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TI4 S JN :
Of the City oCarrollton, and of the
1'ARlIIH OF JEFFERtSON.
Every Wednesday and Saturday,
In the City of Carrollton,Parishof Jefferson, La.,
By M. G. DAVIS.
Oee On Db:in., between Sod and urthe strects.
Office on Dublinl, between Secrdond and Iiurte streets.
CITY. O CARROLLTON:
' IESDAY, Nov. 28, 1860.
f3 SSION SALE.-STEPHEN KER- t
SE$, Auctioneer, will offer for sale at
public auction, THIS DAY, at 12 o'clock,
M., on the corner of Canal Avenue and
Hampson streets, in this city, the valua
`' blOslave woman Frances, belonging to
. h oession of Mrs. A. M. Gallagher, I
a eaed. See advertisement.
Crrr CouNCIL.-This evening at 5 1
o'ofook, is the time fixed for a regular
SMeeting of the above body.
TIE WEATHER. - The *changes in
the'temperature of the weather since
Saturday last, would astonish those un
acquainted with our climate, and many
even who claim to be natives of it.
The chilling winds of the North have
not yet, however, reached us with their
THE RIVER.-The Mississippi at tht
point continues almost stationary-the
rise is scarcely perceptible from day
13USINESS.-The expected favorable
change has not yet taken place here,
and it is feared by many that it will
fail entirely to reach us in the proper
season to benefit all.
1? The N. 0. Picayune of the
25th instant, has the following under
the caption of
The weather yesterday was clear and
cold. Business was fair, although the
arrivals were but few in number. The
regular Saturday packets all left with
fair trips. The splendid new passen
ger packet J. F. Pargoud got off last
evening with a fair trip, for the Oua
.chita, and a number of passengers. A
largo crowd convened on the levee op
posite her birth to see her depart on
her maiden trip. She moved off grace
fully, with a fine baud discoursing elo
The flags on all the steamboats lay
ig at the landing, yesterday, were
at half mast during the day, in token of
the respect duo the memory of Capt.
Geo. Taylor, who deceased yesterday
, in this city.
~roin an extra issued from the office
of the Louisville Couirier, of the 20th
inst., we get some additional particu
lars in regard to the destruction by fire
of the steamncr Pacilic. The officer s
and crow of the ill-faited steamer ar
rived at Louisvi!lo op tile morning of
the 20th. The I'Pacific was at the coal
laniding at 'Uniiontowun, Ky., about
dusk, on Stunlday evening, the .1 thl
inst., whien thel cry of fire was raised,
and the thtunes spread with such rupidi
ty as to render their extinction iilpos
sible, and the pa sengers were hastened
on iloreO as fast as possible. Thet fire
caughlt in a lot of hay stowed on larri
cabth.s alongsido the boilers. All the
c'albii passeugrs but one are rep rorted
saved. Two of thde row and two chliil
dr'e wero burnlt. ('anipt. I nuamh was
drowned, having, inll his elit;,rs to save
th lt:lassetinretS, rte nitined too loun, nid
until all con.ununicnationl with tile bow
of the Ibout wavs cut olT, and he was
forc,ud to jutmp ove,'loard. Not being
able to swili he satnk instantly.
•('lpt. I uah, lFrank Smith rnd
Heoi lhetrt Ilrulay, the clerlk s. we re in
thle Hall:, tgoether witha nu mnl'i rt'f ips
sengers and citizeniis of I'niilut,. w,
wVhi'u thie alarm wa's firs.t . ivn'. T'le
('iliptainh, oii misi'etraininmg the im ... i -
iility of saving the iad, turnuld hi
Ittul tiol tol the l uassui. 's, :andul itl
thle cllerks wns ~acti\v' ii eittiig" the1 I't
Ilnies ashore. 1r\. , Iiili, th,, I hitf
clhrk, than sprumg l te ,aliiit' save
his money num tl b',, b ut soln w a is
thl, terrihlle spteed of' the hu ,',v'iuri" ,
meat., that he was lr,'lv able t.' i'uu' a
siuiehe liackage fe'ri, the uafit. .\All is
tih diesk, cluthhinu nal all, lhst. Th'e
ipa knagu ,,;ved a 's .ulSl m , b,,l,,n.lu in.m
to Capt. I h'Juh ii, iil ief, wil p of the
lo. 1Fr nl thu tii the fire ist bre
,uit, t was l iss i .tla tilf'ti n l· tmlii s
Ifmforo she was burnt to. the iwator's
&d!c. a lrii g lunts it tire, th.* liuis
that held bamr t,, hlO~hli4r, ha\ iu-u hiit
, I,.iOth' -it : h,,cta.i.:~,
forward deck was stowed with bacon in
casks, all of which was on fire in less s
than five minutes, and the escaps of tl
those men on board to the shore was 1
So great was the rapidity with which s
the flames spread that the books and
papers.of the boat, were all lost. Thro 0
was upwards of a thousand head of live
stock, including 750 sheep, 130 head 6
of fat cattle, mules and horses all burnt
alive at the stake, with no chance to t
save them. In addition to the stock
there were over 300 tons of pork, bacon
and flour on board, which, together
with the destruction of the steamer,
involved a loss of $100,000.
The river has risen 16 inches atthis
point for the past week, and is now 11
feet 8 inches below high water mark.
The arrivals of steamboats at our
levee for the week ending Friday noon
The receipts of staple produce at this
port for the week ending Friday noon
foot up as follows: cotton 70,318 bales,
sugar 4685 hhds. and 185 bbls,
molasses 13,761 bbls., tobacco 1163
hhds., wheat 4698 bbls. and sacks,
whiskey 2531 bbls., pork 1235 bbls.
and tcs., oats 10,752 bbls, and sacks,
flour 43,534 bbls., corn 24,021 5acks,
bagging 81 pieces.
A late number of the Pittsburgh Di
patch says that in the case of Waldo
SMarsh, captain and owner of Ie Ocean.
Spray, vs. the Citizens' surane
Company, tried in the District Court
Pittsburg, the jury found a speci
verdict that the loss of the stea
was occasioned by the gross nogli
of the plaintiff, but not recklessn
wilful misco luet or fraud of pla
they assessel the damage at $5,
subject to the opinion of the e
the special verdict. It is believ
upon this finding judgment will
tered for plaintiff. The case nr.ow
Supon the argument list, and will no
decidectfor two or three weeks.
The Vicksburg Whig, qf the 23d,
There is no change in the rfrer since
our last report. The heahjrr+.
fell yesterday almost edrey ysds,
The Memphis Enclqri'er, of t
The weather yesterday was clear an
cold and business on the levee not very
The ri i has fallen two and a half
- inches w the last twenty-four hours,
ending at dark last night.
The reports from above, are that the
Mississippi is falling at tleo rate of two
inrelirh in twenty-four hours, up to Men
day last, at St. Louis. There still
Sremains six feet scant in the channel
out to Cairo, with plenty of warter be
The Chroinnati Gazette, of the 22d,
The weather cofttinue cludy and
Scool, with a light fall of snow yester
- day afternoon. The river is still
Srapidly declining at this port. There
is, however, plenty of water for all
Business at the levee continues ex
Stremely dull, and freights are scarce.
t L.ouisiana Items.
SThe Sugar Crop and Sugar llIidJng.
It now appears that the yield of sugar
in the parish of Ibervillo will fall somne
what short of the estimate made sonice
d weeks since. The lmaquentino M1ag
Snolia of the 2 ithl says:
iv er'al of our planters have finished
.riundin their canes. 'They have not
mimlbo a, mutch sugar as at first antiei
(1l,,d. I \Wi , noit a. planter from Grosse
'Ite sei-t'ral dnys miincee who infornmed
is thai the crips were shlort in thatt see
tin. They are also generally short
aiong the coast iin our parish. T'liere
lie ,'inie exceptions, howe ver: On s liii1e
pliiatuions, the cane has yielded as
much as three hlagshends to ttie acre.
()t1 the prospects ti" thi enae. etc.,
in St. M!t ry's parish, the Planter's
The icane, we are rejoiced to learn,
is ,hini" siuh imtsihi e at thie coIn
ihntii '' ti i-i h rollin i ins,,,, vichi -
i~l; 'i li it' in'\'''tlt ¼ I 1tx''' lie , x
+..i ii ;iii tii tI t l t:i' ' :I l t .- rt tr
.t ii,it I\\ v ' ~ : : , [ It iiitg -tt i 't I 'tl
ea tii ' t ic-oil tii' , h,:- , x ,,v ,+ ' I ',r
(4t~ l r ,,' I+t- . tl, I , iI! -,
\.2 t, l~l! rt"! t'x Ii U.nml.i, K Ai.l
mcIi l a ) t ,t c in. \ .m °iv ...h ! . '|il t.
Counterfeits on the' Canal Bank.-V1C y
see by our Plaquemline contemlporaris .
that counterfeits .$10s on the Canal h
Bank of this city wero passed off ther e t(
on Friday last. The amount is not c!
Shooting 1Affray.-On Monday last. G
on grand river, near Plaquemine, Mr. o
'I'hoodalo Guedry shot Paulino Arv
Guedry was adnitited to bail for th
of $500 for his appearance at th
term of couat.
'police jury of Terrebonno parish"
appropriated $15,000 to assis
equipping a compaly of mounted
men for that parish, and also the s
of $500 to aid the Terrebonne Rifle
Execution of a Murderer.-The slay,
Jesse, who murdered Mr. Pierre ec
nel-the particulars of which we gaye,
at the time-was arrested on the 16th,
examined the folloyina morning, and
hung at one o'clock M- . t '
Bayou Plaquemine.---Oporation are
about to conmmence at the mouth of
BayouiPlaqueio ine, for the purpose of
preventing the 'drift from entering the
unto from Terribonne parish
favorable. ,.The Houma Ci
r is dosi
gh we here
parts of the
elding well and
icle of sugar, and
s, our planters will be
ndent set in the state.
hursday next. kThe
num ned by m
f nin'e as
the . publican
B on O.
st+ r d ,~lmo
- kt byan ha :h.
correcting t ' egro at the Iimet
fatal lick was .astfik. T he gro w
arrested and co6 ed in the enitenti
ary at Jackson to await his trial.
1 Gin House Burned.-The Panola
a Star of Thursday, last says"
.1 On last Thursday night, about one
o'clock, the gin house of Mr. J. Gillion,
of our county, was discovered to be on
fire. VWrhen first seen the house was
completely enveloped in tlunes, ren
deriiig efforts to save anvthinii per
fectly futile. There were al,,,it fifteen
r bales of cotton, two wagons and all
the farming implements oni the place,
destroyed with the gin house. Mr.
0 Gillion is satisfied that it was the work
of vile incendiaries, as there ha'l heen
no fire about tih gin for two weeks.
d A F'icndish Act.---l"rom the Lexing
t ton Advertiser of the 2:d we Lako the
annexed account df a most cowardly anl
We learn that Mr. Lenuiel A. \We t
was thrown a t-w days since from lth
cars on ti Mississippi Ceutral railr ,l.
Swhile at full l-lced, cVrosig over a (l
Svert 20 or ;30) feet ]liigh, by ollne ,t th
en giltcers on tlhe loconotiv, eal ; wa
seriously injured. Mr XVest, aatn e,
ployC in the road, it' seems, attempi ' !
Sto chastise a ni'igro fior some milh
meanlll tor, wh'n the (llrnil('e'lr., w\I -'
m1nmet wVe have Ilot learllt, arll'.2'el it
ncgro to resist-and while the ,n,
a nl Mr. \\e'.t wire clenched, ho' sei,,,l
the lItter f'rn behind nad threw lhim
iv erhoard. Tle ,giieer has sinace
al, cohdi'. It is said it was a miracle
r 1 that Mr. Wi' t ,'!s! ed withl his life,
a - A 'pt riotic letter from 1)r. S. 3I
l'ilkett. o0 0 f thae mit substantial
, I 1 . . I ,
rely of limo wore discimrg ed, w
iluoke becaomwer a surloieating
men were obliged to again c
hatches. Another attempt wvill d
to-day to dischargo a portion ,.
L"oys and Lands.-A letter in the a
Telegraph says the cotton 1rop in'
Grimes, Montgomery aucd 'Walkedi
counties, wvill average most t.. r
-s to the h and:.
e, hardly a , .. .
. ,hotº two tderso'
rt cori.i d
am botta s,
four bales of
e made. In
ge tracts of I
S anted in cotton,
s no efficient against
ts o tto lands, with adjacent
ie e selling for $5 to $6
per avr. t
T* Tw*men 've hun in Coryell c0un
ty on the 7th"for voting for Lincoln
Oil in IVestern Virginian-iAston
ishing Discoveries.-The Clark county,
Virginia, journal, contains a letter from
Wirt Court House, which gives an
account of 4h extraordinary discoveries
of oil now being made in Western
irginia. lie gives some instances as
Mr. Karns leased a piece of groutmd
(two acres) from Mr. Rathbo'e;, only t
six miles above mine, for twenty years, I
and at the depth of 150 feet reached a
vein of oil which yields fifteen barrels
of forty gallons each, per day, worth,
at the lowest price, twenty-five cents 1
~per gallon, and for which lease of two
acres he (Mr. K.) has been offered
$70,00. This well has,, n in opera
tion, without any decrease in quantity,
or over three months. Mr. Rathbone,
saw the success of Mr. Kar'nes,
himself belotaJarns', on the
ls,there We evening he
;, 6o'clock, P. M., just
%~pn filled a cistern con
rels, of 40 gallons each,
S5200 gallons of pure oil,
ve' ents per gallon.
e stillontinued to pour
uant,I. oil up to last
ý_"want of 'iSterns and -barrels; and
s told him that I had the best
st prospect for oil, next to
o' the tver.
made another discovery
her mountain, on Hugh's
utary of the Kanawha, and
o' here some twelve miles.
d' very of oil coal. Mr.
wns it, told me himself
ether through this
recting) that the
kness by actual
enx : nderful are all
gs, an stonishing that
, e not b iscovered before;
Smust re uber that this is
tively a new country, and that
a the early settlers were neither literary
nor scientific. Put this coal on a shovel,
and hold it over the fire until it becomes
hot, and it all melts and turns to oil.
There is every pr,,sel'ct for a speedy
imiiprovenient of this river, either by
sluicing or daniliug, ,r slack water
. avi gati, s. as to introduce steanm
Boats. 'TheIo fact is, they cannot got
their oil otlff fast en ougi'h bIy any other
,u.ans, unless they iuild a railroad to
unite with the northwestern stemin, a
ditamce of 12 aniles, and that is strongly
The c Kwse,,s I,/id.-By the western
pap ers of Satur':ty last, we are in
, , 5 5, . , n , ,f t ' ir t h , ,r p al r t i c u l a r s o f
the MouIg''ury lbadi:
Il,r.,,zr, 31 ... A',r. BS ---,ludle \Vil
limes.Is'. . . l)i-trict .u hl'eot Kansas,
arriv'Li to-nigit. A J,4'4ti442 of , itiz ins
no a l-, l'dh,, and ,1luyg, \ illiamis dvliv
1 ru''1 a -aienit 1 "of aftairs in the
T.lc ',it.,r .
Mr. \\illiamn is an ,l neu. with
1- n w-wiiit' hmair anid tline ill'e mat'n(e.
l 11' was l',rn,,rly of lPennsylva nia, nol
- it,.'('' 'y-a',' 1'r4 l 1lack was his law
4t e4 . 1it :i id tit mi rasdl r-s are
-vtabd bxy li a n o ploce141 Illoillis
t'l("44 tilT t1 '' , (ldtr thn' 1,rifext of
1 aiting ithe 'url'erirs ,f l\41t-,l lie
I ur.,., th,, i,,., leh not to g" int,,
'4 ' u- hui. !, l'r'(te t ,t lwmselves
w it l a t] irii w n li: it .
, , . * ,' .L~ "2 : - t( o \ . , t e .w i r t h t s
((r, d lcd I rin.: r-I 4 1r 4lF o t to 1hold
hi- bri,.,,i,1 I. , . i t n , f th" fl i t regi
41 t1 4 ,t \l .--. ri A1 ii ia. I n ,,n.1 inccr
I't, i, ( l,'ii I", T,',[" ' t4 , l,)it} - t ..h, rtrl
1 'ix Ir a , (n 1 tilrtll rfli
rml'','' (( tflrv ma'rto his sni' h- i'w 1 thrn
/r,) r o1 th K . t ,. to rIp .l :I i- v i' n
b)Iy M1ont,_,nwmrv and, his I,:n ,,f (,ut
:ws. 4;n. [:rm. will '( rt fir l",,rt
SI a-nwi rth his .tr , '.n i
t! tlhe Ntw Yo)rk "T'::.w,' s,,x' : G',en,.ral
' 3,,ut.,omerv and }his nultr'. ,IIrl ill the
, . h L m .t f
l tir Politics-We have dates
a th -rue Delta of yesterday) fromnt
Frae isco. to the 10th mnst. A
tch sa sV.
eel 6a t'up far.as heard
iT.a n1majority of 1150
Sreturns were all
and itis probable
i~ ta. fey .ehuinded in the
of the State that is to be
6m, and it is thought that noth
:btt the official count will 'decide
tis.ge.nerally thought that Lincoln's
dhanoes. are the more favorable.
The meibers elected to the Californiah
legislat and : Senate-9 Douglas
Democrats, 5 Breckinridge, and yL
Republican. IIouse-40 Douglas, 21
Breckinrideo, and 19 Republican.
Of the 17 Senators who hold over
from last year, 1 are understood to be
for I)ouglas, 4 Breckinridge and 2
'lThe returns from three counties in
Oregon are unexpectedly favorable for
Mr. Breckinridge: No other returns
Illinois Banks-Important Decision;
-The Supreme court of Illinois has do-.
cided that banks are requiredt rteieem.
their notes, in whole packages, as pre
sented ; and that redeeming one note
at a time is equivalent to a refusal; anti
that on the failure to redeem a pack
age and protest, it is the duty of the
auditor of state to wind up the bank
and sell the securities. This decision;
it will be perceived, makes it easier
than heretofore to deal with the Illinois
banks. The wildcats among them will
feel its effects, while those managed oii
coirect principled, and located where
the business wants of the community
demand them, will not be affected.
Feeling It-The Newburyport (Mass.)
Herald, a judicious and reliable journal;
published in the heart of the greatest
New England shoemaking county,
The shoe trade, like all other busi
ness, during the past week, has been
very quiet. Orders come in very
slowly, and the shipments are falling
oWf. Prudent men in the Southern
trade are holding up. An extensi\dv
manufacturer in Haverhill, now South
telegraphed home to discharge all cut
tors. Should affairs remains unsettled
for six weeks, & great nimany of thim
workmen will find themselves out of
employmnent, and they may as well look
forward and be preparing for it.
Terrible Storm at aI" urrington, Fla.
The Warrington navy-yard correspon
f dent of the Pensacola Observer write=
on the 23d :
This place was visited by a terrifid
storm last night, felling trees and fen
ces in all directions, tie tin covering
the roof of the marine barracks was
blown off, and the new foundry in the
United States navy-yard unlroofed. At
this hour of writingi, it is inmposiblo
to tell the amount of damage done.
Dr. Sandford, UT. S N., lately of
the U. S. steamer Crusader, is at the
y naval hospital Barancas, dangerously
Lincoln's Vote.-mTho Now York Jour
t nal of Commerce, in comparing the
r votes cast for the different candidates
a at the last presidential election, says:
y "as nearly as we can judge at this time,
we should say that Lincoln has not re
ceived more than one-third to two-fifths
of the aggregate vote of the nation.
f Pretty Tough on the Green-Bags.
A bill requiring every attorney-at-law,
- on the request of his client, to give his
opinin in writing upon, the points bear
in' directly in a given case, and hild
ing him respoinsille whan, through in
coiipetencvy, nglect, or Inismlnalnaro
mect on his part, the client suftfersl
damange, has passed the house in tihe
, Vermount legis.ature.
The (mat (Itast'rn.-IThe directors
t of the Great Ship cmmIany have of
e fctd an insurance of £Itl() ),()( ) up,,n
" the (Great Eastern, at thie rate of 5s.
1,or cent. for tihe six months during
which she will lie at MIilfort Ilaven.
Ordered to Lcatt4.-J. G. l)alton,
r ho had bleen caught tampering with
n slaves in Graves county, lKy., was or
Sder-ed to leave last week ,or take tle
consequences. lie left.
Sitm cwse tins.--Amn,, the 1ass-
grs per. steamer from New York to
As 1linwall n Monday week, were tihe
SSinawmse twins, (hang and Eng, with
t two' ,ft heir children. They are going
t) ('oalif, rnia.
FJrlr. Morton 1). MIcAt.e. whilom
a lo,,uisville lawyer, has invnte.1 a
nnw philsophical mtiv, pwr, anil
S is · nlll intot ani artm teu ini't1 1 with mm
f Evansville (lad.) capitali- t, carry im