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TH' iE ELECTION -. RAIDES - OFFICI.' AL.
. B. e..........344 294 147 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 135 1751
Francis T. Nicholls....158 169 148 149 64 40 59 43 66 57 170 1l 97 112 196 1639
For liet Go .- .
S="
S1 276 4 43 16 133 1743
For Sec'retary de State-
W. mu. trlden......... 157 16 145 141 64 40 58 43 66 57 170 110 97 112 194 1619
. lioes ............344 294 147 202 246 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 135 1751
For AGoernor
FrAllen Jumeioll .. .... 158 169 148 149 64 40 59 43 66 57 170 111 97 112 196 1639
G, B. Jackard........335 294 147 202 245 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 132 17489
For TAieut. Gon.
L Ni. OWilte..........157 168 145 144 64 40 59 43 66 57 170 111 97 112 195 1628
C. I. Anointe..........342 293 147 12099 246 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 133 175243
For SecPetaryblic Eate-
WA. Lsherm..........157 168 145 143 64 40 59 43 66 57 170 111 97 112 193 1625
W G. Buorow..........345 201 147 202 246 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 136 1752
For AudtritJudge
Alen F lackmane .. ...... 1 168 145 143 64 40 59 43 66 57 170 111 97 112 194 145426
,. A. onter'..........344 256 3 17 20196 246 38 39 1 1 1 273 12 43 16 133 1748
For ADty G .Aorey
H. . Hunte..........157 168 14426 143 63 40 58 43 66 57 1701 11 97 11203 194 1623
WJa. Andret.........350 293 148 2052 246 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 435 22 16 1752
Fopt. Public EucSnatotio-
R.Lewis exadr ........156 169 145 143 64 39 59 43 66 57 170 111 97 112 196 1628
WG. Klrowso...........336 2285 147 000 246 39 00 3 1 1 276 4 43 16 133 1537
For Depreetti Judge-
W.James Jeffr lakmaies........1359 138 108 145 63 37 26 41 66 37 173 102 97 101 189 1454
. J. . Detc.......... 356 311 176 19 249 38 3900 1 1 21 273 12 47 16 131 1876
E.G.tiunte,.r ........342 285146 126 18036 62 37 30 9 66 5 1 271 110 6043 1603 12 1446711
John Aledrme\ts........350 311 17960 205 247 38 8 10 1 4 276 4 75 33 167 1983
For Senator
Le. C.isexad..........156 163 139 142 63 36 46 38 66 54 170 110 97 105 199 1586
G. . Klobiso........ 326 27385 14436 173 247 38 00 1 1 1 273 4 4238 16 124 1710
For Clopreefetrk:
. G. . Hrk.........156 166 140 172 68 38 57 43 65 58 171 110 97 106 196 164293
Jame anadell ........34159 168 154 218 247 65 3 8 57 43 61 5 33 171 110 97 23 10 6 95 1607
G. .Rosenthaford....... 14 140 1041 132 64 36 33 42 66 33 17068 107 96 100 19 159257
W.J. orterc....... ... 356 288 147 194 245 38 00 1 1 1 273 4 43 16 131 1718
SJIaac BRobrett........139 130 181 199 26347 39 00 2 2 40 272 1 43 26 1 15 10
W. tite Sharewre.....342 285 15043 10 246 39 00 3 1 0 275 4 43 16 132 175011
For T'arish Jndge-
Wv V. W.i,:ttlngton,Jr143 131 107 109 61 31 18 41 65 41 159 93 98 92 190 1379
John clemeuts..8....350 32 179 228 249 42 38 3 2 17 287 8 42 33 134 1935
For Sheriff
I).C. Pau! ..........175 185 154 166 58 45 32 45 66 51 194 104 102 115 128 1620
H.M. t{obiusol....... 326 273 136 173 244 30 8 00 1 1 247 6 38 12 201 1696
For Clerk:
J. 3. P. ilooe......139 122 65 119 58 33 26 42 66 44 121 76 108 82 192 1293
J.,11. Randcull ........349 312 154 218 247 33 36 1 1 5 304 6 31 23 136 1856
For Recorder:
Mtires Joisentlhal.......15 16r0 141 141 64 38 52 39 66 57 170 109 96 111 194 1592
V. W. Porter.........33 287 148 198 247 38 0" 00 1 00 276 6 43 16 130 1725
For Coroner.
Isaac Roberts ....... 139 143 134 138 63 38 31 40 66 54 170 103 95 101 1,6 1510
,W. II. Slhadburne.. .. 343 294 150 11J 247 39 00 3 1 (0 276 4 43 19 132 1750
THE LEGISLATURE
The ilowiog Democratic Sena
tors are .lnowo to be elected: F. C.
Zarharie. 1i. A. i)ucros, L. G. Per
kins, T. E. MerIedith, G. H. Ellis, H.
C. Mitchell, '!. Texada, C. J. Boat
ner, hardy Richardson, H. L. Gar
lanil, J. W. Sandifoºrd-ll.
This would give 20 Dcmocratic
Senators to 16 Radicals.
The following Democratic Senator
is also very probably elected;-Wai
lee.
If Mr. Wailes is elected the Sen
ate will stand, Democrats 21, Rard
icalsl5.
HOUSE OF I'EPRESENTATIVES.
The following are the Democratic
members of the Legislature known to
be elected;
Orleans-S. H. Buck, C. J. Leeds,
John Fitzpatrick, Geo. Foerster, J.
Davidson Ilill, .f. M. Lamare, W. H.
Peralta, Jules Aldige, Albert Voor
hles, James 'telly, Louis Leonhard,
A. Delavigne, Louis Bush, C. J. Ber
ry, B. F. Jonas, J. K. Bell, E. B.
Briggs, J. T. Aycock, J. A. Shak
speare, R H. Wilde, E. W. Hunting
ton.
Bienville -'W. H. Cockerham.
Calcasieu--Geo. Richardson.
Claiborne -- John Young, T. J.
Duke,
Caldweld .-R. D. Bridger.
DeSoto -T. I. Pitts, J. M. Means.
East Baton Rouge-Dr. J. W. Du
pre, Dr. J. W. Williams, H. Young.
Feliciana, East-T. B. Lyons, W.
H. Porter.
Feliciana, West-J. B. McGehee,
B. H. Ryland.
Franklin-L. H. Bowden.
Grant-Col. E. G. Randolph.
Jeffersor,--., J. Kennedy (Ind.)
Jackson--E. E. Kidd.
Lincoln--G. L, Gaskins.
Livingston
Lafayette--Mf. T. Martin.
Morehouse-.W. M. Washburne,
Dr. J. D. Hammond.
Oouachita--D. A. Breard, J. G.
Taylor,
Richland--p. Toler.
Sabine--.
St. Helena-H. C. Lea.
St. Tammany--L. Spiller.
Tangipahoa-M. T. Newsom.
Union--E. T. Sellers, O. B. Steele.
Vernon--E. E. Smart.
Vermillion-A. Nunez.
Washingto:) -
Webster -W. 1T. Carloss.
Winn-G. A. Kelly. Total 55.
Radicals are known to be elected
in the following praishes:
Orleans 6, Ascension r, Assump
tion 2, Baton Rouge (West) 1, Boa
sier 2, Caddo ;, Carroll 2, Concordia
2, Iberia 2, Iberville 2. Jefferson 1,
Madison 2, Natchitoches 3, Rapides
3, Plaquemines 2, Pointe Coupee 2,
Red River 1, St. Bernard 1, St.
Charles 1, St. James 3, St. John 1,
St. Mary 2, Terrebonne 2, Tensas 2.
Catahoula 1. Total 51.
LIST
OF PREMIUMS AWARDED IN TIlE LADIES
DEPARTMENT OF TIHE RAPIDES AGRI
CULTURAL FAIR ASSOCIATION, OCTO
BER 20TrH, 1876.
DEP r. C.
Quilt made by girl 5 years old, Miss
L. W. Sanford, Doll House sett. No
premium was offered but an exception
made in this instance.
Calico Quilt, Mrs. Clara Smith, Pair
of Celery glasses.
Pair of Slippers, Miss Peroux, com
plimentary notice, no premium offered.
Wax Work, Miss Dowty, no compe
tition, half premium.
Toilet Mats, Mrs. J. H. Hynson, no
competition, half premiunm.
Crochet Tidy, Mrs. G. L. Wilson,
complimentary notice, no premium of
fered.
Calico Dress, Mrs. C. E. Blanchard,
Gold 'Thimble.
Calico Dress by girl under 12 years,
Miss Mary Butler, complimentary no
tice, no premium otffred.
Braiding, Miss S. H. Sallis, Half doz.
Small Coffee Cops and Saucers.
Infant's Dress, Mrs. C. E. Blan
chard, Coral Sleeve liuttons.
Pair Knit Socks, Mrs. G. L. Wilson,
no competition, half premium.
Specimen of Embroidery, Miss Ida
Hardy, Handsome Fan.
Pair Pillow Cases, Miss Sallie Hyn
son, no competition, half premium.
Specimen Needle Work, Miss Geor
gie Compton. complimentary notice,
no premium offered.
Embroidered Chair Cover, Miss Alice
Trufant, Rocking Chair.
Nubia Knit Work, Miss Delia Mad
dox, complimentary notice.
Lace Tatting in Cotton, Miss Nina
Smith, Silver Tatting Needle.
Gentleman's Shirt made by hand,
Miss Floretta Butler, Pair Sleeve But
tons.
Suit of Boy's Clothes, Mrs. J. Gei
ger, no competition, half premium.
fanging Basket, Mrs. H. A. Boyee,
complimentary notice, no premium
offered.
Phantom Basket, Miss C. M. Kerr,
complimentary notice, no premium of
fered.
Fancy Work in Moss and Shells,
Miss R. DuLaney, complimentary no
tice, no premium offeted.
Rustic Picture Frame, Mrs. C. Green,
complimentary notice, no premium ot
fered.
Embroidery in Silk, Mrs. A. Biossat,
complimentary notice, no premium of
fered.
Crochet Shawl, 1iss Alice Trufant,
complimentary notice, no premium of
fered.
Shirt made on Machine, Mrs. J. Gei
ger, complimentary notice, no pre
mium offered.
CLASS 2 and 3.
Fruit Cake, Mrs. J. W. Prescott,
Handsome Custard Bowl.
Marble Cake, Mrs. Casson, Pair of
Glass Cake Stands.
White Cake, Mrs. F. Seip, no com
petition, half premium.
Sponge Cake, Mrs. Casson, One doz.
Cordial Glasses.
Pound Cake, Mrs. F. Seip, no com
petition, halt premium.
General Asesortnment of Cakes, Mrs.
Casson, no competition, half premium.
Four Loaves of Bread, Mrs. A. G.
Compton, no competition, half pre
mium.
Rolls, Miss Lizzie Williams, no com
petition, half premium.
Biscuit, Miss Lizzie Williams, half
doz. Breakfast plates.
Pastry in variety and quantity, Mrs.
A. G. Compton, Marble Biscuit Board.
Display of Preserved Fruit, Mrs. A.
G. Compton, Pair Preserve Dishes.
Display of Jellies, Mrs. A. G. Comnp
ton, no competition, half premium.
Specimen of Berry Wine, Mrs. J. W.
Prescott, Silver Ladle.
Slpcimen of Berry Cordial, Mrs. E.
\1. Wells, complimentary notice, no
premium offered.
Specimen Brandy Fruit, Mrs. J.
Geiger, half dozen self-sealing Fruit
Jars.
Muscadine Wine, Miss Sallie Hyn
son, no competition, half premium.
Assortment of Pickles, Mrs. E. M.
Wells, no competition, half premiulm.
Butter, Mrs. HI. A. Boyce, Patent
Chunn.
Lard, Mrs. F. Seip, no competition,
half premium.
Display home made Candy, Miss
Georgie Compton, no competition, half
prenium.
Largest display of Confectionery, J.
Levin, Diploma.
Specimen of Tomato Catsup, Mrs. J.
Geiger, Silver Butter Knife.
Display of Catsups, Mrs. E. M.
Wells, no competition, half premium.
Home made soap, Mrs. J. Geigec,,
LO competition, half preminm.
At a meeting of the Board of Direc
tors held in Alexan.ria, October 27th,
1876, it was
Resolved, That the thanks of the
Board are earnestly due to those la
dies who generally placed on exhibi
tion specimens of their handiwork for
which no premium had been offered by
the Association, and that each and ev
ery article so presented richly merits a
handsome testimonial, but owing to
the embarrassed condition of our ex
chequer we can only offer our grate
ful thanks.
-AN item in the papers states the
fact that the Bank of England clips
every light sovereign it receives, and
that one machine weighs 3,000 an hour.
It does not state the interesting fact
that the machine is an automaton, the
sovereigns being put in a hopper like a
grist at a mill. The light ones drop
on one side, the full weight ones on
theother, and the machine never makes
a mistake. It is very simple. The
full weight sovereigns bears down a
balance so as to drop the coin on one
side--the light-weight fails to bear it
down, and it falls on the other side.
In 1875 the bank weighed $22,100,000
worth of coin and rejected $840,000.
-[Exchange.
-TowA has been tickled nearly to
death to think that an ear of Iowa
corn has been carried back to Brazil
by Dom Pedro, because the Empress,
pretending to be amazed and delighted
with the remarkable size and appear
ance of Iowa corn, begged an ear at
one of the stations on the Burlington
and Missouri River Railway while
passing through the State. It has'
since transpired that the Imperial par
ty were learning the American game
of poker, and only wanted the corn for
checks. Why should the spirit of mor
tal be proud, anyhow T-- Burlington
Hawkeye.
-A WOMAN got into a Baltimore
street-car, took a seat, and carefully
examined a loaded revolver which she
took from her pocket. Then she told
the conductor to let her out at John
Nevins' house. A friend of Nevins
heard the remark, and, getting out of
the car ahead of her, ran into the
endangered man's residence and warn
ed him to fly. The woman was crazy,
and she intended to k ill Nevins,
against whom she bore a grudge.
-[Exchange.
--GooD headquarters for young
men-on the shoulders of t h e i r
sweethearts.
-NEW- YORKand Brooklyn cities
gave Tilden only 71,000 majority.
TIIE LATEST
No Way that fiov. Tilden
Can be Counted
Out.!
He is Elected Beyond Doubt
H-E HAS CERTAIN 203 ELECTO
RAL VOTES!
The situation about the Presiden
tial election is simply in a nut shell,
a Democratic nutshell and can be ea
sily and truthfully explained. Til
den has received 203 electoral votes
thus: New York, Indiana, New Jer
sey, Connecticut and the "solid
South." In the three Southern
States of South Carolina, Louisiana
and Florida, there are Counting
Boards, and here comes in the seenm
ing doubt, which for the past five
days has bothered most of our peo
ple, but we are placid and serene
over it and feel and know we are the
winners this time, and that Samuel
J. Tilden is the President elect of
these United States. There is but
one way to cheat Tilden out of his
election, and that is a rather hard
and rugged road just now for Radi
calism to blaze. It is to swindle
Tilden out of the nineteen electoral
votes of South Carolina, Louisiana
and Florida, all of which threeStates
have cast majorities for him, and
then count them all solid for Hayes,
which would cheat him by ONE vote.
Whereas if they leave Tilden ONE
single vote of the nineteen he is
elected.
The very latest and most reliable
we have from our State, except the
parishes-of Caldwell and Cameron,
Nicholls' majority fcots up 3632,
throwing out entirely Ouachita,
Morehouse, East and West Baton
Rouge, simply because the Radicals
are bellowing the old intimidation
cant. In a word, on a fair and hon
est count our majority, fair, just and
honest, cannot be under 5500!
We append the latest telegrams on
the situation, and to close ask and
beg our frliends to keep cool, to be of
good cheer for all is lovely, and our
friend Wise's goose hangs high in
cool Democratic breezes!
SAVANNAH, Nov. 10.-4dvices to
night from reliable sources say Til
den, Drew, Congressman, and Legis
lature elected in Florida. The eight
counties of Duval, Alachee, Gads
den, Jefferson, Leon, Madison and
Nassau give aggregate Republican
majority of 653&4.
This, without any increase, would
give a total majority of 6534 and
elect the Democratic ticket by a ma
jority of 292. The 18 counties to
hear from, however, will certainly
increase the majority of 1874, from
1200 to'1500 and the entire ticket
will be elected by majorities ranging
from 1000 to 1500. The State has
most certainly gone for Tilden and
Hendricks.
The other counties of the State
have certainly gone Democratic. Re
turns from thirteen counties, Baker,
Bradford, Clay Columbia, Hamilton,
Jackson, Levy, MIonroe, Orange, Polk
Putnam, St. Johns and Pawnee give
an aggregate majority of 3620; the
remaining eighteen couties in 1874
gave a Democratic majority aggregat
ing 3206.
PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 11, Excite
ment to-day and yesterday intense,
though comparatively undemonstra
tive. The suspense on both sides is
painfully sensational Republican dis
patches placarded at the Centennial
grounds increased the general uneasi
ness to-night. Republicans weaken
perceptibly before the persistent and
apparently well-known claims of the
Democracy to all three doubtful
Southern States, and generally they
seemed despondent. There is no
betting at thelpool rooms. Odds of
$100to$10 are freely offered on
Tilden, but find no takers. In fact
Republicans declinde to bet at all.
Their leaders, though, continue to
claim the election. Hon. S. J. Ran
dall leaves for New Orleans at mid
night. Col. A. K. McClure, a fair
representative of Conservative opin
ion, considers Florida, South Caro
linaand Louisana undoubtedly for
Tilden and that Grant's orders will
be favorably received at the North
as an earnest of his intention to com
pel a fair count and not as a specious
show of fairness intended to conceal
fraud. Drexel, a New York banker,
understands the inspration of Grant's
order to be the safety of business
interests. Grant says the country
has nothing to expect from party but e
everything from business men, and
to prevent anarchy he will sustain a
fair count at the expense of the Re v
publican party.
Turkish and Russian Soldiers.
The Turkish infantry is superior in
weight and size to any European army c
save those of England and Germany,
and possibly the Navarasse and Bisch
yans who composed the late Carlist
army in Spain. The Turk is robust
very cleanly in his habits and feeding
and consequently very healthy; he can
carry a heavy pack and marches equal
to Stonewall Jackson's celebrated "foot
cavalry." He is docile, obedient, in
telligent and "brave as Julius Cresar,"
is highly drilled and disciplined, is fed
clothed and equipped better than his
possible Russian adversary.
The mass of the Russian army is
composed of men smaller and lighter
than the French regiments of the line.
They are poor marchers, unable to c
carry a heavy pack, uncleanly in their
mode of living, suffer much from sick- C
ness in consequence and are indiffer
ently clothed, shod and fed, and are I
notintelligent, as compared by a Eu.- C
ropean or American standard. Their c
strength lies in numbers and as against
the Turk, in the superior education of
their officers. t
The opinion above is formed from G
actual observation, and some statistics
upon European armies, furnished by
the "Intelligence Department" of the
Imperial German army at Berlin,
Kinglake's "History of the Crimeau
War," Dr. W. H. Russell's interesting
diary and the surgeono-general's re
ports of both the French and English
armies in the Crimea, all of which re a
for to the poor stamina and small size
of the wounded and prisoners that fell
into their hands during the operations
in the Crimea; the same remark was t
made of the Russian prisoners cap
tured at Bomarsund, in the Baltic, who
were confined in England until the
conclusion of the war.-[Extract from
London Letter.
A LooK IN TIFFANY'S CELLAR.-Of
the thousands of visitors to Tiffany's
immense establishment who' see the 1
blaze of diamonds and brilliance and i
beauty of the hundreds of articles of
jewelry, plate and ornament which
abound in the establishment, a few are
led to inquire the value of the rich I
stock thus displayed to the wondering
eyes. This stock is valued by the
firm at $3,000,000, and of all those who
feast their vision upon its varied forms t
of beauty, not one in a thousand has
any idea that in the basement under- e
neath the main store there is stored a h
value even treater than that above.
Recently I was permitted to visit these
basement treasures. They consist of
valuables held on storage in a fire
proof apartment in size about forty by
seventy-five. There are boxes piled I
upon each other containing solid silver c
ware, safes containing diamonds, and I
trunks filled with jewels, rich camel's
hair shawls, and bijouterie of various I
kinds fromu abroad-all the property
of our wealthiest citizens. Among the t
names which appear on the books are
some of the old Knickerbocker aris- C
tocracy, the prominuent millionaires,
and many not so widely known. J
'Tlhese valuables are in possesion of the e
Titflany's for sane-keeping, and are in
sured for $4,000,000 against loss by
tine or burglary. The annual charge
is one per cent. upon the estimated
value. The firm of course, makes a t
great deal of money by this branch of t
their bhusiness; "''but bless me" as onur
party left the place one of them truly
salidt, "what a sure temptation to tihe
mnan in charge, and how easily ihe
might make away with a million dol
lars' worth of diamonds without fear
of being discovered in six months after
the theft !"--[N. Y. Letter. I
BORN ON TIlE FLY.-The WesternD
train which arrived at Camden station, n
over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
on Saturday afternoon, brought a mo- I
tiher with two babes, ticketed from In- I
dianapolis, Ind., to Crisfleld, Md. Tile
woman's name was Richardson, and 3
when shIe left Indianapolis she was I
alone. She didn't stop nor the babies a
weren't passed to her from some sta- I
tion. Those babies were born on the l
fly. Mrs. Richardson left Cincinnatil
on Conductor Frank Hlarris's train. i
She occupied a seat in the ladies' car t
and had traveled a part of the night a
before from Indianapolis, and looked
sleepy and tired. Mr. Harris saw site
wus troubled, and on asking .her the f
cause was requested to please send 3
some married lady to speak to her. a
Mr. Harris did so, a!ld through the me- i
dium of this third party was informed
of the probable increase to the passen- I
gers under his charge. The ear was 3
cleared, and, half an hIour afterward, I
thle passengers were informed that two
bouncing boys had begun life at thee
rate of twenty-five miles per hour, and I
they were young boys, too. Excite- t
nient prevailed, propositions to stand
godfatther for thile pair were freely ten
dered, and nanmes in as great abun-a
dance as In the first book of the Chron
icles were proposed and refused. At
Athens, on the line of the road, thea
train stopped long enough to allow of I
certain necessary clothing to be par
chased, which the passengers paid for,
antd the mother and children canme
through without stopping. Mrs. Rich
ardson is the mother of four other chil
dren, and makes her home on the eas
tern shore of Virgtiia. She continued
a journey to her Southern home with
outi delay.--[Baltimore American.
-Patient to the Doctor--"And is it
really true that I shall recover?" "In
fallibly," answered the man of tedi
cine, taking from his pocket a paper
full of figures, "Here, look at the
statistics of your case; you will find
that one per centum of those attacked
with your malady are cured." "Well,"
says the sick man, in an unsatisfied
manner. "Well, you are the hoo
dredth person with this disease that I
have ltad under my care, and the firset
ninety-nine are dead."
-WE would like to know if it was
fair to mass negroes here on election
day from Cotile, Rapides and Lamou
rie and for them to take possession
of both boxes to the exclusion of the
voters of this ward. We can't see it,
and the next time we will be pre
pared for that maneuver.
-TILDEN'S majority in Kentucky
will reach sixty-five thousand. Good
I enonah.
Large Additions to the Brillsb Nayr.
The new Navy list for this quarter
shows that the Government is condnet- ri
ing its ship-building operations with U
exceptional activity. The largest part ti
of the work by far is applied to the %
construction of unarmored vessels. C
Altogether 42 vessels are in hand, of L
which four only--the Ajax, Agamem- S
non, Nelson and Not thampton-are ut
ironclads. The remaining 38 are un- re
armed. Two of them, the Bacchante L
and Eura.vlus, are the largest cruisers, A
and are designed with a special view ti
to speed; at the same time they will o'
carry heavy armaments-that is, heavy el
in comparison with the usual arma- vi
ments of cruisers. Two other cor- tc
vettes of a smaller size, the Garnet b;
and Turquoise, intended for foreign w
service cheifly, will soon be ready. o0
The Iris and Mercury, two steel it
ships, designed as dispatch vessels, ri
for speed, are also small, but are inter- til
esting as experiments in the use of ti
steel in ship-building; it is expected hi
that 18 knots, or 20 Mliles an hour will VI
be obtained from them. Their dEsign pl
has been followed up by a rather large di
order for six small steel corvettes, dl
which are just commenced, and are cc
called the Champion, Cleopatra, Cura, be
coa, Carysfort, Comius and Conquest. $
They will in all probability be used al
chiefly on foreign service, but are in- er
tentded, if necessary, to take an active bi
part in fightintg. Two sloops, the w
Cormorant and Penguin, are being p'
comlpleted at thle Royal dock yards, gi
but have no distinctive character. ge
'Phe rest consist of four gun vessels. er
the Condor, Falcon, Flamingo and tli
Griffin, and twenty gunboats. With s5
the exception of two of these--tlhe a
Pincher and Tickler, whose cous'ruc- tl1
tion is at present suspended-all these to
vessels are being rapidly proceeded th
with. ti
It is worth notice that a great part pl
of this largb programtme is in the hands at
of private builders, only 11 being built Ct
at the Royal dock yards, leaving 31 to P'
be built by contract. At a time of lip
depression like the present this vigor pt
ons effort on the part of the Admiralty aM
to recruit the navy is, no doubt, as -
welcome to the ship-building trade as
it is satisfactory to the country.-- Pall
Mall Gazette. m
French Wit. di
Calino has come back from the coun- di
try and is met at the railroad station
by a friend, who cannot help comment
ing upon his paleness. st
"My dear fellow, you are sick." fln
"0, no; Pm all right now. You "
know I never can bear riding with my
back to the engine."
"But why didn't you ask some one O
to change seats with you?" SI
'"How could I ? I was all alone in K
the comnpartment." at
Last Sunday evening, a man consid- fc
erably mo:re than half drunk presents
himself at the police station : tli
Official-Well, wlhat do you want? di
Inejbriate-I want to be locked up. in
Official-Why F
Inebriate-0, I get drunk every t6
Sunday, and ant locked up at night. *
But to-night I could not find any offi
cer to take met up, so I thought I -
would come myself.
The sergeant reflects a moment, then
replies sententiously. Ad
"If you are able to find the road to
the police station by yourself, you are 0
not drunk enough to be locked up. S
Come back in an hour or so."
The Grand Duchess de Calina has
just been presented to the Pope. Site I(
expressed her sympathy with His Holi- 11
ness in the troubles precipitated upon Il
him. U
"Yes, my daughter," he says sadly, -
"all Europe is in confusion, and even
the Church itself is torn and dis
ttacted."
"Alas! yes," sh- e replies, her fine
eyes filled witlh tears, "but ilthere will
be an end of it. People say that after
your death things will rearrange them
selves."
THE PRESENT FRENCII ARMY.-
France, thle destruction of whose im
perial army was hailed as the premise J
of disarmament, is now organising an I3
army by the side of which Napoleon's el
flimsy battallions were a mere train- In
band. Every Frenclhman whlo is not si
positively crippled or invalided now w
belongs to the active army for five b
years between ttheages of 20 and 29;
not all serve this length of time, a 24
certain proportion who are drawn by fu
lot being furloughed after six months' 14
service; another class in pursuit of at
liberal education get off by volunteer
ing for one year, passing an examina
tion in their studies and paying a comn- fr
mutation of $300. Then there are the be
"reserviets," so-called, thle older men, tlt
whoare supposed to have graduated
from the active army. Once in two em
years, the reservists meet and drill for re
a fortnight. They have just been un-
der drill, thle men being called out, in
the same order as if the present or
ganization hIad been in force for some tl
years. Nine corps of 20,1100 men each
Itkve thtus been under drill, many of K
them veterans of thle last war, but
strangers to thle new arm (the ftsil
gras) which has been adopted since
they were in the field. A third grand
division is "the territorial army," or
men from 34 to 40 years of age, who
are only to be called out in defense of
thle district in which they are enrolled.
Tile whlole male population are given 4
a legal status as belligerents, in order to
protect them from any of those scru
plea which led the Germans, it is said, r
to shoot citizens in defense of their
homes because they were irregulars. e
But, practically, every man from 20 C
to 40 years of age, is a part of the c
arnmy.
SHOCKING MONSTROSITr.-A painful -
sight was presented last evening at the
Union depot, one once seen can never
be forgotten. It was a child, evidently
about five or six years of age, which, I
besides being blind, deaf and dunmb
and an idiot, was afflicted with anoth- I
er terrible infirmity. This was a hab
it of puffing out its eyes and cheeks
and darting out its tongue, at the same
time hissing like a snake. It was a
shocking sight to see thlat pale-faced
child, sightless, dumb and uttering
such horrible noises while its fathler
'stood by masticating food for it, and
its mother, a plain, homely-clad coun
try woman, hIeld down its hands.
When it puffed out its eyes and cheeks
it was hideous to behlold. The par
emts of this terribly afflicted child were
on their way to Kentucky front North
ern Texas. The monstrosity was the
result of fright caused by a pufflling
adder. 'The mother has thlree Ihealthy
good-looking children, none of whom
were the least deformed.-[Kansas
Clity Times.
-TRUTHFULNESS is a corner ston0
in character, and it it be not firmlj
laid in youth there will always be a
weak spot iq hb fQg9iutivu,
An Old Indian Castlom.
There was a mighty gathering of16
races of "Lo" at Saanich yesterday.
Upwards of ttree thousand redskins id
two hundred and sevesty-five canoes
were present, the tribes from Nanaime,
Cowlehan, Chemanus, Burrard Inlet,
Langley, New Westtminster, North and
South Saanich, Beechy Bay and Niti
naht, on the British straits, being alt
represented, While the Semllahmnon
Lummie and Clallama appeared for the
American Siwashes. The occasion of
the assemblage was a grand potlach of
over $15,000 worth of goods being giv
en away. English blankets to the
value of $5000 were thrown from the
top of the lodges to be scrambled for
by the natives below, who stood armed
with long poles stuck full blatbills at
one end to secure the prize as soon at
it fell. In addition to these, some cun
rious "percecees," made by the nativte
themselves from the wool of the moatalu
tain sheep, were also thrown. Three
hundred guns, among which were some
very fine double-barreled pieces witty
percussion locks, were then thrown
down andl caused a series of tremetP
dons struggles, which lasted in some
cases for nearly an hour. Pieces of
board representing sums ranging front
$100 to $500 were then scrambled for
after the same fashion. Th'lree brothi
ers gave 3500 blankets as their contri
bution to the grand gift enterprise,
which had all been paid for by the
products of the chase. The stock of'
gifts being exhausted, the natives all
got into their canoes and lett, thus
ending one of the largest meetings of
the kind which has taken place for
some years, and probably the last of
any magnitude which will occur, as
the rising generation of Indians seent
to care very little about porpetuatink
the customs of their forefilthers, and
this, as well as many other ancienx
practices, will soon be numbered
among the things of the past. All wna
conducted foberly, and the Indian Su
perintendent, Colonel Powell, and Po
lice Superintendent Todd, who were
present, were both struck by fte aib
sence of any sign of intoxicatibn.
-[Saanich (B. C.) Colonist.
-Young lady-Bub, won't you giver
me your baby sister? I love littid
babies." Young hopeful-"No,I taut
do it." Young lady-"Why won't yoet
give the baby to me " Young hope
ful (indignantly)-"Fy, she'd tarve to
death ; your dress opens behine."
-WaY is the door to the stove in a
steamcar kept locked t To keep thai
fire from going out.
Died :
Ox the 5th of November, 18it, ANDERh
SON RICE BRADLEY, a native of
Kentucky, in the 70th year of his age,
and a resident of the Parish of Rapides
for the pa-t 43 years.
-ON Tuesday, Octobet 31st, 1876, in
the Parish of Avoyelles, at the resia
dence of Hiram McCann, HI. C. JONES,
in the 56th year of hls age; a native of
Franklin Parish in this State, and for
the last ten years a resident of Rapides.
NEW THIS DAY.
TEMPERATURE
AS REPORTED BY FERGUSON& SOHN)ACI
Date. Morn. Noon. Night.
7. 440 500 470 Clear
8. 420 500 560 Rtin.
:t 520 680 660 Clear
10. 560 680 600 Clear
II. t 560 620 600 Clear
12. 550 740 680 Clear
13. 580 760 690 Clear
$250 REWARD
TIIE ABOVE REWARD WILL BE
Spaid for the arrest and delivery in
Alexandria, La., in the Jail, of JAMES
and WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT, alias
WHITE, who murdered Frank A.
Biossat at Cotile, La., on Oct. 4, 1876.
DESCRIPTION t
JAMES LIGHTFOOT is about thirty
years old, large lighlt colored eyes, higlh
cleek bones, dark hair, very backward
in conversation, quiet and non-intru
sive; about 5 feet 10 inches higlh
weighs about 130 pounds, rather ligha
build, and wore no beard at the time.
WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT is about
24 years old, blue eyes, sandy hiair
full face, rather stout, weighs about
140 pounds, very free in conversation
and friendly, and wore a light mous
tache at the time.
The said parties moved originally
from Alabama to Texas, in the neigh-;
borhood of Lavaca County, and froni
thence to Cotile, La.
Besides the above reward the Gov
ernor of Louisiana will offer a liberal
reward.
A LARGE ASO0RTMEN' OP
the VERY BEST CABLE SCREW
KID TOP FANCY CALF GAITER
CAN BE FOUND at
E. J. HARDTNER,
PINEVILLI
Good Pasturage i
T UE FINE 1'ASTURAGE lIELfL
on the SCOTT PLAc will be open
ed to the public, on next Sunday.
Charges one dollar a month; under the
charge of M. C. Ward.
J. J. GOFFE.
Nov. 1-1m.
SUGAR CANE!
)LANTERS ON RED RIVEi
I wanting seed cane (this year's plant
a perfect stand) can make favorable ar
rangements, with the undersigned for
ten or more acres on Red Rivery ten
miles below Aletandria.
A. A. GOODWIN,
Aug. 2-3m a Alexandria, La.
0NOTICE!
T HAVE 53 GOOD TEXAS MULES
I which I will sell at reasonable rates.
Call at Excelsior Stable for further
particulars. N. L. McGINNIS.
*Oct. 25.
- END 25c. to G. P. ROWELL & CO.
a I New York, for Pamphlet of 100
- pages) containing lists of 3000 newspa
e pers, and estimates showing cost of
g advertising.
S$55 O g77 AgEEnts. Sam
ples FREE. P. O. VICKERY, Augus
ta, Maine,
5 $20 PE DA AT
home om . Samples
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