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THE REGISTER.
SAM- ij BARD, Editor.
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MONROE , "( Parish uv Ouaciiita, La.)
THURSDAY, BECEMMIlTi^m.
The Union Dissolved.'S^.
As a pack OP FANATIC 4 f, TOÖT.S NoJ !t!i a VP
South akè about to ftts&n.va toi . bvu» tuv
uxiox, we CALL Vi'OW ALL WUO a KK (VESTED
to the " REGISTER " to call at cxcb and
pat up. Poit one, wfi can't afford to givk up
our hard earning j an!) tub "union " to boot.
That vould most ckrtainlt be going it with
too great a looseness. pay cp.
TiiANK.L-~Tl»u McRac nud Peerless Lave our
thanks for city papers.
ß3f As yet we uro under no obligations to
our Senators and Congressmen for public docu
ments.
Police Jurv .—This body meets on Monday
next, at this place. As important business will
be transacted, all lhe members are requested to
be present.
pSf* As.yet there is no prospect that Con
gress will organize for some tirtie to come.—
We will give extracts from tho President's Mes
sage as soon as received.
Preaching .—The Editor of this paper will
deliver a discourse at the Bayou I)e Siard
Church, near G. Routon 'y, on Sabbath next
the first of January; Services to commence at
11 o'clock, A. M.
11 k v. Dit. NV.wrox.— la oui- S unday Column
of to-day will bo found an obituary notice of
this Southern Divine, from tho pon of Hobt.
MeLain, 1). D., now a Senator in the Mississip
pi Legislature. Dr. Newton was truly one of
the South'? greatest men, and in his denth she
loses one of her brighest ornament p. lie was a
man of decided genius, and in his death, the
church of God sustains an irreparable loss.—
Dr. New ton leaves to posterity the rieh fruits
of a great mind. May his ashes rest in peace.
Upon him the rvcond death can have no power.
, A L ':™ on „ ia Strongly supported
for the R yerelnryship of our Stn to Pmmte I, y
ïv Y, Ii', '• hIch p P •>'; of his Drmocra
cy m the high es i terms, and of hi:« tried ca»v(i
ty lor this ..nice. 1 ! I all this we heartily 'con
cur, and should be greatly pleased at til" dic
tion of Colonel L .—Old />,//,t.
bo far as wo know, the country f.'en alors
favor the election of Col. Lcvron, because of
Iiis superior qnatiHcalions for Ilm post. * No
man In tho 8 ta to is better qualin d to fill the
post of CirnäF . Secretary than Col. J,.
shall be delighted to hear of Iii- elC-ci
Picayune.
Is S eraa Wc "'" H fa - v '
never could 1>o Th„ />"',£»'.Oracle
of influence < i.„, i '
FI, ni; V Im .Irr «Irçet
Flunkeyisn,, tomfyism
be (he death of the Co..
dun takes sole charge of it.—Sm
hi' flip flonf h nf Vh a " " lul ° 1(1 will yet
»' inc ucatli öl the concern, unless Col. L
..Times.
1 or onc N we have always looked upon tho
Picayune as all inpartial, able mid dlnifiod sheet.
As for Col. Ilolbrook, we consider him the
rlflrht man in tho right place. An annual
(whioh tho Picayune enjoys) income of a
hundred thousand dollars, must certaliily
constitute hin, H tolerable safe " lMd-/,orse. : '—
Our fraod muLklod IVIend of the Time, should
that, "It is as p-mitra point of
wisdom to hide ignorance, as (o discover know-1.
Mgc.

TI ,o l.iUon A,1 vor ;,(,■ tm lîffc tïio ro
«uni ol Capt 11. w. AHBifTSijmwnlaavclVom I
w ""t U;il„ii Uonsn. II.- lias i,urli:,lly recover
s 'lyto inillci,iii-iUon. Tl,u Ailvocalu
Il lie iM'jvd f, ,|- ,, )(î fipoalîersliip l,y
cil f
nays l,o
many ol hl» M oi ,,1 a -^ K O. Bai.
Vfo liiiv.; Ii.i.l lin? |>l.'!v«nro «f ^nnt
Allan siting f\ in a ,
' Ailvounl-', ami Iii' n
grutel'ul t„ Ilm KT,
made Miel, fluUcrin
e.j)}) «ared
not Hiilc,lit his Hume for the position in qnes- j
tion.
Iu regard to the Speakership, wo believe the 1
majority or tho Democracy in II.« JTouse, (our
opinion u liaswl u|,uii inlorviinvi m.,1 eorrcs
pondinco Willi prominent mem here from dif
ferent paru uf Ihii öUtii 1 liwli'tn IBmrCMBT
II. Morrisiii, , of Onusliila, ns Ihe (It and worthy |
Buceessor of lion. W. \Y. l'ujfli, Speaker of tin
lust House.— liuton Jintigü Advooale.
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StataWs\ho HHon fcÏÏV , !°. C i 1, ° f „ IWh I
a visit t.'. ii.itoa K uige on the iith last?"'llr '
was in line health. ° ' I
We hope to sec all parts of tho State repre-1
sented at Ihe inauguration of the distingnished
Governor elect. North Louisiana will bo w«*ll
represented ou t|ie occasion. The excellent !
t Personal,
AVasiiixotox , Dec. SI.
In the Sonate to day Jlr. Slid.''II ii.lroduced a
Mil. nialtinir an appr'ipria.ion t„ facilitate neeii
tialions lor ill,- piir61.ii-o i.r Cuba.
Ihis is a prop'-r movo in Hie right direction.
Giro us Cuba, and tho sooner the better.— Ed,
lleyistcr.
qualities ot tho Governor elect aside from
politics commend liim to the warm considera
tion of all Ed. Jlyhttr,
„ ... Ijouisvii.t.k, doe. 21.
non. Ulli lloyd, T .ieut. Governor of Kentu
cky , died at his residence In Paducah on Satur
day last.
In the death Of Col. Boyd the South loses a
devoted friend and,to duos the Union.
Hon. Lewis T. Wiglhll, a Plralglit onl Demo
crat, has been chosen U. S. Senator by the
"' Legislature of Texas. In the lato election he
opposed Houston.
Gen-kiî.u. Söott and Six Jr.vx.—General
Scott has surprised nil his friends. He lias
come back from Iiis mission to San Juan a
viotor, sofarafhls instructions would allow
bim.
Sumij .-The True Bella of the 22d says,
Slidell must bo defeated for the U. S. Senate.
Docs it mean, tif a True Bella candidate ? If
so, we shall positively lilo a bill of exceptions.
Deroeuted men will not answer for Senators in
Congress. If the Bclu wishes SlidoU's defeat,
*U will do well to keep still, for its abuso is
praise, ensuring success.
Among tho letters read at tho Ijtc Fanneil
jj'^jneeting was one from cx-PresldeutTleree.
meotlng"HL? engtl,y a,Hl TCr J "Wf, *d the
•ad it with great enthusiasm.
wMïr
Misprints win pv.
columns than those of^i hemseWc8 !a other
"oif a temperance novel who W!" an ^ ,or
Den ia folly," was horror etru61t' D "' ken " i
" Dninkcnuess it jolly." " read, j
■ ' a
largc to 9ccoml cfl ' u t iu every way they
possibly can.
Our Schools.
In spite of repeated failures, we arc now ful
ly persuaded that we have here & permanent
institution for tho instruction of boys, which
will increase with the growth of the town and
extend its blessings far into the future. An
elegant academy—one worthy of Monroe—has
recently sprung up before the talisinantic
touch of the vitial principle of a united will.—
The will to do and the soul to dare make the
heroes of the world and win the trophies of
victory in battle strife, or in the noble arena of
moral and intellectual contest. All wo now
require to render our Male School perinauent,
is a determination and couscrt of action.
Prof. Pago informs us, that the prospect of
rending the Academy entirely permanent i3 no
longer a matter of doubt. He was inaugurated,
as principal, on the 47th of October, and a<;
this time he has on his roll the names of over
forty students, with a flattering prospects of
numerous additions.
Prof. Pago is a ripe scholar, an accomplished
gentleman and a fine teacher, which should be
a sufficient inducement for our citizens to vie
with him in building up and establishing a
flourishing Institution of learning in this place.
Our Female Academy , under the guidance
of Col. F. A. Hall, is also in a most
prosperous and flourishing couditiou arid bids
fair, speedily, to rank among the first of Fis
male institutions in Louisiana. The tpace al
loted ns for tiiis article is too limited to admit
of all wo have to say in favor of these institu
tions now growing up in our town. Tho true
interest and honor of Mouroe depends upon the
success of a liberal and refined education in
our midst. Our Parish has an abundance of
physical wealth ; but where, we ask, is that
eduoational wealth which constitutes true and
genuine greatness ? Unless we can erect schools
among us witli all tho appliances for a
thorough education, wo will do well to quit in
di«gust and send our children to abolition
schools, to be educated in all tho arts of re
lined modern fanaticism. A lew gentlemen
(residing in Monroe) are putting forth strong
efforts to sustain institutions of learning in
this place, and we call upon the country at
Gone! Clean Gone!!
eeedings of the Demo
i l !n "v»r, E. M. Verier, of Iliads, and on
I cotenipnrary. Fimlom, of the Jackson Kngli
«'er, regularly nu.) ceramMy admitted int
j the Democratic church. These ee,rile,nen hav
! all been Whirs of prominence.
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'lidato for Congress against Gen.
i Keuben Davis, in 1n.»7 ; Air. Yerger made a
" Ktnivl1 experiment " for Governor tho same
d our gallant cotcmporary, whom . -
regret to lose more than any of them, made his
re putation as a brilliant and enthusiastic editor
during llio memorable campaigns of '05, 'ö(i
and J ô7. They have all wandered oil' after
falsa gods j the seductive blandishments of the
strong side overcame their former regard for
the gentler and more modest vlrljww of con
servative principles, anji--frhey have gone.—
! I r «i-UC\vell I— Xicfaburj "'11 r hijj.
W^'wilf^finply remind our friends of the
H %, that tho above gentlemen are becoming
sensible, and wo hope soon to hear of th«ta i sound
»«MOfiucv. R
reion to Ilm prlnoiplua ol' the N at
" \\ hilo the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinners may return."
From the Italics (Oregon) Journal.
IVrsiiicitt lluclianaii.
lVtraclion and
atihrted a« when t
•alumny are never so well
copied with the character of
j " l0 n " wt 'listlnpitilslietl men of the times—the
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présenta th e men of a people. It has been
id, however, by the great master of English
ng. that distinction serves with mon, as
a broad and powerful fan,
h" light asvay,
Pulling at all
Ajid what hath mars or matter by it
Lies rich in virtue aud uumingled.''
Few statesmen of the nation have been more
I maligned or have been more unwarrantably aud
I licentiously aspersed than tho President of the
, United States. Vet in every position ofdistinc
| lion to which, in his long and varied political
; career, he has been raised, he has so discharged
j the duties of his station, has so stood the ordeal
I of high functions, that uniformly he has (11 led
j even tho measure of his friends' proud anticipa
kvhether as senator, ambassador abroad,
• i Minister of State, or President of this Ccn^
Ifederaey. This, we con Aden Üy-Mev oTwIirbe
I tl,C vcnliûUfWst? ^-tho judgment, indeed, of
' M l,,lt 11,0 poli 1^1 bigot—a few years hence,
I when his political sagooity and integrity as a
' c, ; ltofi|llau 1,0 us thoroughly rccogniscd as
>acknowledged at the present day.
'^' uî cvcn * B which he has been immediate
! connootc<1 influenced will then be
till'y appreciated as recorded in history, whore
the statesmanlike breadth of his political views
aud policy will be apparent. lie will then be
recognised as a statesman singularly national
and above the préjudices of section—as one
eminently fittod by mental organization lor the
presidency of this Government j as one who
has never quailed at tho helm, but was able,
with a dear vision and a Arm hand, to see and
steer tho vessel of State through the true chan
nel into a haven of safety, undeceived by false
lights.
A Northern man by birth and life-long as
sociations, with strong State pride and decided
State aRlnitics anil .»flection, invariably, in Con
gress, Mr. Breiuxix wlh found voting and
speaking with signal, telling ability and a win
ning eloquence—a foremost champion of demo
cracy—in opposition to all sectional measures,
to all that interfered will, tho harmony of the
political union of tho sections, and in support
of all that tended to strengthen aud preserve
that harmony or enhance tho greatness of our
Confederacy. Despising tho mean arts of tho
sectional demagogue, as well as the unreason
able clamor of sectional passions, and inspired
with a deep sense of the value of the Union for
each and all of the States, he seemed from an
early day to have chosen for his motto—
" That which combined us was most great,
aud lot not
A leauer action rend us."
To tho weight of solid talonts he has united
that couservativo stability which conic from
aI " P '° WOa '" 1 a " d illdu8triol,s political and j
general cultnre. lite has sedulously preserved
a record (reo from sectionalism. Thus it was
when the national mails were stuffed with news
papers designed to reach and excite the slaves
of the South to insurrection, he was found rea
dy to support measures for tho suppression of
those baleful, pestilent missives of discord and
murder, notwithstanding the clamor about the
inviolability of the mai!?. So, too, when
Arkansas was admitted with a constitution
authorizing slavery, lie, as to-day, was the
champion of the doctrine of the right of tho
people to determine that question for them
selves, without outside obstacle or interference,
lie also resisted every effort of bad faith to
abolish slavery fn tho District of- Columbia ;
voted for Mr. Calhoun's resolution of 1C37, af
firming the equality of tho South ill the Union;
and when so many able Northern and Southern
statesmen, unable to shake of!' sectional jeal
ousy on the one side, and political prejudices anil
party affinities ou the other, were strenuous
ly opposed to Hie acquisition of Texas, lie was
among tho sturdiest, and most effective ad
vocates of that measure. Tho platform upon
which he has uniformly stood has been a Iruad
one, framed with a carefully considered view to
the rights and the common weal of the States
—excluding everything calculated to <?xcito
dissension or weaken tho cohesion of the na
tional structure. Euch, we confidently believe,
will be tho estimate of the historian of the
times in which he lived, and who will record of
tlie Administration of James Hlciiawx (hat if
was national when sectionalism was rife and ar
rogant.
[From the Ohio Statesmao.]
The Democratic Party.
In this day of excitement, bitter strife and
sectional agitation, when men seein to plot
treason, to excite insurrection and rebellion'
and when the enemies of our free institutions
have even sundered the ties which once bound
many of the religious organizations in the
bonds u!_Christian fellowship, and united the
mcmbtrfthcrt'Oi; whether they resided in the
North or iu the South, it is gratifying to nofe
the fact that a political organization still ex
ists, the principles of which arc as .broad as
the Union itself, and tho members thereof
whether they reside in Maine or Louisiana,
Delaware or California, or any other of tho
States of this Union, are in feeling, sympathy
ami attachment, the defenders of tho Consti
tution, tho lovers of the Union, and tho stead
fast friends of tho glorious institutions under
which wc as a people enjoy such rich blessings
and privileges. Tho Democratic organization
is co-extciisivo with the Union; it ip iu every
State, nudity votaries are impressed with the
absolute necessity of maintaining tho ascen
dency iu the affairs of the nation, and holding
aloft its lianncr of nationality' until the ene
mies of the Union are overthrown and effectu
ally put down. It is believed that the success
of sectional fanaticism would bo fatal, te the
and all agr
Cnion, and all agree that if a rupture were to
take place in (he confederacy of States, it
would be fatal to us as a people. The evils
which would follow no man can calculate. It
is tho determination of tho Democratic party
that, if they can prevent it, uo
befal us.
We believe that au intense interest pervades
tho great mass of the democratic party at this
time, impressed as they are with the grave im
portance of the-position they occupy, and tho
critical condition in which the peace and safety
of the Union is placed, by the designing
schemes of mad and ambitious men, who have
wickedly and too successfully excflcd many
of tho people of the free States against their
brethren of the South, to a do
trea.-i
sL be
d back, and tho authors j
of discoid and fanaticism rebuked and defeat-'
ed. To meet the exigency iu a becoming I
manner it, will bo necessary for Democrats
North and South to not fritter away any ot .
their strength by a discussion, within tlu'ir !
own organization, of abstractions which
amount to but very little practically, no diller
enco how they may bo settled. Let the whole
energy of tho Democracy be put forth in a
united and vigorous war on the enemies of the
Union, and the equality and fraternity of the
States, wherever they may bo found, ami let
that war bo kept up firmly and elU-ctively un
til November, lfctiO, when tin! fruit will bo a
glorious \ietory over those who would willing
ly pull down the pillars of tho Temple of Lib
erty, not caring tor the consequences that
would follow their mad schemes if successful.
Lot the watch-word bo union and harmony
p.,"
SUth ° V " dmU
, , „ , „ " !at P ur "
tends tho most serious danger. Tho condition '
oi things as they now exist must be met by |
the Democracy y and the waves of ditfmio
the ranks of tho Democracy, and tho political I
do.structiou ol tin; enemies ot the Union. l,n-.
«1er that motto all Democrats cau rally and j
light tho ge»od light. ;
The Deatlk oC Washington Irving,
In the death of Washington Irving ( a very
recent event ) tho community of letters has
lost one of its moat brilliant ornaments. IL;
needs no 41 storied urn f ' to perpetuate his fame.
He was an original thinker, combining with his
powers of humor and pathos a vivid, brilliant
imagination. As was said of another, his writ
iugs tend to enlarge our sympathies and feel
ings—to stir tho heart with benevolence and af-,
sustained sweetness and distinct and delicate
painting, place Ilia writings iu tho very Irout
rank of English literature.— Sun.
fuotiou—to unite man to man, nud to build
oa this love of our fellow-beings a system (if
mental energy and puri ty far removed from the
operations of sense, and pregnant with high
hopes and aspirations. Irving was born in the
city of New York, on the third of April, 1783.
Iiis first essays were a series of letters, under
tho signature of " Jonathan Oldslyle, Gent,"
published ill the Morning Chronicle in 1802.—
In ISOti, after his return from a European tour,
he joined Mrs. Paulding in writing " Salma
gundi,'' iv whimsical miscellany, which capti
vated tho town, and decided the fortunes of ils
authors. Soon after, lie produced the « Histo
ry of New York, by Diedrick Knickerbocker,"
ost original aud humorous work of the
age. Ho was the author of tho '• Sketch
Book," which was published iu New York and
London in lSlt) and 182,1. and which met a suc
cess • never before received l,y a book of un
connected tales aud essays, llo subsequently
published " Bracehridge Hall," tho » History
of the Life and Voyages of Columbus," '• The
Alhambra," and many other works of decided
merit. While in England, ■ he received one of
the gold medals of fifty guiueas in value, pro
vided by George the Fourth, for cntiucncc in
historical composition. In 1S32, after an ab
sence of seventeen years, he returned to the
United States. His stylo is to be imitated.
His carefully selected words, his variously
constructed periods, his remarkable elegance.
Grand Union Meetings.
' The meeting at Philadelphia on the evening
of the 7th, in opposition to the fanaticism of
the abolitionists and treason to the Union, was
one of the largest ever held in that city. The
greatest enthusiasm prevailed, and the speeches
were received with much applause,
We have only space for the following resolu
tions, which were read and adopted;
The citizens of Philadelphia assembled iu
general town meeting, desiring at, this juncture
to cxpre.-s an earnest sympathy with their fol
low citizens of Virginia, recently threatened
with an attempt _to produce a survile revolt»
have
Resolved, That the longer the government of
tho Uuiou exists, with its manifold and inesti
mable blcsssinge, tho more it is consecrated by
the affection and devotion of those who as we
do, "know no North, no Sonth, 110 East, uo
West, but ouo common country," whose integ
rity the constitution ulouo secures, and whoso
varying interests the Union harmonizes aud
protects.
Resolved, That in the judgment of the citizen^
of Philadelphia, this sentiment of fidelity to
the Union would be fruitless did it not imply
au obligation implicitly and practically to re
cognize every duty which tho Constitution
proscribes, and obey and carry honestly into
execution all the laws of Cougrcfcs, cuaetod
under the Constitution.
llesolved, That no part of the Constitution of
the United States, or of the laws of Congress,
are more obligatory ou the citizens of the re
public than those which prescribe the duty of
restoring, under judicial process, fugitives
irom labor, and that all attempts or combina
tions to frustrate or defeat those provisions and
all State legislation to the same end, are cou
demniedl.y the judgment of this community.
Resolved , That in view of what has recently
occurred in tho commonwealth of Virginia,
the citizens of Philadelphia disavow, as they
always have done, any right or wish to inter
fere with the domestic institutions of their sis
ter States.
Resolved, That they reprobate in the strong
est and clearest terms, all attempts, whether
by invasion, secret instigation, or the promul
gation iu any form of fanatical opinions, to ex
cite survile insurrections, or to arouse those
who are lawfully held in servitude to violence
and bloodshed.
Resolved, That looking merely to the past,
the
the j
they deliberately express their approval of the
— t ad strati,,,, of justice in the eon, mon
wealth of Virginia, by which according to the
forms of law, strictly observed, the commis"
mo i of a great crime has been judicially proved
and the punishment awarded by law to that
crime, has been inflicted.
Pcsohcd, That it is a simple matter of dutv
to express the sense which the cife™ of ml
to I ^
it I, f ,. ' authorities of \irg„„a,
i , di - cl,a 'K^ '«m ««t to last, the painful
It 1 1 " S emergency im
people of Pc
we ask in relr
moderation \
sympathy inspire
j t j on 0 p t j lc
I
ot . nsscrr ;uul n
! ai d t!
a
a
! Pàolved, That tho executive of Pennsylvania
1 »' surrendering on the requisition rfl
the governor of Virginia, those fugitives from
dwimr'^rfl TT n """
taharged l„.s duty tu the const.l.isiun, and U
'mrroviJ Wh ""
7? 17 T1 fn » • •
BmM > T,li ' 10 r^mpt suppress,on In tho
"I ?' 1 th0 V ar V" S I Fel ' ry outbreill! -
I is loped, will always be regard-j
le
ll_
moments notice, tho .mlitary means to sin,
J , 1
rous revolt, and relia
first i
ed as a most marked illustration of tho
of tho Union, and tho cfltcluncy of its ex^
" tiv<3 authorities in furnishiû£ on the spot,
' ^
by | ^ a , UClll nnrt , ]!u
. tho
indien
■state authorities tin
dated law.
Rmilacd, That earnestly assuring our bretl:
rcn of the South that there cxiots among tli
I Ihe Slates under it,
a determined spirit to
e Constitution of tho
rn contidenco and that dignified
hich confidence and patriotic
Boston Union JIeet.no ,—Tho great Union
meeting held in Boston 011 the Olli inst,, to giye
expression of popular opinion in regard to tho
seditious clam,»rings of disaffected people in
some parts of the country, in reference to the
late l.locdy and treasonable assaults upon Ihe
Integrity of southern interests in Virginia, is
represented as being one of tho most mimcr
nsly attended and completely successful mail
I testations ever witnessed in that ancient city,
Notwithstanding tho nupropitious character of
j the weather—snow and rain falling alternately
; —long before the hoifr fixed for the opening of
j the meeting, Fauueil Hull was so completely
j Cl '»nnmcd, that hundreds could not gain admit
j Among the names of tho most prominent
gentlemen present we noticed Messrs. William
\ Appleton, Nathan Appletou, Ilev. N. Adams,
| 'I wj . Henry J. Gardner, linn. Franklin Haven,
j t-Jeorgo Ticknor, John T. Heard, Rev. George
; W- Blagden, Peter llarvey, J. \V. Paige, A. A.
j I^awronce, S. A. Elliott. Win. W. Swan,
j A. W. Austin, T. P. Rich, Hon. Marshall P.
af-, Wilder, Hon. George Lunt, Col. Ashboth, of
(if
York, and a number of other distinguished
persons.
At eleven o'cleck the meeting was called to
order by Wm. Appletou, Esq., who, after read
ing the list of Presidents and vice-Presidents,
introduced tho Hon. Levi Lincoln, who was re
ceivcil with the most deafening applause. The
venerable gentleman, in a voice tremulous
with ago and emotion: warmly returned his
heartfelt thanks to the meeting lor tho gener
ous and friendly reception which had been giv
en to him. From his very heart he thanked
them. The occasion on which they had met
was, he said, a most iniporiant one, and under
those circumstances he thought it right that,
they should open their proceedings by invok
ing the divine aid ami blessing. lie would,.
therefore, with the permission of the audience,
iulroduco Dr. Blagden. who would address a
prayer to the throne of grace.
The Rev. Dr. Blagden, of the old South
church, olTered up an appropriate prayer. lie
implored tho Lord to protect all the friends
at' national unity, and to open the eyes of all
others to the impropriety of their course in
pureuing conduct opposed to the blessed spirit
of the gospel of Christ, «hielt does not seek to
diffuse the principles of riot aud disorder, but
those of peace and of good government. He
piliyed also for the welfare of tho whole com
monwealth, for the President, and for Congress.
Imploring the Almighty to conduct their delib
erations to tho welfare of tho whole united
people.
Mr. Lincoln then introduced to the meeting
the Hon. Edward Everett, with the following
remarks:
The Chairman.—I now present to the audi
ence one of our roost patriotic fellow citizens,
whese whole life has been devoted to tho ser
vice of his country, in the promotion Of its se
curity. prosperity and honor—the Hou. Edw'd
Everett. (Loud and long adpluuso, followed
by uiuo cheers.) .
From the N. O. Picayune.
Contests for Speaker.
It seems to liavo become a chronic disease of
Congress that every ton years there is a pro
tracted and exciting contest.fur Speaker of tho
House of Representatives.
In 183Ü, was the famous struggle betweeu.
parties, which lasted to the 17th of December,
aud resulted iu the election of K. M. T. Hun
ter, of Virginia, as a compromise candidate,
instead of either of the regular nominees of the
two great parties then existing, of Whigs and
Democrats. The contest was complicated with
the celebrated case of til j New Jersey members.
The whole number from that State were chosen
by general ticket ; the vote was close. Soine
informalities aud irregularities wore alleged,
and two sets of candidates appeared—one.with
the ce rtificate of Gov. Pennington, the same
gontl Jinan who is now a Republican member
from one of tho'districts of that State, and the
other with certificates from returning oGlccrs of
an electson iu fact. While tho contest raged,
the House elected ex-President Adams Chair
man, pro-tem, with all the necessary powers to
preserve order. He retired when TVIr. Hunter
was chosen Speaker, 011 the 11th ballot.
In 18 J9 the House wa« iu a condition like the
present—no party having a majority of the
whole House. A long and excited struggle took
place, which was carried through sixty-three
ballots, and was only terminated by the adop
tion of the plurality rule, on tho 22d day of
December. After fifty-nine ballots, in which
tho candidates had been changed to endeavor
to elect- by a majority, tho House came to the
resolution, that after three more trials, without
success, the candidate having tho largest num
ber of votes should be declared elected. TI10
three ballots were accordingly held, with the
same result—no candidate receiving a majori
ly. Ou tho sixty-third ballot, Howell Cobb
was elected by a plurality vote, as follows :
for Cobb, 102 ; Robert C. Winthrop, of Mas
sachusetts, f»y ; scattering, 20. The motion for
sachusetts, f»y ; scattering, 20. The motion
! """ J™ " ® la " ton >
! a^Sr in ^ ^ ^
I TIlor „ wa5 , a , ik0 ,
, which was continued during the who! > months
; of December and January, «-as only t"
n .,tod on the i--1 mu . h , , i
i , ^«"» doa "" 1
: •)' , plurality rule. The original
\ ^"tT""' l "' f
j thoU ba
Aiken, of Soutli Carolina. The in„ii„„ r„ r
: plurality rillo , vas made 1 jyn Democrat Mr
j ,y. Stlliu , ( of To , mt , SSi . c „„ ül0 t j,
that the
I «'o;,Id Ale f„r the De.no
rfl
j iL,^ 103,
for 3,r ' <>rPennsylvania.
; Nuu% , 1M9> tk ,, 0 is a IIuU5 / wUI|
<<* »»? «"'1 «n excited contest,
• winch has been carried to eleven ballots, with
| ,,o signs ,,f cl. sing it without a r^ort to Ihe
- ! »mo rule which obtained, i„ 1R.|9 and 1WÖ, for
the eleclion by a plurality. The circumstances
le are so different, and the temper of the country
I so much excited now, tiial a resort to the plu
i ''»lity rule will bo much more difficult than
wo« m, i.iHw». ,.r ti
' «as on either ot the prévit, us occasions Ki.
; Sl „ lt |, CT11 , VI!U1 of ftny <llvI , |oll|<>
supposed to I k
i Hin i
KepuMkai
o even that di
ll. e possible election of a Black
d t„ cli'ect this change of rule
yi .'Klings must all be among Northern members
or the party of "scattering." There have
been some symptoms of tho giving way uf tlr
| little squad of anli-U
oinptun Democrats, but
thus far of not enough to carry the rule, or
carry the election without it. II' they can car
ry the rule, it will not be necessary to vote for
Sherman, but the voting for the rule will be
all intents aud purposes a vote to make him
Speaker.
Tlic Next Presidential Election.
The late elections in the Northern States
have inspired the Iïlack Republicans with
degree of confidence tlicy have never felt be
fore, and strongly admonish the Democrats,
eviyy section, to beware or those personal
feuds, which only weaken us and make our ene
mies strong. It is not the Democratic' party
we have to defend, but our country. There
Ilot a man North or South of Mason and Dixon's
line, who has not a deep personal interest
the next Presidential election. As tho Union
has been a source of blessing to the people,
is the interest of every citizen to preserve it.
If a Democratic President shall be elected,
there is not a mau, Ndrth or South, who docs
not know that the Union will bo safe, and that
we will, as a nation, go on in the same onward
march of honor, prosperity and happiness we
have heretofore followed.
Will it bo so if a Black Republican shall be
elected? Tiie most coutldent heart must have
misgivings on this subject. Even a Black Re
publican, if he inquire within himself, what
shall become of our country if Seward, or any
other .nan like him, should be clccted Presi
dent, could not fail to bo filled with gloomy
forebodings. We nre told by God, himself,
that " a family divided oyainst itself must fall "
I So with a nation ; and tho men who proclaim
1 the " irrepressahle conflict » between the South
and the North, proclaim nothing less than Hi"
destruction and desolation or the country
J The'people of the North, we believe, are not
! willing to enter into any such disastrous cru
I sade against their Soulhern brethren. It there
lie such .1 thing as a political religion, we be
lieve that the political religion of Sie people of
every section of Jur country, is devotion to
j the Union, under which we have lived so liap
a 1 pily, and become so great a nation.
j If tho national party of this country ( there
is only one national party no#, the Democrat
ic party.) fail iu the next election, it will be
tl.o results of the wicked dissensions of their
, leading men—men who give up patriotism and
forget their country, to gratify personalmalcv
1 olence or ambition. If the politicians could
j only agree, for a little while, to discard their
own selfish ambition aud vanity, and labor for
their country's welfare, tho i»ntin n i= „„
country's welfare, the sentinels oil the
watch lowers could cry •' All's Well." Will
they do it! If the people only knew the
perilous times we have before us, they would
force them to do it.— Ex.
Sec Ne\? Advertisements.
Sunday Co l u m
(From the Eagle of the South.)
The Late Dr. Newton.
:
It bcccmes a duly I owe to the memory of
the worthy and «'istinguished deceased, to
transmit to tho public some testimony ot my
high appreciation of the character of the man
whose name stands at the head of this article;
a name embalmed iu the memory of thousands
now living: a name which will live so long as
men arc d(: posed to place a proper estimate
upon a combination ot superior mental abili
ties, fine acquired attainments, and true moral,
excellence. Never was the declaration, «a
great man has fallen in iLraeU# more fully ex
emplified than in the death 01 the Rev. Alex
axdeh NiîwtoX , D. D., late of this city.^
Ilaviug been his intimate and warm personal
friend and for twenty years, a co-presbyter ;
having upon several occasions seeu him tested,
under circumstances which demanded the ef
forts of a giant intellect, and having always
found him equal to the emergeircy, I know the
ground I occupy, in assigning to him this posi
tion in the annals of tho past.
Dr.. Nc'.wtox was a native of North Carolina
— lu. rn ou the lölh of December, 1803, and
died November 27th, 1859. He was the son
of the Rev. George Now'ton, who settled in
Bed 'ord county, Tennessee, in 1808, when
! Alexander was but five years old.
I Hvro Dr. N .wton was educated and inducted
into tho Gospel ministry, in the 21st year of
, his age by the Prosi-ylery of Shiloh.
' lie"was proud upon all proper occasions to
I announce himself a Presbyterian in tho strict
, sense of Un; term, and to claim the same for his
! ancestors ° t „ i .; .
! own
! cently
for himself upon this point:
4i I am of the pure American Presbyterian
1 st ock, unmixed with any foreign ingredient of
J Scottish Hards or lud. pendent Softs. I was
j born and baptized in the church. My v:.nera
I ted father—honored and blest forever be the
: precious r^moinbrance of his name!—lived and
labored and died in the Presbyterian pulpit,
Two of hi.; six brother?, my uncles, did tho
sainj. The sovlmi brothers, my father being
the youngest, my grandfather, and my mater
mil unc'.es, wer .» all pa'riot roldiors of tho
: R. volulion, and Pre.byterian soldiers of the
! Cross, in the limes that trial mini's soul's.
I love the church oi my lather's. I love the
I roundness of her doctrine, the purity and sim
. plicity oi' lu'r inod'js of worship, her inimitable
' constitution, and the admirable guards and
I ;ruaranto: ; of !ier discipline upon tin- privilege
I of private'judgment and the rights and libcr
i ties of hev members. I love the church, as she
; was in her original simplicity and purify, and
; as she ù in her duly authorized standards. I
1 know, and have studied well her history."
IIj moved to the- frtate in 1S21), and settled
, first in j-iadi. on county, near Livingston, while
I (he country was n^ yet but thinly inhabited.—
Here he lived and labored as an instructor of
youth ainl a minister of the Gospel for six
years. »Since then, up to the time of his death,
iiia labors have been given to the church in the
• counties of Carroll, Warren and Hinds, lie
j was one of the pioneers in the cause of right
' eonsnessiu our beloved State; and I but speak
a fact fully attested by the pvironal knowled;
: of his intimate friends, when 1 say li
his noble life in the service of the Church, with
esters tor several past generations. In life
i strong language, iound in a work but re-,
SÄ® " U EpU " ki thUS
pendedj
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ÄÄ CUml ' from the recipients
lie was a man of too much modesty and too
much prido of heart, to press his just claims
aial hence Ins active agency, in the good of
others, went unrewarded. •
i ,i view of past services, rendered almost
griittiilously, each one acquainted with the
history of the man, is ready to admit III,t the
world iu which lie lived, owes Iiis bereaved
wife and children, a debt wliicii will not be
ion paid, lie lived and died a poor man, but
vork.3 of
m, î c »ii m*( .
1 he Famo amount of mental ability, menial
montai development, which
Id I
ii in his
ii the prole
! m ado tri I
f the Gospel
of law or medicine
C11MÄ
io amassed by some of his neighbors, who
ouut their wealth by huiidrcda of th(iu-.
sands.
Dr. Newton was what may bo strictly ter
a oold and independent thinker.
di
a I,obi and ltiucpenueiit LhiitKer. In Ins own
peculiar plirascology, ho was ( *iu the habit of
d.'ing hi: oicnthinliing:' lie scorned the idea
thoughts and arguments manul'ac-j
to
for
lo
a
of
is
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it
be
of
to
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lured for him by other men. lie a'nrd
lunch as any man I ever heard, in the pulpit,
at originality, and in Iiis logical and forcible
presentation of truth, never failed lo reach
and afu ct _ the thinking mind. In the enunci-1
aliou of his propositions, tho>:o not acquainted
with hi: : peculiar style ol' reasoning wi re often
startled, and pa hap- at first glance, would con
clude that hit* promis was untenable, but be
fore tho argument was ended, tho whole subject
be came as clear as tho sun-beam.
1 te was pre-eminently a ISnu.K man in his
pulpit exhibition^ Ho claimed that the God
of the liiblewas the God of reason, and though
sonic of the teachings of tho book of revela
tion rose above ard went beyond reason, still
they never contradicted reason. Claiming the
inspired word as tho only infallible guide to
the faith and practice of lallen men, he dwelt
much upon tho beauty, simplicity and power
of truth as tho moral lever by which tho heart
of man must be moved to action—as the weap
on by which the tliuly heart must be broken
in pieces.
I Even now, in imagination, I fancy I see him
, standing before a thoughtful assembly, carried
captive by his force of reason and logical de
duelions, with the Book op Books clapped in
his hand, holding it up in view of the congre
gation, and with a proud consciousness of the
; rectitude of his position, saying: '-This is tiie
dictionary which our God made and sent ns,"
"This is the confession of failli to which I owe
; my first allegiance. I hold to no doctrine,
: and by tho grace of God intend to hold to
none, but what I lind plainly inscribed upon
these sacred pages."
i It was his strict and close adherence to the
Bible as a plain, intelligible and only sale
: guide, coupled with his logical powers, that
made him successful as a debater and convin-1
: cing as a writer. The evidences of his success
iu oral debate and I,,« power 111 written argil
nu nl nre still fresh in the minds of hundreds
I who have heard him and read Iiis productions.
! Some years ago, he edited iu this city a period!
j t -al, styled "Tun Tuto Baitist ," which is
I claimed by his friends and acknowledged by,
those dissenting from his view?,, to be one;
I among the clearest and ablest works extant
! upon the subjects discussed. In it the discus
sion is brought down to tho comprehension of
the mass of the community, and even the ob
jector rises from its perusal with profound ad-1
! miration of the master mind who conducted
I the argument.
His more recent work, just published in pam
phlct form, entitled, "Ihe position of the Old
School Presbyterian Assembly on the subject of
i Slavery," is another proof of t'.ie greatness of
j his mind, as well as tho moral courage of the
It was a settled conviction in his mind for
: many years before his death, that all ecclesias
ticluaction upon tho institution of slavery as
it existed in the United States, was radically
......i.» '«>1.1 «.M!!,! .„.i,, i,,.
tcnto
ly be productive of por
s evils, both in Church and State. Act
and could
ider this belief and with a desire to place
the Church of his own choice upon a scripta
ral basis in connection with Ihis vexed subject,
he occupied a prominent position in urging the
action ot Ins southern brethren in the General
Assembly of 18Ô7, which resulted in the with-1
drawal of the southern brethren from that
body, lie not only gave his hearty approval
toaseperation from an asseinidy tlms deter
mined to war upon the moral standing of' its
t J, uk nlHlld Ftam , ngai 7 18tnn
tctiou which did uot guarantee se
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lim and all his brethren, as southern
ist assailmcnts ofasimilar character,
ey happened lo be slaveholders.
members, but
further
curity to h:
men, again:
because they happened 10 oe slaveholders.
It was in vindication .,f this position, that
the work in question was given t„ the public.
This work speaks for itself. It deserves a care
fill examination by every southern man, before
he ventures an opinion yro or con. It holds
tho dying testimony of a great mail on a great
and vital question—
"To hesitate and halt, or to obscure and co
vïrw , on such a question as this, and at such
Thursday,
Friday,
Saturday,
Sunday,
Monday,
Monday,
Saturday,
Tuesday,
Monday,
Monday,
Sunday,
Ordinary
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a time as this, is treason to the truth and trea
son to the South."
Dr. Newton's social qualities were of rar©
excellence, Possessing a warm heart, full of
generous emotions, he had the happy faculty
of attachiug to him in syraathy aud affection
those who moved with him iu the walks of life,
I loved the man when living, because of Ms
noble qualities, aud though now dead, I love
him still becatise of the virtues which adori
his character. ROBERT McLAIN,
Jacksox , Miss., Dec. 8,185$.
Steamboat Registry.
The following boats have passed this point
since our last issue :
PASSED UP.
Tigress, **
Peerless,
Homer,
Red Chief No. 1,
Twilight,
R. W. McRae,
PASSED DOWN.
Peerless,
R. W. McRac,
Tigress,
Catahoula,
Jennie Kirk,
10 r.sr.
7 P .m.
1 r.H.
8 a.m.
s a.m.
S r.M.
I p.M.
1 p.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
10 A.M*
Commercial Intelligence.
NeW Orleans Markets.
[cotton quotations.
Inferior 5 a 7Ä ]Middling.... .lOîa 1Ï
n, a 9J Good Midd'g.llAallf
Good Ordinary*. 9Ja of 1 Middling Faii l2}al2;
Low Middling. .10jal0}iFair —a
i Other articles are a S follows ' '
Sugar .—5a9|c.
ÄIoi^vsses — 35a46c.
Flour .—$6a $7
Corn .—95c.
Oats .—54a55c.
Mess Pork.—$17 00.
Coffee .—llal2ic.
Bacon .—8al2}.
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JNew Adr ertiacmenfe
Scientific and Practical
WATCH AND CLOCK
MAKER.
JOHN MILLER ,
Columbia, La.
Every description
of Watches, Clocks,
B&m Music Boxes and J
r""ÏB Jewelry, carefully repaired.—
w Twenty-two years of practical
experience in tho business, entitles him
to give the assurance that his work
will not be surpassed by any establish
ment. in Louisiana.
An assortment of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry, of all descriptions; also,
Watch Chrystals, Fine Gold and Steel
I Keys, Hands, and all other articles in
j h j B ,i„ e , aUvaya on hand. Old Gold
Silver excliangcd for new articles
| p. S . Tho walcheg j have on hand'
..„i, , . . " Î .
.belonging to my customers in Ouachi
' ' a , anil other Parishes, will be dcliv
| clod at Columbia when called for.
t miTV \,n r p'n
1 , . lc „ n JVliLLtR.
, lan ' 1;ir > lst , lblj0 - .]" ly
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KEtaiOES FOR SALE.
J£\. ^ ^ ^ iavc opened a house in tho
. r f „ 1 . „ ,, *
; , town of Iren ton, Ouachita P'sli,
the purpose of keeping* negroes for
; sale. We have at this time fifty Vir
and Carolina
■ blavcs - " ,1! »vo others forwarded
iis the markets may demand. All
wishing to purchase, would do well to
call on' us before purchasing else
. ,,, ,
wtiore. terms, cash, or approved city
acceptances.
(tf) C. McMERTY & MORGAN
Trenton, Dec. 2tth, 1859.
I A-: '>
é'7'Tf^ô
Monroe R. A. Chapter, No. 18.
ill assemble at llio Hall on Satur
day, tho 31st, mst., at 1 o'clock, l'. M
I'.aijli companion is required to attend
punctually for important business.
('-'■)■ K. F. M AGUIRE, II. P.,
SHERIFF SALE.
S tate or L ocisuju, )
Parish of Ouachita,. J*
t ,, ... 12111 District Court. V
Isaac Collins, et al, vs. No. 2032. Micli
acl Desmond.
By virtue of a writ of fi. fa, issued in
t a '' ovc entitled cause from said
court, I havo seized and will offer for
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; sale at public auction at the Court
i Housn f'onr in thn t™, c nr
1 fe°V ,n . thc . to "'i of Monroe, on
\ Ï vj,? . , . ,n February, A. I).,
i 18G0, it being- the 4th day of said
month, within the hours nroqerihnd u
! l aw the following , y
! 4 i T v » described property,
■ . ^ ! n oil the Claiborne
road. 12 miles west of Monroe in said
Parish, known as the WW* Tin
Yard with twn mm« 1 j "Î.
1 "• ' -7° a f? S , of ,.' an<i On tho
j . saicl road including the Yard
a °d all the improvements onthe said
I two acre lot, seized as the prooertv
0 f defenilmt nnrl oVd.l ™ è
1 , . 0 satls fy said
! wr ' t atK1 C0Hta -
i -terras of sale, cash, with tho linno.
fit of appraisement
t \\r^o it mr t t\ta o,,
Ë\. MILLTN G. Sh'ff.
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1 II. Boyco. vs. E. V Liulplinn
ß v v j r f nn : f ' P . .
.V V, 1 tU0 01 a f °f f fa, issued in
Î. ^ auove entitled suit from said Court
j 1 have seized and will offer for sale a**
! ^ Il0U ^ L
à . ? V, , Monroe, on the
I . ^ Saturday in February, A.D. 1860
't being the fourth dav of Raid mnnil.'
ji.. i J Dttlu "loiiiii
W. luiuuiibll'ff.
Monroe , Dec, 28th, 1859. (tdofs$9)
SHERIFF SALE.
S tate of L ouisiana, )
Parish of Ouachita, >•
12th District Court. )
within the hours nrpserili^fl I „ i„ '
tl.n fnlWinJ a LI . 8 f^ b ° d ^ law '
fo,Iow ' n g described property, to
: a pertain town lot situated in the
town of Monroe, described as follows*
having' seventy-live feet front nn ttran/î
«trrot mmmnnnir. \ urand
{ V C "S m ? TT at . a corner lot
owned by G & II. King*, and' rwn
Hing down Grand street, seventv -five
feet, thence back in parallel lines with
()„)- n
l' ak Bittet to the Ouachita Kiver,
j 9 a ' 0n o^*he bank of the river
seventy -five feet to G. & II Ki lie 's
lino, thence to the place of bco -.n
t „„„,i.„ ,, .. . .rrp
u ; no . tno-otbor «it".V .TTP'
f'■ a °' With all the buildings
;l . n traprovemcnts thereon, seized as
the property of defendant, aud sold
to satisf y said writ and crista
I Terms nf onln „„„i, -.Î , „
, ÏÎ - . ' cas ' 1 Without tho
i ucnelit of appraisement.
(tdof-s$I2) JAMES H. MILLING
f M onroe , Dec. 28th 1859 Sh'ff

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