Otlicial Journal of the City of
Henry L. Biossat, Business Manager
-TEXAs boasts of a cattle ranch
with 3,000,000 acres.
-A BALL of fire fell and explo
dled in a field near Shiloh, N J., a
week or so ago, killing the grass
near where it struck for a distance
,)f many yards.
-THE Congregational Church
at Wiscasset (Me.) is 110 years
,ohl, and the inhabitants say the
old bell on the edifice has tolled for
the death of every President since
-A PROIzNEINT physician of
Athens, Ga., who has had many
cases of sore throat lately made an
investigation and found nearly ev
ery one of them was caused by ci
-A COLORED woman asked the
Fulton, Ga., Superior Court for a
divorce at a recent session, on the
ground that she had been living
with her husband for five years and
was tired of him.
-A CANE, containing 1060 dif
ferent pieces of wood, all cemented
upon a musket ramrod found on a
Southern battle field, and nicely
sandpapered and polished, has just
been finished by a physician of
-SEVERAL hundred dollars of
property, ineluding all the chal
ices, six in number, were stolen
from a Roman Catholic church of
Waltham, Mass., on Monday night,
and in consequence the usual mass
es were not said the next morning.
-WOMEN are everywhere using
and recommending Parker's Tonic
because they have learned from ex
perience that it speedily overcomes
despondency, indigestion, pain or
weakness in the back or kidneys,
and the other troubles peculiar to
-AN Essex, Vermont, man re
centJy paid a debt, it is said, of six
thousand dollars, with the hard
cash, all in silver, he had hoarded
up. The box weighed 360 pounds,
and the man to whom it was paid
stays awake at night watching his
-THE diploma qf honorary citi
zenship, recently conferred upon
Prince Bismarck by the city of Os
nabuck, is to be transmitted to him
in a carved wooden casket, made of
a bench in the ancient Hall of
Peace in the town house, where
the Peace of Westphila was sign
ed in 1648.
-Miss Ida Shuster, a beautiful
young Jewess living in Farmer
ville, La., killed herself by taking
strychnine on Saturday last. The
reason assigned for the rash act is
that the girl was betrayed by her
lover, a young druggist by the name
of Kirkpatrick, and who after do
ing the wrong referred to above
left the'place for parts unknown.
Learning of his flight she took the
fatal dose to relieve her troubles by
en-ing the life thus blighted. The
ci:izens of Farmerville are frantic
and bloodthirsty for the villain, and
iuh'll be roughly dealt withif caught.
Later news from Monroe says
Kirkpatrlck notifies bloodthirsty
citizens they can find him, as he
has not fled as was reported.
We take from an exchange the
following description of the Jewish
feast, "Yom Kippur," which the
Israelites of our Town are celebra
ting to-day :
Yom Kippur, the "Sabbath of
Sabbaths," the highest festival in
the Hebrew religion, began at sun
set last night, and will terminate at
the same time to-night. All the
Jewish places of business are clos
ed, and the proprietors and their
families are attending rigidly to
their religious duties. Commenc
ing on the eve of the tenth day of
the month of Tishri, the celebra
tion of Yom Kippur is based upon
3 Moses 16, 19, 21, 3 Moses 23,
and 4 Moses 29. It was held as a
day of rest, a kind of high Sab
bath, the only day in the year when
the whole people fasted. The ser
vice was peculiar. The high peiest,
clothed in white linen without orna
ments, took a young bull and a
ram for himself and his house, and
two goats as sin-offering and a ram
as burnt-offering for the people.
The goats were selected by lots,
one for Jehovah and one for Aza
zel, to be burdened with the sins of
the people and sent away into the
wilderness. The blood of the vic
tims was taken into the most holy
place and sprinkled upon and be
fore the mercy seat. The scape
goat to be sent away was brought.
forth and the high priest confessed
over his head his sins and those of
the people, and he was sent into
the wilderness by a trusty man.
The bullock and the ram were not
eaten, but entirely burnt. This
was a symbol of the great truth of
the redemptory system by means of
propiation. Nowadays, no temple
at Jerusalem existing, the sacrifices
are discontinued, but service is held
in all places of worship on the eve
of the day and the day itself, from
morning till night. No believer
eats or drinks from the evening be
fore the end of the day, most peo
ple remaining in the places of wor
ship all day. It seoms a hardship
to do without food for twenty-four
hours, but with very rare exceptions
everybody holds out well, the old
people remarkably so. The pray
ers are of course of a very fervent
nature, evoking the mercy of God,
forgiveness of sins, prayers for a
good season and long life; to heal
the sick, comfort the sufferers and
to protect those governing the land;
also confessions of sins, prayers for
the dead and sermons. Friend and
foe forgive each other, the heart of
man is to be purified and cleansed
of all evil, and a renovation is to
set in, so that when evening comes
and the horn is blown, man has re
conciled himself to his God, and to
nature, and as a better being he re
enters upon the journey of life.
He has made atonement and feels
--IT has been decided that the
English election shall take place
on the 14th of November. Unlike
our elections, those in England are
often prolonged to three or four
days. On the 1st of November the
present parliament will be dissol
vedfand then for two weeks the
fighting will be hot and furious.
If Parnell can only secure the bal
ance of power between the two par
ties, we may look for some decided
ly interesting happenings in Eng
-THE English S. P. C. A. has
successfully prosecuted 50,000 ca
ses g4ring the past 25 years out of
56,O0 prosecutions that have been
Miscellaneous Clippings From Our
--Italy is to be the scene of Mr.
F. Marion Crawford's new novel.
-A weather prophet of some
note predicts that the coming win
ter will be one of exceptional cold
-A set of buttons made from
the finger nails of a human being
adorns the shirt front and cuffs of a
San Francisco man.
-Postage stangps are being used
as currency in parts of Oregon in
consequence of a scarcity of one
and two-cent pieces.
-London has a regularly incor
porated association the object of
which is to secure adequate legisla
tion for the protection of butter
-A consignment of catfish, alive
and in good condition, has arrived
from this country in England,
where an effort will be mada to.ac
-The number of immigrants
landed, at Castle Garden. so far this
year is twenty-five thousand or
thereabouts less, than during the
corresponding period, of last year.
-The trade in patent medicines,
the Boston, Globe states, amounts to
about $22,000,000 per annum, and
of, this $10,000,000 a year is spent
in. advertising. There are 200 kinds
in the market.
-It has been decided in Germa
ny to exterminate all hawks, fal
cons, and other birds of prey, in or
der that the transmission of mes
sages by carrier pigeons may be
made perfectly safe.
-A twenty dollar gold piece,
that is so worn as to be depreciated
in value nearly one-fifth, has been
found in the stomach of a cow, and
is now in possession of a Portland,
Oregon, Savings Bank.
-The Augusta Chronicle esti
mates the Southern corn crop of
the present season at 498,000,000
bushels, against 433,000,000 bush
els in 1884. The present will be
the largest corn crop ever produc
ed in the South.
-A half-breed Indian in Monta
na began a few years ago, with
two or three head of cattle, the bus
iaess of raising stock. Yearly he
has disposed of a portion of the in
crease. and recently he has sold his
herd for $22,000.
-No one can possibly sink if
the head is thrust entirely under
water, and- in, this position a novice
can swim as easily as walk, and
get to shore readily-by lifting the
head. at intervals for breath.-Hall's
Journal of Health.
-A Little Bock. hunter killed a
milk-white deer on the 10th.' He
will dress the hide and send itto be
shown among Arkansas exhibits at
the Exposition to be held at New
Orleans. The horns he has. sent to
-The Rev. Dr.. Burchard wan-.
ders around Saratoga like a ghost.
The old gentleman, although he
looks very calm and serene,, as if.
he had, the clearest of clean, con
sciences, yet cannot be very comn
fortable. He is one of the most no
torious men now living. Wherev
er he goes he is followed by the
wink and snicker of some one who
regards Burehard's existence as a
huge joke. "There he goes.!'-~
"That's the man!" "That is the
man who smashed Blaine ! "That
is Grover Cleveland's best friend !"
are the constant exclamatlons utter
ed in his hearing. He looks very
patient.under all this fiae, but he
must be very much annoyed.-Sar
Elabgle Drug Sto
JACOB GEIGER, - Proprietor.
Is selling at New Orleans wholesale prices to the jobbing trades6i
ing special inducements to retail buyers. The stok e
consists in part as follows:
Drugs, Chemicals, Paints, St
School Books, Tobacco and Cigars, LiquorsiaT
nal purposes, Garden Seeds, Etc.
Cor. Second and Afurray, - - AL7EXA.:D
vs - No. 3173.
John S. Butler.
12th Judicial District Court, Parish
of Rapides, La.
BY virtue of and to satisfy a writ
of fieri facias issued and to me dir
rected in the above entitled and
numbered suit, I have seized and
will offer for sale at public auction
at the Clio plantation, on Bayou
Rapides, in Rapides Parish, La.,
between the hours prescribed by
Saturday, the 17th day of October,
A. D. 1885,
the following described property,
specially ordered to be seied and
/A certain tract of land or planta
tion situated on the right descend
ing bank of Bayou Rapides, in Ra
pides Parish, State of Louisianh,
and known as the "Clio" planta
tion, bounded, above by lands of
Benjamin Cooper, formerly' the Sas
ser pla!:e, and below and in the
rear 'by the Evariate Archinard
place,. and fronting on. Bayou Rap,
ides, guaranteed to contain not less
than four (400). hundred- acres of
land,,.together with all the build-.
ings and improvements thereon, and
all rights, ways and privileges there
to.belonging, together with all seed
cane now on said "Clio"planta
tation, as also.the blacksmith and
carpenter's tools, and. all. farmingi
implements now on said "Clio"
plantation, as well as all the house
hold and kitehen furniture now in
the residence of said "Clio" planta
tion,, and. the following personal
Six (6).mules, three (3) bead of
oattl, five (5) cane wagons, one (1)
Wagon, three (3) carts.
Another tract of land in the same
Parish and. State, being the, north
half of section two, is township.
three north, range two west, con
taining three hundred,aud,eighteen.
-Also another. tract of land in the
same Parish, and. State, being the
lot'or southwest quarter of section
forty-three,. in. township. four north,
range two. west, containing one
hundreds and forty seven acres, the.
two last described tracts being the
woodland constituting and belong
ing to the "Clio" plantation..
Also fourteen (14) mules,, not in
eluded in those purchased, with the
plantation, but: placed. there subse
quently by the defendanut, and now
constituting a part of the work stock
attached to and - belonging to said
This sale of said "Cli'o" planta
tion will be made subject to. thee
lease of same, expiring December.
Terms of Sale--Cash,: subjeet to,
aplpfaisement. D. C. PA ,'
Sept. 16-tds. Sheriff.
AS LAID DOWNi
1st. Thou shalt have .
place to trade but at thei: a
well known cheapiri7
2d. -,Thou shalt bu
LEVINU, as be s.a el
any other house, and
3d. Thou shalt not seek
for good and cheap goo
best quality, for they ean:bei d
with JOSEPH LEVIN.:;
4th. Thou shalt bear t
upon six days of h .
mayest make thy'p
SEPH LEVIN, and on' i
day thou oanst idrify
cheap goods thouast za '
rest from thy labor, to1 t
5th. Thou shat hono\deb I
and thy mother by bdri '.
thing, boots,. shoes anbd
tirnishing goods of O
VIN, and thereby- eav`"
thyself and them;;d andi
in the land of'thy peo lR
6th. Thy shalt' not
orime of purchasing th;
'New Orleana shosei *t
place, but go straightsa
er in the lands .· " ~
?rh. Thou. salt- noti
other house for the.. ean
best assortment of goods i i
for thou shalt seek -in
SEEP : IEVIN,,ia'the:`7s l
who can anlt post. n , , -
8th:. Thy shaltý o
.and , :Caps, for the - o.
which JOSEPH; LV, 3
these sort of goods, maes
and renders it wholly unC
9th. Thou shalt not" `i
witness, but honestly' aclo
that, thou cnlst buy all ati e
ally found in a fi
cheaper of JOSEPH LE
get more and better goodfirt
money than at any, other :
10th. Thou shalt it
neighbors clothes, norrthq
fit. him, but take.copns .
ges of those good .thin ,
at once on JOSEPHL
Fiont Street, whered llkth
can be obtained'andsW
much cheaper and.bett
where,.and. "don't youvo
A .. .. H.,,o
Corner-: ot rth and.
STeeth iextracted wii!h
'ttial teeth .madl to
leans prices FOR
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