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VOLUME X. PLAQUEMINE. PARISH OF IBERVILLE, LA., OCT. 7, 1857. NUMBER 10 PUBLISHED EVERT WEDNESDAY MORNING bt WILLIAM P. BRADBURN. »•Office on Itlain street.— TEH3IS. SUBSCRIPTION—Five Dollars per annum— due &ud payable at the time of subscribing. ADVERTISEMENTS will he inserted at the rate of Ooe Dollar per square (of ten lines or less) for the first, and Fifty Cents for every subsequent insertion. * liberal discount, liawevcr, on these rates will be made on advertisements iuserted for any length of time. ANNOUNCING CANDIDATES—Ten Dollars for ail offices, in each language—invariably in advance. OBITUARY NOTICES, not exceeding three or four lines» will be cheerfully inserted without charge; but those of greater length will be charged as advertise ments. JOB WORK—Cash, on delivery. SPECIAL NOTICES. 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Rainy and rough sets the day— There's a heart beating for somebody; I must be up and away— Somebody's anxious for somebody, _ There has she been to the gale— Thrice has she listened for somebody; Midst the night stormy and late, Somebody's waiting for somebody There's to be a comforting fire— There'll be a welcome for somebody; One in her neatest attire Will look ta the table for somebody. Though the star's fled from the west, There is a star yet for somebody. Lighting the iiome he loves best Warming the bosom of somebody. There'll be a coat o'er the chair, There will be slippers for som«body; There'll be a wife's tender care— Love's fond embiacement for somebody; There will be the little one's charms— Hoon t'will be waken'd for somebody; When 1 have both in my arms, 0 I but how blest will be somebody ! Fiom the Clinton Democrat. SOUTHERN RIGHTS PARTY. Sonn* of our coternporaries are not a little alarmed at the nomination of the I Ion. L. J. Sigfir, because they imagine thev can see in it the formation of lhat tireadful Southern sectional organization, which is destined eventually to destroy the republic, with all its hallowed recollec tions, cherished mernories, and glorious .blessings. They fancy it to be the be* ginning of a movement'fraught with dan» ger and dire disaster to the Union, alike to be shuuned by the citizen and crushed by the patriot.' We inquire, what are'Southern Rights?' From whence are they derived? What is »Southern Rights party; what are its aims arid its objects! Are those, who denounce the course of Walker in Kansas, the Southern Rights party? Are those, of that party, who insist upon a Union of «quids willing to share common dangers, and demanding to share cammnn bles sings; who demand the preservation and faithful execution of the provisions of our Constitution; and who look to it as their guide in prosperity as well as in adversity. If the men, who entertain, advocate and defend these principles, forms the South ern Rights party, then we are of their number and for their success. "Southern Rights" is but another term for State Rights; but another name for the principles advocated by Jefferson, Jack son Madison. The rights, of the South are guaranteed by the solemn compact of the Constitution, and are derived from it.— And he who surrenders them, or permits them to be infringed upon or curtsied in their efficacy or operation is recreant to the land of his birth, and an enemy to his country. All the rights of the South must be sought for in that instrument; these are insisted upon, and nothing short of these will or ought to satisfy the South. Non-, intervention, on the part of the Federal Government, in the local affairs of the States or Territories, and a strict adhe sion to the principle of the Kansas-Ne braska bill, is what we demand. It is in this principle, and in it alone, that there is any safety for the South, and for her •rights.* To maintain and defend it is the solemn duty of every Southerner and of every patriot. In it there iè safety, not only for the South and her dearest 'rights,' but for the Union and the Constitution. If the aim and object of a 'Southern Bights party,' is to carry out these princi ples and this doctrine, then is L. J. Sigur ofthat party, a bright and shining light, for he advocates the noble Calhoun reso* Jutions, and endorses the doctrine of 'non intervention,' of the Kansas Nebraska bill. What true hearted Southerner holds dif ferent sentiments? Are we not all for a Southern Rights party that holds princi ples as noble and patriotic as these? In this, what is there, we ask, that needs be feared and should be dreaded by South ern men? John C. Calbovn demanded it in 1847, and in 1857 we demand it. We inscribe it upon our banner, and call up on every one to rally beneath its folds.— They are principles which we are proud to entertain, and which we know meets a hearty response from every State Rights man in his land. Holding these principles, who can de» fend the cause of Walker in his inaugu ral address? He said to that people they should submit their Constitution to the people for ratification, and that if they did not, Congress ought to reject it, and that he would go to Washington and oppose it. This is intervention, nay, dictation, and an unwarrantable intermeddling with the rights of the people, that justly meets condemnation. His opinions, authorita* tively given, as to the adaptability of that climate for slavery, has only had the ef fect of destroying emigration from the South, and encourageing it from the Nonli, and are highly objectionable, as detrimental to the 'rights of the South' and cannot be defended, nor palliated. Mr. Sigur condemns this course of Walker, and approves of the principles of Calhoun's resolutions. He goes into the contest as the exponent and advocate of the doctrine of'non-intervention,' and as the defender of Southern Rights. W iio will not lend a helping hand? Who will permit thern to be assailed and violatedl without resistance? It will not be the peo ple of the Third District. The trickery of demagogues without talents, cannot en trap them into withholding their support from one, who would do honor to the Dis trict and State from which he is sent. Romance of Real Life. Mr. C , assuming the name of Jones, some years since, purchased a small piece of land, and built on it a neat house on the edge of a common in VVilt» shire. Here he long resided, unknowing, and almost unknown, by the neighbor hood. Various conjectures were formed respecting this solitary and singular stran ger; at length a clergyman took some no tice of him, and occasionally inviting him to his house, he found him possessed of intelligence and manners, wnich evident Iv indicated his origin to have been in the higher stations of life. Returning one day from a visit at this clergyman's, he passed the house of a farmer, at the door of which was the daughter employed at the washing tub. He looked at the girl a moment, and thus accosted her: •My girl, would you like to be mar ried?' •Sir!' exclaimed the girl. 'I ask you, young woman, whether you would like to be married, beeause if you would, 1 would marry you.' 'Lord, sir! these are strange questions from a man I never saw in my life be fore.' 'Very likely,' replied. Mr. Jones, 'but, however, I am serious, and will leave you till ten o'clock to-morrow to consider of it, I will then call on you again, and if I. have your fathers consent, we will be mar-j ried the following day.' , . . . j . , kept his appointment, and meeting he father, thus addressed bun: 'Sir, j He with the I have seen your daughter; I should like her for a wife, and 1 am come to ask your consent.' •This proposal,' answered the old man, 'is very extraordinary from a stranger. Pray, sir, who are you? and what are you?' •Sir,' replied Mr. J., 'you have a right to ask these questions; my name is Jones; the new house on the edge of the com mon is mine, and ifitbe necessary, I can purchase your house and farm and half the neighborhood.' Another hour's conversation brought all parties into one mind, and the friend ly clergyman aforementioned united the happy pair. Three or four years they li ved in this retirement, and were blessed with two children. Mr. J. employed the greater part of his time in improving his wife's mind, but never disclosed his own origin. At length, upon taking a journey of pleasure with her, while remarking the beauties of the country he noticed and named the different gentlemen's seats as they passed; coming to a magnificent one, 'This, my dear,' said he, 'is B House, the seat of the : Earl of E., and, if you please we will go in and ask ffeave to look at it; it is an elegant house, and probably will amuse you.' * The nobleman who possessed this man sion was lately dead. He once had a nephew, who, in the gaieties of his youth had incurred some debts, on account of which he had retired from fashionable life on about £200 per annum, and had not been heard of for some years. This ne phew was the identical Mr. Jones, the hero of our story, who now took posses sion of the house, title and estate, and is the present earl of E ! [English pa per. . , j O-lfyon i "dress to death," and wear aiz* of a brickbat. I The Flag of the Conqueror . The American flag which floated at the mast head of the brig Enterprise, during the ac tion with the British brig Boxer, in 1813, off Monliegan, can now be seen at the jewelry store, No. Exchange street. The history of the battle, of which this is a re lie, is this: On the first day of September, 1813, the United States brig Eetiterprise sailed from Portsmouth, N. 11.,on a cruise. On the fifth day, after chasing one vessel into Portland, she fell in with the British brig Boxer, off Monhegan, and captured her after an action of forty-five minutes. Early in the action Burrows fell mortally wounded. Refusing tobe carried below, arid remaining on the deck, cheering on his men, he pointed to the flag of his coun try, proudly floating to the breeze, and re quested that it should never be struck; and when the sword of the enemy was presen ted to the dying conqueror, he clasped his hands and exclaimed, 'I die contented;' then, and not till then, was he carried be low, where he breathed his last in a few hours, enveloped in the same flag that wa ved so proudly at the masthead. That old flag, once the winding sheet of that gal lant man, is preserved. State of Maine* . ., , . , . . Çharenton is the model mad assylum ,n An Inmatb or a French Mad Hoose. . ^ an population of India France, and worthy of a visit from all tourists. The last comer at Charenton is M'me de C , who was, two winters ago, the belle of Paris. She was equally celebra ted for her ease, sprightliness and beauty. One night, feeling slightly unwell, she took by mistake, one vial for another in her medicine chest, and swallowed a poi son. It was believed for a long time that she must surely die; the prompt and skill ful action of the family physician van» quished the poison, but at the expense of the face, which was terrible ravaged.— When the victim was in some measure restored to life, her first care was to ask for a looking-glass. Her request was im prudently granted. She saw the draad ful truth at a glance; her beauty was des troyed, her eyes were bloodshot, her cheeks swollen, her mouth twisted, and crow's feet and wrinkles furrowed her brow and eyes. She gazed with haggard eyes on the wreck for some time in si lence; she gave a heart rending shriek; she was a lunatic for life. The Cause of the Outbreak in In» dia . The English papers are just begin ning to realize the fact that it is not relig ion, but a desire to restore the Mahomnie dan empire that has caused the outbreak in India. Intelligent Englishmen in In dia have noticed this feeling among the Mohammedans for years, and it is said it was the practice to have daily prayers of fered in the mosques for the re-establish« ment of the King of Delhi. The revolu tion is not a mutiny in the army alone, but a revolution of the whole Mohamme The govern ment felt so secure that it only laughed , at these intimations; and it was not til! K spizpd on U)e tcxt of the grease / cartridge3 to mutiny that it be „ afl to realize the extent of the danger. The rapid spread of the mutiny shows that it was a work of concert. A German pa per, in a letter from Calcutta, says the re volution was to begin in Calcutta and not Delhi. The plan was to murder all Eu ropeans and Christians, and to restore the ancient Mohammedan empire. All the plans were well laid, and the object must have been attained, if it had not been for the precipitancy of one of the native regi ments, which commenced the outbreak too soon. AHorse Pumping Water. One of our friends in Ridley has two horses which go to the pump in his barn yard almost daily, and pump water for their own use. One of these animals commen - ced this singular feat last summer, and since then has learned his fellow to go through the same operation. It is really amusing to see one of these horses put his mouth to the nozzle of the pump, while the other is engaged in drawing water. The handle of the pump is of wood, and the end used by the horses has been greatly knawed off. The above fact can be authenticated by numerous respectable persons who have witnessed the horses drawing water when their ne cessities required it. [Del. Co. Rep. High and Low. A visitor going into a free school, during the half-yearly ex» amination noticing two fine looking boys, one of whom had taken the first prize, and the other the second. 'These are two fine looking fellows,' he said to the teacher; 'I suppose they be long to the highest class of society.' 'That is not the way we class our boys,' . said the teacher. 'The boy who took the j firci nri7ft is the son of the man who saws i P ood; thc büJ who ,„ ok lhe sec „ nd I is the son of the governor of our State.' Every school boy knows that a kite would not fly until it has a strinir tying it down. It is just so in life. The man ; who is tied down by half a do/en bloom j ing responsibilities and their mother, will | make a stronger and higher flight than i the old bachelor, who, having nothing to I,- • I a , ■ " • Keep linn steadv, is ahvavs nomiderin" m the mud. If v'ou want to ascend in' the world, tie yourself to somebody. _ _ ' The Teacher P«.si:u A teacher ask ed a bright Jittle girl, 'What country is opposite us on the globe?' ' 'Don't know sir,' was the answer. 'Well now,' pursued the teacher,'if I were to bore a hole through the earth, and you were to go in at this end where would you come out?' 'Out of the hole, sir?' replied the pupil with an air of triumph. 'I say, Jimmy did you ever see such summer as this?' 'Failli an' I have.' 'When.' 'Last winter, be jabers.' Try it . Some one says, 'Just before going to bed, eat two pig's feet and a cold apple pie. In less than an hour you will see a snake larger than a hawser, devour ing eight blue-haired children, which have just escaped from a monster with sorrel eyes and a red-hot overcoat.' ICT* So me genius has conceived the brilliant idea to press all the lawyers into military service, in case of war, because their 'charges' are so great that no one could stand them. The two most precious things this side the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. Colton. PtAQlCniSE: Wednesday, October 7 f 1857. O" We wish it to be distinctly understood lhat no announcement of a Candidate for Office will be inserted in this paper, unless accompanied with the cash, §10. ÜJ.41! letters, communications or notices sent to this paptr, and intended lo promote the in terests or gratify the wishes of an individual, a parly or a corporation, will be charged as ad vertisements. AXTKOTJarCEMEBrcS. For Assessor. We are authorized to announce U. S. HAASE as a candidate foi Assessor—election next November. feb7 For Sheriff. Mr. Editor: Please announce me in your paper as an Independent Candidate for Sheriff. jan31 ' J. AI. lîILS. For Kecorder. Mr. Editor : Please announce my name as a Candidate for the ofSce of Recorder at the ensu ing election. ADONIS PETIT. For Coroner. We are requested to announce J. A VOISIN as an Independent Candidate for Cononer at the ensuing November election. my26 Justice of tlie Peace. •Mr. Editor : Please announcd OSCARLAITVE F.sqr.. as a cardidate for Justice of the Peace for 2nd Ward. |sepl9j HIS FRIENDS. % Hfotice. Those who get our paper from this date, without having ordered it, are simply requited to accept il, without charge, till No* ember, when it «'ill be stopped unless ordered other wise. We ask all such to receive it till that time, as a favor. TKIÎ WAN. There is one thing very ea«ilv to be perceiv ed with reference to the candidature and posi tion of Mr. Sigur, and that is, there is mere en thusiasm among his friends and supporters» than is evinced towards any other congression al candidate. This arises mainly from the dis gust which the masses fee! at having Slidell or any other man to lead them at his beck, and the blow to such a dangerous power which Mr. Sigur's nomination gives, even if he fails in being elected. The people too are beginning to look upon the positions or nominations of Sitrur and Davidson in a very different light than was first anticipated. Even admitting, that Davidson legitimately received the votes necessary to place him before the District as the nominee of the Democratic party, there are many, very many, who are beginning to believe that the decrees of Conventions should bé nul' ! and void in their binding force upon the mas -es of a party, when notoriouxly incapable, un» fil and disreputable public men, through chi j l anery oforie kind or another, are thrust upon I them for their suffrages. The people are, in i truili, beginning to look more to "THE in AN," w ' 10 'n himself, morally arid intellectually, is , 1 , I b '' St cal,:u!at, ' d to ; ' dva,K ' e the inU ' rest and t0 ! S uar(i llle ''«nor of our beloved State, and not ; to be induced into the support of bad and cor» j rupt men becau " e the y are tl,e nominees of j P relen ded Conventions. i None but men of the purest morals and of ! t' ,u finest talents should be nominated for im» portant stations. These qualities are peculiar» j ly distinguishable in thecharader of one of the candidates now before the people, and, if re port speaks true, they are in him displayed to a degree unapproachable in the characters of the other two candidates. True loftiness of character, then, should in this contest for Congress constitute the great est claims upon the Democrats for their sup« port. If they have a doubt in their minds rela tive to who is the legitimate nominee, they should permit superiority of virtues and talents to decide the doubt. We wonld have no fear, in such case, as for whom they would cast their votes—particularly if such voters are of opin ion that we should have a man in Congress from this State at the present time, who can stand upon his own individuality, whom no man dare censure, direct or advise, and who can and will maintain the rights of the South in that bold and independent manner which should characterize our Representatives; and not be the low, cringing tool, ready to obey the mandates and carry out the wishes of some superior intellect, who has need for such a tool. Which is the most likely to be such a Representative, or such a tool —Mr. Davidson or Mr. Sigur? Answer like honest men, jeali ous of public honor and guardful of pnblic in terests. And what can those gain who still cling to the American party, by voting for Mr. Waters™ ton? If elected, he will make up the enor» mous figure of nine which that party will have in Congress, and therefore impotent in effec ting any good for his constituents or the coun try. The truth is, the American party is em phatically dead, and those who, through a false principle of consistency still hold on to it, will see that this canvass is the last canvass in the history of that party in this Stale —mark our prediction ! Besides, Mr. Watterston's health It seems, is very bad ; and the chances are that even physically, if elected, he will be unable to attend lo his Congressional duties. Is this a time for the people of this District to have no Representative in Congress—or is it a time that we eau spare the services of one from our State delegation ? View the matterin whatever light an honest f impartial judgement would view it—a judge« ment guardful of the honor and interests of the constituency of this District—and Lauren! J. Sigur will emphatically be pronounced as the man who most deserves the Congressional honor to be awarded on the 2d of November next. A modern Buchancer. The yellow wrapper literature men will find a hero, whom, in all probability, they have made by their corrupt fictions, in a fellow late ly convicted in the English colony of Hong Kong, in China, for piracy. It is difficult to imagine a finer specimen of the Ned Buntline species than this precocious furnishes in his own person, as daguerreotyped in the late Chi nese correspondence of the London Times.— Speaking of piracy, the correspondent thus re* ferred to thus delineates the scamp: While I am upon this subject of piracy tat me mention that an American named Eli Boggs, was tried at Hong Kong for piracy and murder. His name would do for a villain of the Blackbeard class, but in form and feature he was the hero of a sentimental novel; as he stood in the dock, bravely battling for his life, it seemed impossible thrt that handsome boy could be the pirate whose name had been for three years connected with the boldest and bloodiest acts of piracy. It was a face of fem inine beauty. Not a down upon the upper lip, large lustriou« eyes, a mouth, the smile of which might woo coy maiden, affluent black hair not carlessly parted, hands so small and so delicately while that they would create a sensation ia Belgravia—such was the Hong Kong pirate, Eli B»ggs. He spoke for twobours in his defence, and he spoke well—without a tremof, without an appeal for mercy, but trying to prove that his prosecution was' the the result of a conspiracy, wherein a Chinese bum-boat proprietor and a sub -official of the colony (both of whom he charged with being in league with all the pi rates on the coast,) were the chief conspirators. The defence was, of course false. It had been proved that he had boarded a junk and des troyed bv cannon, pistol, and sword, fifteen men; and that having forced all the rest over board, he had fired at one of the victims, who had clutched a rope and held on astern. No witness, however, cotild prove that he saw a man die from a blow or a shot struck or fired by the pirate. The jury, moved by his youth and courage, and straininghard their conscient ces, acquitted him of the murder, but found him guilty of piracy. He was sentenced to transportation for life.