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* 755T L. J VOLUME X. PLAQUEMINE, PARISH OF IBERVILLE, LA., OCT. 21, 1857. NUMBER 12 PUBLISHED EVEEY WEDNESDAY MORNING BY WILLIAM P. BRADBURN. ~©fflce on Main street«*» XERHIS. SUBSCRIPTION—Five Dollars per annum— due anil paynlile at the time of subscribiug. ADVERTISEMENTS will he inserted at the rote of Our Dollar per square (of ten lines or less) for tlie first, ami Fifty Cents for every subsequent insertion. \ liberal discount, however, on these rates wiH be made on advertisements iuserted for any length of time. ANNOUNCING CANDIDATES—Ten Dollars for nil offices, in each language—invariably iu adyancn. OBITUARY NOTICES, not exceeding three or j four lines, will be cheerfully inserted without charge; ! but those of greater length will be charged as advertise- ! ments. JOB WORK—Cash on delivery. , Merchant, or other, udv : rti Ä ; SPECIAL NOTICES. 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And finally—All communications for this paper, of any and every character whatsoever, intended to promote the private ends or interests of individuals, corporations, so latia* or schools, will be charged as advertisements A Battle Incident, At the battle of the Thames, a laughs able incident occurred, which is thus related by one who was in the engage ment: The British General had formed his men in open order, with their cannon pointing down the road, by which the Americans were advancing. Gen. Harrison immediately took advantage aitiiftiduii lUiiiKuicnciy tuuiv uuvnmavc of this, and ordered Col. Johnson's mounted regiment to charge at speed by heads of companies, (so as to çx pose the least possible front,) pass through the open intervals, and form in the rear of the British forces. This movement was brilliantly executed by the battallion under tlie command of Lieut. Col. James Johnson, at the same time charging the Indians with the other battalion. It happened that in one of the com* panies under James Johnson's coal maud there was a huge, brawny follow named Lamb; he weighed about 240 pound«, was a brave man,and as good luunored as big —brave meu proves biallyare. Lamb had broken down his Kentucky horse by hisgreat weight, and was mounted instead upon a short stout, wild Canadian pony; from whose side« his long limbs depended almost to the ground, while hi-> bulk^ frame rose high above the beast—looking not tinlike an overgrown boy astride of a rough sheep. When the charge was made, Lamb's pony took frighi, and brokewto a run Lamb pulled until the bit broke »»the animal's mouth, and all command of him was lost. The little pony stretch ed himself as to the work, dashed out of the ranks, soon outstripped all the flu t^o irinn^nn i« ;.dv»«rfi file leaders and pushed on in advance of the company. Lamb was no lon ger master of his horse or himself, and he was in a quaudary. If he rolled off he would be trampled to death by his friends; if tlie horse rushed upon the British lines with him, so far ahead of the rest, he must be killed. Either way death seemed inevitable; and to use his expression, he thought "he'd jist say something they could tell his friends in Kentucky, when they went home." He struck both heels into the pony's flanks and urged him to his utmost speed. On they drove, some fifty yards in front of tlie leading file, Lamb's gigantic person swaying from side to side, and his legs swinging in a most portentious fashion—the little Canadian "pulling foot" all he knew how, his tail straight, his nostrils diss tended, his ears pinned back, and his eyes flashing from under their shaggy foretop, with all the spite and spleen of a born devil. Just as he got within a stride or two of the British, Lamb flour ished his rifle and roared out in a voice of thunder: "Clear the way. G d d n you! for I'm coming!" To his su rprise tlie lines opened right and left, and he passed through un hurt. So great was their astonish-' ment* at the strange apparition of such a rider, and such a horse moving up* on them, with furious velocity, that they opened mechanically at his word of command, and let him pass. So soon as he gained the rear of their po^ si(ion, Lamb rolled on the grass, and suffered his pony to go on his own road. A few minutes more, and he was with his comrades securing the prisoners. j ! ! ing, they met at a low pot-house and the bodily interference of friends alone prevented a fight between them. The prisoner was heard to vow vengeance against his rival. The wretched'vie tiim left the house, followed soon after by the jriÉrtier, and Was fonndjon the Circumstantial Evidence. Sheridan Knowles tells the follows ing strange story of circumstantial ev idence in the course of his recent lee-» tures:—"Some years ago, I went espe cially to Clonmell assizes, in Irelrnd, and accidentia witnessed a trial which I shall never forget, A wretched man a native of that country, was charged with the murder of Iiis neighbor. It seemed that an ancient feud existed be tween them. They had met at a fair and exchanged blows; again that even another'man" had' been murdered, that roadside, murdered, and his face so barbarously beaten in by a stone, that he could only be identified by his dress. The facts were strong against the pris oner; in fact it was the strongest case of circumstantial evidence 1 ever met with. As à matter of form—of his guilt there was no doubt—the pris oner was called on for his defence.— He called—to the surprise of all—the murdered man. And the murdered man came forward. It seemed that the identification by his dress was vague, for all the peasantry of Tippe rary wore the same description of clothes; that the presumed victim had g «t a hint that he would be arrested under the White Boy act. had fled, and only returned with a noble Irish j . r « , feeling of justice, when he found that his auctent foe was in jeopaidy on his «ccount. The Judge told the jury it was unnecessary to charge them — They requested permission to retire; they returned in abont two hours, when the foreman with a long face, handed him the verdict, "guilty:" Ev*> ery one was astonished. "Good God!" said the judge, "of what is he guilty? Not of murder surely! 1 ' "No my lord," said the foreman, "but if he did not murder that man, he stole my mare three years ago!" A green-horn, from somewhere, stan ding carelessly upon tlie end of one of the East Kiver piers, watching a Brooklyn ferry-boat, accidentally lost his equilibrium and found himself sud denly in the "damp." He, however, soon clambered up again; and while blowing off the superfluous brine, he was asked by a bystander how he rel ished old Neptune's soup, to which he replied: "Wal, I hain't got much agin it; but all 1 have to say is, that whoever put m «v ~ ~~ A man who does not possess a pars 'aient, satista hmiself by des P«">g >«i here moves thts obstacle which .stands between him and merit, and by this means he finds» himself on a level with him whose labors he is afraid of. The subject of dollars and cents is the only theme that keeps up its inter est. Just as if by becoming a million aire, you could aat more than three meals a day with a relish, or wear more than one suit of clothes at a time. Paddv in America . Strike out what the Irishman has done for America, and the country would be set back fifty years in the path of progress. Corn would grow where the Erie canal bears the freight of millions of fertile acres; the lumbering stage coach would take the place of fly. ing trains ou ten thousand miles of rail road; a million spindles now running would never hare been built. Fifty thou sand Americans now relieved of the drud gery of cotton mills, and engaged in more profitable employment, would still be con fined. Hundreds of millions of dollars could not purchase from the American people the property and the advantages that have absolutely been bestowed upon them by Irish labor; and they can hardly get a mea lof victuals without it to-day.— Irish labor is in the corn fields and the cotton mill. It digs all our cellars, and carries all the bricks. It mans half of our marine. It fills the rank of our army. It mows our door yards and digs our gard ens It waits on the tables at the hotels. It washes our linen. In other words, it is an essential element in American thrift and progress; and we could not lose it for a month without reco^pnce of chaos. If Americans carry the Wwfos of enterprise, the Irishmen carry the hands. Without good nature and gratitude men might as well live in a wilderness as in a civil society.—(Dyer. l-j" AU letters, communications or notices sent to this paper, and intended to promote the in terests or gratify th« wishes of an individual, a party or a corporation, will be charged as ad~ vertisemenh. U* We wish it to be distinctly understood tha no announcement of a Candidate for OJfke will be inserted in this paper, unless accompanied with the cash, $10. ANNOUWrŒBÏÂISNTS. For Assessor. 03"" We are authorized to announce U. S. HAASE as a candidate loi Assessor—election next November. feb7 For Sheriff. Mr. Eslitor: Please announce me in your paper as an Independent Candidate for Sheriff" jan31 J, M. 1! ILS. For Recorder. Mr. Editor : Please announce toy name as a Candidate lor the office 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 OSCAR LAUTE Esqr.. as a candidate for Justice of the Peace for 2nd Ward. [sepl9] HIS FRIENDS. Notice. Those who get our p;tper from this date, without having ordered it, are simply requested to accept it, without charge, till November, when it will be »topped unless ordered other wise. We ask all sueh to receive it till that time, as a faror. the 0156gr to the south. The New Orleans Crescent, notices an article in the Vieksburg Sun, under the above caption' which it warmly endorses. It takes, says the Crescent, almost the sarae ground thai has characterised that paper for months past, and we may assert for ourself that it is the ground which the Sentinel has occupied since Novem ber last, and, in our opinion, "the true ground that every foul he rn journal should occupy.*' "A oneness of sentiment, feeling and action," has been the mainspring of our argument hith erto, and will eoutinue to be ; it would be that '•wa J of adamant" expressed by Mr. Gibson, of Terrebonne, and the "unbroken Soulhern pha lanx" which we contended for in our paper of the 6th of December last. After showing the inroads which Bi.ick Re publicanism is making on the borders of slave territory in every direction,and the propability of an early addjjion of four or five Free States [O the Union, the Crescent goes on to say : With the Sun, we say, says the Cres cent,'We aie no alarmist. We are no panic maker. We would not wittingly add to the fears of anyone, much less prognosticate evil without a good reason for so doing. We could have no motite for saying that the South was doomed, so far as the action of the general govern ment is concerned, unless we firmly be lieve such to be the fact. We may as well make up our minds to look the danger which threatens us full in the face, and meet it like men who know their rights, and knowing dare maintain them.' After stating that it is the opinion of sagacious statesmen that the Union will not last four years, 'unless a great reac* tion takes place in the North on the sub ject of slavery,' the Sun makes the sub« joined practical remarks: The Abolition sentiment is growing daily, and it will continue to grow until it darkens the whole Northern horizon.— 'When we drive slavery out of Kansas,' said Senator Wilson, 'we will attack it in the States where it exists.' This is their programme to which they are committed. To carry it out, they will employ every agency that the mind can conceive, or ingenuity invent. 'We elected a Speaker,' exultingly said Horace Greeley, 'and why can we not elect a President V That they will èlect the man of their choice for the Presidency, without an interposition of Providence, is not only the opinion of a few, but it is the opinion of nearly all our most far-seeing statesmen. Many long months ago we predicted that, in 1800, they,' the Black Republi can#, would 'elect the man of their choice, —Senator William H. Seward—to 'the Presidency,' unless there was a remarka blechange in Northern popular sentiment, of which there then appeared not tha slightest probability, and of which there appears not now the slightest probability, we are able to discern. The Vicksburg Sun thus brings its clear and well-written article to a close : Seward is the man we will have to con tend with in 1360; and in him we will find a foeman well skilled iu all lite arts of war; a strategist without a rival, and a political chieftain of great deliberation, unparalleled sagacity, and wonderful foresight. To defeat a well disciplined army, led on by such a man, will be no easy task. Already is he mars-hailing his forces preparatory to the great contest of I860. What are we doing? Taking our ease on the couch of inactivity, and regarding the muttering» of the thunder, which litT tokens the storm cloud, with supreme in difference. We must arouse ourselves from the dream of security in which we are indulging. When the enemy is thun dering at our gates it will be too lute to offer him effectual resistance. A oneness of sentiment, feeling and action should animate the people of the South. Let there be no division among us when the great day of trial comes. Let us evince by our unity of action that when our rights are assailed, we know how to defend them, that we dare defend them, at all hazards, and to the last extremity. We must put am* iu mu icisi extremity • we must put! our house in order, in view of the threat. ening danger. We miist prepare for the great battle which is to decide the fate of the Union, as becomes the descendants of those who fought and bled to secure the inestimable blessings by which we are on ail sides surrounded. Very well said and very correct. With all our heart we reiterate the saying that there should be 'a oneness of sentiment, feeling and action* among the Southern people; that there should 'be no division among us when the great day of trial comes;' and that'unity of action* and uni on of feeling should characterize our con duct iu the future. Otherwise we will, necessarily, be illy prepared for the great struggle that is approaching, and which our enemies are determined to force upon us. 3Xaj. Xlcrrou's Speech. The following is the conclusion of the South West's review of Maj. Ilerron's speech at Green well : How stands Mr. Davidson on the Kan sas* Walker question Î On this all-import ant subject, the opinions of an aspirant for Congressional honors, should not he left in doubt. Gov. Walker's unwarranted intervention in the affairs of the people of Kansas—his utter disregard of the plain precepts of the constitution—his flagrant departure from the principles of the Cin cinnati platform, and of the Kansas and Nebraska acts, and his complete sacrifice of Southern rights, and Southern interests iu the Territory of Kansas, have received the unqualified condemnation of the De mocracyof Georgia and Mississippi, in convention assembled. Otherconventions have denouueed his course without meas ure, and among them the convention that nominated Mr. Sigur. The mass of the whole Southern people without distinction of party, are convinced that a great wrong has been perpetrated on them. Then in a matter of this vast importance to the South, I repeat where stands 1 bornas G. Davidson. I assert that judging from Ins letter published in the Argus, he occupies neither side of the question, or both sides, according to the construction placed by the reader upon the document. In one sentence he praises Walker to the skies, and hoots at the idea of the interests of the South being endangered in his keep ing; in another he gently objects to Mr. Walker's imperial interference. In one place he endorses Walkers, gratuitously advising the people what they shall do — In another he thinks he has gone rather far. Thus as usual he has prepared liirrt self for He may, with any emergency. out the charge of gross inconsistency, hereafter endorse or repudiate Walker as it suits his purposes at the time. No one should receive our suffrages who is not clenrly and beyond the shadow of a doubt, true to our interests. Laurent J. Sigur, the other Democratic candidate, comes recommended by his many good qualities as a private citizen the honorable, high-minded, high-toned, chivalrous gentleman; the breath of suspi cion even, has never ruffled the surface of his pure and clear and honorable reputa tion, as a man. True, bold, independent, he is indeed, a chevalier sans peur et sans reproche. As a man worthy in every re spect of our confidence. Asa politician he commands our respect and admiration. His characteristic boldness and indepen« dence, eminently qualify him to represent us in Congress at this juncture. His known and admitted ability gives every assurance that our public interests will be in safe and reliable hands; his great en ergy and industry is a sure guarantee that the private interests of his constituents will not be neglcctcd. Ile is a consistent Democrat, of the State-rights school. The charge that he is a disunkHiist is brought by his opponents against him. I deny the charge; I fee! au thorized to say it is false. This cry of disunion, which periodically is raised by submissionists, against those who dare advocate the rights of the States, and vindicate resistence, even to the last ex» tremity, to the aggressions of those who would piecemeal fritter away our consti tutional rights, will be raised in vain, a gaiust .Mr. Sigur. He stands upon (he Cincinnati platform upon the slavery question, he endorses the Calhoun resolu tions adopted by the convention from which be received his nomination; he opeidy, unequivocally and without re» serve, condemns Gov. Walker's interfer ence in the affairs of the people of Kansas. He is willing to await the action of Presi dent Buchanan, until the time for serding his annual message to Congress. If he then disconnects himself clearly and dis tinctly from the gross outrages perpetra ted by Walker iu Kansas, he will receive at Mr. Sigur's hands, as he should re ceive at tlie hands of all good citizens, that endorsement he will well deserve. If, however, Mr. Buchanan should abandon the principle of non-intervention, the very ' c » C ° f " e r S °" c the platform on wh.ch he | was P f 'P .tPfi. nnn nnrinrco IVn Iror 'a innren was elected, and endorse Walker's course in Kansas, then will Mr. Sigur be ready to make common cause with the friends of the violated Constitution, and mete oat even to Mr. Buchanan the full measure of well deserved condemnation already bestowed on Walker. Sigur is charged with being afillibustcr. If by this charge it is meant Mr. Sigur favored the assistance that Lopez, Crit* tenden and others sought to carry into the Island of Cuba to the people of that Isl.« and desiring to be relieved from the yoke of oppression which bound them down-— if it is meant that in consequence of his sympathy with the Cubans, and in imita tion of those who in our revolutionary struggle assisted our infnnt Republic in its struggles for liberty, he lost a fortune in the effort—if it means that he is in fa vor of 'extending the area of liberty' by carrying our Republican system to our neighbors—if it means that he is in favor of the acquisition of Southern territory-— then he is a filibuster, and so it every true man in the South. These are the candidates, these their principles. You have a right to choose between them. How can yon hesitate. Heroic Woman . We read in the Cour rier de la Drome, a very interesting story about a woman who has excited much interest at Valence. The name of the woman is Hypsen, by birth n Prussian, mother of four children, and the wife of an infirm man. Driven hg necessity and starvation, she disguised herself as a man, under the name of Michel. For five years she worked hard as a 'navy' at the rail ways. Attired thus, she passed for a young man of about twenty or twenty-two years, though she was more than thirty years old. Her fellow-laborers had always observed the great solicitude with which the young laborer watched over her bus« band, whom she described as her father, as also over her four ehildren, whom she passed off as her brothers and sisters. It was observed that the youngest of the was observed that the youngest of the children? wJlom she secretly suckled, was ; t|w ob j ect of ber particu | Rr cafe- Her ; generaI conduct also was generally ad^ j m j redi and }j er assiduous industry waa j >(Jch ag to ; nduce the forenian to raise her wa g es twenty-five centime« above those j ofthe 0(herg The impogition wasa tlast discovered, and astonishment soon gave j wa ^ tQ adm j ra tj 0 n, which, ere long, mani i fegted itgejf jn sjmpathy nnd donations j from a |] partg of , he neighborhood. She . herse j f did nf)t think anyt hing of what ; ghe had donc jn pure dictation 0 fh er feel , j „„d when at last she attired as be came her sex, all she was afraid of was the inconvenience of the female dress in her daily labor. However, work more suited to her sex has since been amply provided for her.—Home Journal. Sronop.oM in thk Put.fit . The la test pulpit anecdote we have seen is the following, ilhistmtive of the manner in which the celebrated preacher, Spurgeon, in London, attracts attention : 'Upon one occasion he told the assembled multi tude that the way to hell was smooth and easy, 'like this," said he; and he straights way opened the pulpit door, put his feet over the banister, and slid down, as you often see little boys do. He then stopped for a moment,and said: 'But the way to heaven is hard, like this,' and pulled himself up again, which was rather diffi cult; but the congregation received this practical illustration with great applause.' Why is a lady pulling on her corset like a man who drinks to drown his grief? Because in so-lacing herself, she is getting tight.