mother, I trust was not lost upon me. Nearly forty years have gone since that day, and I have passed many trying scenes, but none ever made so strong an impression on my feelings as that heartless re mark of G.'s. It was so unjust and so uncalled for. Now, boys, remember to treat your mates with kindness. Never indulge in taunting remarks toward any one, and remember that the son of a poor man, and even of a drunkard, may have sensibilities as keen as your own. But there is another part to this story. The other day a gentldman oalled at my place of business, and asked me if I did not recognse him, I told him I did not. "Do you remem ber," said he "of being at a spelling-school at a certain time, and a rude, thoughtless boy twit ting you of poverty and being a drunkard's son?" " I do most distinctly," said I. "Well," con tinued the gentleman, "I am that boy. There has not probably a month of my life passed since then, but I have thought of that remr rk with regret and shame, and as I am abort to leave for California, perhaps to end my days there, I could not go without first calling on you, and asking your forgiveness for that act." Boys, I gave him my hand as a pledge of forgiveness. Did I do right ? You all an swer yes. Well, then, let me close as I began. Boys, never twit another for what he cannot help. Uncle Joseph. Opihion in Baltimore .—The American Demo crat published at Baltimore, says with truth:— Millard Fillmore has never been defeated in anything he undertook and we will express oar firm belief that he never will be. Every step he has made in life, from infancy to manhood, has been upward and onward ,and so it will be, until be reaches the highest point to which an American citizen can aspire, the Chief Magistracy of the country, which he has been so faithfully served. Why should Fillmore have been so thoroughly tested and not found wanting, if it were not that he might become the great peace maker of our native land, and cause the North arid South, the East and the West the free-soiler and tbe slave-owner to unite cordial' y it sustain ing the glorious fabric of American anion and freedom. Thereia a report afloat that the Emperor of th« French wiU visit Ireland in July. Useful Knowledge. The Grapery. —Hardly any of the common fruits are more easily produced than grapes ; i a nd w hil e the original cost is so trifling, thecare ! -e _ ; D ~ „1 of a viue, or a number of vines is rather a plea sure than labor. Before setting the root, throw out all the earth to the depth of two or three feet, and fill up ten inches with coarse manure of any sort—old bones, oyster shells etc. ; then throw in rich loam, and a few quarts of wood ashes, and fill up with composted manure and loam, or rich loam alone ; tbe soil is then ready to set the roots. Put around it a straw manure, and give it, occasionally, the benefit of soap suds. The effect of the latter application on an unthrifty vine is sometimes surprising. To Prevent Cabbages from Growing to long Shanks. —To secure true, solid heads on those stalks that manifest a disposition to grow to what are commonly known as 'long shanks,' take a pen knife aud stab it through the stalk about the middle ; insert a small piece of wood to keep the incision open, which will check the growth. By doing this, good heads of cabbages may be secured on every stalk.— Genesee Farmer. The Blackberry. —The common blackberry is a fruit susceptible of easy and profitable culti vation. In its season, few of our berries are superior to this. In order to succeed in the cultivation of it care must4>e taken to secure good and healthy bushes for transplanting, and to set them in good soil. By the term 4 good soil," we desire to be understood as indicating a quality of land similar iu its physical character to that from which the bushes were taken. A soil of a sab ulous or sandy character is the most congenial to the blackberry, and should be filled with old, well decomposed compost, into which forest mould and leaves enter as ingredients. Char coal, finely pulverized, and wood ashes, leached or unleached, make an excellent top dressing for the beds. If these stimulating substances are applied in sufficient quantity, there will be but little trouble experienced ; securing a good and abundant crop of fruit Bush your Tomatoes. —Tomatoes are decidedly better, grown up in the air than near the ground, under tbe shade of a mass of vines. The best support for a tomato vine, is a short bush, fiirmly set in the ground. The branches have room to spread among the limbs and support the fruit The plan is much better than tying to staks and trimming. Prunes. —This fine fruit has been very sue cessfully cultivated in Pennsylvania, by engraft ing on plum trees ; they have also been raised in Indiana. Manufacturing Glue. —Common glue is a most useful and important substance. It bas been known and used from time immemorial, for ce menting pieces of wood together, and for many other purposes, and is still exrensively used in every country. It is generally made from ears of oxen and calves, and the parings of the hides skins, etc. The parings of ox, and other thick hides make the strongest, and afford about 45 per cent of glue. The tendons and other like parts of animals make glue, but is not as strong as that made from hides. Animal skin in every form may be made into glue. Vegetable Soup. —All vegetables that are put into soups should be put into cold water and gradually brought up to the boiling point. This will cause the vegetable to diffuse its flavor throughout. The meats to flavor vegetable soups, may be beef, mutton, veal or chicken, and like the vegetables, should be put into cold water. There are fewer good soups made in the country, than almost any other dish, and the reason is obvious ; it takes more time to cook them. An okra gumbo soup should boil inces antly for six hours, when the flavor of the meat, vegetables and condiments is so intimately and delicately blended that tbey all seem one deli cious mass. Salt hardens water and flesh, and should not be put into soups until tbe mass is well done. Nervous Head Ache. —The application of tow els, wrung out in cold water, to tbe forehead and temples is represented to be an efficacious and speedy remedy for headaches arising from neuralgic affections. An Excelsent Remedy for a Burn. —Take strong lime water, and in a bottle with linseed oil, one third oil, two thirds lime water; keep it always ready, and if the skin is off sprinkie flour on, tie up in cotton, and do not open until itsupurates; then wash it with Castile soap, dress with mild salves. S piced V ineoar .—In the winter of 47 while residing in New Orleans, a youth who stood about five feet eleven and three quarters in his stockings, who hailed from somewhere up the Wabash, was invited bv a friend to dine at the same house where I was boarding. This was the Hoosier's first trip away from home, as he told his friend, who was in the produce business, and had purchased his cargo of corn. As they took their seat at the table the youth told his friend that be expected that he would show him all the sights of the town, and as he wauted to let the folks at home know all about it. The servant brought him a plate of soup, and observing a gentleman opposite put considera ble catsup in his dish, our Hoosier pointed to a bottle of pepersauce and asked what it was. "Spiced vinegar," was the reply. "Wal, s'pose you 'blige a feller by handing it along." "Certainly," was the answer. The Hoosier took the bottle and commenced dousing it into his soup, but as the sauce did not flow very freely, he took out the cork at the same time observing to his friend— "Kinder close folks yer stoppin with, to put such a plaugy little hole in that cork, to prevent a felier takin' much of that stuff. I 'spose it comes high, don't it ?" Daring the time he had poured nearly a wine glass full into his soup, and taking his spoon he dipped it full, together with several peppers, and put it into his mouth. The next instant he spurted the contents of his spoon across into a French gentleman's bosom, and bawled— "Water! water! snakes and wild cats, give me some water! I'm all afire !" "By gar, sair," exclaimed the Frenchman in a rage, jumping up from the table, "you have spoiled my shirt, my vest sair. Spoiled every thing, sair. By gar, I shall see about this, sair." In the meantime the Hoosier had seized a pitcher containing water and had taken a trem ulous draught. Setting the pitcher down, he eyed the Frenchman for a moment and then yelled— "Dod blast your old shirt! Spose I was go in to burn my inards out for yoa or your old shirt? You cuss! Come down to tbe boat and I'll give you one of mine !" It was with difficulty that the Hoosier's friend could allay the Frenchman's rage, and set mat ters straight again. Bat ever after tbe "spiced vinegar" was a by-word and sufficient to set the whole table in a roar. The Bonapartes .—A Paris letter of May 8th, noticing the visit of the King of Wurtemburg, the oldest of European sovereigns, to that city, says: It was to the sister of this king, the Princess Catherine of Wurtemburg, that the Prince Jerome Bonaparte, ex-King of Westphalia, was married, after his divorce from Miss Patterson, of Baltimore. At a dinner given yesterday by the Prince Jerome at the Palais Royal, the following strange elements composed a part of the company. The King of Wurtemburg, Mr. Jerome Bonaparte, of Baltimore, son of the Prince Jerome, and Misa Patterson; Lieut Bonaparte, son of the latter, and American born; the Princes Mathilde and Prince Napoleon, children of tbe Prince Jerome and Catherine of Wurtemburg; the Baron Waechter, Minister of Wurtemburg at Paris, and the Baroness, late Min Lee, of New York : the Prince Marat late of Bordentown, N. J. and the Princess, an American lady. Who can say that the Bonapart, es ought not to bave American sympathies? But how tbe Baltimore Bonapartes can fraternize with their Wurtemburgian relatives in view of the fiict that their father was divorced expressly to marry tk« Princess Catherine, is a mystery. THIBODAUX BRIDGE COMP an State of Jjouisiann, T)E IT KXOW>f BY TIIESE I'RESFATS ti U od this, the thirtieth iiay of May in the » ' ' " at Lord,one thousand hnmirori «,,,i year °f our Lord, one thousand ei K ht hundred and fifty-«!*'! j c Independence of the United States of America , i' , of lh « Before Joseph Nicola,, a <fÖly M ,i a iifi'7\L. ^ Url >'. in and for the parish of Lafourche, State^rÔî^u blic - therein residing, and in presence of the witne^r,?' ** after name<l and subscribing " "ereiQ. Personally came and appeare I Patrick Henhr(i»r» . „ duly represented i.y Patrick Henry Gary • K,!»=Ü f 7 Co . Bruff, James McCurdy Crawford, Joseph F n or ^ m " of Thibodaux, duly represented bv the Ma vor °inv CHURCH WHITE; iJuis l.an pm L,.l a Tr^^"!>VV L. V. Riviere, l>. Diirac, Etienne Ollivier & Co ,i„i sented by Auguste Bertrand ; George Washinlm! If.'''®' brook, John Larkin, Sylvain T. Daums and Broth? f" represented by Leufruid Diu«*; Jhfln Conklln J ' <llll y W. II, Kagan, duly represent by J. C. Ragan • ,„ g i a!W Kleber Gourdain, all rt siding iti' the town of' füi parish and State aforesaid; Ch rles ' "lam, James Augustin Scudday & Company, dulv Françoi Hi Donelson atj^'*£ James Augustin Scudday represented by Andrew J. Donelson, ,„ e _ Succession of the late deceased Andrew CoUin. > !' an<t resented by John A. Collins, all of the parish nf i"i*" and Arthur M. Foley of the palish of Assumm'" i he; aforesaid, duly represented by P. H. Gary ' Who severally declared, That willing to avail tw , of the benefit of an act of the Legislature ot this ït Louisia-a, entitled "An act for the organliation of o ° f ration» for works of public improvement and utii;.„V 1 ** proved the 14th of March, 1855, and numbered nf' lp " 182, of the statute book for that last mentioned year g<r They have especially associated themselves and ma person« who may hereafter join or associate with them the purpose hereinafter mentioned and aet forth and ? term of twenty-five years. ' r lù * In consequence thereof, they do hereby covenaM agree between themselves— 1. That their association shall he known under the and style of THF. TH1BODACX BitlDGE COMPANY Su principal office whereof is hereby located in the a'wi.ïï town of Thibodaux. "onjaiJ 2. The object of this Corporation is to erect a P ivot BRIDGE across the Bayou Lafourche, at any sui ab e Doim within the limits or the said town, as shall be designate h a majority of stockholders in amount, to cross over at « time of the day or the night, any persons or person»' horv? mules, cattle, cart«, wagons, carriages of all kinds 'amlTi other vehicles of whatsoever nature, empty or loaded Tk President of the Board of this corporation shall be dt fa, the officer upon whom citation may be served. ' 3. The amount of the capital stock of this corporation I« hereby fixed at thirty thousand dollars, divided intotwelv hundred shares, each of twenty five dollars, wiih privile» if the majority of r tockhclders, in amount, think pioner tn increase the capital stock to the »um of thirty-fire thLu «and dollars, also in shares of twenty-five dolara Th« payment of each share« in this corporation shall be as fol lows: Five dollars per share on subscribing, and for the balance of their sub«criptions each stockholder shall fur nish his or their promissory notes, made to the order of the President and Diretor» of this corporation, payable at the Recorder's office of this parish, at three, six, nine and twelve months after the date hereof, at the rate each of fire dollars per «hare for the amount of «hares he or they shall have subscribed. The non-payment of any such note for fifteen days after its maturity, and demand therefor »hall cause auch «hares to be forfeited for the benefit of this c ar . poration, as well as the installment« previously paid in 4. The election of the Board of Directors shall be held by three commissioners to be appointed by the first Board her«, inafter mentioned, at the office of the corporation, on the first Monday of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-ieven between the hours of 10 o'clock A.M., and 2 o'clock P.M.' at which time also three commissioners of election shall be elected for the ensuing election; and thereafter the election of the Board of Director« and of three commissioners shall be held at the place above designated and between th* hours just above mentioned, the first Monday of January in each year. The management, control and supervision of the affaira this corporation shall be confided to a Board of Directors to be cotaposed of five stockholders, to be elected annually a« above described, by the stockholders in person or by proxy, to the plurality of votes in amount, at the time and place above mentioned. On their first meeting, tbe Board of Directors elect shall, from among their numbers, elect one who shall be the " President of the Thibodaux Bridge Company." The President shall keep a correct record of the proceedings, busine««, transact ons, accounts and affairs of this corporation, as well as a full account of its receipts and expenditures ; it will also be h s duty to collect all toll bills, and pay out all moneys that may be due, justly and lawfully, for the construction, repairs, and expenses of the bridge ; -he shall also make and exhibit a full statement of the concerns of this corporation, made up semi-annually to the first Mondays of January and July in each yea', to be subm.ttcd at the semi-annual meeting of the stockholder«, to be convened by him, and held at the office of the com pany, on the second M ndays of January and July in each year. For his services he shall be entitled to receive two and a half per cent., on all moneys paid, except dividend« paid to the stockholders. The Board of Directors shall g y» the contract for th« building of said bridge, together with the machinery, imple ments and appurtenances for working the saine to the un dertaker or undertakers, that will make the most advanta geous proposals as to the price, and who will offer the bnt «ecur ties for the performance of his or their contract. The Baird of Director« shall make a set of regulation» and by laws for the government of the business of this cor poration, and the same, amend or repeal, as to s majority of them shall seem best for the interests of the corporation; provided the same be not inconsistent with this act and the aws by which this corporation is created. They shall alio have the right of electing a Secretary and any otht r neces sary officers for carrying on the business of this corporation, r-'iviove them at pleasure, re-elect others, and at any time dispense with the services of any officer or officers. The books of this corporation shall at any time be open to any of the stockholders that may desire to examiue them. The first Board of Directors shall be composed of Jona. C. White, P. H.Gary, Leul'roid Daunis, James A. Scudday and Henry Holfman, jr., whose term of services slmll exp re on the aforesaid first Monday of January of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven. In case of any vacancy occurring in their body, by or for any cause whatever, the Board of Directors shall, Tom among the stockholders, choose a person or persons to fill su h vacancy, and who will serve until the next election for Directors by the stockholders. This corporation shall have a common seal, upon which shall he engraved the name of the company and the date of its incorporation. In all matters wherein a vote of the stockholder« shall be taken, eac h share shall be entitled to oue vote. The dividends, if there shal beany profits over andaliove the expenses incurred for building the bridge and carrying on the business of this corporation, «hall be declared semi annually, and at the same time that the exposition of it« affairs shall be made up by the Directors, but only after the bridge has been completed and all its bills paid. The Di rectors of this company shall exercise a supervisory control over all the officers thereof. Books of transfer shall be kept by the President for the transfer of stock, and the certificates of stock, signed by the President and countersigned by the Secretary, with the impress of the seal of this corporation thereon, «hall be i» ■ued to the stockholders. liooks of subscription for the capital stock of thi« corpo ration «hall he opened at the office ot the compnAf, and I d all other places that shall be designated by the Hj' -'l of Di rectors, under the superintendence of such perm or per lons as «hall be appointed for that purpose by the «aid Board; and they shall continue open from the date of this act until the whole amount of the «aid twelve hundred »hares »hall have been taken, when the tame shall be closed ; and in case of any excess of subscription over and t' ove the said twelve hundred shares, then such exces« «hall be deducted from the names holding the largest number of shares, but not so that any one stockholder shall be left «Ith a larger number of shares than either of those so reduced. Should it be determined, as aforesaid, by a majority of the stockholders iu amount, to increase the capital stock of thi» corporation, notice thereof shall be published at least four times for one month in succession in some newspaper to be designated by the Board of Directors ; and at the meeting of the stockholders at which such resolution shall have been adopted, three of the stockholders in the town of Thibo daux shall be elected by ballot, to open books of «iibierip tion for such increased stock, which shall be opened at the office of the company, and in all other places that »baH " designated by the Board of Directors. That body choose a person or persons to open books anil «upeftotend the new subscription; but the books in each place «hall not be kept open more than thirty days after the expiration ol said month notice ; then, also, the first stockholders of tlu» company shall have the privilege to subscribe for and ta» up all of the new stock in preference to parties not «toc« holders. . „ Filth and last. When the period has arrived for W"' quidation of the affaira of this corporation, that liquids«« shall be conducted by three stockholders, to be elected oj a majority of the stockholders in amount, and »han m styled " Liquidating Commissioners." It shall be their dW to sell and dispose of the entire property of the corpora»» (except the bridge, that shall lie abandoned to the P om « Jury of this parish, and to the Mayor and Truste« of town of Thibodnux,) on terms to be fixed by a majority® the stockholders in amount, at a general meeting ; tbry collect all amounts then due to this corporation, and awj paying all its liabilities, divide the nett proceeds of wie ^an collection amongst its stockholders, in proportion to to« respeciive shares, at least as fast as enough "haU wcouecw" to divide. But in case of any deficit in tbe winding up to affairs of this corporation, the Bald Liquidating torn sioners shall have full power and authority to compfi stockholders to flU up such deficit, always in proporuo th>" number of shares of each. . —, )h0 . Thus done and passed In my office la the to»o »? daux, in presence of Messrs. Louis Boudres ux an Ernest Beauvsls, good and competent witness*® parish, who have hereto signed their names, togetn the appearers and me, the said Notary, after the hereof, the day, month and year first above written. JONA. O. WHITE, M avob. t. LANGMAN. L.DAITNIS. L. V. RIVIERE. J.K.OOURDA1N. L. 8. ALLAIN. J.B. ROUST AN. JNO. A. COLLINS. A. PERRIN. A.BERTRAND. H. HOFFMAN. J. C. RAGAN. J. BADEAUX. J. F. THOMPSON. E. J. BRUFF. JOHN LARKIN. G. W. WESTBROOK. T est: LOUIS BOÜDREAUX, P. E. BEAUVAIS. D. DURAC. M. A. McLEOD. J. M. CRAWFORD. . E. G. ROBICHAUX. P. H. GARY. A.J. DONELSON. J. A. SCUDDAY. A. M. FOLEY, per P. H.«*»' CHARLES DUPRE. J.F. RIVIERE. J. W. DEDERICK. V. RICHARD, r. C. EWING. LOUIS BUSH. J. R. VAN LIEW. JOSEPH NICOLAS, Notary Vum Printed from the original. LÄTBOAT FOR SALE-A gwd and conditioned PLATBOAT, suitable for Freight, Ac., can be bought cheap by applying A ' GA y, 8 and 10 St. Philip street. J"e7 A. B. KAU a |?LOUR—50 bbls. extra Marbfe Flourjort r etlved and for «leb, *• » KAe *