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BATOjT W, I860. ChaNoe .—ChMlge is tie spécial brdèï if thé day. As regm-fls ttie pre?« of this re markable city it ha» been nothing bnt change for the past half-year. We are not yet fully awake to what is actually the fact about us. Yesterday evening's Ad voeate tells nu that, Mr. Tom. Bynum, of the Parish of .Rapides, has purchased the interestof the lute David Martin, ill that paper. The firm will continue, as before, tinder the style of J. M. Taylor & Co. - - y - CnRtsTMAB Review .-iThe day was riot »0 cool as a connoisseur in eggs etc., could have Wished, but just of that teniperattne desired by one, to enjoy a drive. In the morning the tisunl number of cracker* were burned by Y oung America, and dunes were rapidly exchanged at the shops. At 11 we visited St. Juntes Church, utid heard an appropriate Sermon from Rev. Mb. Qviov. Text 8 : 8—Matt. Listening to the elo qnent gentleman, we eonld see, that same bright star as it dtood glorious in therfridst of worlds, and as it now stands directing man willi unerring light, the safest and happiest wsy through that portion of his journey, called time. One of our reporter» visited St. ^ossph's, whore were assembled a large audience, and becoming so entrane ed by the sweet tones of their new organ that he would only reply to our many questions: ''yes It was very good, and the voides accompanying, a little sweeter than the thing itself.' 1 After mass an ad dre» appropriate to the occasion, was de Jivered by Rsv. Mb. Prachjcntbät. The exoellent music in this Church is enough of itself to make one feel devotional and wisli for Heaven. There was no seTvico in either of the other churches, A little before 12.—egg -nogs were the order of the day, and a reporter tells us the one hand at——Was just" th« thing. '* No distubanoe uinred the day, all was pleasant and the «veninaK6rought many re-unione where e»clv#ought to make the other happy. The Presbyterian Fair, The ladies of this Church with Ä com mendablereal have been giving entertain ments for two or threo evenings in the Masonic Hail. The Tableaux Vivante was as beautiful in every respect as we ever witnessed. Tho table was loaded with just such dishes as the lady managers of that Church know how to have served, and makes one sigh to think Over the next day. That big blueieh bowl over on the end of tho taldo looks suspicious but as a charming young lady stands near with a ladel itf hand, there can't be much harm —so following the example of Col. , a tumbler is handed and soon returned, filled with a foaming half and half liquid, which may bo ate or drank—but in silence and best, without moustaches, as friend G. can tee testify. The receipts have been large as they Bhould havo been. The Common Enbmt .—Tho common eue my of mankind, is undoubtedly, that rare combination of oxygen and hydrogen call ed alehehol. Without it, the leaning of the race, would certainly be to virtues side. There is but little variety in the reports of our City Marshal—drunkeness and disor derly conduct is the common complaint.— On Christmas day there was but oue Brrest and that was for drunkeness nnd disorder ly conduct—disturbing tho peace of North street. Mr. John Kinnèy, was the offen der who was properly committed. On Christmas night, two of Uncle Sam's gallant sons came down town, to see " the Christmas," and wore attack by the com «non enemy Under the hill. They were enabled to stagger under wounds to the Garrison gtae, where they fell to the earth^vanqnished. Marshal Neph lsr , having regard for the dignity as well as the peace of tho city, dragged the van quished into the government grounds, and outof tho jurisdiction of tho city, where they had nothing but the heavens to cover them until morning. SolAiers are expected tobe posessed Of qualities of endurance, and no doubt that this is the reason why, it is the principal feature of thcr tactics, Anotiub Casualty .—Yesterday, Mas ter James Rivers, in company with his mother and some neighbors, were looking at improvements being mad», when at tempting to mount a work bench, holding n gun in his hand—the pieco was discharg ed, the load passing through a portion of his left hand. He is now in town receiv ing medical attention. His mother resides in the »ountry about 9 miles distant. How often and how long shall we have to chron iclo thoso "accidmts ?" A Fortunate Traveler .—It i» stated that a Gerinrn, with whom Bayard Taylor formed a friendship, has recently conveyed to him as a free gift, an estate near the Thuringian forest, which con tain» a beauti ful residence, baiit in 1Ï80 by on# ot the minister» ofEruast II D batm ot Col. Thomas K. Ht )kt. —Col. Thomas f. Hunt, Assistant Quarter-mas ter General U 8. A. died on Monday last, tho 22d inst., at his residence in New Or lenns, after a lingering illness. Col. Hunt was a nntivo of Salisbury, Hawaii county, North Carolina, and at tho tine of his death, tlesr tiie attainment of his sixty fottrth year. He entered the ariny in 1813. During" tho administration of President Madison, he held n Third Lieutenantey in the 1st Regiment of Dragoons, lie was in the memorable campaign — during the war with England—against Montreal. On the abandonment of Unit expedition, his regiment was ordered W Uticfl. N. Y., and he was sent on requiting servir«, to his native State, and ws.mmt again during the war personally engaged against the en emy. In ISlfi the regiment tn-whieh Lieut. Hunt wns attached was ordered to the West, arid on ttie Ijtli January, i81rt, after a tedious voyage in keel buafs nil the way fVom Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, two com panies of it tn which he belonged arrived «1 Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 1S17 he Te ceived his lieutenancy, and on the resigna tion of Captain W. L. Ilobeson, Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General, he was or dered to perform the duties of that office at New Orleans. He became Captain in his regiment, tho 3d Rifles - afterwards merged Into the in fantry ; from this ho Was transferred to the 5th Regiment-'received the nppotia rnent of Assistant Qunrterninster. He cou imfcd in the performance of Iiis duties in this capaeiiy until 1826. From 182!> to 1880 he was actively en paged in the ofllce of the Quartermaster General in Washington, where he fre quently acted as chief. In 1884 he was breveted as Major for ten years' faithful service as Captain. In 1838 he was as signed to duty in Georgia, at the com mencement of the Florida war. In 1888 he was appointed Quartermaster with the rank of Major, relinquishing his commis sion os Captain in tlib line. From 18'iS ta '41 he served uninterrupt edly in the Florida war, where for services he was promoted to the ofllce of Deputy Quartermaster General, with the rank of Lieut. Colonel. Daring the Mexican war he was stationed at New (M cbiib , where he was engaged in the important service of forwarding the army tinder Genl. Triy lor, with the munitions of war. In 1848 he wttB breveted Colonel for mer itérions services, and on the death of Bre vet Brigadier General Whiting, became Assi»tant Qtiartermaster General, with the rank of Colonel, which rank he still held at the time of his death, having served his country faithfully, skilfully, und patriot ically far the long period of forty-three year's. Col. Hunt was a generous and warm friend ; Louisiana he regarded as his home and he took a lively interest in all that concerned her honor or welfare. Mn. Buchanan .--We see a great many speculations about as to what Mr, Buchan an will not do, and there Is a vast amount of good advice daily tendered the kind old gentleman, we think of tendering a little ourselves, not doubting hue it will be as well received as though it were from "toth erside." The very best thing you can do Mr. B., is to get yoii a neat tidy lady, to share your joys and sorrows, to keep the fire well built up these long cold evenings, after your Ministers have retired and tho guv crowds deserted your parlor, it will make you sod and shiver a little to turn your face towards that small room, where your thoughts must be your only oompa nion. Get »wife Mr. B., and the sooner the better, she'll dessect moro rascality in one evening, than you will in a week.— Don't take any of the old dornen, they know too much. Get one about 18, with full blue or black eyes, pouting jucv lips tfec., and then see. that, now, desolate room will be the most longed for, of any in the house. A Rare Chance for the Youno and Rthroni or Heart .—From the New Or leans Delta, wo take the following card : Nioaraoua .—We have been requested to call the attention of those who meditate emigrating to this beautiful country, to the fact that a free paetage will bo given to all respectable persons, by application to the Enrgrant Agent, No. 28 St. Charles street. New Orleans. A Steamer will leave on the 26th of every month, and one or two sailing vessels will also bo sent off each month if emigrants present thom felvcs in sufficient numbers. Hero is a rare chance for the young and unincumbered ; unable to raise the wind, toset their sails fora haven of fame and fortune. The new reptlbli» of Central America, offers a bright field, for tho hon est and industrious, to carve out for them selves, both fame and fortune. Explosion of a Laut. — M. Bragelone, tells a story of a young English lady who had just arrived in Paris, and who had the pretension to believe that she knew how to speak French and to dress in French mode. Hhe bought one of these air-crinolines or dered it homoj and put ît on, tor the first time, for a sif.ree. But the cloth, it appears was defective ; for Uio first time she sat, down, after orri vi ng'at thoporty, a formi dable noise startled the people present, and the lady sprang to her feet, fiat as a balloon collapsed. Like a true Briton, she did not loose her presence of mind, and added, tranquilly, "Oh ! that is nothing ; nothing nt all—it is only my mecaniq ««that is der anged. The Newspapers or Viroinia .—At pres ent (»avB tho Southsido Democrat, Vir ginia), there aro one hundred and fifty newspapers published in the State of Vir ginia, the working expense» of whieh amount to $400,000 per annum. Written for the Onïette ami Oomet. A STRING OF BEADS. bt MME. h* M. h Chrtpter ith— Dritt. Ever since the very unpopular Hlbomer movement at the North, there has exis ted a more or loss expressed rebellion nga nst the dominant fashions ; desires not 1 matured into intentions, intentions not | carried into practice to reform abuses in j the manner of clothing, have pervaded | the Community very generally. Indeed ! there lias been a ladies convention at the North, the object of which was to j bring fcbt«4»simtltanêoHs aatiéti to thin j d . R f rocent 6üc0UUtR : , , . r , , t j thus the ladies of tho I re tic li Imperial , Conrt have been entertaining a similar | jj ow fpr thö vioT/H ,,f t j 1B Frennli and American women coincide, does not appear from the reports which have feti<3i ed us. If however inero common K'tise were exercised in both cases, there must have been some thoughts in common.— Gentlemen havo taken one rational step, at least, in substituting the pliable easy soft hat, for. tho absured stove-pipe, but ladies need to model their costume, frem the crown of the head to the solo of the foot. The present bonnet is of no use whatever. Tho pretty " French Cottage," worn ten years »itice, whicli covered the head ; shaded the eye» and proetected the complexion from sun or wind was exceed ingly simple, graceful and becoming.— Why hot return to it again. Again ; who will defend the present magnitude and length of skirt« ? Would any painter or sculpter of good taste and judgement have represented this beau-ideal of womanly beauty, in such a garb? The very idea provokes ridicule. It reminds one of a pointing not long since exhibited in ftew York. The subject: " The Prodigal's Re turn,"—the painter—a Spaniard of the nineteenth centuary. The repentant prod igal presented himself at the arched portal of a palace in the Spanish costume, short cloak over the left shoulder, plumed cap and the inevitable guitar slung at hi« back. The dignified old Don, his father, was be cloaked, be-plumed and he-daggered ac cording to the reigning mode—tho sisters with hailing skirts, lace mantillas and fluttering fans were veritable representa tives of tho court IadieB of his most Catho lic Majesty, Ferdinand. To return to my subject—one would scarce lmve her full length portrait taken in tho present cos tume. It will soon become obsolete, and then the preposterous bad taste of the dress will b'come so apparent that the pioturo although executed in the highest styl» of art, would be only the more ab surdly ridiculous. The term dress, implies greatly moro than mere clothing. It involves the idea of ornament, the exerrise of taste, tho ex pression of character ond the Indication of tho social position. To combine all these with convenience, healthful adaptation.as clothing, to the requirements of climate, to the physical organization, together with fitness for times and seasons, may be a somewhat difficult, but not a hope loss task. It surely becomes ns to do that with good sense and propriety, which we must per fcrce to do in some manner. It is very desirable, that the hoped for reformation extend beyond diminish ing the length and volume of skirt. The innumerable fantastic oud troublesome de tails of fefnale apparel should be discarded. This would give ft charming and dignified simplicity to tho attire, ease and dispatch in dressing would bo secured, and the mind be thus loft free for nobler «nd bet ter things. It is indispntablo that the greater part of a woman's life is consumed m trifles, and if she would gladly come to knowlcilgo of herself, and hor capacity for intellectual development, let her joyfully hail anything that promotes even in a small degree, her disentlmillment from the thousand pettinesses and contempti ble little cares and avocations which de grade her into a mere lay figure, swathed in silks and volvet» and bedizened with ribbons and laces. If it were felt to be Toally vulgar, as it is ungenerous to those poorer, to appear on the ordinary proinenado in any fabric batter or mortf expensive than cotton, lin en and wool, (and these includo fabrics of great taste and beauty) the sentiment would bo most decidedly republican, and breathe a truely American spirit, extolling Rome's best days, and surpassing in true humanity, Rome's noblest women. Invidious diätibetions bespeak a grovel ling soul, and I have often wondered that a woman from whom it is naturally ex pected a delicate generosity, could parade upon her person, expensive textures and ornaments, with which not one in ten çf her compeers, fellow-oountry-women, sis ters in the greothuman family, could com pete- It is a most unworthy and improp er use to make of God's rich gifts. Let os tentatious show bo avoided as indecorous and wicked, whilo peculiar cli a rac tori sties and individuality of taste may find proper and ample scope. I am not saying that •' full dress " and ornaments should never be worn. There!» a time for them, but not at church, er on the promenade, or in a promiscuous assemblage. Let us, as American «rotten, Bet » noble example to tho wo'rldi Let tts dare to be sensible and rational Ifl ttndjdftg où# Own convenience and Öomfort and being giiided by our in nate as dm of propriety. By bo dtäng we shall doubly, respect onrselvee and eottunotid the respect of all, while h umnnity 'fill be benefited . For, there is no question that many of suicidal and unnatural custom» in dress havo dwarfed and enfeebled the race. The women of the present generation are unfit foT ma ternity. Let them begin so to act and live, as not only to enjoy themselves in a newer and greoter degree, but to ensure m ire of life and vitality to their children. Finally, it is each woman'» duty to give whatever influence she may possess, to the promotion of anything that promises im provement, reformation and advancement inhuman welfare and happiness. General Walker. Th» larest news from Nicaragua is un favorable to Gen, Walker, and his star is evidently on the decline. Whether he possesses real genius will soon be tested,— At this distance, and the little information we possess of recent occurrences, no defin ite conclusion or opinion can be formed as to iiltimats results. Should he now suc ceed tho world will pay him an ovation, no, much more—a triumph such as no Ro man ever had. Should he fail, no lan guage sufficiently expressive of condemna tion Can be had. Every step he has taken will be criticised, analiyzod, and condemn ed. Walker has had-our sympathies from the begin in g , although we doubt whether " the end would justify the means." We never hear of an American in difficulties in other lands, that nil our sympathies are notât onco aroused in his favor. It is to us a kind of self-evident proposition— " Americans in a foreign land are always right.'' The Kpoar Dotv .—Icn, the Washington correspondent of tho Baltimore Sun writes : The burden of the susror tax is severely felt, and complaints against the present rate of duties are very general. Oen. Hous ton's resolutions for an inquiry into the ex pediency of exempting the article from duty for two years will be considered by the Committee on Finance, whose report; with sugar still on the rise, will be looke</ for with interest. Tho duty i# thirty p~' cent., advulnrem, and therefore, the high the price of sugar the higher becomes t duty. When sugars aro cheap the tax « small, and when they are dear the Avfy becomes exhorbitant and oppressive. / The value of the sugar imported isolait twenty-one millions, ana of the dome/tic products fifteen millions. The duty opr at.es as a tax upon the entire oonsuinpion of the article, and thoiefere, amount to near twelve millions. Sugar, if dutyfree would be but eight cents where it is flow twelve, or six cents where it. 's now ^ne. It is probable that Gen. Houston; mo tive in limiting the exemption to tw®*ears, is to afford time for the resuscita/on of the »ngar culture in the South, « for the result of the experiments n to be made with the Chinese Bugi which is found tobe so prolificev. ' south of the parallel forty-two. / It is rumored, too, that acombfied and formidable assault is to be mads in Con gress upon the railroad iron di/y. The Southern, We»tern and Northed railroad interests may all be combined Ji favor of some measure, at this session, fr their re lief,by reducing, refunding oiabolishing duties on railroad iron, tor'ie promo tion of the Pacific railroadcnterprise a measure of this kind is to be sttfngly urged. The report of the Secretary f>f the Trea sury does not propose any clhnge in the rate of duties on Iron and Bti/ir, but it for cibly urge» the propriety of /jolishing du ties on wool ond other nw materials, which duties are burden sofc taxes on re production, ond oppress uipecessarily the industry of the country. Congress is expected to flke up the sub ject of the troiff at this sfsion, and tho time is more favorable fofthe adoption of a' : judicious tariff'ot tli/ close, than ut the commencement of a pirty contest. MoveMENT of Troopi .- The transport ship Arkwriglit, which/rrived at Fortress Monroe on Friday weeKfrom Tampa Bay, Florida, bound to Newi'ork.had onboard three companies of 2d Artillery, with Col. Brown and family, Ely and Pratt, and Acting Adjutant Lieutenant Vincent.— The ship was to leavtfher sick at Norfolk and proceed to New pjrk. The Norfolk Argi* of Monday hos the following additional intelligence. Capt. Howe, in command of company G, 4th Artillery, and Beut. Bennet, with fifty men, from Fort Le*venworth, Kansas, ar rived Sunday, 7th. These are a part of the permanent garrisoa of Fort Monroe. Tho following nfe daily expected : Cap tain Totten, withiompany F,2d Artillery, from Pensacola ; JIajor Hunt and company from Washita, «d Bragg's old company, now in cdmmaid of Major Reynolds ; company C,8d ^ftillery, aiso from Washita ond Col. Magru/er's company, from Texas. Capt. Gibsons company will remain in Florida until Siring. These will te permanently garrisoned at Old Point. Winter S/ortb at Boston .—The ice npon Bullae!'» pond, in the suburbs of Boston, hasiuring tho weok, afforded fine skating. The Traveller of Wednesday, says : " Lastnfeht. betweon one and two hun dred perso»» of all ages and both sexos were on tie ice engaged in skating. There waB, we a'e told, soma excellent skating, especially by one or two young ladies, who seeded to be thoroughly at home upon th«icy surface of tho lake, exhibit ing bottfu regards grace and Bwiftr .es» a marked contrast to the rather cumbrous efforts <£ their worthy sires. During the evenin|, the Marseiile* hymn was sung by th« »»Ambled people, and with fine tffe^t '* Orders From Hea#arters, a#8 It must be apparent té */ ordinary ob servers, having moderate bu si ne»» with that brtaeh of thé Gene*l Government over which Mr. Campbal presides—(we mean the Fost-ofllce roartmetll)—that within the'past few yearp greater number of circular# of "irtstrneffn to Îîeptsty Post Masters" have is9#ed/th»n during any former administration In the face of this, the service ha» b*N «trlding on from bad to worse, until nf# it Is bo low down in point of public infrest, that the raven oiis jaws of the pub£ press has spit it out and will have noting moro to do with it. Many of tire detail^? the service are left to the head of the/epartment to regulate, hence the suffieierf reason why that func tionary Bhould bé* practical In oh. Judg ing from bis olEi^l acta, the present chief of the Depnrtme/t is about as ill-fitted for the position as fiy man whff haa presided over it, since th formation of the Govern ment. The ci/'iilar to Deputy Post Mas ters in reforen« to tho registry of valuable letters, requirfig the sum of " five cent»" for socurity />f transmi»*ion, which ha» proven to )f no security—the order, In " circular fqb,!' that Circular» with any line ot ma* of printing on the ovteide, shall be c^rged with letter postage ; nnd now, the t^der that all letter* or Cireular» addressed/o an office or a ''box " in an of fice, shaljfbe returWed to thé Dead Letter Office, at/some of the brightest edict» that have iss^d from Washington for the past. y enr - ' ^ The kix**t Abovb .—The St. Louis Ift telllge/cer, of the 16th, says : Th<fi ver is »till falling, During yest.er d»v, I fell about fifteen inçlroB— the chan nel t »s filled with floating ide all day, be coinjlg thicker and heavier every hour.— Wo /avo no news from the Missouri, nor hav/we any from the Illinois from above Gri/gsvHle. It is believed that tho Illin ois/! ver is gorged at Spring Lake, »bout thfty five miles below Peoria; there are se/eral boats at that point that have been df> threo or four days. The James Lyon afived from Keokuk yesterday fjiormng, fV'l from her officers we obtained the an i/.xed news in reference to matter* along i ver. U V'C vears, uie couniry nas Deen nooai ' i. The Mob of Novels .—Within the last three years, the country has been flooded «,:a. »_ kl -VA 1 Wo have been lately told that, tho sale of these books has fallen off astonishingly, and the demand has almost ceased. This fact should encourage the ladies to stop.— Go out, washing, take in sewing, attend to the children, nurse the sick, do anything honest Rnd useful, but do stop writing wishy-washy, nomby-pafnby, milk-and woter, sentimental love stories.— New Vwk Observer. Lan» Fever in Kansas .—Land speonla tors appear to have got on a full head of Bteam in Kansa», and wernayaoon expect to hear an explosion. A letter from Leavenworth says: " A lot containing 60 acres, lying half a mile from town, sold at private sale a day or two since for $11, 000 I One of fi-3 acres for $12,000. One of 16 acre* for $8000. Single lot» 24 feet by 110 are selling from $200 to$2500! Small office buildings rent for $600 per year. MARRIED. Ily ft". W m . II. CiiüNäluw, on Tbarndav even ing t!ie 2ftth trtKt.. Mr. J. WIf .MAMS, of West Feliciana, *rul Mis# JAKJS ÜENIIAM. On Tuesday evfrnlnst, tb<> ÜtiJ inll, In Ituliler'n Plains, by lie». John M. Obabt , Mr< KÎÎHA C HOLMES, of Clinton, to Mi. ' JULIA 8. IJLI7KT The parties to this interesting affair, did not forget to observe a very ancient and honorable custom, which makes ns indebt ed to them in thanks, for dolicacie» from tho wedding feast. A Special messenger enmo down with the intelligence, by whom we retnrn our gratulations. May they en joy the full measure of happiness whioh falls to the lot of mortals in that happy state of union, which should know no geo graphical distinctions—no dissentions. F hol, R,— .st. I,mils 'Extra," or choice family Flour, ju.it received. dec26-y HA RBRB » BENJAMIN. StftDRÏKS.— (Jherry Valley Bntter—supe rior; Star Candle»—full weight; Winche,ter 8oep; Oîwîn do.; Pearl Starch; Brooms, ft e. d ««ï6 -y HARBKE k HKiVJAMIN. PÏOS FKET.—?plce<i Plgj Feet, in »mall packages, for family use rterW-y BAHISKE k I! F,N.I AMIN. W' Hiskv, II II AM» Y, Ac—Old ay»'Mo nongehal», Bourbon, Heserve. and Manno 111 Whisky. BAItBBB A BENJAMIN, NÊW HACOff.—Sugar cured flams, cholc« article; sugar cured Shoulders, choice article dec2f y BARBEB k BENJAMIN. To all whom it may Concern. ^VTOTK'K is hereby given to forewarn all persons 1 1 from trading for a note drawn by myself in laror of Win. Jackson, for Sixty Dollars, ($(>' 00.) dated sometime in October, 1866. The considera tion for which said note was (riven having failed, I will not pay it unless compelled by law. Bee. 26— 3t II. B. BENJAMIN. .A.. BEGBR, House, Sign, and Ornamental Fainter, Third Street, lluUm Ronge. WILL attend promptly to all orders in this city and vicinity, for House, Sign and Ornamental fainting, Glazing, Graining, Paper Hanging, etc. tOêT Orders from the country solicited dec24—Cm. A. KEOLK. PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS. WE HAVE just received a lifige quan tity, of fine, fr sh GROOSF, PAR TRIDGES, WILD XURKEYS, and other Game, tor (be holiday enjoyments, and would be yleased to fill orders for our friends. A. MONTAN & BKO. dec24. SIhK8l SlhKBI I A NOTKER amorlment of Fine Plaid and lilatk il Äilks, Rarniges, Alpacas, Muslin De Lane, Calicos ; Ladles Cassure-è Cloalu ; Satinet, Tweeds, C'amet Jeans, French Csltooada ; Plaid and plain traveling Dresse» et«. <5«c-î8 t. A. TRO0SDAIE * 00 Oazette and Adree«!» p'etse Oepr. "