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l/erville, Eta', de la Louisiane. Geo. H. Barney vs. Ackley S. Pettiss—No. 513. En vertu d'un writ de saisie et vente, à moi a dressé par 1 Hon ble la sus-dite cour dans la cat» ci-dessas intitulée et numérotée, J'ai saisi et J' exposerai en vente publique au plus offrant et den nier enchérisseur, pour du comptant, à la maison de cour de ladite paroisse d'Ibtrville, SAMEDI, le 6 de March, 1852, à 10 heures A M, tous 1« droits, titres, intérêts et pretensions de .Ackley S. Pettiss en et aux esclaves, ci-après décrits, savoii; William, nègre, âgé environ douze ans; et La vender, nègre, âgé environ onze ans. Saisi pour satisfaire au jugement et frais du sus-dit procès. J. L. PETIT, Shérif. Paroisse d' Iberville, ce 4 Fevrier, 1852. _ _ COUR DU 6EMT DISTRICT, P^«é <TIberville, Etat de la Louisiane. Edouard LeBlanc, Ad'm., vs. Erasmus A. Ellis No. 332. En vertu d'un writ de Fi. Fa., ladeé sur un Bon de douze mois, et ddressé au shérif de la parois* d' Iberville, de la sus-dite Cour, dans la cause ci dessus intitulée et numérotée, J'ai saisi et J'expo serai en vente publique au plus offrant et dernier enchérisseur, pour du comptant, SAMEDI, le 6 di Mars, 1852, à 10 heures A M, à la maison de cour de cette paroisse, tous les droits, titres, intérêt» et prétensions de Erasmus A. Ellis en et à la propriété ci -après décrits, savoir : Un certain morceau de terre situé dans la pa roisse d'Iberville, environ quatre vingt arpents du fleuve, mesurant environ cinquante arpents, borné en haut par terre alors appartenant à Trasimond Richare et Ve. Simon Babin, en bas par terre de Mr. Ursin Allain, et fesant face ou Bayou Man chac, avec les bâtisses et améliorations qui s'y trou vent. Saisi pour satisfaire au jugement et frais du sus-dit procès. HENRY SULLIVAN, Dep. Shérit. Twcisî« d'Iberville ce J Fevrier, 1852. \n\n to the acre. Let the seed be measured in tbe proportions here allotted, and put into a half bushel, and one half bushel tilled with sand or dry earth, and extremely well mixed together in your own presence or by yourself, which will answer two good purposes, namely : 1st, to prevent theft, for seeds thus mixed would not sell; and, 2dly, the seedsman being accutomed to sow a bushel of wheat to the acre, would be at no loss to cast a bushel of this or any thing else regularly on that quantity of ground. 6th. It is expected that you will begin to bow wheat early in August, and in ground per fectly clean and well ploughed. I » ould have, and do accordingly direct, that not less than five pecks of seed be sown on each acre. The plan of the farm over which you look is given to Mr, Lewis, from which the contents of each field may be known. And it is ray express di rection that every watch and the best attention may be given to see that this quantity actually is putin; for I have stong suspicions (but this ought not to be hinted to them) that the seeds men help themselves to a pretty large toll. 7th. As soon as you have done sowing, and even before, if it can be done conveniently, you are to set heartily about threshing or treading the wheat, and as fast as it is got out to have it delivered at the mill or elsewhere, according to directions. The longer this business is de. layed, the more waste and embezzlement of the crop. Tho wheat is to be well cleaned, the chaff and light wheat are to be properly taken care of for the horses or other stock, and the straw stacked and secured as it ought to be against weather and other injuries: and until the whole be delivered, it will require your con stant and close attention. 8th. The oats at the farm you oversee, are I presume, all cut. In that case, let the scythes and cradles and rakes which you have received be delivered over to the mansion house; or, if you choose to keep them against next harvest you must be reponsible for them yourself. 9th. The presumption also is, that the flax is ere this pulled. Let it be well secured, and at a proper season stripped of its seeds and spread to rot. During this operation, let it be often turned and examined, that it be not overdone or receive injury in any other respect by lying out too long. 10th. Get the cleanest and best wheat for seed, and that which is freest from onions. I would have about one-third of my whole crop sown with the common wheat; one-third with the white; and the other third with the yellow bearded wheat. The overseers, (with Davy, as he knows the state of hs own farm and the quality of wheat which grows upon it) may meet and decide among themselves whether it would be best to have some of each of these sorts on every farm; or, in order more effectu ally to prevent mixture, to have one sort only on a farm. In the latter case the cutting of that which ripens first, and so on, must be ac complished by the force of all the farms instead of each doing its own work. If the seed of one farm was to be sown on another, especial ly if seed which grew on a light soil was to be sown on a stiff one, and that which grew on a stiff one sown on a light ground, advantages would unquestionably result from it. lltb. The potatoes at the mansion-house must be worked by the ploughs from Union farm, and, when this is required it would be best, I conceive, to accomplish the work in a day. 12th. It is expected that the fences will be made secure, and no damage permitted within them by creatures of any kind, or belonging to any body, mine any more than others. 13th. The greatest attention is to be paid to stocks of all kinds on the farms; and the most to be made of their manure and litter. They are to be counted regularly, that no false reports may be made; and missing ones, if any, hunted for until found, or the manner of their going can be accounted for satisfactorily. 14th. A weekly report, as usual, is to be handed to Mr. Lewis. In this report, that I may know better how the work goes on, men tion when you begin to plough, hoe, or other wise work in a field, and when that field is fin ished. The increase, decrease, and charges to be noted as heretofore—and let me ask : 15. Why are the corn harrows thrown aside, or so little used that I rarely of late see or hear of their being at work? I have been run to very considerable expenso in providing those and other implements for my farms; anc! to my great mortification and injury, find, gen erally speaking, that wherever they were last used they remain, if not stolen, till required again; by which means they, as well as the carts, receive so much injury from the wet weather and the heat of the sun as to be unfit for use; to repair or supply the place of which with new ones my carpenters, who ought to be other wise employed, are continually occupied in these jobs. Harrows, after the ground is well broken, would certainly weed and keep the corn clean with more ease than the ploughs. I hope therefore they will be used. And it is my ex press orders that the greatest care be taken with the tools of every kind, carts, and planta tion implements, in future; for I can no longer submit to the losses I am continually sustain ing by neglect. 16. There i8 nothing I more ardently desire, nor indeed is there any more essential to my permanent interest, than the raising of live fences on proper ditches or banks; yet nothing ha« ever been, in a general way, more shame* fully neglected or mismanaged; for instead of the ed, if the for on the is ed the way ted preparing the ground properly for the reception of seed, and weeding and keeping the plants clean after they come up, the seeds are hardly scratched into the ground, «re suffered to be smothered by the weeds and grass if they do come up; by which means the expense I have been at iu purchasing ar.d sending the seeds, (generally from Philadelphia,) together with the labor, such as it is, that has been incurred, is not only lojt, but (and which is of infinitely more importance to me) season after season passes away, and I am as far from the accom plishment of my object as ever. I mention the matter thus fully to show how anxious I am that all tbe seeds which have been sown or planted on the banks of the ditches should be properly attended to, and thedefficient spots made good, if you have or can obtain the means tor doing it. 17. There is one thing I must caution you against, (without knowing whether there be cause to charge you with it or not,) and that is, not to retain any of my negroes who are able and nt to work in crop, in or about your own house for your own purposes. This I do not allow any overseer to do. A small boy or girl, for the purpose of fetching wood or water, tend ing a child, or some such thing, I do not object to; but, so soon as they are able to work out, I expect to reap the benefit of their labor. 18th. Though last mentioned, it is not of the least importance, because the peace and irood government of the negroes depend upon it, and not less so my interest and your own reputa tion. I do therefore, in explicit terms, enjoin it upon you to remain constantly at home (un. less called off by unavoidable business, or to attend Divine worship,) and to be constantly with your people when there. There is no other sure way of getting work well done and quietly by negroes ; for when an overseer's lack is turned the most of them will slight their work or be idle altogether, in which case correction cannot retrieve either, but often pro duces evils which are worse than the disease. Nor is there any other mode than this to pre» vent thieving and other disorders, the oonse quence of opportunities. You will recollect that your time is paid for by me, and, if I am de prived of it, it is worse than the robbing of ray purse, because it is also a breach of trust, which any honest man ought to hold most sa cred. Vou have found me, and you will con tinue to find me faithful to my part of the con tract between us, and your own interests and honor, as well as the welfare of your family, ; demand equal faithfulness oil your part; when I either forgets the obligation imposed, it is just i cause for a termination of our contract. With ! these wishes and sentiments I subscribe myself, respectfully, GEO. WASHINGTON. PLAQU£mi»E: SA TUR J)A Y, FEBRUAR Y 7, 1852. (Lf Our citizens will recollect the meeting to day, relative to the tare of sugar hogsheads. Public Meeting-. We tha undersigned citizens of the Parish of Iberville, desiring ari expression of public opinion on the subject of Closing Bayou Plaquemine, res pectfully suggest a Meeting of the citizens of this Parish, to take place at the Court-house, on SAT URDAY next, Ik» 14iA inst., at 11 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of adopting such measures as they may deem proper in relation thereto. J. L. Hornsby, A. Black, E. W. Robertson, George Forrest, T. Roth, H. Keller, Joseph I. Savory, R. E. Bayley, Henry Worsham, Gustave Lauve, Wm. Hart, C. W. Keep, J. L. Petit, Henry Desobry, A. Petit, E. W. Blake, A. Roth, Dr. Berry, J. W. Austin, James Ennis. We are highly gratified to perceive, by this call for a Public Meeting, that a proper spirit has at length been awakened in the community respecting our local interests, in connection with a most important topic ; and we hope to see assembled at the Court-house on Saturday next, a large number of our citizens from every portion of the Parish. The express purpose of the Meeting is to have brought forward ev ery fact, suggestion and argument, for and against closing Bayou Plaquemine, and then to adopt such resolutions, and make such rep resentations to the Legislature, as may be deemed proper and advisable. We are well aware that reasons, and good ones, can be adduced against the justice and pwjpriety of closing Bayou Plaquemine— weil aware that invidual interests of gigar.tic influ ence, will be arrayed in opposition to such a measure; but, on the other hand, it is no less true that powerful public and private interests will be favorably effected through the comple tion of such a work : the State would reap the benefit of the immense quantity of public lands which would thus be brought into mar ket; the value of individual property west of this to the Attakapas would be greatly enhanc ed, and our town would come in for a large share of the advantages thus derived. We are not prepared to say to what extent» if any, the planters below us would be endan gered by the increase of high water through the closing of the bayou ; or whether it wou!d prove detrimental to the planters on the bayou and on Grosse Tete, by rendering it difficult for them to get their sugar to market. These subjects, and others, should be debated at the meeting, and the intelligence of our parish up on this subject, fully and calmly developed. That something must be done in relation to the Bayou is conclusive. In the first place, it is eating into our town, and has already injur ed it to a great extent ; and it is our duty to devise some method to prevent future encroach, ments. Secondly, if suffered to widen as ra pidly as it has done for the last few years, it is the opinion of our most enlightened citizens, startling as the idea may seem, that the main body of the river will, in a short time, find its way to the sea in this direction. Whatever may be the result of the proposed meeting, we are confident that much good will grow out of it; and we again request a large attendance of the citizens of the Parish. O* The Rev. Mr. G oodwyn has been selec ted by the Methodist Conference to preside over the Church in this place for the ensuing year. He is quite a young man, but is spoken of as a Divine of erudition and eloquence ETThe weather is so delightful at present that it almost makes one forget the hard and pinching times "which tries men's souls." Beautiful Daguereotypes.— We had the plea sure, on Thursday last, of visiting the Daguer eofype Room of Mr. J as . R. HARTsocK,and examining some beautiful specimen» of the art. We can safely say, that we have never seen his Daguereotypes excelled, in point of life-like delineation, fineness of execution and finish ; and as Mr. H. only remains here till next Saturday, we advise old and young, mar ried and unmarried, not to lose this favorable opportunity, so rarely offered here, for procur ing a superior Daguereotype miniature. His room is in the Masonic Hall, above the store of Mr. Gallagher. The Whig Almanac. —We acknowledge the receipt, from the Tribune office, New York, an Almanac by this title, well stored with sfatitti cal and other information, and proving by figures and argument that the doctrine of the whigs—not the whigs of either quarter of the country, but tbe whigs of the Union-is the truest and purest republican doctrine, and that which best tends to the welfare and happiness of this and future generations of the people of the United States. Abrogation of an Odious Law.-—We will risk the imputation of a little egotism by Informing our readers that this paper was the first which "pitched into" and exposed the imposition and absurdities of that odious law, the Commuta tion Tax. We have the pleasure now to in form you, further, that the present Legislature ) in consequence of its large Whig ascendancy, has abrogated it, at once, as one of its first du. ties—buried it forever from their own as well as the sheriff's eyes, to whom it has been a source of no trifling annoyance. Our subscri bers owe us, then, a lasting debt of gratitude, and the public at least a hundred additional names upon our subscription book, for thus pleading boldly and speedily for the rights of the people, and exposing the avaricious grasp ings of political schemers—for never was there a law which looked more like a party trick to raise money and create influence for party purposes, .than did this militia tax under its shrouded cognomen. Beggars. —Our town is at present overrun with this worthless scum of the human race. All good-hearted persons ever feel a pleasure in contributing to the necessities of those whose appearance indicate their existing natu ral wants, and their inability to obtain them by any species of labor within their power. But when we are called upon by hale, hearty men, with ready-made certificates of being suffering exiles ( Hungarians now, not Poles as former ly,) from tyrannical despotism in the old world —or by plump, rosy-cheeked girls and mascu line looking matrons, tiieir wives and daugh ters perhaps—disgust should be the result of such importunings, and their exit from each dwelling visited, expedited with alacrity. If all other villages in the State are besieged in this respect as Plaquemine is at present, there must be a precious horde of such itinerant scamps in Louisiana. From what we have read and seen respecting beggars generally, we believe that those in our vicinity are a portion of an organized band now infesting the coun try. We think that the town authorities, eve rywhere, shou'd make inquiries respecting the nuisance, and pass an ordinance for their espe cial benefit. IT It is thought that Col. Wm . B. Robert son , of West Baton Rouge, will receive the appointment of Judge of the 6th District Court. Something Rare. —We have often heard that "bear's oil," as labelled in drug stores, had'nt much of the bear about it; but we can attest to the fact that Bayley & Stockley has some of the genuine, and of native production. It is a portion of the produce of a bear killed a few miles from town, by one of our planters, a short time since. Fine Jewelry and Silverware. —We would recommend to those in want of fine jewelry, &c., the establishment of Youhg & Co., 8 Camp street, New Orleans. Their silverware deserves particular notice. See their advertise ment in another column. The Citizens' Bank Bill.— This important bill, which was intended to have been acted up on last Tuesday, it will be seen by the pro ceedings, was brought up, but laid over. It is to be hoped, when the final action is had, that the veto of the Governor will be set aside, the State wil Ithen be saved six millions of dollars, and the people greatly benefitted thro increased circulation of funds. Political Movements. —The "Jackson Asso ciation of New Orleans," through their Presi dent and Secretary, have lately published an address or manifesto, to "the faithful" residing within the limits of Louisiana. The manifesto takes strong ground in favor of Senator Dou glas, of Illinois, as the next Democratic candi date for the Presidency. According to it there are no men in the Democratic ranks at all com parable with Douglas, even if there be in the Union. On the other hand, a forcible writer is pub lishing a series of articles in the Louisiana Con ner. advocating the claims of the Ho'n. James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania. According to his logic, Buchanan is the man of men, the intel lectual pearl of great price of the Union, and, altogether, his claims are entirely superior to those of any other aspirant. Wo hope our good Democratic friends will beenabled to come to a conclusion, in the course of time, as to which of the geniuses they re commend so warmly, is to be the embodiment of Southern Democracy.— BuLleliv. [TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES.] New York, Feb. 2, 6 t. m — trance—National Guard Dissolved—Ban ishment of Leading Men—Reign of Terror.— Louis Napoleon has issued a decree dissolving the National Guard, saying that he will direct their re-organization, when their services are required for the preservation of public order. Victor Hugo, Gen. Changarnier. MM. Thiers and Girardin, with six hundred and twenty re presentatives, have been banished from France Arrests continue to be made daily, and the condition of Paris is resolved into a perfect reign of terror. Louis Napoleon is now exer cising despotic power, preparatory to proclai ming himself Emperor of France. The French funds are declining u; der this condition of affairs. France— New York, Feb. 3—It is expec ted that Louis Napoleon will shortly declare himself Emperor. Such a step cannot add to his despotic pewer. Louisville, Feb. 3, p. m .—There are 6 feet of water on the falls; but little ice is running d r ^y ver is rising slowly. The weaker is ET Daniel Mace, a representative in Con gress from Indiana, has introduced a joint reso lution for the amendment of the constitution of the United States?making United States Senators elective by the people. it? The expenses of K ossuth and his suite at B rown's Hotel, in Washington, amounted it ia said, to $500 a day, which Congress will have to foot It is thought that the Magyar's visit to the United States may cost this coun try a million of dollars. ) a Vftte Wext Presidency, Le Diable Boiteux, the Picayune's Washing ton correspondent—a writer who evidences a mind and position far superior to the majority of epistleizers at the Capital—in his letter of the 18th, thus speaks regarding the Whig candidate for the next Presidency: It is now, after all, probable that Mr. Fill more will decline being a candidate for tho Presideacy, with a view of giving Mr. Webster greater scope, If Mr. Fillmore had followed the impulse of his own heart, and the dictates of his own reason, he would have done so long ago; and yet no President before Mr. Fillmore from the time of Washington, has given more universal satisfaction to the country. No one can review Mr. Fillmore's course, as President of the Uuited States, without coming to the conviction that he fulfilled the duties of his office faithfully, and that he conducted the af fairs of state as an honest, straightforward man. Mr. Fillmore, in voluntarily declining a reelection, will cover himself and his adminis tration with immortal glory, and secure for himself a higher historical fame, than if he had prostrated the power and patronage of his high position to secure his nomination. If Mr. Fill more retires now, he is sure to come up later as the most available Whig candidate in 1856. Mr. Fillmore is yet a young man, and will yet render iirportant services to the country. In a subsequent letter Le Diable Boiteux , again alludes to the same subject: Mr. Webster, left free to act for himself, and his friends having no longer to discuss a question of etiquette, will at once organize their forces. It is confidently expected that should Webster be nominated, he will receive the cordial and unanimous support of the Whig party, even in New York and Massachu setts. Mr. Webster, under present circum stances, is, beyond a doubt, the most availa ble, because the most national, Whig candidate for the Presidency. Mr. Fillmore declining, Mr. Webster will undoubtedly be the unanimous choice of the South. But here is another extract from the same correspondent, of a later date, which seems to settle the matter—and Mr. Fillmore will be a candidate for the Presidency if his friends wish it : Washington, Jan. 23.—The friends or Mr. Webster do not yet believe that Mr. Fillmore has accepted the candidacy for the Presidency, though they admit that Mr. Fillmore has chan ged his mind since last week. It is, indeed, not yet a week since Mr. Fillmore introduced a draft of a letter ofdeclination in Cabinet coun cil—all Cabinet ministers but Mr. Webster pre sent; but representations have since been made to him, and it seems that he has yielded to them. So then Mr. Fillmore is a candidate, and so is Webster and Scott: the Whig party wili have to select between the three. If I am not mis taken, of these three candidates Mr. Fillmoie is the choice of Mr. Clay. The relative position of Messrs. Webster and Fillmore is an anomaly, but there is no rea so to fear at present that Mr. Webster will leave the Cabinet. It is clear that if Messrs Fill more and Webster oppose each other Gen. Scott will obtain an easy victory over both. Fillmore backed by Webster's friends, or Webster back ed by Fillmore's friends, might enlist the whole conservative influence of the country, and ob lige Gen. Scott to do what he never did be fore—surrender at discretion. a Singular Coincidence. —It is remarked that Louis Napoleon, in respect to age, begins where his uncle left off. His age is forty-four; his uncle was just forty-four when he abdicated the throne at Fontaiubleau, and thus vir tually ended his career of usurpation and glo rv. U" Lola Montes, we understand, has depos ited her money in bank to her oicn credit, and is determined henceforth to beher own mistress. —N. Y. Mirror. Worth Remembering. —Never allow a man to do a favor for you without paying him; for he will get treble the pay before he is done with you. True Greatness. —It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in soli tude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect correctness the independence of solitude. Punctuality. —A punctual man is rarely a poor man, and never a man of doubtful credit. His small accounts are frequently settled, and he never meets with any difficulty in raising money to pay large demands. Small debts ruin credit; and when a man has lost that, he will find himself at the bottom of a hill which he cannot ascend. Small debts, observed Dr. Johnson, are like small shots—they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound; great debts are like a cannon, of loud noise and little danger. Ninety-nine out of a hundred will acknowledge the truth of the Doc tor's observation. O* There will be five Sabbaths this month. The same will not occur until 1880. Where shall we all be then? American Slave Trade.— The slave trade on the coast of Africa is far from being extinct, they now send over from Rio the frames of slave vessels to be put together in the rivers, by which plan their escape is greatly facilitated. Lock Jaw. —We have noticed in the papers lately notices of several deaths by this disease one of them in this neighborhood. We have published several times a certain preventative and remedy, in the application of beef's gall to the wound. Will not our editorial bretheren circulate the information and thereby save many valuable lives ? Besides its antispasmo dic properties, the gall draws from the wound any particles of wood, glass, iron, or other sub stance that may cause irritation, when applies tions have failed to do so —Lancaster Express. O* A New York paper, commending the Kossuth hat, says that it is made of material "calculated to allow the free escape of the gas from the head," an important quality in that kind of bat. A hard Hit— Samuel Marsdea Raymond one of the witnesses in the Forrest case in reply to a question from John Van Boren who was cross-examining him in a very overbearing manner, said he left the bar because his father had some doubts as to the intrinsic respecta bility of the legal profession. a Fill tho long one the his af a for had as yet , a the to be a Louisiana Legislature. [abstract of the proceedings.] Baton Rouge , Jan. 27,1852. Senate .—Mr. Sandidge presented resolu tions requiring the Register of the Land Office to report to the Senate the amount of land lo cated by the State, how much has been sold, and how much remains of the donation made by the General Government for purposes of in terna! improvement. Mr. Labauve—Act relative to sales of suc cession property. Referred to Judiciary Com mittee. Mr. Benjamin reported, from Judiciary Com mittee, on instructions to introduce a bill to abolish the office of Superintendant of Public Education, and confer the duties on other offi cers, that the office is provided for by the Con stitution, and the Legislature can not deprive him of his functions. An act to reduce the fees of clerks and other officers. Message from the Governor, informing the Senate of the burning of §1,864,000, and cou pons, of Union Bank bonds. The Governor's veto message of the Citizens' Bank bill was made the special order for Tues day next. An act to appropriate $138,000 of School funds for paying the parishes and city of New Orleans the unpaid amount accruing to them as collected tiie last year, Passed. The Speaker laid before the House a commu nication informing the Legislature that the block of stone prepared for the Washington Monument has crumbled to pieces. The bill to take the sense of the people on the expediency of calling a Convention to change the Constitution, was made the special order of the day for Febuary 4. Baton Rouge , Wednesday, January 28. In the Senate to-day, the bill makingappro priations of Free School funds to the parishes of the State ar.d the city of N»w Orleans, of the amount unpaid and accruing to them of the collections of last year, was passed. A joint resolution was adopted, empowering the Internal Improvement Commissioners to instruct tho State Engineer to examine Bayou Plaquemine. In the House of Representatives, Mr. Mc Cutcheon introduced a resolution calling for re form, and asking the appointment of a commit tee to ascertain what offices may be dispensed with and salaries reduced and report the same. The bill calling a Convention to change the Constitution is made the order of the day for Wednesday next. Baton Rouge , Thursday, January 29. In the Senate to-day, Mr, Phillips presented a resolution requiring the State Engineer to re port the amount of work done in the Third In ternal Improvement District. The bill passed to pay the publishers of the proclamation of the Secretary of State and amendments to the Constitution. Mr. Robb also reported a bill providing for taking the bonds of the State Tax Collectors. The bill passed. In the House, Mr. Campbell offered a reso lution to employ a Reporter for the House, at a salary of ten dollars per day. Adopted. The House concurred in the Senate to pay for the publication of the amendments to the Constitution, and repealing the Militia Com mutation tax. Baton Rouge , Friday, Jan. 30. In the Senate to-day, Mr. Phillips introduced a bill to re-organize the internal improvement of the State—Ordered printed. The joint resolutions of the House were ta ken up, appointing a eominittee to district the State—Concurred. On motion of Mr. Robb, the bill to consoli date the eity of New Orleans was referred to the Judiciary Committee, and made the order of the day for Wednesday next Joint resolutions, authorizing the canceling of the bonds of the State Treasurer, were adop ted. Nothing was done to-day in the House of Representatives. Both Houses have adjourned over to Mon day. Baton Rouge , Monday, Feb. 2. In the Senate, the President appointed on the committee to district the State, Messrs. Phillips, Griffin, Kenner, Benjamin and Wickliffe. Mr. Kenner presented the resignation of Sen ator Winchester. A resolution was passed re questing the Governor to order a new election. The bill to reduce the salaries of officers was referred to a select committee. Mr- Sandige introduced a bill to reduce the expenditures of the State and define the sala ries of certain officers. The Senate then went into Executive session, and adjourned at 1 o'clock. In the house various petitions, of a local character were read and referred. . A resolution was adopted to appoint a spe cial committee to visit the Lunatic Asylum. . A m essage from the Governor was received, informing the House that he had signed the bill repealing the Mayor's Court of New Orleans. The Speaker appointed on the railroad com mittee, in compliance with the resolution of Mr Payne, Messrs. Payne, Campbell, I^eds, Wil liamson, Hughes, Richardson, White, McCutch eon, feelby, Grayson and Ryan; and on the com mittee to district the State, Messrs. Connellv, Rivers, Moise, Deverges, Sever, Peck, MundaV, Day and Bartlett. 3 7 „ Baton r ouge , Tuesday Feb. 3. In the Senate, to day, the Citizens Bank bill was called up, but on motion of Mr. Benjamin was laid on the table, subject to call. In the House, there was a full attendance. 1 he prospects for the passage of the city Con solidation bill are good ' gee ; de le the lic the Ellis to • r ^ ro P^ ca l Fruits. —We have heard many sto nes of the delicious fruits of the tropics, but none so seemingly incredible as that related by a traveler in Mexico, who tells of trees bearing oysters. At San Bias there is a marshy neigh" borhood covered by thickets of mangrove and accacm bushes. On the former of these, oys ters are borne in perfection, where their branch es overhang estuaries and drop into the water. Dur.nw the flood, the oysters adhere to the branches, wnich, when the water ebbs, are left high and dry with their living burden, so that one, at the time ot the tide, can go along in a canoe and gather any quantity of this sort of fruit he pleases. Southern Cultivator. —We are pleased to percei ve that this able agricultural journal, pub lished in Augusta, Ga., by W. S. J ones , has l*en greatly enlarged and improved, and is now, probably, not equalled in usefulness by any similar paper in the country. Call at our Reading Room and examine it; subscription, only one dollar per anuum. Dreams. —Albeit queer events will pass be fore us m the land of Morpheus, we have a sort of superstitious faith in their truthfulness. The other night we "dreamed a dream," in which President Fillmore was playing the banjo, while Horace Greeley and Queen Victoria were dan cing a "break-down for a dime'» worth of eels!"— Matagorda Tribune. Pickings Up. —The worst of all , - storming a barricade. 1 The strongest thing yet known [ ä s - : , a string of onions. S!U(1 H The three great conquerors of the w , u Love, Death and Fashion. A jealous husband threatens to "the evening star," for blinking at hi s J f ^ When mad dogs are about, the m,'*' wooden legs is to be envied. *5t It is a sad house, when the hen crn*. i than the cock. % The health of Thomas Moore, the,w very feeble, and his death is daily look Parasol—a protection from the sun «J" ladies made of cotton and whalebone.' * A western editor puts up on the door sanctum: Lady visitors are requested to*'* the devil when they wish to obtain an b view with the editor." Chalk is found only in the north of En tr and chiefly in the British Islands. It j ä j m ^ ted into eastern countries as a raritv and osity. * uac "f' The Theatre of War, (Paris).—«Until f ther notice all free admissions refused, and public press suspended." Coal is selling at twelve and a halfest^ bushel in Cincinnati, and wood at four 4*1" and fifty cents per cord. Dr. Kallabos says that bark taken from North pole makes a cooling drink—and » also excellent as a perfume in cases of fever* Since the division of the Methodist Episcoïa Church iu 1844, the Church South has inej£ sed 75,368, while the Church North hast creased 28,552. So much for anti-slavery." So completely is France a militia natk that bodies of its private citizens even hav> been drilled by Louis Napoleon—with bit lets. It is certainly a curious fact, and highly cl», acteristic of the country, that the first mite tant fact which the submarine telegraph V to transmit from France should have beeni-, volution. There are in minerals eight shades of wfcfc nine of gray, six of black, five of blue' twefe of green and yellow, fifteen of red, and eights; brown, besides clear dark light or pale of thos shades. The wonderful divisibility of matter is shown in the fact that a single drachm of cochineal Will dye one hundred and eighty miles of sew«» silk, and the color imparted will be an intess« red. The light of all Nations. —France is !fa the Sun. Her brilliancy is Glory. She res» bfes the Sun, because she is the centre of tie European system. All tbe states of the Co*, tinent move around her, as p'anets rounds solar luminary. In the meantime France, fixai in her splendid position, yet rotating onhti own axis, exists m a continual state of revolu tion, without ever getting on —(Punch) IT Friendship is more firmly secured by leu. ity towards failing, than by attachment to«, cellences. The former is valued as a kindiios which cannot be claimed; the latter is toai. dered as the payment of a debt due to merit. »TOW ADVERTISEMENTS. Wotary Public. THE undersigned has opened his office (on Pli quemine street, nearly opposite Bissell, A» tin & Co's.,) for the transaction of business. -A BLACK. Notary Public. OIXTII DISTRICT COURT?'PaiWi O Iberville, State of Louisiana. Geo. H. Barney vs. Ackley S. Pettiss—No 511 By virtue of a writ of secure and sale to mc£. rected from the Hon : ble the aforesaid court in tbe above entitled and numbered cause. I have sciai aud will offer at public sale to the highest and Im bidder for cash, on SATURDAY the 6th Marti, 1852, at 10 o'olock A M, at the Court-House of the Parish of Iberville, all the right, title, interns and claim of Ackley S. Pettiss in and to the fol lowing described sla^ ef. to wit: William, negro boy, agad about twelve yean; and Lavender, negro boy, aged about eleven vears —slaves for lilë. Seized to satisfy the judgment, interests and costs in ihe above suit. . J- L. PETIT. Sheriff Pari sh of Ibe rville, February 4th, 1853. SIXTH DISTRICT COURT, Parish ef Iberrille, State ot Louisiana. Edouard LeBlanc, Ad'm., vs. E. A. Ellis— No. 332. By virtue of a writ of Fi Fa, issued on a twelve months' bond, and to me directed from the Hon'ble. the aforesaid Court, in the above entitled and numbered cause, I will offer at pub lic sale to the highest and last bidder, for cash, without benefit of appraisement, at the Court House of the Parish of Iberville, on SATUR DAY, 6th of March, 185J : atlO o'clock, A 31, all the right, title, interest and claim of Erasmus A. Ellis m and to the following descrihed property, to wit : A certain tract or parcel of Land, lying and sit uated in the Parish of Iberville, at the distance of about eighty arpents from the Mississippi river, measuring about fifty arpents, bounded above by lands formerly of Trasimond Richard and Wo. Si mon Babin, and below by land of Ursin Allain, and fronting on the Bayou Manchac, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon being and thereunto belonging. Seized to satisfy the judgment and costs in thft alvtva paiicp HENRY" SULLIVAN, Dep. Sheriff. Parish of Iberville, 5th February, 1 852.