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Nov. 6, 1876."
" I promised in my last to give you
a description of Mt. Vernon in my
next, which promise I now propose
to make good.
The Mt. Vernon estate was origi
nally a five thonsand acre grant as.
signed to John Washington, the grent
grandfather of George, who, together
with Nicholas Spencer, patented it
from Lord Culpeper in 1670. It de
scended from John to his son Law
rence, who in turn left it to Augus
tine, the father of George. The fa
ther of George left it to his son Law
rence, and it was called at that time
the "Hunting Creek Estate." Law
rence, in 1743, built the main build
ing and gave it its present name in
honor of Admiral Vernon, with whom
he had served in the battle of Carth
agena in 1741. At his death he left
it to his infant daughter, providing
that in the event of her death, it
sho"ld go to his brother George.
By Washington's will it went to his
wife, and afterwards to his nephew,
JudgeBusbrod Washington, a Jus
tice 6f the Supreme Court of the
United States. (He was appointed
by President Adams.) This gentle
man died in 1829, aged 68, and left
the place to his nephew John Augus
tine, who, dying in 1832 left the es
tate to his widow, Mrs. Jane, by
whom it was left to her son, John
Augustine Washington, by whom it
was sold, 200 acres to the Mt. Ver
non Ladies' Association of the Union
for the sum of $200,000, Congress
having previously refused to pur
ehase the place. This John Augus
tine Washington was an old class
mate of the writor at the University
of Virginia, and was killed near Har
per's Ferry by sadme of John Brown's
men, daring the tinte that that crazy
fanatic attempted to free the slaves
of the South with a. handful of men,
and who was hung by Governor
WFse, of Virginia, for. the insane
Having given a succinct history of
the Estate, let us now enter the sac
red portals of the ancient mansion.
Before doing so, however, let us ex
amine for a moment the porch, or as
we in Louisiana would call it, front
gallery.. Just before we reach tlhe
porch we pass under a gigantic oak,
beneath whose umbrageous foliage
the old General was said to be very
fond of resting during the -heated
days of Summer. But there is one
object I neglected to mention as we
approach the house from the South,
aid that is the old stable. It was
here that Washington kept the best
blooded stock in Virginia, which was
estimated in his will to be worth
$35.000. Now for the porch. This
is 92 feet 8 inches by 12 feet 8 inches.
The:flag stones, which are now pret
tjrwell worn, were brought from Eng
land by the General himself when he
enlarged the mansion. In front we
have a fine'view of the Potomac in
all its beautyand grandeur. Before
Senoter the mansion let me direct
your attention for a moment to the
Dee, Park, which lies to the left as
we~peir the house. The deer are
all gone, but it is now being re-stock
ed b. ex Governor Walker, of Vir
gias, and a gentleman from Montana
has P~iomised to furnish some elk.
N ow, with oar genial guide we enter
the large hall and follow him into the
East Parlor. Here is to be found the
sideboard jiresented by Mrs. General
R. E. Lee to the Ladies' Mt. Vernon
AssocIation; a globe used b Wash
lngton;-then there is a glass case
covering one entire side of the room,
where we find several original letters
written by him, also a compass used
by him in his surveys; a suit of
clothing worn by him; his spy-glass;
handsome east of Washington; Lafa
yette's Masonic apron; an old time
breastpin or locket, with some of
Washington's hair-a relic, I think,
more valuable than any other I saw
at Mt. Vernon. Over the sideboard
hangs a tree of the Washington fami
ly. On the mantel is an old bottle
dog up when the house was enlarg
ed. In a neat frame hangs the Fare
well Address. The next room is the
STATE DINING ROOM,
the largest room in the house, and is
called the New York Room, that
State having chosen it under the new
regime. Entering from the East
Parlor, on our right is a door open
ingon the porch, over which hangs
a fine engraving-"The Reunion of
the Army after the Revolution." A
little further on is a portrait ol
Washington, by Lambdin, of Phila
delphia. The prinicipal piece of fur.
niture in this room is a harpsicord,
costing a $1000, a present from
Washington to Nellie Custis, as a
bridal gift. This Nellie Custis, you
are aware, was the adopted daughter
of Washington. In frontof the fire
plase in this room is the model of the
French Bastile, cut from one of the
stones of the famous prison. On the
magnificently sculptured mantel, pre
seanted by Samuel Vaughn, Esq., are
a pair of vases which belonged to
Washington, and a piece of sea weed.
Oer the pantei hangs a portrait of
Washington, by Lambdin. Here,
too, is an old-fashioned split bottom
ed arm chair, which has been recent
ly rejuvenated by a coat of paint,
and which I took occasion to sit down
in, and found it very easy and com
fortable. This chair came over in
the .Mayflower, and is consequently
two hundred and fifty-six years old.
If this is not "a green old age" it is a
clairful one. In this room also are
to be found Washington's tripod,
trunk and liquor chest, the bottles of
which are of the finest cut-glass,
holsters and other camp equipage,
all of which are enclosed within a
wire screen, in front of the handsome
painting "Washington Before York
town," by Rembrust Peale, presented
by his heirs to the Mt. Vernon La
THi WEST PARLOR
is the next room we enter. Nearly
all the old relies have been removed
to make room for some very old fur
niture which has recently been placed
therein by the Vice Regent from Con
necticut. A looking glass of Wash
ington hangs on the wall, and over
the mantel hangs the picture of the
"Battle of Carthagena," in which
Lawrence Washington served under
Admiral Vernon, for whom he after
wards named the place. Here, too,
is a copy of the "Farewell Address"
and some old candle sticks. In the
fireplace can be seen the Family
Crest with "G. W." in 1bold relief.
These fire bricks were cast in Eng
lend for the owner of Mt. Vernon.
THE COUNCIL ROOM,
or Old Library, is entered from the
family dining room, and in this room
in the month of May every year the
Regent and Vice-Regents under the
the Association, hold their councils.
It is designed that each State shall
have h',ng up in tLis room her coat
of-arms, cut in wood of indigenous
growth, but so far only Virginia,
West Virginia, Maine, New Jersey
and Wisconsin have made their con
tributions, and only Wisconsin has
come up to the requirement of the
Ladies' Association,; in having it
carved in wood. This handsome
piece of work is over the door lead.
ing into the Library. Between the
mantel and south door of this Coun
cil room hangs in a frame, a beauti
ful tribute to Washington, so beauti
ful indeed I copied it off. It is as
The Brave The Wise The Good.
Supreme In War, in Council and in
Valiant Di)screet Confident
without without without
Ambition. Fear. Presumption.
In Disaster Calm. In success Moderate.
In all, Himself.
The Hero. The Patriot. The Christian.
The Father of Nattons,
The Friend of Mankind,
When he won all, Renounced all
in the Bosom of his Family and of
And in the Hope of Religion
This tribute was written by an
Englishman, Dr. Reed, in 1833,
whilst on a visit to Mt. Vernon.
The next room we enter is
THE FAMILY DIK`ING ROOM,
but we find nothing of especial inter
est, save a looking glass of Washing
ton's and two medallions of the hero
and his wife. From this point let us
return to the spacious hall, which
runs through the building, antbhere
the most prominent thing that meets
the eye is
THE KET OF THE BASTILE
sent by Lafayette to Washington. It
hangs in a glass case on the wall,
where it was placed bp Washington
himself and hps never been touched
since. In gasing upon this silent
and ancient emblem of tyranny, all
Jthe horrors of the French Revolu
tion, with which this key is indlsso.
lubly associated piassed in review be
Sfore "my mind's eye," and with a
1 shudder I turned to read, hanging on
,the opposite wall, the original agree
Sment of Gen. Lafayette to serve in
the Continental Army. Now let us
ascend the broad stairway leading to
THE SECOND FLOOR.
The first thing to attract the atten
tion in going up is Washington's
clock, on a landing, which reminds
us of his punctuality, it being said of
him that he never broke an engage
ment or appointment, and was never
late five minutes. At the top of the
broad stairs is the room occupied by
General Lafayette, when he was a
guest at Mt. Vernon. The same
looking glass, dressing case and bu
reau are just as they where when the
French Patriot occupied the apart
meat. In this room is a table cover,
beautifully worked with Masonic em
blems, presented to Washington by
the Ladies of the Revolution. We
now pass one or two empty rooms
and enter the one occupied by Nellie
Custis, the beautiful and accompl;sh
ed adopted daughter of Washington.
The furniture used by her is just as
she left it. Leaving this room and
passing through a large empty one,
we come to the room in which Wash
ington died. Here is a candle stand
and the same table upon which were
placed his medicines in his last ill
ness. Here also is a .pair of andi- 1
rons, screen and bureau, which have
never been displaced since his death;
and lastly there stands the bedstead,
a plain, simple one, upon which the
great man yielded up his mighty S
spirit. We come now to the last G
room. It is on
THE THIRD FLOOR k
and has a melancholy interest attach- tI
ed to it. It is a small, inconvenient, N
cheerless looking apartment, without si
a fireplace, yet it was the only room tl
in the house from which could be a"
seen the tomb, (the old one,) and on Cl
this account Mrs. Washington select
ed it. Amid the heat of Summer a
and the chill of Winter did the now
sainted matron keep her vigils until i,
twenty months after the death of it
Washington, when she followed him e
to that silent spot of the dead called c
by the ancient Scottish Poet "God's
Acre." Au REVOIR. 0
A YOUNG MAN GETS DRUNK, AND WHILE
IN THIS CONDITION IS MARRIED TO A
M 08T DISREPUTABLE CHARACTER.
A young man named John Smith, '
belonging in Springfield, Mass.; yester- a
day morning came to this city on the r
propeller Waverly, and after being 1
paid off started on a round of sight- C
seeing in company' with some of leis re- I
cent shipmates. Smith, in due course t
of time, became very much intoxica
ted, so much so that his head was t
hardly clear last evening. While t
roaming about the lower part of the 1
city the party name to the vicinity of I
that notorious resort of negroes known I
as Dug's Dive, in the cellars of the
Union Block, on Commercial street.- E
At the door stood a white woman, one +
Elizabeth Lockhardt, a frightfully de
graded creature who had been a woman
of the town almost beyond the recol
lection of the oldest inhabitant. She
called and the men went in the dive,
Smith with the rest. He became the I
object of the woman's especial atten
tion, probably for the reason that he I
exhibited money and was very drunk. I
Be that as it may, she succeeded in
enticing him out of the cellar and up
town to the office of Gee. G. Newman,
Justice of the Peace. We have not the
minute details of what there transpir
ed, but from a certificate which later in I
the day came to light it appears that .
the official named then and there mar- .
ried the couple,, the young man of
twenty-five, inebriated to a condition I
of idiocy, to the abandoned hag of
something over fifty. J. W. Lang and
W. J. Wierling, "attorneys-at-law,"
signed their names as witnesses to the
certificate of this infamous mockery of
the sacred engagement of marriage
at least their names appear thereon.
Of the expedition to the Justice's office
and the ceremony Smith -professes to
remember nothing. They returned to
the dive, and then the new-made Mrs.
Smith cooly proceeded to appropriate
what money the luckless fellow's pock
ets contained, amounting to about
twenty-five dollars; but thile operation
was seen by some of his companions,
who roused him sufficiently to make
him understand that he had been rob
bed, and, staggering to the street, he
met Officer Griffin, of the First Pre
cinct. to whom he managed to make
Sknown his complaint. Both Smith and
the woman were taken to the Station
house, where the latter was to be
-booked for larceny from the person,
but to the surprise of every body preo.
ent she produced the marriage certifi
Icate to support her plea that a wife
cannot be convicted of stealing from
her own husband. Both were locked
up, the unfortunate Smith to sober off
and come to a realization of his miser
able scrape, the woman to be arraigo
ed as a vagrant and public nuisance.
SThe young man has friends in the city
who are justly indianant at what has
Shappened to him.-[Buffalo Courier of
I November 3d.
HAD No\FuN IN BJM.-One of the
members of the Method!st Conference,
recently held here, was out for a walk
at an early hour one morning, and
while on Howard streethe encountered
a strapping big fellow, who was draw
a ing a wagon to the blacksmith shop.
"Catch hold here and help me down
to the shop with this wagon and I'll
buy the whisky," called out the big
"I never drink," solemnly replied the
"Well you can take a cigar."
"I never smoke."
The man dropped the wagon-tongue,
looked hard at the member, and
S"Don't yon chew V"
"No. sir," was the decided reply.
"You must get mighty lonesome,"
mused the teamster.
S"I guess I'm all right-I feel first
S"I'll bet you even that I can lay yon
'on your back," remarked the big
teamster. "Come no*, let's warm up
S"I never bet."
"Well, let's take each other down
Sfor fan, then. You ase as big as I am,
and I'11 give yon the under hold."
"I never have funo,"' solemnly an.
swered the member.
"Well, I'm going to tackle you any
way. Here we go."
The teamster slid up and endeav
Sored to get a neck hold, but he had
only just commenced to fool about
when he was lifted clean off the grass
8and slammed against a tree-box with
Ssuch force that he gasped half a dozen
times betore he could get his breath.
"Now you keep away from me !" ex
Iclaimed the minister, picking up his
"Bust me if I dent!" replied the
teamster, as he edged off. "what's the
use in lying and saying that you didn't
have any fun in you when you're
chuck tell of it! Blame it ! you want
Sed to break my back, didn't you t"
--fDetroit Free Press.
What the Papers Say About the ha
GOV. TILDEN'S OWN WORK. ni
The overwhelming triumph in this lI1
State is partly owing to the fact that le
Goveanor Tilden himself supervised a
the political canvass. His sagacious el
brain sketched out its outlines, and his 8l
keen eye scanned its particulars. In hi
the management of the campaign in ti1
New York-the key of the national po- tli
sition-he was admirably seconded by tr
the Hon. Daniel Magone, Jr., and his si
associates and assistants of the Demo- el
crat!e Stat%,Committee. The mode in ac
which they performed their work might di
serve as a model for State committees y'
all over the Union; 'while their tabular 8'
statement of the condition of the vote o1
in the various counties and towns might it
in its details and in its exactness, be ti
emulated by the compiler of an official ti
Gov. Tilden may properly feel proud ti
of the majority cast for him by those 1i
who have known him so long and so
As already remarked, this has been b
Governor Tilden's home for 40 years d
This long period few men in the me- h
tropolis were better known than he. tl
He has always taken an active part in tl
its business affairs, and has stood el
among its leading politicians. For P
most of this time the city has been torn h
by factions, in which, on the one side a
or the other, -Mr. Tilden has borne. a i
prominent share. It wks in this city a
that the hottest and most envenomed ti
shafts were hurled at him throughout n
the contest. Yeti#n the face of all this h
the people here have conferred upon 0
him the tribute of the largest majority a
they evercast fora candidate fora na
tional office. * * * I
We need hardly say to Field Mar
shall Halstead, Sittiag Bull Morton,
and noisy Jim Blaine, that the electo
ral votes cast for Tiliden and Hendricks
will be quietly coudntein the presence
of the two houses of Congress in Feb
ruary next. The threats of revolution
which the desperate Republicans play
ed as their last card in a losing game, t
will only cause their authors to be very
much chagrined that they ever uttered
them.-[N. Y. Sun.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE WHOLE COUN
With last night's counting of the
votes Gov. Tilden ceased to be the can
didate of a party; to-day he is the elec
ted President of the whole country.
As such, and until he has done some
thing to forfeit his claim thereto, he is
entitled to our respect, confidence and
support. However we may have
doubted him or his party, or his policy
I heretofore, let us now accept the situ
ation and hope for the best. Our op
position to the election of Gov. Tilden
t has been based chiefly upon three con
siderations. First, under distrust of
the party behind hia, nnd the fear
that his election, M4stead of being fol
lowed by reform in the civil service as
lie promised, would be the signal for a
revolution of the service which, while
it might be the means of dismissing a
few corrupt and incompetent officials, ,
would at the same time let loose upon
the government places as incapable,
,dishonest, and vile an army of cormo
rants as ever robbed by authority or
selste under a license. Second, distrust
, of his position npon the financial quee
.tion-not so much of his own individ
ual views and opinions, as of the opin
I ions of the piarty leaders, who having
Sonce already drivqn him to a serious
Smodification of his views might be
Sevually successful in an effort to dic
tate the policy of his administration.
Third, well-grounded apprehension of
Sa purpose, distinct, well defined, and
Stoo powerful for Gov. Tilden to resist
j on the part of his supporters, to reverse
r so far as possible the results of the war
- by reducing the negro to practical sub
- jection and denying him the free exer
.cise of the ballot, but also to compel
g the General Government, in one form
s or another, to pay the vast amount of
f indebtedness incurred by the Southern
States in carrying on the rebellion.
Looking over these questions now, and
e the probable effect of Mr. Tilden's
, election upon them, we shall be only
just to him, while we indulge in the
most ho peful view the situation offers
. if we remember that he has strenuoue
. ly.denied every promise of his oppo
nents with regard to his and his party's
Sposition upon those issues. The cam
paign has been mote a's disecssion of
e questions of fact fhn of opposing prin
ciples or theories; if has not been char
acterized so much by argament ws by
, assertion and deni~L The hopeful as
1 pect of Mr. Tilden's elpetion then lies
in the possibility that all our fears
were groundless, our suspicions and
"our doubts, to say the least, anjust.
There is no need now to go over the
t record and recount our reasons fordis
Strust. That argumetis closed, and a
g decision adverse to our hopes has been
p given by a majority. Our hopes as pa
triots must be that Gov. Tilden was
n not only sincere when he professed to
be in favor of genuine administrative
reform and a sound currency, and op
posed to the payment of Confederate
war claims, but thatbe will have the
convictions, the stabborness of will
- and purp~e to insist upon what he has
d professed to beleive in, and a sufficient
t backing in his party to be able to car
ry oat his views.
n Laying aside then the manifold rea
. sons for doubting his earnestness as a
Sreformer and his ability to enforce re
Sforms, we may content ourselves with
e remembering that there are som8
e things in connection with his public
t service as Governor which do not leave
us without hope of aome good from his
i administration, and we may also find
encouragement in the reflection that he
has every incentive of personal ambi
tion to administer the government in col
the interest of the whole people and CI
not of his party, and so crown his pub fai
he career, which according to his own
letter of acceptance must culminate in
a single presidential term, with., such an
great and distinguished services as c
shall round out his life and complete
his fame. It is no secret that among
the best minds of the Democratic press a
the hope is harbored that the adminis- yo
tration of President Tilden will be
such a disappointment to the self-seek
ers and plunderers who are expecting "'1
so much from it that the party will be foi
divided and broken up over it within a
year. We have not been credulous of
such a result, but there is a possibility OT
of it. Should it happen the new ad- -
ministration will need, and will receive
the hearty sympathy and support of Or
thousands who did not give Mr. Tilden Pr
their votes. However that may be, Ci
there is but one plain duty for to-day, G.
and that is to recognize the will of the ha
majority; and until the newly elected
President has done something to for- _
bid, to give him if not our entire confi
dence, at least our heartiest hope that AS
he will. When it is remembered that -
their popular leader publicly warned Di
the colored people that they must soon- 14
er or later make terms with the white
people, when it is remembered that he 17
himself publicly voted against Pack- 18
ard; how then can it be wondered that 19
in the country parishes where laborers
are dependent upon the. planters for
their daily bread and so many little fa- hi
vors outside of their yearly wages, they
have followed the exampte and advice
of their great chieftain, and done ex- A
actly what employees do in Eastern ai
manufactor.., in voting with their em- n
ployers. Those who have beleived B
that the farmer would not sooner or
later influence the vote of his laborers J.
by kindness and good treatment have P'
shown an utter want of the knowledge it
ofihuman nature. si
We have no hesitation in saying that w
in no State of the Union has there ever b
been a quieter and more peaceful elec- 2
tion than that held in Louisiana on the f,
7th of November. That throughout 1
the whole day white and colored clubs a
voted together to the great disgust of
every carpet-bagger, and that this re- f
sult is due to the liberal principles of b
the Baton Rouge Convention, to the t
gopularity of our candidates for .Gov
ernor and Lieutenant Governor, and to ,
the prudence of our people in abstain
ing to resent the many provocations
offered to us.
We have swept the State, and no r
man claiming to hold the position of
Governor or that of member of the Re
turning Board will dare to change the ,
result proclaimed at the polls and a
signed by Supervisors appointed by b
the United States, now that the eyes
of forty millions of people are watch
ing with anxiety their proceedings. C
--[N. Y. Tribune (Rep.)
9 NEWFOULNDLAND.-Few have any 1
ideai of the resources and enterprise of
this country, and it must be said that I
some of the neighboring provinces are I
considerably behind it, considering
their capabilities. Its population con
sists of 161,000 inhabitants, which is
226,000 less than that of Nova Scotia,
a:nd yet its exports last year exceeded t
the latter by more than $2,000,000. a
F In 1869, the exports were $7,300,636; I
t in 1870, $6,984,543; in 1871, $8,154,
1 206; in 1872, $7,166,443; in 1874,
$8,fi82,000; and in 1875, $8,214,704.
In 1874 they were larger than in any
-previous year, and competent authori
g ties estimate that they will not fall far
g behind this. ler fishing interests are
enormous. In 1874 tihe catch of cod
fish was: 1,609,724 quintals! doubtless
the. Rheaviest on record; in 1875 it
. reiacted 1,136,235 quintale, a consider
,f able falling off compared with the
d previous year, but more than compen
sated for by an advance in price of
t twenty-five per cent. This season it
0 is thought the catch will be still
r smaller; consequently a further ad
vance of ten per cent. has been made,
which brings the value thirty-five per
cent. higher than t wo years ago.
1 Considerable business is done in
n mining, over $275,000 worth of ores
( being exported last year, and a large
increase will be made this; probably
making the total value ot ore exported
* $800,000. It is stated that next year
d five additional mines will be started.
, A local contemporary says "the etffect
of this will be a great change for the
y better among the population, by lee
e sening the number dependent on the
Sfisheries, increasting the number of
, skilled workmen, and by creating a
greater demand for agricultural pro
ducts.-[N. Y. Bulletin.
Onw Cow A MINE OF WEALTR--The
f history of the shorthoro cow, Duchess
66th, which was sold in 1853, at Earl
Ducie's sale, in England, to Colonel
SMorris, of Fordham, for 700 guineas, or
$y3675, is remarkable as showing the
. actual value of one good breeding ani
mal. From thiscow, which was calved
in November, 1850, there may be trac
Sed in direct descent a number of ani
d mals which have sold for about $500,-,
, 000. Let it be admitted that as muobh
of this value as may be is depending
on fancy or rich breeders, and is not
- the intrinsic value ofthe beef and milk
a produced; yetno one can helpadmit
n ting that an immef6se valae, estimated
in these alone, has accrued to the
world from this cow; and in proportion
Sto this value may be estimated the
o profit to a breeder from any superior
e animal he may produce. A hne of
Sbreeding animals is brought into exis
tence which spreads out fan like, and
e diverges year by year wider and wi
e der, until we can no longer reach the
ll bounds of the beneficial influence. It
Sis in this that lies the value of any
at good animal, and it is an unfair dis
paragement to conine its value to the
r-weight of meat upon its carcass, or its
produce in milk and butter. The
. breeder who produces a superior ani
mal sets in motion an impulse which
must in time spread and increase enor
- mously, and far beyond computatil.
o -To,. ANDERSo, of Keno n0tori
e ety and Beturning Board infamy, Is
is beaten 1400 votes for Senator bh
,d Henry L Garland, Peqggerat. ive
heisn a fairV ponn
-A bigger fool than Thompson's
colt-the man who thinks that the
Cheating Board is going to give us a
-Tn.ILD has 203 electoral votes,
and Hayes has 166. Give us a fair
-Do not delay another week to
walk to the Court House, and pay up
your Licenses and taxes.
-THE well-known and desirable
"Tom Neal Plantation" is offered
for rent for the year 1877.
-WHEN will this cruel count be
ON Saturday, October 28th, 1876, by
the Rev. Dr. B. M. Palmer, at the First
Presbyterian Church, New Orleans,
CAPT. ABNE1R P. R$ADMAN to ADA
G., danghter of the late T. J. Ear
NEW THIS DAY.
&s REPORTED BY FERGUSON 4& SHNACK
Date., Morn, Noon. Night.
14. 44° 50° 470 Rain.
15 . . 42° 500 56° Cl'dy
16. 500 560 54° Rain.
17. 520 58° 560 Clear
18. 500 560 50° Clear
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$250 REWARDI ?
THE ABOVE REWARD WILL BE
paid 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.
JAMES LIGHTFOOT is about thirty
years old, large light colored eyes, high
cheek bones, dark hair, very backward
in conversation, quiet and non-intru
sive; about 5 feet 10 inches high,
weighs about 130 pounds, rather light C
build, and wore no beard at the time.
WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT is about
24 years old, blue eyes, sandy hair,
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 th# neigh
borhood of Lavaca County, and from
thence to Cotile, La.
Besides the above reward theb Gov
ernor of Louisiana will offer a liberal
THE IMPROVED PROPERTY BE
longing to the Estate of
Wm. H. H. Drown, situated ioe
on Sixth street, betweeOp Ill "
Murray land Johnston sts.,
and adjoining the improved property
belonging to Mrs. E. 8. Hetberwigk. b
For terms apply to
CHAS. W. DROWN,
Care Jhn A. Williams & Company.
NEW'~ OODS AND LATEST
DESIGNS IN ýSILVER
PLATED WARE JUST REGCEIVED. I
FERGUSON & SCHNACK.
PLANTATION FOR RENT.
WILL BE RENTED FOR THE
year 1877, by Public Auction at
the Court House door in Alexandria,
at 12 o'clock M. of Saturday, Decem
ber9th, 1876, the TOM NEAL PLAN
TATION below Town, containing 468
acres with buildings. The rent paya
ble October 1st, 1877, and lieu and
BY THE ATTORNEY
OF THE OWNERS
SLIKE WAS NEVER KNO N BEFOfE.-- e
o Pue eih
|in, and Ib' -[ 1 readins matter rorjli
TEI FIeNE it i. re __ in Ahe United
Statorn the oe. eth euilbr will receive a
We a-o aid to ea aewib.ier s4ops
them IolitSe pubie onnets. se . extra
muat rbe seo for leeY mond premihume.
W'peclis nlducement, tosgute+. oany 1upreon
deetrins to pt dp solub, we wlll .end asNmpecopc
of the icture anndcanuveaaer ounreceiptof
PLood PaSturage !
L. on the 8COTT PiACE 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.,
F Nov. 1-lmA.
DL' Y N TER TS ON RED RIVER'
I wanting seed cane (this year's plant
a perfect stand) can make favorable ar
rangementa, with the undersigned for
I ten o more acres on Red River, teL
I miles below Alexandria.
r - A A. GOODWIN,
A u. 23m lAexandria, La.
I E. eteA]eLLEEtnu,
o-0 L LEQT 0'R' O,- -
T AILYREPORTS MADE WHEN RE
.Lwquirch Ilturns as soon as eel
O Oe w ACRES OF Paphetof 10
u U land adjoin,
ing ithe Town of Alex
quantities as they need. For terms,
e applyto A. W. McLAURINE
SOct. 18, 18 m em.
I AVE GOOD TEXAS MULES
a I which I will sell at reasonable rates.
e Call at Excelsior Stable for further
i- ~articulara. N. L.MoGINNIB.
END 25.. to G. P. ROWELL & CO.
lk.J New York, for Pamphlet of 100
pages, containing lists 'of 3000 neweap
L- pe r, and esthitet shaewing eost of
flrS Agents. am
REE P,, O, VICKIFRY, Augus
P. a OSWALD
Between MURRAY end; JOIN0N.
Old stand of Jans.
WhOLESALE and RETAIL
FA ILY GROCgRI S!
norm - harie .. .
made and d~r
ted; wiarjwse, T'in
ware, Ci = ware and
Qneensware. -BACCOO of
all kinds and gade~ Hats, Boots a
Shoes, Slippers. Ha~sr, a complete
apsortmet,. Gente'F.ynri Gio.d .
i3R6P ADVAN 30M
made to good and working -hen. BAG
GING and TIES. ý" Cotton, Hides,
SWax, Ta1Iow, Peltriep-old liay,
",P'" erand brass purised i
H HIGHEST marketELT ...
and for CASH. He
keepr a . fall and
-," s fort-'
Planter, I ier Labr
CHEAP FOR. CAS I
Mrs. SARAH -MAYRR,
Front St. .
U OULD. RESPECTFULLY IN
V r form her customers and 'the
public generally, that her hsb~i~nd
has just returned from New Orleans
with- a' large ad irell sae
leooted stock of
- DRY GOODS,
. HARD WARE,
Boots, Shoes and fHats.
SL The highest ,CASOBPRIGC PA
for COTTON, WOOL and
SThe largest and best stock of FL6U1
Sthat has been bnoughtLto ,.
s . aeon.
-" an d complete
assortment of the best
LADIES 8HOE-CE P for CABA
rs. E. 8. Hetherwik,.
-rIlilS OLD AND WELL-ESTA -
.1 lished firm, is still under full buto.
Sness trim, under the special charge sad
t management of
s. c. ClrER,
and eontines to, expose for ale every
thing in the.line 6f
ilU HRll ill 1DCII|IS,
S HATS, CAPS,
E. SADDLERY, .
Also a !copsete stock o. Gcept,, Ladis,
r FURNISHItN 49005!!t
mx- In fat p a icts 4iioimplet. and lid^.&
ch tablishment.,wbere ay and all
s, things can be boug
- C A I. !aNLYt
A fall, mpltoasd carefully slected
- i~t i8eeved and opened
r ...foSpring and Summer
''trade. The only
100 A. "ECL . W . 3
.1 In. anait.
- branchesuo the +
TO town of Alexandria.
- Every one calling on be
a osuited and turne) n ff pleased.
bIVE ZTS A .4AR 'ALL-AT OWC.