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■»»«>[, BARD; Editor.^
MOXKOK ) (pAitwiroi* Olr.wmfX, La.)
TIIVRSDA f. ^lsc£Hfijst\ï, SsÖT" *
ßi V To onr Subscribers.
We hâVc coüic (o tho' ävllbernlö and anal
Wft^blé opîirtôti licit it Is high'tluidTor hundreds
of,Qnr (r"n~c:;i!ikI:s to pay up.
Many now- owe us for iterit and fit « years
paf «t^iCBln-lu.v.-ÖS; which wc consider no
particular lavor or compliment. This sort of
policy-may be Tun Tor the suhm'iler, but iinfor
tttnately tt is to cs.-ttai i 'aj up.
.^SLßBSie JSgfim. JiS CoK: Sparks, will
appvui- iu our next.
\mUwt£fttë McRac
has our thanks for IHes ofroity papers.
_ _ —'—rr
J« F. Wyohe &~4Jo., - Commission Mer
chanfsofNew Orleaup, have our thanks for a
; late'PHw-cnrrcnt. • ■ < ; • ■ :?' ■
. .Ê&Z >}K? 9 a Ur e,, P C0 !> 1 '. »Ueotloo toiiW;c#rd
of Burton & Wort, as published in: another
column. ) { ■
Theas gcnlieinen ileal on the «innre, anil wc
in out earnestly commend tliem to our readers
np overy way worthy of public confidence and
patronage, , ; •
Taïlok & Bvxusf.-^ÎTlicflo sterling Democrats
and accomplished gentlemen will come before
the Legislature as; candidates tor the State
Ptflitlrtg. The Advocate has always ilone good
and'sqiiai'e Woi-kj and «0 know of do earthly
reason why its proprietors should nôt be re
efccted.li) their present position, ife trespcali J
tut tliem a « arm sûjiport from the regular Ou
S'^î"P^on of the State, and from
Our heart * is h th erti on abnhdance pf success.
WïAtttKIi. — The weather during the past
week has beeu rather ugiwahlu than otherwise.
Some ten dayo ago rain! snow, ice, thunder
and lightning were the special order of the
timcH. A little louch u? eld Greenland still
Hligera about.
1'bc river is rining and bids fair to oontlmio
up during the entire season. Boats are plenty,
trade encouraging and the health very gene
rcrily good, ■
^ ViçismWo, SmiKVKI-OKT ami Taxas Iîaii.
fM>Ai».— On onr way to JIubilu we passed over
the finished portiou of this road, and {Tonoue.ce
it I'SHiai, if not superior, to any roud' in the
TU« road now extends thirty odd miles West
of VicKsburg, and wc are Informed by Doctor
Young that it willrcuch this point iu less than
eighteen--months, \^l»oth.Heed and il, serve the
rifcd, and «inceroljj||i[>po our North Louisiana
frleMs will do ali frtheir power to aid in its
speedy oorfipletioil.
Read rr.— Iii another column wo publish a
letterfr^Hon. John AI. Suudidge. It is iu
r- ply to a Dr. ILfrt and others, 'representing
themselves as delegates pf the settlers f on the
4 ?^! 1,nas The. Colonel states.facts in
a tîlèar light, aud we look upon his arguments
aij^ deductions us uaaiM 5 w6 , M}le > . This letter
Would have-appeared in our «oluuius f uh?e
(juent to this, had the editor nol been al'seut,
conclusion, we call upon our renders to give
Mie leHer a careful peruml, as a bit of history
vVjill worth knowing. Tin) Colonel states the
truth,,tlie whole truth, anil nothing but the
truth. When was he. over known to do other
wise ?
Can t no rr.' rr- We have been kindly solicited
to. tako sides on the Senatorial controversy
M ween the friends of, Mussrs. Riigliftm and
Stevens, which we most respectfully decline
doing. We, are Personqlly friendly to both
gentlemr'n, aud will be happy to publish com
munications on cither side j at the feaino time,
wc beg leave to decline any expression of opin
io^ ns to who should be Senator. We propose
referring the whole matter to the Senate, where
it enn be disposed of lu a cool, dignified and
proper manner. The Constitution positively
d"dares that there shall be but tiiirtv - two
Senators. This being the case, somebody must
bo ruled out. Who that somebody is, wc have
yet lo see.
liKOi't'HRTo Vorxo Mk.v .—On Thitivdny even
ing last the Rev. Dr. Bard, editor of the Ou -
ehita Register, delivi;ied an uddr
young men of Mobile, in flic Fourth Presbyte- i
rlan Church in that city. Wo luve no ibnibt
the Doctor's effort relleoted credit upon himself I
and his profession.--4V. 0. Ciment.
... „ ,
wï, ÄM N .iS 'uÄ M.
till- lecturing in Mobile. Sensible in some de
gVce of the responsibility llmt. rested upon our
neighbor upon the occasion above nii-iitloncit.
wc repeat lliat to go through so admirably the
Doctor mud t* a good trump 1— Southern Tinm.
v , .
Jt must not be forgotten that our young
rriend 1.« a candidate for the Secretaryship
the Senate, and if elected will make a mosl
t IJicitat offluor.
«j»- v i r J """ ,y " ,al w °- CDmint ' n ' om
ß* Nokiii Lousiaxa , -IS:^ necessarily holds
the acb of thumps , aud can but succeed in his
lc . 'uïtiiu in his
i *
^ ^ ^ "
The PeorloBSjind MoBae.
In another column will lie found tho^respec
tive schedules of these splendid, fast and safe
The several oflicers of this line arc favorites
of the people. Cupts. Moore and Tobin are too
wèll known to require praise at onr hands.
Mr.'Uetknup, clerk of the reerless, Is one o (
Uie most agreeable, accommodating* aud pol
ished gentlemen of our aciiiiaiulance, und Mr.
Klorei-, clerk of the Mcltae, is a gentleman
framed after the same elega-t model.
It ought not tômjoi'aotten that Tobin aud
Mooi'e lost money during the suimncr season,
eimply lo accommodate their Quachita custom
er*. As long as they possibly could, they run
to different points on our river at heavy, ex
penses, with little or no profit. Such fhcts ai
tbaee should not be overlooked or lightly treat
«1 by our planters, merchants nnd traveling
public. For safety speed and comfort this line
lui» no superiors, ami we trust an acihmsiodatku
public »Hi not forget to be grateful at a time
»lien thej h»Vc it iu their power to pity back
with good Interest. The Peerless aud Mcliae
are our I hm U , and as eucb, we should give
Miem oar bml^ oM for he that provMeth not
"W»o»a IKmiljr la «rone than an InMel.
gXHiv " ^ 1
f e^do h fft^^- TI,e Wushington cor
arrived «id la ready Senator« has
lu tbe nation, pcrhap., piijoy^J**t- No man
ty hi Washington ciiclo than (!
Sltdélt.' l.on^ msj be livo.
James Buchanan.
North Carolina .—Tbe following resolutions
were passed unanimously at a meeting of the
Demoraccy of Nash, N. C.:
Resolved, That the thanks of the people of
every çeetion of the United States "are, eminent
ly due to Jam ks IUchanan , the prt&ent Chief
«Executive of the Nation, for his aI »le, . ,and pa
triotic Administration of the aifuu> of the Gov
ernment ; and that Iiis imiÄy and fmtiiotic
course in relaiion to the recoil? ournigentflar
per's Ferry justly entitles hifn to the especial
gratitude of the Southern peopled
Resolved, That the Democratic pnrlv. being
the only National party in existence. i* tho only
one under whose banner the patriot e.nn 1 ally
'with any prospect ofsuccess against. st elional
ïsm andtivagou in^he ihm lVesidehlial di c
tion, apd thatnilàl tempts lo divide the South,
or. to weaken the Democratic party, holding as
•it doca tire CoiietituiioiHti one hand and the
Union in the other, .are calculated to encourage
the enbïrifcs of the South, and to give "aid and
comfort" lo the black republièan party.
•pBMooRATto Meeting in Yancey .—At a re
cent meeting of the Democracy of Yancey, N.
C., the National Administration was endorsed
a&follows :
Rosolved, That the Democracy of Yancey
heartily approve the Administration of our dis
tinguished Chief Magistrate, Jamkh Buchanan.
Some time since we expressed a wish that the
lèct" OLD BUCK" as the standard-bearer of
the Democracy iu the great NATIONAL strug
gle now paring hard upon us. .
Wc here reiterate the wish ; for onr confi
dence in the patriotism and integrity of JAMES
J3U01IANÂN is undiminished, and wc unhesi
tatingly affirm that he is in every respect the
m! >n/or Ihc times. Pel sonally, wc would much
prefer SLIDEM. or Ilb'NTJSlt; butifthecandi
datp must come ftrm the Norih, wc efty let it be
0 I,1) BUCK, lor it can but prove suicidal for
the South lo give up old friends for new onen.
Then here's lo ' OLD Blt'K," THE GIANT
litit as We are a strict mlvocate of the Con
vcutlon system, wc pledge onr support, small
as it limy lie, tolhe"xoMi.\f;K"oflhc"C)j)(j^-:s
ToN CoxVliNTiiixJ* let the mantle rest on whom
it may. As a SsfipxAr, Dkmochat of the' Jif
fi-rsonian school, wo entcrlain nil abiding eon
Mei.cc in the undid action of the Democracy,
the only great NatioxaI. I'autv now iu exist
For fifty odd years the Dimncraey have di
rected the Ship of Slate in a ninnner altogether
satisfactory to a great people, and wc shall
have the most unlimited confidence in the
standard-bearer she may select from tha ma
tériel presented at the
Hon. C. II. Morrison stml tit«
The nejvspnper press of the Slate has been
lifo of late with the namb of the worthy and
talented gentleman whoso name til-ads this
column, in connection with Iheoltlce pf Speaker
of the House of Rtprosenlallvcsàf tl:e 6t:;:uin^
session. We took occasion during the late can
I vtlnB ,0 B 1 ™ * sketch of Ilia professional
i WMl P 0 "" 01 ' 1 Cl,ra ' r ° r °" v esteemed townsman,
who ,m " Kro,vn " p 'M* ««nirannify ai d is
! i'leutilii d by social nnd political position and
forlnnc emphatically with the interests of the
Ot enlarged and liberal views on political
questions, although Identifié with the Demo
cracy from his earliest manhood, he possesse*
in an eminent degree those 1 *, qualifications of
mind and habits of practical industry and dose
attention to business, that are indispensable
to the proper exercise of duties as laborious
and unceasing ns those which appertain to tin
presidency over a legislative assembly. At the
same time, our favorite candidate is by no
means defiicient in Unit patient courtesy and
amenity of binuncrs wh'nh go so far to allay
the bitterness, of party spirit, that, sometiinrs
unfortunnteiy characterizes the dubales of
Initiative bodies in times of political t xcile
Iii the ofllec of the Sheriff, as Di.-trict Attor
ney, Receiver of tbe Public Monies at the Land
i ORIce, and us State Uepret-intative, lie has ilia
I cliargi (1 Ills
I the (Jt
public duties lo the satisfaction of
liment and flic community.
Iiis popularity at home Is best establi hod by
f! 'ri; '""I
1 lnr S l ''> ,ol ° ol 1,18 party.
no fulsome panegyrists or public
j men or worshippers of the ri-ln" sun but iiiic
rfnlpU , „ (lv ocnrv of the claims of 0'll m .„ ,i
,, , . II. .Mm 11
soil, Xi-ij. to the distinguished position rofeired
to, is based upon the knowledge we have of the
of;,nan- that he has beeu always found «niai lo
| the occasion, aud that he has l.y a life of devo
j tion lo his ilulv toward» hl« coustilutents
earned a réputation above rcpi.meh.
M lhis „ t | lc S e,- v icc S of .uol, men wb a
« i i ,
j Independence of character united with cxten
jsive capacity and uiupiestiomd moral worth
combined, are needed by the Sîate. We
■ „ hüul , Sl ,, cl üu , |lM j m(!U , ull0Ut reg4rd tu
tocalily. it is true, but we nil. mit to oui. br<
threu of the democratic party throughout tin
State, that tho selection we approve (though
originating in tho most iutluuutial presses of
the State ) would, we feel well grounded iu
efiect much towards a thorough union
of our party on all the gmU «luestions that at
prèseut agitate our State aud are likely to be
objects of debate iu tl.e next Legislature.
It ought nol to be forgotten, that, perhaps
there is no man JS'orlh of lUd River better
acquainted with tho local wants of this part of
the Stale. On questions atfecting the great
agricultural wants aud interests of North
Louisiana, the people will find in our candidate,
uol only a zealous friend of their rights, but
one completely cognisant of the best and most
practical uioeles of forwarding and securing
those interests.
Tho State of Louisiana has been to an extent
almost munificent, tbe beneficiary of the Gov
ernment of the Uuited Slates ; and the proper
developeinent.of the.resources thus placed in
her hands, opens a glorious future for the
agricultural developement of our noble State.
Elevato those men to high places, who know
their duty, aud knowing have the ability and
honesty to perform it.
The Rey*B. M. Palmer, D. D., of New
Orleans, lias laid us uuder obligations for a
copy of his discourse upon Female Excellence,
delivered before the Fayette Female Academy,
at its first comnrenceuieut. The discourse coui
biuen all that'« elegant, eloquent aud able.
Our recent visit to this growing and prosper
ous ûity was attended with Satisfaction ai.d the
most exquisite pleasure. The Synod convened
according to nppoinlraent, and closed its labors
in a manner satisfac tory and ngreeable to all.
Without exeeption we put Mobile down a»
among the must delightful and desirable of
Southern cities. With everything calculated
to render one comfortable, contented and hap
py she is amply provided. In all our travels
we have never met. with a people who treat
strangers more elegantly than do the citizens
of Mobile. To Messrs. McLean, Armstrong,
Brothers and Dr. Nott we arc under lasting
.obligations for personal attentions, too nu
merous to euumerate iu this brief para,
graph. To the Mobile Iteyi&ter and Tribune we
also owe a debt of gratitude wc hope some day
to be able to pay back with ample interest.-—
To conic directly to the point, we pronounce
Mobile the centre of Athenian elegance and
intellectual refinement, and wish its gallant
citizens all the prosperity and happiness a kind
and beneficent Providence can possibly bestow
upon them. We are in love with Mobile, and
point to her as a grnnd model after which all
Southern cities should take pattern,
Hon. J. N. T. Richardson.
From an nrticle in an.other column, taken
from the Opolousas Courier, it will be seen that
Judge Richardson is not alone in his defeat as
a candidate for the State Senate. Defection
and treachery has brought about the defeat of
Fome Öf the best regular Democrats in the State,
a circumstance deeply to be regretted by all
genuine and faithful Democrats. When such
men as Emile LaSere, Richardson and others
of like calibre are defeated, we feel like put
ting up a fervent prayer that God would de
liver us from the professions of some who pre
tend to worship at onr altars. The defeat of
these gentlemen is now the subject of regret
by the genuine Democratic press throughout
the State.
Don't forget to read the article referred to.
It is headed
u The Latk Election in St.Landrv."
and is not a very bad picture for this quarter.
BF)!^Rr;ooMFiKTj>.--Who does not know Ren.
of the preat stationery establishment of IJlooin- !
Rnt.i f. « h 1 1. , . vt n . ,
nL ' J " S " 0lM ' NuW 0,k "" s; 1 '™' I
(Ication aud appreciation. To
throughout the . c tate. and Ihcln
Hen, I
llio prince of good rdlows, Ihc high-toned,
honorable gentleman, the enterprising and
tiiluiitrd merchant, has been spending 11 few
r friends
f schools,
colleges aiul Incorporated companies generally,
whose stationery and blank books, slauilurd
School I looks, and literal y works of every na
ture, are important itcnn or expense, wc would
recommend the house of Bloomliold & Steel
As a matter of curiosity, UsilonMo Now Or
leans ought to walk through the establishment,
and sen what it takes to constitute a business
in paper and hooks. Persons who wish to pur
chase should call and fuppoct tlio material and
prices by all means ; if they can't naroo on a
bargain, they will have the luck to make lien's
acquaintance, which iteui of itself will render
the visit ail agreeable if not a profitable one. '
—Bilan HonoiMtlooatle '
" I
Littel from Hon. J. M. Santfitfgc. j
Men' ru. Editors of the Dehn —S<»ine one having j
sent me the printed •" Exposition of the Hon j
mas Land.Çlnim, and of the Second Section ot •
the Missouri Lnnd Bill, approved June 2, 1858," j
by Frederick Weber Hart and Romania Tillot- !
non, representing th'inselves ns •»d'el-gnles til
the settles on the IToumas Claim.'* T notice a
reference to myself, so vholly unnecessary for
the ostensible purpose of their "exposition"—
so Un warrant able and so uutiue in part, that I
deem it not uulu coming iu me to reply to it
through the columns of your paper.
On the 'JS)ih of April last, Hart and
Tillotson addressed to me vrry much such a
Jotter of inquiry ns4he one sent to the Hon
T. (-. Davidson, and which is publhhe'd, with
ihc response thereto, in their "exposition."
To this letter, oa the ltith of May, 1 replied as
follows :
Messrs. Hurt and TilHson — In your communi
cation of the 2!Uh ult., just received, you state
that 4 it was proposed by the citizens of Iber
ville and Ascension to propound the following
interrogatories to all the Ilepr« sentatives of
Louisiana in the last Congress: Did you know
during the previous stages of the Missouri bill
before it became a law, that the second section
of that bill comprehended, or legislated on the
rights of the settlers on the Houmas lands, or
in any wise comprehended or legislated (on)
the interests of any part of the State of Louisi
ana ? To which you respectfully require an
" Presuming that you refer to the act of Con
gress nppruved M June. 1S.)«S, Tor'the location
of certain êon firmed Private Land Claims in
the State ot M if souri, aud for other purposes,'
I have to fay that I did not know the lloumns
lands were included in the bill until some
mom!}? after it became a law ; but I did know
the fact thai j'efavnflC was maije in the bill to
a report from certain Lar.d Commissioners up
on a largo number of private land claims in
Louisiana. The report of the Commissioners
embraced near two thousand cases, and in ac-1
knowlcd«in* my Ignorance «tat the llomnns I
grant -in, perhaps,' some other name-was In
eluded, I may be accused of n greater amount I
of inattention than is charged upon one of my i
" Tho bill 'To provide for (he location of cer
tain Private Land Claims in 'Missouri, and for
other purposes,' which Tas reported to the
Senate in February, 1W7. if passed by tbat |
body, was never taken up by the House, for re
ference to Committee, or for consideration in
any other way.
*' On the 5th of January. 1858—first se^ssion
of the last Congress, Mr. Polk, of Missouri, in
troduced into the Senate—as I gather from the
journals, <A bill for the relief of Manuel Leisa,
Joachim Lcisi), and others, and to provide for
tho location of certain confirmed private land
claims,' which, having been referred to their
Committee ou Private Land Claims, was on
the 12th of March following, reported back
with an amendment striking; out all after the
enacting clause, and inserting that which finally
became a law on the 2d June, with amended
title." j
Now, had Messrs. I!. & T. acted towards me !
as with Mr. Davidson, and confined themselves
to what properly belonged to the case in which
they are interested, I should have been spared
tile necessity of this communication, arnl the '
..»»i.« .h,. . , • , ..
set ers o t «i nas claim, the mortitication|
of knowing such unwarrantable statements as
are made with reference to myself, might well
induce suspicion as to the apochrjphal charac
ter of other matters contained in the " Exposi-|
tion." Indeed, so unnecessary was fucIi refer
ence, that I can only account for it on tbe
score of an anxiety to effect otlïtr jmrposet
than the protection of settlers on the Houmas
They say, on the i7th pageof their pamphlet,
" Mr. Sandidge, without doubt, was «jrnpped;
His devotion to his parfyT and other weans ^to
tbe world unaccountable, caused him to sacri
fice North Louisiana to tbe interests of John
Slidell, in the election of Judah P. Benjamin
to the United States Senate. This, of course,
killed him politically iu North Louisiana, and
now that they cannot use him,;they abuse bim.
He declared to us last winter, iu the llall of
Representatives that he did not know that the
interests of any part of Louisiana were coin
pnhended or legislated ou iu that Missour
That I was deceived— I will not soy "en
trapped"—as to the true charactei of the bill
may be true, and that devotion to my party
and its principles was aud is paramount to any
personal aggrandizement, is also true. Dut
that I " sacrificed North Louisiana to the in
terests of John Slidell, iu the election of Judah
P. Benjamin to the United States Senate
I sought—and so did my friends—to beat Mr.
Benjamin by all fair means—opposed his nomi
nation to the last, and would have defeated him,
but for the declination of gentlemen, over
whom I could not be supposed to have the least,
influence to act longer in the nominating cau
cus of the party!
The "other means to the world unaccounta
ble " could, I suppose, by.;drawiug still farther
upon fancy, have been enumerated by Me
II. and T. with equal fidelity with their other
sketches ; the field was open, and their imagin
ations seem vivid. I have not the slightest
bitiou to test, for anybody's gratification, wheth
er or not I am "dead politically iu North Lou
isiana," and hardly think it necessary to say a
word as to the "use" or "abuse" which is char
ged. It may go for what it is worth.
I did not declare to Messrs. H. and T. last
winter, or at any time, thtft "I did not know
that the interests of çny part of Louisiana were
comprehended or legislated on in that Missour
bill." I stated to them, in substance, precisely
Ti^L^nn t'wK^h* 1 r *°
-aliotc, and which, for reasons, of their own.
they did not publish, or cveri allude to. I ex
pressed lo tliem my sincere regret that such a
hill should have gone through a committee of
which I was a member, and become a law; that
proper character, if my opposition could have
etFected it. In the*efforts which Messrs. II. und
T. made iu'Washington last winter, I was, per
haps, of some use to them: and. having the
truthful statement of everything I knew, in con
ncction with the bill, am the more surprised
that they should, in seeking justice for others
render so little to my- elf.
Thus much, Messrs. Editors, that silence may
not be construed into acquiescence, have I con
sidered it my duty to say.
John M. Sandidge.
Coll!csburg, La.. Nov. 5, 1859.
Tlie I.atc Election in Si. Landry.
_, „ , .
The returns from the various pr<'cinct»in lliii
l'arish present a strange political anomaly
wUlch . mM8t p, ' ÜTe entin ' ly i"compr.hensible to
our friends abroad.
^ deem it our duty to throw what light w
e,in "pon the mat ter, that the "Democratic party
mn y' hereafter, call to a strict account, sclf
s, y led Democrats, \\ho when personal end:
lo bo «^-wrvrd, call to their astistance the
i>°\ v rrfnl aid ot parly organization; but wh
, '» nd Con.m.ssioncr>dowh, gets a decent vote 1
The wm «P hcno ; °" a a l , P eara on tho Atcl ' ar "-'
>•*»< " Mermento, and indeed, at all the pre
cinc,s wbcr0 " CC1 ' talU C iq "° Sti " holds s,vay
Tbe mm wbo »ceompl.shed tins work are well
at the promptings of the Fame sclfishne?B, hesi
tate not to tamper with our.bitterest political
enemies in the hour of our utmost need.
St. Landry is largely D- moeratic. At the
election on the 7th instant»: the State Ticket got
a majority of from COO to 800 votes; and yet,
some of the nominees ol the paity for District
offices* fell far behind the ticket, and sum!
good Democrats were defeated !
This result was brought .about 1 y the con
duct of a set of men, who have hitherto claimed
to be Democrats, and enjoyed the confidence of
the Democracy, not only in St. Landry, but
throughout the whole State. Let them hence
forward bear in mind that defection and treach
ery in our own parochial ranks at* the election
of 1857, deterred us from making parish nomi
nations In 1S50, and now, gentlemen capable,
honest and loyally proclaiming their adhesion
to the principles and time-honored usti
the glorious old Democratic party, have been
defeated by the unholy machinations of men
to whom the mistaken partiality of that sa
party had given not only political existence
but even social position in our community.
These men were iu league with the ur.com
promising foes of the Democratic party, tin
men who fought against us a Whigs, Know
Nothings, ami are now rallying under the mot
ley banner of 45 Opposition" to defeat every
measure of the Democracy.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to an im
partial and candid public. At L. 1). Vcrrct's
prccinct, the Democratic »State Tickct got al
most a unanimous vote down to the candidate
for Swamp Land Commissioner, but there the
effects of a corrupt bargain show themselves,
and but one man upon the tjeket, from Swamp
known, and Uiey should be held to a strict ac
count for their actions.
At all these prcciucts tho tail of both the
Democratic and opposition tickets are identi
"Hy the same, proving incontrovcrtibly lhat
there was a bargain, a base coalition between
the Bob Tail Independent squad of the Democ
racy and the forlöru hope of the opposition for
their owu personal aggrandize meut. This tail,
unfolded, is a frightful one 1 Rut what excuse
can these disorganizes of our party render to
the Democracy of the State of Louisiana for
their traitorous conduct ?— Oj>elonsas Courier.
Oj>elonsas Courier.
ill at rieft,
On Thursday evening the 1st instant, by the
Rev. .1. A. Maguire, Air. llfcxnv G. Donsox to
Miss Emii.y C. Mokuis , all of this parish.
The youug couple have our thanks for a
picce of the Bride's cake. May their future be
as was the Garden of Eden before the entrance
j 0 f the tempter.
Ou Thursday 1st Dec., 1859, by Rev. Jtio. C.
Ardis, at the residence of the Bride's mother iu
Caldwell parish. Mr. W m . J. Rowiiss, of Eldo
rn ^' * v h to Miss AucE J - Tati m - of fu
* a i i- a \ t
The cake was duly shipped by steamer to
t hi s office, but was devoured, we presume, by a
reake-hungry crew—it not having reported it-|
seIf at our 85 8Ucl1 ca ^ es do.
Sunday Column.
A Difficulty Con hide red.
A gentleman, on bojng. expostulated with,
on his own neglect to seek -earuefstly the salva
tion of his soul, excused himself on the very
common, but insufficient plea, "That the
Christian world w s divided into so many eects
that he should be at a loss to decide with which
one to unite." jà ïfî
'Ihc reply he received was substantially' as
follows : '• You greatly deceive yourself if you
regard this as a satisfactory excuse for au ir
religious life. You make that a primary which
is only-a^secondary eiuestion. There are various
sects whielr have distinguishing pecnliarlttefc,
but tlie-rc is a groat foundation—• repentance
toward God, tyid faith in otir.Lörd Jesus Christ '
-*on whicli thi-y are agreed; .'Now, your first
consideration should be to get a safe standing
on that fbnndation; and thefTyoii wïïTbc able,
without dangqr, more,, deliberately to deter
mine with whîèh sect td Unite. You mav lose
all. even the precious life of your soul, if you
wait In your present perilous situation to'settle
this really eecomjary question. Look at that
vessel trembliug under the power of 'the gale,
her sails rent, her seams opening, her rudder
lost, aud she..driven _ ; hejplessly towqjrd>the
rocky shore ! OP what are her crew thftiliing ?
Is it not the main and absorbing object with
every one to secure a safe footing oil shore '
Suppose one of them, with death staling him i_
the lace, should-refuse to make an exertion for
his safety, because he had not determined
whether lie should be entertained at this house
or that which he descries on the land. TJiis is
your case.. Get to shore first, set your foot
firmly on that rock, then you may safely take
time to decide to which house you may repair."
An AStcliiig Incident.
en Dr. lluUon was Bishop of Du ,
we are told by his biographer), anil as lie
I travelling over Cam, W'ensleydale and fit
When Dr. llulton was Bishop of Durham,
(as r „ . .
gleloii, he suddenly dismounted ;*and, having
delivered his horse to a servant, walked to a
particular place, at some distance from the
highway, where he kneeled down, and continued
some time in prayer. On his return, one of his
attendants took the liberty of inquiring what
was his master's motive for so singular an act ;
in answer to which the Bishop informed him
that, when he was a poor boy, without shoes or
stockings, traversing this cold and bleak mount
ain ou a frosty day, he remembered lhat he hud
disturbed a red cow, then lying on that identi
cal place, in order to warm his- feet auel les
on tho spot. °
The above anecdote, which so beautifully and
touchingly illustrates tho character of the
worthy . ishop, is takau from Whit taker s
" History of Richmondsfiîîo."
Does it not teach us two things? First:
lhat we ought never to be ashamed of poor
parents, and the mean and lowly circumstances
of our early days. It is a much greater honor
i VP' \ n . U!1 . tc ' ll \ lV0 1,a ' i£? cd himself by his kuow
,u1m - and his goodness to the
ledge, his industrv
n i £ ii es* i position in society, than ir he had in
herited such position merely by the accident
of his birth pr fortune.
Secondly: That tvheii any little IncidentI
tin°« of nm-'îiïnlîï,^ or»!*»
tio.is ot our former life, we ought to make use
of ii as an outlet,of our gratitude to God, and
as a motive, for renewed devotedncsa to His
w|l| and service, who u raiscth up tîic poor out
îL'.ÎÎSÂ^'Âfe'fe»? "P t,le 'TSSar from the
hili," that He may " set them among tiie
princes of His people,"
Fiiisiily Prayer.
Xo mnn should lei-l siitisned with timp'v
silent prayer. The hnhit of expressing your
feelings through Hie medium of words, no", on
ly makes tliem distinct and clear, hut niukes
tin™ stroii!;. On the other hand, no man should
pray so little ns he would when he only prays
hy vocalization and utterance. There ought to
he in every man's life, every day. nppuinltd
periods In which there should be uitrraiico iu
prayr before God, iu which a man should he
accustomed to develop hin ieeüug in actual
hiiifîunge and words ; und over and above that.
aud utter thuf, there should be prayer and]
thought ejaculation—the Uplifting of unexpres
sed feelings—both of them should go ou to
gethcr, working and co-working with each
otli r. Tie-re are many persons who are île
licieut in player, because tliey never have oui
tivated themsi'lves by expressing their prayi r
fill feelings. There seems to he a difficulty in
beginning. I suppose that it is always hard to
speak in an unknown tongue, aud lo speak in
a tongue we do not understand, liefere pl-ople
we do not know, brings to every on" some li-el
ings of slnvue. Many Otirisiin'.is shrink from
taking up the cross of family prayer,, but mo t
unwisely are they dealt w'ith Who arc ileal,
with tenderly upon this rubject. Any mail who
lias a family round about,him, whatever it may
cost in the beginning, will d.xwisely to lake up
Ininily prayer. As to reading it from a book,
every mnu must have his owu liberty ; it is
better to read than not to pray ; but it, is still
better to read from your own religious ex-j
perience than from any other volume. I nui
suie that a man who walks with crutches is bi t
ter than a man who does not walk at all ; but
a n^in who walks well wilhout a crutch is bet
ter than a man who walks with either a cane
or crutch. The expressing of devout and thank
fui feelings before God in prayer is one of the
most needful things for Christians.
The Poor.,
Wo utterly ropmlm "i!T us unwortliy, not oCj
freemen only, but of men, the narrow notion
that there is to be an education for the poor,
as such. I Ins God provided for the poor a
coarser earth, a paler sky ? Does not the sun
pour down his golden flood as cheerfully upon
the poor man's hovel as upon the rich" man's
palace? llave not the cottager's children as
keen a sense of all the freshness, verdure, fra
grance, melody, aud beauty of luxuriant nature,
as the pale sons of Kings? Or is it oil the mind
lhat God has stamped the imprint of a baser
birth, so that a poor man's child knows with an
inborn certainty, that his lot is to crawl, not
climb ?
It is not so. God has not done It. Man can
not do it. Mind is immortal. Mind is imperial.
It bears 110 mark of high or low, of rich or
poor. It heeds no bounds of time or placc, of
rank or^pircumstances. It asks but freedom.—
It requires but light. It is heaven-born, and it
aspires to heaven. Lowliness does not enfeeble
it. Poverty cannot repress it. Difficulties do
not. stimulate its vigor. The poor tallow clmnil
Id's son. tlmt sils up allnight to lenrn. fhnll
stand treating with mighty kings, shall add
new provinces to the domain of science, shall
bind the . lightning with a hempen cord, aud
bring it harmlessly from the skies. Tho com
mon school is common , not as an inferior, not sis
the school for poor men's children, but as the
light and air are common.— Bishop Doanc.
Thev Shall Outain Mehcv — If you find a
man disposed to complain of the coldness of the
world, be sure you will find that he has never
brought anything into the world to warm it.
but is a personal lump of ice set in the midst
of it. If you find a man who ceunplains that
the world is all base and hollow, tap him, and
he will probably sound base and hollow. And
so, in the other way, a kind man will probably
find kindness everywhere about him. The mer
ciful man, as a general thing, will obtain mer
cy. IIo who has always had a kind excuse for
others, who has looked at the brightest side of
the case ; he who has rendered his pardon and
his help whenever he could, who has never
brought his fellow-iuan into any struit by rea
son of not helping him, will find that the mer
cy which he has bestowed, flows back upon him
in a full and spontaneous spring. He will make
a mcrciful world by the mercy he himself shows.
"Orn Father .''—The little word "Father,"
saith Luther, lisped forth in prayer by a child
of God, exceeds the eloquence of Demosthenes. I
Cicero, nnd all the other famed orators of the j
world. If a man be not interested in Christ
ho may perish with Our Father " in his
mouth.— Brockt. I
_ ,. !
R eckntaxck .—i on cannot repent too soon.
There is no day like to-day. Yesterday isgonc
—to-morrow is God's, not your own. And.
think how sad it will be to have your evidences
to seek, when your cause is tn be tried : to;
have your oil to buy, when you should have it '
to burn.
Congressional Prooeem n gs.
second day ? s proceedings.
Washington, Deo» e.
In the Senate to-day # Mr. Mason's resolution ,
was called up. and a long discussion ensued, in
which several Senators took port. on either
Mr. Trutnt?ull, of 111., favored the resolution,
aud wished the matter thoroughly investigated,
but ofiered an amendment that the select com
mittee so appointed should also eijter into an
investigation of a similar afiaiff which occurred
in 1S55, at Liberty, Missouri. Mr. Trumbull
urged his amendment in a characteristic Fpeech,
to which Mr. Mason rcpKed thafc ihfc object of
,the re^p ^utipn was to obtain.ofiicial information
upon which to base Congress!onal action.
Mr. Mison Aiadê a lengthy speech iti support
of the resolution, in the course , of which he
called John Brown a yagaboud, a ruffian, aud
a thief arid lobbef.
John P. Hale, of N. H., occupied much öf the
attention of the Senate, making numerous
speephesin his characterislic . style, ridiculiug
the invasion of Brown as a crazy scheme, and
reflecting npon the people of Virginia and their
conduct, lor which Hunter, of Va., rebuked
him, paying that his (Hale's) attempt at wit
was like the langli of a drunken man at the bed
of death.
Messrs. Green, Hughes and Ivcrson address
ed the Senate, favoring Mason'f? resolution, but
opposing Trumbull's a m end menti
Wilson and Clark advocated the amendment,
as well as the resolution, but previous to any
action being taken upon it, the Senate ad
kkplbuo.vx.s 11equ1ked to face the slukic.
Iu the House, Mr. Clark's resolution in re
gard to those members of the House who had
endorsed Helper's book, was again under dis
cussion. and consumed Ihc entire session.
Mr. Leake, of Va., made an able speech and
was for making the Republicans '• face the
Mr. Millson, of Va., said that those who en
dorsed Helper's book were not fit to live, much
less to be Speaker of the House.
Mr. Keitt, ol'S. C., in an able and temperate
speech, showed tlrat the present state of feeling
between the North and South and. the fate of
tit » , , . . , , , „ 4 ,
Brow " * ai l,IS (l,:1 " d, ' ,d '»"owcrH. wa« th
| legitimate fruit ol the seed sown by Wm. II.
Seward and other abolition agitators.
I Sherman anil Curtis made speeches in vindi
I 4 -,i • i n 4 ,,
: r l' oslt,on - 1111(3 tljat as llt '
publicans they did not justify any interference
i by force bet ween master and slave.
| Mr . Gilmer offered u proposition reiterating
the declaration of the Whig apd Democratic
platforms of 1852 to frowii.di wu any and all
attempts to agitate the slavery question in or
out of Congress.
The session was an exciting one, and a lively
time is anticipated before a Speaker is elected.
No vote was taken on the elect ion of Speaker,
aud the House adjourned to 12 M. to-morrow*
I S ix'omi
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: ' n explaining the principles of the lîepulili
! can parly,'Trumbull advocated the purchase of
., .. r „,.
! tuluu1 -' t- ouis, for. tl^e purpose
»'îm^porting thither our free negroes, instead
of sending theui to Africa.
( The Seiiate lliiallv adjourned over till Hou
j •
T,1 ° session of the House to-day was
taken up with the discussion of the slaverv
nueslFon. Help/r'sBook
lot roit Speaker.
\\*akiiin<;tOx , Dec. 7.
f Representatives to-d:
an animated eliscussinn u
m, a second attempt w
iule to elect n Spe aker, which resulted as b l
ws : Sherman (Kip.) 1 w7 ; Eocock (Dem.)..
1 ; Gilmer *22 ; scattering 11.
I ii the Senate the discussion was continu
ion Mason's refolution, without coining
.y action on the rubject.
Washixvton . Dec. 8.
Iu the Senate, to-day, Mr. Trumbull, in d
Mr. Masons resolution, wiu. . „ %v ,
l'gtiiy crura oxnm-imticiii i./ .«ouiiirrii j
■w, wiiicii in'oiiutLd much i-.vc.-it, iiant for ;
question, Helper's Book, Harper's Ferry af
fair, &c., and not so much as an attempt was
made to ballot for Speaker.
In the Senate, Mr. Slidell gave notice of a
W " mnkI "S a " »PPiopruUion lor tin- purpose ol
' facilitating the acquisition of the Island of
j Cuba.
i prevented from comin,
i ference of members,
m . i. r „
!.. dll, "' u . U '>' m '°. su fl ' om 1,10 fo ™ eL ' HSm S ° r "
] i c n flv(! language towards Seu.itor Douglas, in
] coupling Douglas wiih Grcoloy in «»11 utteinpt
Exciting Timks ix the House.
Washington *, Dec. 8
Tn the House a rambling and general discus
sion was kept up during the day, upon Clark's
resolution and other matters, with the object,
as is supposed, of consuming time till parties
can secure the attendance of members now ab
At one time during the discussion, much ex
citement prevailed, owing to an altercation
which took place between Mr. Kellogg, of
Michigan, and Mr. Logan, of Illinois, which
amounted almost to a quarrel, but they were
to blows by the iutpr
to sell the votes of Illinois
the election of Douglas.
Tumi) Ballot re
la&t fall, to securt
Washington , Dec. 9.
In the House to-day, after a rambling discus
sion which consumed nearly the entire session,
a third ballot was taken, which resulted as fol
110, Iïocock SS, Gilmer 20.
After which the House ad
Washington , Dec. 9, r. m.
Sherman's friends are boasting, this evening,
that they, are sure of votes enough to elect liim
Speaker on the next or succeeding ballot.
Senator Douglas and wife, go Soulh on Mon
day, on a trip to Florida, for their health.
I globo.
This star is olic of the brightest in the l-i^ht
Li. n „ . n .• «. ^ »• , ' °
sboulJu of " l0 ooustcllauon ol Opbuichus, mid
has long been regarded with interest by aslron
omers on account of its being otic of the first
Lwi, i..,,,,,., ,u„ ° ..
„ ? ?«nr,-the fcmallerievolving around
larger in about eighty years, aud having
nearly completed oue revolution since its nio
tion was first detected. The principal star is
- - - 1 1
Distance of Another Star Ascertained.—
A late number of tho Astronomische KucLriçhtai
contains the result of Dr. Kniger's observation
on the binary star, knenvu as 70 Ophiuchus
with hctiomctcr of the Bonn Observatory, for
the purpose of ascertalng its distance from our
of the fourth magnitude, of 9 pale topiu color
aud plainly visible to the naked eye—the com"
panion star is ot the seventh, and of a violet
color. ' ! - /. vit t* t i. «Ï
This star offered the same inducements to
measure its distance as the other few stars whose
'lutunce lias been determined. Dr. Krugcr
fluda tjie mass of the binary system to be little
less than three times that of our sun, and its
distance from unto be above one million two
hundred thousand times that of the earth's
mean distance from the suu--a distance that
would require light/nineteen years to passover
flying constantly at the rate of two hundred
thousand miles in u second. IVo other fixed
stars, Alpha Centauri, the most briiii ftn ^K ar iu
the Southern heavens, and Gl Cygnl, i n tfi 0
Northern., heavens, arc within tills distance.
Alpha Centauri is the nearest known star, ana ~
is so distaht that it would require more than
three years for light to pass over the interval
between us. (51 Cygni is better known to us by
being in view in our latitude. Its distance is
so great as to require light nihe and one-fourth
years to fly from it .to us. Of the'millions of
stars which crowd our firmament, the distance
of these three only are known with any cer
the appraisement,
Kew Advertisements.
SiicccknIou sale.
I .V pursuance with an order of tlio
Hon. tlio 12tli District Court of llio
Parish of Ouachita, I will sell at
public auction, in the town of Monroe,
un Saturday , the 24th day of December.
1S59, all the personal eflbets of tho -
Succès ion of John Wallace, deo'd.',
consisting-of one buy Horse, sudle and
bridle, 1 »hot gun, I Colt's revolver
and case, 1 silver watch, 1 pair saddlo
bags, 1 lot of books, 1 trunk and ap
Terms of s ilc—cash, not less than
Dec. 1, 1S59. $3.
State of Louisiana, ]
t Parish of Ouachita, [
12th District Court, j
Cynthia Crenshaw, wife, vs. (30Ü0) A.
J. .Crenshaw, husband.
j N" this ease by reason of the law and
iliii evidence, being in favor of plain
tiff. It is ordered, adjudged and de
creed, that she have judgment of se
paration of property and dissolution of
acqtiuts nnd ^aiiis against her hus
band, tho defi.-in.lnut It is fui'tlier de
creed, that the following property bo
set «part, as her own sepal ate "pro
perly to wit,: One hundred head of
hogs, more or less ; twenty head of
caille, n,ore or less; and three horses:
also the E. i of S. E. i S. 31, and \Y '
J of S.-W. f S. 32, T. 19, E. 5 E„ cur
taining 160 02-100 acres, and the im
provements thereon. It is further de
creed, that, she have judgment ngniu -r,
defendant, tor the sum of one hundred
and twenty-eight dollars, with 5 per
cent, per annum interest from judicial
demand, and that her tacit mort^a-'o
be recognized. Further decreed, "that,
she shall hereafter have the solo ad
ministration of her own property; also,
that she have judgment for costs of
this suit.
—Done and signed in open Court this» -
I-_l!i Nov., lKfil). _ '
Judge 12t,h Uist
A true copy.
Allesl : W. 11. Dradi.ey , Clerk
Dee. 15. 1859. ,p
j Now Orloans, Trenton and Mon
; po© Weekly Passenger Packets.
It. W . M c R A E .
JOHN- W. Toms, ÎT astku.
Leaves X. O. every Snturiliiy at 5 o'elocli r
Columbia, d,»
Castor Landing do
1'ine Bluir do
.Monroe,, do
y:£l" Arrives at Trenton Tuci
i.kavks, coming 110'
Trenton Tuesday,
I'ASisa Asciixmxa,
.Mondays, C o'clocli.
Pino liluff.....
Castor Landing
do It)
do 11
Wed n 'y, 7
do .H
. Massing down Black River Wednesday
night, arriving at New Orleans Friday morn
ing. '
LUX MOORE, Master.
Leaves N. O. every Tuesday, at 5 o'clock, r. yj.
1 'ass KS ascending,
Trinity -, .Thursdays, g o'clock, a m .
Harrisonburg,. do. —
.C.t'ba«Li.-v.r-.. do —
Castor Landing do
Pine Bluff, do
Monroe, do
Trenton, do —
Fort I nioii do
jiti?- Arrives-at Ouachita City Friday nvorn"
leaves , eoMisrn down,
Ouachita City Friday, 6 o'clock, a.m.
do 7 do do
Fort Fi
Fine Bluff
Castor Landing,..
da 10
do 11
.Saturday, 7
Trinity do 5 do do
ßS3- Passing down Black River Saturday
night, arriving at Xew Orlians Monday rnorii
Allow us to call vonr attention to the fact
that we have placed the Sp'eudid Passenger
Stenmers lt. \V. Meltae and l'oerless, perma
nently in tho New Orleans, Treutou and Mon
roe Trade.
By prompt attention to the wants of Ship
pers and the comfort of Passengers, we trust to
merit a liberal shniv ol patronage.
Your orders for Cotton and your up Frei"hta
are respectfully solicited. °
N'. 1!. Particular attention paid to all Way
and Plantation business, entrusted to them oil
the route.
Dec. S.
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Monroe La. '

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