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J ust after the death of the flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow
Aglow with a mystical splendor
That rivals the brightness of spring
Aglow with a beauty more tender
Than aught which fair summer could
Some spirit akin to the rainbow
Then borrows its magieal'dyes,
And mantles the farspreading landscape
In hues that bewilder the eyes.
The sun from his cloud-nillowed chamber
Smiles soft on a vision so gay,
And dreams that his favorite children,
The flowers, have not yet passed away.
There's a luminous mist on the mountains,
A light azure haze in the air,
As if angels, while heaveuward soaring,
Hath left their bright robes floating
The breeze is so soft, so caressing,
It seems a mute token of love.
And floats to the hearts like a bleasing
From some happy spirit above.
These days, so serene and so charming,
Awaken a dreamy delight
A tremulous, tearful enjoyment,
Like soft strains of music at night;
We know they are fading and fleeting,
That quickly, too quickly they'll end ;
And we watch them with a yearning af
As at parting we watch a dear friend.
Oh! beautiful Indian Summer!
Thou favorite child of the year,
* Thou darling, whom nature aenriches
With gifts and adornments so dear!
How fain we woo thee to linger
On mountain and meadow awhile,
For our hearts, like the sweet haunts of
Rejoice and grow young in thy smile.
Not alone to the sad field of autumn
Dost thou a lost brightness restore,
But thou bringest a world-weary spirit
Sweet dreams of its childhood once more;
Thy loveliness fills us with memories
Of all that was brightest and best
Thy peace and serenity offer
A foretaste of heavenly rest.
IF WE KNEW.
If we knew the woe and heartache
Waiting for us down the road
If our lips could taste the wormwood,
If our backs could feel the load,
Would we waste the day in wishing
For a time that ne'er can bbe
Would we wait in such impatience
For our ships to come from sea?
If we knew the baby fingers
Pressed against the window pane,
Would be cold and stiff to-morrow
Never trouble us again
Would the bright eyes of our darling
Catch the frown upon our brow ?
Would the print of rosy fingers
Vex us then as they do now9
Ah, these little ice-cold fingers.
How they point our memories back
To the hasty words and actions 8
Strewn along our backward track !
How these little hands remind us,
As in snowy grace they lie,
Tot to scatter thorns-but roses
Fuor our reaping by and by. I
Strange we never prize the music
Till the sweet-voiced bird has down;
Strange that we.should slight the violets
Till the lovely flowers are gone;
Strange that summer skies and sunshine
Never seem one-half so fair d
As when winter's snowy pinions
Shake their white down in the air!
Lips from which the seal of silence
None but God can roll away.
Never blossomed in such beauty d
As adorns the month to day; C
And sweet words that treight our memory g
With their beautiful perfume,
Come to ns in sweeter accents,
Through the portals ot the tomb. M
Let as gather up the sunbeams
lying all around our path;
Let us keep the wheat and roses,
Casting out the thorns and chaff;
Let us find our sweetest comfort
In the blessings of to-day.
With a patient hand removing
All the briars from our way.
BY MRS. M. A. KIDDER.
It is not on the sigiboard, sir, Of
* O ssearch far and wid: at
Or in the town directory,
The map or'railroad gulide; o
And if you pump your neighbors, sir,
You pump, alas! in vain,
For no one e'er acknowledged yet
He lived in Scandal Lane.
It is a fearfnl neighborhood,
So secret and so sly;
Although the tenants ofteintimee
Include the rich and high.
I'm told they're even cannibals,
And when they dined or s p,
By way of change they'll-turn about,
And eat each other up.
They much prefer the youthful, sir, 1
The beautiful and rare; an
They grind up chalracter and all, his
And call it wholesomne fatre!
And should the helpless victim wince,
They heed not ones of pain;
These very bloody cannibals,
That live nlu Scandal Lane.
If;on should chance to dine with thlom,
ray never be deceived, .
Wlrhen they seem most like bosom friends,
They're least to be believed, fre
Their claws are sheathed in velvet, sir,
Their teeth are hid by smailes, Dl
And woe betide the innocent
Who falls beneath their wiles!
When they have singled out their prey,
They make a cat-like spring,
Or hug them like a serpent, are a
They plant tlme fatal sting !'
And then they wash thloir guilty hands, low
But don't efface the stsin. . al
These very greedy cannibals,
That live in Scandal Lanmil!
THAT GOLDEN TRESS OF HAIR. Per
Oh, maiden! thoullnngh on life's dark sea, ht
My barque be tempest-tossed
Though all eartlh's purest joys to me
For evermore be lost
Yet thro' this changeful world so wide, ab
Shall Ibe iy tendor care
To cherish still, whate'er bietide,
That golden tress of hair. feb
Full well I mind thie sad, sad hour
('Twas on a snmnmer night)
hat ii a fragranllt sylvan bower,
Beneath the pale moon's light,
We parted-while I fondly vowed he
That next my heart Pd wear, LA
'Midst tormn,. 'ltmid utlmnhinle, 'midst cloud, for
That golden tress of hair. Per
The hopes that then upon oar way r
At noon sn brightly rose. t
.ave flted-aiil now our noontide day will
Is drawingto a 'close. O
Yet tho' yonth'ms rosy dreams be gone
, With all their visions ftir
I'll think of thee. when gazing on
That gelden tress of hair.
BArKN SODA! --COOKING SODA!!
Pure English Newcastle can be pro
cured at H. ST. JOi-'"8 at tire same
r'ice that is paid for UQox.!xo lxlPUtKt
sodAs fr~alguently palnemi off on the N.
1ublic by ignoranlt dcillers. ' Igold
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
WM. A. SEAY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ALEXANDRIA,
L. La., Will practice in the Courts or
Rapides and adjoining Parishes.
THOS. C. MANNING,
A TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
Law, Alexandria, La.
H. S. LOSEE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE FRONT
Rooms, up stairs, in Jas. W. Osborn's
Brick store, Front Street, Alexandria, La.
H. L. DAIGRE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ALEXAND
E. U. LECKIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY
Public, Alexandria, La.
R. A. HUNTER,
A TTORNEY AT LAW, ALEXAND
1 ria, La.
A TTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE 38
Natchez Street, corner of Bank Place,
up stairs, New Orleans.
R. W. BRINGHUIIRST,
ORDERS sent by mail, oi left at R. C.
Hetherwick's store will be received
and attended to.
Jan. 20th, 1869-tf.
W. W. ,WHITTINGTON, JR.,
.osllcOE Of' 7'. Y .E.,;rdC
HAS REMOVED HIS OFFICE TO
Colonel R. A Hunter's Law Office,
January 13th, 1869-ly.
B. Well & Bro.,
Havejust returned from New Or
leans, wherethey have selected and
purchased with great care, express
ly for the Rapides market, a full
fill ill IITElo00O.S
Clothing of all kinds, makes and
IE o s ie* y',
FREINCH and EGLISH PHPRINT;
,ts Gaiters, a truly fine lot.
A FIZNE AND. CHOICE LOT.
CALL AND SEE!!
All these they are selling at re
duced rates for cash only. No more
CREDIT, so be sure to bring your
oY gold and greenbacks with you.
WALK IN LADIES AND GENTLE
oct 24, 1866, tf.
HVAS opened on FRONT STREET,
opposite the Ferry, a large, fine and
well selected stock of
Fl, AID wrITH HOODS
Of all kinds, and offers them to the market
at low and very favorable rates. He offers 7
yo AITrr, but sells every thing cheap.
His stock consists, in part, of
Poplins, Alpaca, all
colorsand shades, Hos
fery, Boots, Shoes; La
dies' finest Gaiters and
Slippers CLOTHING; knit
and silk undershirts; Ladies,'
Misses' and Children's bose and
half hose. Calicoes, Mnslins of all
colors, shades and prices.
Tn short let the public give him a call a
and he wi!l deem it a pleasure to display
Alex., Oct. 10, '66-tf.
New Goods! New Goods!!
j WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM
my friends and customers that I have
lost returned from New Orleans, with a
fresh supply of
and many other articles too numerous to
mention, all of which I will sell at the
lowest CAST prices. I keep constantly on
hand a large supply of p
Corn, Oats and Bran,
at reasonalle rates. I haIve also ONE el
TITNDRED PLOWS: Calounn Pattern,
Peacock and Hall & Spear: Nos. 1, 1, 1J ]
and 2, at NEW ORLEANS PRICES.
Give me a call and judge for yourselves,
lint don't come all at once and don't for.
,et your pocket hooks.
T will either advance or give a reason
ableprieefor Cotton. 'Tnq nireunst abovothe £
ICE IIOUSE IOTEL.
feb 20 tf JACOB WALKER.
TFE undersigned ivislies to inform
I the Sugar Planters of Rapides that
lie has on hand a good quality of MO
LASSES.BARRELS, which he offers
for sale--chenp for enash-guaranteed.
Persons punrchnsing Barrels from me
that will slhip them.by way of Alexan
dria, all cooperage needec) for therm,
will be attended to, fre of chatrge.
Oct.7-tt. P. T. KERRIGAN. B
JOHN J. FERGUSON,
WATOHMAKER & JEWELER, "
OPPOSITE MARKET HOUSE.
I~Watches, Clocks and Jewelry re- ful
N. B.--Igihest cash prico paid for old
gold and silver. [dec23'68-tf.
NTS ALEXANDRIA ADVERTISEMENTS.
REDUCED PRICES i
W. S. RIDGE.
HE IS NOW PREPARED TO DO
all kinds of Smith work at the
Such as BALL PLOWS, BULL TON
ied GUES, SHOVELS, HALF-SHOVELS,
TURNING SHOVELS, &c.
REPAIRING done on CARRIAGES,
BUGGIES, WAGONS, CARTS, t
ER, DRAYS, &e.
-MILL AND GIN WORK DONE TO J
PERSONAL ATTENTION GIVEN I
CE' TO HORSE-SHOEING.
TO Prices Reduced to suit the Times.
t1 Give me a call and satisfy your- h
selves as to workmanship and prices. C
SHOP on SIXTH STREET, two
E squares above Bayou Robert street.
Dec. 30-tf. ~
BEGS leave to return his warmest
L thanks to his friends and customers
9 for the liberal patronage extended to him
the past year, and informs them that he
3r- has moved into his large, commodious and B
ad new brick store, one corner above his for
merstand and is ready and ever willing to
serve them in his line. He hopes, with re
lil newed efforts to please and suit, to merit a
continuance of their favors.
He will continue to keep on bhand, and
sell at the cheapest rates, a complete and
well selected stock of A
ad CLOTHING, at
-A LARG STOCK CF- M
T GROCERIES, W6ODWARE,
PoT WARE, TIN WARE,
WILLOW WARE, CROCKERY.
CUTLERY PERFUIMERYI - ioI
je anuary23, 1867-tf
re JOSEPH BOULLIOT, A
SIT' OULD announce to the public
SV that he has just received a full C
supply of I
IJAD'IY IIf illPI IIl alSe
AT? IT SMTALLIC jURIAL GASIS co
Tiey are AIR TIGHT and will pre- I
serve and protect the DEAD, and are for
st particularly designed for the safe u
! TRANSPORTATIO" of bodies. He invites ne
August 15, 1866, tf.
- --I Tfon
EEPS constantly on hand the Freshest offe
and best FAMILY GROCERIESCHOICE AP
WINES, LIQUORS. ALES, etc. j
BOAT AND BAR STORES.
'Ang. 29, 1866, tf.
Okddrea s Tolooks\\ TE
WAX, CHINA AND PORCELAIN DOLLS En
6. ST. JOE~N'S. o
jal 2 tf .,
" TOTIOC Ej.
SAPT. Jno. Kelso, is my dtfly authorl
Ized agent for my plantation matters of
pending my absence from Rapidss.
T'I'HOS. S. BACON. BoI
Homstead Doc. 13th 1867. Girl
SB. JAEtIATT. JT, E.
FAMILY GRO ER,
REGEIVTING, FOR IIARDI-NG MJI
SCommi s on .& ere / atj F (
March 18 17.
J. GOULDE, tyof
III OU-TSE, rSIGN- orle
Claizlag and Paper Banging.
SHO0P ON THIRD BTBEET,
IN REAR OF THE TOWN HALL, 0 CO
mar20'67-tf. ALEXANDRIA, LA
THE uni.rsigned has leased the Saw
Mills of the Compton Estate and
Mrs. Lovd's on Bayou Boeunff, and is
fully pprparcd to firnislh unnler, at
either Mill, at ten dolliars per tholmusand.
WV. C. HARRIS.
Dec. 2, 1868 -Sm. " nJ
[TS. ALEXANDRIA ADVERTISEMENTS
E. R. BIOSSAT,
RACIIAL'e OLD STAND, Alexandria, La.
.W1 Cotton, Sugar, Molasses and oth
er freights stored and shipped at cheap
and reduced rates.
MOSBE ROSENTTIAL MIRES ROSENTHAL
I. ASTI 8 t 8110.
H AVE REMOVED TO THEIR OLD
.stand on FRONT STREET, opposite
the New Town Wharf, where they will be
pleased to see their old friends, customers
and the pblic generally. We will keep
constaityon hand a complete assortmento
te DRY GOODS,
whichi will be disposed of at the lowest
ES, Cash advanced on cotton or bought at
TS, the highest market price.
,GIVEw US A CALL.,.E
TO Jan. 6, '69-tt
EN NEW FAMILY GROCERY !
THE UNDERSIGNED has opened a
FAMILY. GROCERY 8" ORE on
FRONT STREET, opposite the Ferry, where
ar- he will keep always on hand, at the -
3. Cheapest Cash Market Rates, the best and -
lest F RUITS,
he In the estalishment be has put a
mnd BUTCHER'S STALL and will keep and
fo retail at all hours of the day and night,
re- FRESH BEEF,
A VARIETY OF WILD GAME!
N. B.-The wantsofSteamboatsspecially
Jan29-tL JACOB IRVING. E
New Millinery Store!
M RS. GERST has opened a MILLINE
RY and FANCY STORE, in Kuhna
ghel's Block, near the Post Office, where
SS she keeps on hand a fine assortment of
MILLINERY GOODS, di
E RIBBONS, W
Dresses madei.to rrder in the most fash- ti
ionable style, and at moderate rates.
Also fine Laces and.Muslin. washed and
She will be pleased to see the ladles of A
9 Alexandria and vicinity.
Alexandria, September 16. '68-ly.
ill r. W . LET- . L T.A.T,
TS now at ALEXANDRIA, and respect.
fully offers his services as DENTIST to
the citizens of this place and surrounding
All diseases of the Teeth and Gums will
be attended to by the most improved
With his complete facilities for opera
ting, he feels sure of giving general satis
faction upon those organs so essential to
IS comfort, beauty and even health itself..
These wishing his services, wll please
call at his office.
Teeth extracted without pin, ir desired.
e- P. 8.-For the gratification of thoe suf.
re fering with Acting Teeth, he may say, he tu
uses a remedy that effectually destroys the eat
nerve withnout pain. st
' Prices reduced to snit the times, the
FOfBoe on THIRD STREET, house
formerly ocenpiedby R. M. Kilpatriek.
Oct. 5th, 1868-tf. e
Fruit TreesL Fruit Trees!! t
i RA FPIDES iIz, r, : sisa
I HAVE ON HAND, and fore sale, the
Sbest assortment of Fruit Trees over CR
It offered in this market-consisting of
PEACH of different varieties, PFAR
E APPLE, &c. am
A. . BRADLEY.
Ja;oR IRvIrO, Alexandria, Louisiana.
as. ANFIELD'S SCHOOL WILL
TE re-open theFIRST MONDAY In SEP
English-Primary Classa.............b 00
" l.coudClase............. 5 00
.sic.................... ........ 4 00
'Board (payable in advance):... 15 00
August 19, 1868-tf. ofa
. School Notice.
Miss O1'IN WILL RESUIME THE (
r exercises of her school on the 1st day
of Septomber, at her former sao l house or
Boys, per month.........-...........3 00
Girls, " . .......... and 3 00
Aug. 26, 1868-tf. beti
MILLINERY AND LADIES' FASIB
FRONT STREET, ALEXANDRIA,LA
"ONNETS, Ribbons, Silks, Trimmings, MO]
SLaces, Gloves and all and every vaie- for
ty of L Fdies'Furnishing Goods sonstantly the
on hand, and reueived weekly from New ofJI
Orleans. PRoIE8 MODERATE Pea
July IT, '67-tf. TI
THE OCLBBRA TED nl
MAGNOLIA WASHING MACHINE,
WrIlH PTE'ENT WRINGER
wi Fo 8AL Br Rapi
S HENRY A.BIOSSAT, lon
Ap lI S-tr. Aoum' '
FRESi GARDEN REED.-- each
GET THE MOST RELIABLE li
LAEDRET, and SHAXKER. ofg
Jan. 2, 180t-t I H. ST. JOIN'S At
E. O. TAIT. G. W. LANEY
ON ýr j
SAIT & LANEY,.
S. K. JOHNSON,
10. FRONT ST.,
SW HERE they have Just opened a new
and complete assortment of-'
tPAINT BRUSHES, GLASS, KEROSINE
OIL, LAMPS AND CHIMNEYS.
WINES AND LIQUORS
of the best quality, for medicinal
Ina purposes only.
rwd P ER IL - R T FU d ER, Y :
FANCY TOILET SOAPS,
Extracts for the handkerchief of
HAIR PREPARATIONS, COS
METICS, COMBS AND
. BRUSHES of ev
a ery kind.
Books and Stationery:.
/ CONSISTING OF
"LETTER, NOTE C
ly & OAPPAPER
ENVELOPES, SLATES, PEN
CILS, PENS, COPY BOOKS,
B! PLAIN AND SET,
with every article 'usually kept to
.complete the stock.
ire t The business will be con
ducted by Dr. W. C. TATr, who
will give it his undivided atten
t Parictutla attention given to I
the compounding of prescriptions
of AT ALL HOURS.
February 10th, 1869-tf.
E. & S. WEIL,
S., Wholesale and Retail
a- FZiO-7i)R O.fT fZ .'
a A.lexandTira. La a..
. ~IjE BEG LEAVE TO INFORM THE
fh V freds maid patrons of Joseph Wes,
so that we have purelashnd hbi entire tter
eeet and eontents of his store on Front
street, aut will carry on the same under
the above style.
SJoseph Weil ie thankful h the liberal p
ptronae bestowed on bhi house ad hoeq
hsuccessorse. will share equally well.
E. &E 8. Well have assumed all the liabili
ties of the late firl and all pas'ment of as
counts and notes must be made to them.
We will eontlinue to keep in our store 6ad
everything in our line. Our estoek on
DRY GOODS, OROCERIES, ~
a HARDWARE, TINWARE,
All of whblh we will diapese o~fst vsery
• WWe will pay the highest market
price for cotton, or make liberlt advomee.
Jan. 1, 18800-t ..
[N EW ·ST oRE .
SIfAVE OfPENED A FRESH LOT 4PW
in Alexandri La, and will keep oah 4
· a les for plantations and flmle, be.
of alt kinds, and will take in exebaag all ke
country produoe. and will pay the hblghest
market price, IN ClASH, for
Cottoa. arnd 23.deiB* ,
or make liberal advanees on cotton shipped
through my hands to New Orlei. I
have opened on -
WO.VJ2 827fT y, Bl
between BIO88AT'8 and WILLIAM8 &
I. L. M~IcMIs.
January 90th, 1869-y.
NOTIOE OF ELECTION,.
HE qinalified votes of Westts Ward 'I
are hereby notified that on eleetion
established by aw the said W ream a
MoNDiAY, the 5th ofFEBRIUARY, 189, Ca
for one aembet of the Plie Jaury to, fill Pt
the vacancy oceaionaed by the reumigntion
of James Hick, also for one Justice of the Otta
Peace and Couetable foi sad Ward.
The Comiistonera of Election will hold
the said election aeioriuih to- law ad
milkendue return thereof ti the P1eident
of the Police Juraor the SbhrifofRl O e
Parish.. - C.W.BO '
Aletandria,February Id. 1889,
oFeb. 0,~1 d : - . .e.
NOTIQE OP EILZOQT I .
TIlE qnwlied eoten at .fhr.te. e;
lnsf,at the preiinot or ,
l w d;fWi l eae of Wars r onet
Sof the Peae *nd one CfWjfor C
'The Uounmnsianoiera of Election willR hit 1al
the said elootion accorli: g to Jatr lad Fur
make dne return thereof to the President
of lho Pollie Jaury or the 8herlt of lre
pides. C. W. BOYCE, '
Alex. Feb. 2nd 18. p. J. .
HIENRY ST. -JOHN,
1d Alexandria, La.
Theofollowing List I. s portion of the
Articles made by H. 8i'. JOHIN. and wrill
be found ou trial, well worthy of psreage.
EXPECTO'RANT S TPUP,
Bronchitis, Pains in the Chest, &..
F, ST. JOHN'S
Compound Syrup ofthe Hylpophospes.
Ia CHEST COxMPLA'T8, WER UaGS.
B, An Exoellent Preparation For
f BPBRAINS, BR UISES,
SeSUisry, 2Aesmantis, Jc.
CONCENTRATED ESSENCE OP
PREPARED FROM THE FI.ES' ROOT.
ORBOLE HAIR OIL.
b- TOOT ~ POTQwr- j p
D- -ENTR r oss:
!o Improve the General Coadition ot the
8UO OFallaet a oLfiMiS. OIs
An AgreeagleRefrereantand Lazatie.
I,- ,a .
Ba 1t0s at oUai Uwwproue pS emptS Pn
a t~ . I .. e .. of N e u E....... -...
Dia siitsg, and laaw inortesdF
•rmp. man. rUde. a . gfst. fr.e 14
SPAE . .:DIC Na.. Needy ow .
AI£Nm TOA, .b ,
la. _te .. 'o
Pt .. .il. arranted geause, s 4mInaI
T ro a -, .. ...ows. r.e-a s -
I. . -b*-i- m I
*, BorabbaM BEles
COA . o .L. Lp, W ,i "
G-EWNINE MADRAS INDIGO.. - .
and SherwnWlow Fe sih h piteW t
VInegas. -aeI , , N
CIk 0E ea, Milaga e or O*e
nPapand Tin Cans Spice. Not
nega, Macc, Ginger, Pejiper, &e. N
oULPET W EkE1
A. IBROUSEAU do CO.
f)"lofror gale at, low .
kh~dr English and
Mids. Floor Furnitur aan
Cloths. Matting,. IOo lsy
Ceeoa Window adee,
Coesn. Crumb Cldams,
and Felt. Curtains. Lace
Damaslt. ebe Fmlernte
saiCettom trlpes. Co~alees
AWARDUD NZT lIE
The above Stove uses
lees fel, adbaresbetter
other ve now n use.fd mn
A ture Faif ~r at NýOrlea
the St LoaSnFair of lI89 -7
Also, Constantly on beau.s
COOKINGQ .TOVES of the
-Fattoru .: bora?
u~rsd to ttoiade.
Wareblao s...o. 88 Td
OrderusehfSt box N66.00
and DXele e' N .
-. C Mb asoIý New
Post abee recive rompf8
Feb 1S -1y0.
Grain, Hly and C1ora
bds & Co.8. xtio. ýxebnuy
IsEM, wmb, XUS4 of
10 ? $PFAPE1I A~
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