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MAJOD;C. A. BUIJKK.
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I 'FRAN USSE.
J. S. Be.4er and W.IB. Cook.
a.ah.rBo*esier for Parish Judge
and,W. B. Cook for Sheriff This
announcement is the grandest fea
tur Oof the Democratic ticket--a
featura.that gives it' caste with all"
the ood people of St. Tail many
-risi, Demoratic and Republican
alike. These gentlemen are each
ranning on their merits, and as they
are bO& 'teady, refined and up
rightýtizc ,nwell-qualified for the
posiio to which they aspire, wel
havece 'doubt that they will be
,i-~ S4 is ; a man that ode
had o9'4 o kboo, to dmire-a man
that:Affeoswad bueta and rewards
h-t-akd ti-equal thanks," aid
-whith. .!.al toto the dignit of
weeirW'e ege of t ordinaryt
lteaher-,16inqbl eart and
zanay' hemrisg are itJn e sacred
em ga E asserted independeace
and Jof - 4 'euntry. No. better
s0el1on afl the boffice of Parish
Ju , 1a mde tisn that of
OWtR Cook,&'le has all the!
qu9ilsw 6 tould be required of
a ~i an to fiH the position of
h Ze izas great fvorite with j
nearly everybody. in the perih, and
*e raie .f.sto be believ.taths
bo the ý a"Y Oetat and Bepub
li' g(ifve' him an overwheh~a
]i lmamrkel in our hearing,
I say, by an intelligent col
tb 4 will be nip and
tab with ý oo);
as wwho. wr: reeeii the rae !
t 6t ran fa r aheadj
' W. It. Tooemr.
Some liltie excitement was c
:ited in this parish during the early
part of the week, on account of
some circiulars flying about concern
ing Mr. Toomer. Thy first circu
lar that was started was simply a
few words that MIr. Toomer had in
re:tel as an introduction to his
pl.tforln. 'te nature of this intro
duction wasp contradictiofi of soure
remarks male by "Citizen" in last
week's FsarEr, in which it was 4
serted that Mar. Toouaer had orgln
imnd clubs of tie Nationat Paly and I
the Native American Association.
The following is Mr. Toomer's
'* * * * * * *1
In the St. Tammaa" FP.uran of
the 26th iust. there appears a ccom
.aunicaion from some misinfornmed
:erson signing himself '-Citizen,"
which contains the juost unfounded
-harges against me, and vile slan
dlers against my. character, that
could be devised. The assertion
ihat I have ever organized, or as
sisted in organizing, either the
-Native Ainerican Association, the
tied Warriors, the National Party,
or clubs'connected with any of these
asociations, is without a shadow of
truth. I am a candidate in the in
terest of the poo le.
After the above had been pretty
well circulated, Mr. J. M. Thomp
son. put out the following:
Mr..Toomer is circulating a card
denying any connection with the
" organizatio~ of )he "Native Ameri
can Association ýnd "Nationals."
He further dedltkes that all state
Iments to that effect are malicious
slander. As the author of the com
munication signed "Citizen," to
which he refers in his card, I will
give my authority for declaring him
a member of each of these parties.
Mr. Charles Aubry first informed
me of his connection with the "Na
tive Americans," and afterwards
with the ' Nationals." Mr. Toomer,
at my residenie in Covington, told
me that he as a meniber of the
"Native American Association." Dr.
Randolph informed me that T. A.
Bartlett, of New Orleans, told him
that Mr. Toomer was a member of
t!,e "Native pnerican Association."
I lcve the public to decide as to
whethe' the gentleman himself is
good anthority. He certainly was
So much for the slanderous por
tion of the charge.
In regard to its maliciousness, Mr.
Toomer well knows that as a candi
date his political course and opin
ions are public prolpetyv-and things
that any one has right to comment
Co ermow, Oet. 28, 1878.
Mr. Toomet called upon Mr,
Thopnpson on Monday eveniug, and
atter some,little conversation they
adjusted their differences of opinion
in a very friendly manner, and now
"everything is lovely and the goose
i ---·I -·CI--
Here comes winter! here comes winter!
Rain and hail and snow and sleet.
Pay the printer! pay the printer!
Let him warm his hands and feet.
liWe are authorized to an
nounce Mr. V4. H. Toomer as thd
people's candidate for Representsa
tiye of St. Tammany Parish in the
S~' e pre authorized to an-'
nounce Mr. Hesekiah Strain as ans
independent candidate for JustLcee
of the Peaer, Fou:th Ward.
Letter troar Bo~uee.itte.
Although we do lot fully indorse
the sentiumeds of our correspond
ent, we bgive jis letter space in our
columns, with the hope that his
views will not reflect too severely
upon the integrity of our mer
Boourcnrrro, Oct. 30, 18q78.'
Editor St. Tumntaoy Farmer:
After close observation and con
siderable study, I have come to the
couiusit atbaphburming is the slow
est wayin catiotn to make a living.
41tyd an edBor that once. He said
it u~as't any use to take such a dis
couragingl vi Cew of A subject, and if
thie pharanrs saw it thit way thley
would all get out ou heart and quit:
pharming. I have concluded that
those who don't see it haven't any
talents for observation and reflec
tjon.. If I had to chooseA profes
sion to make a living, I bad rather
be a merchant; but I wouldn't want
to read the Bible much, for a mer
chant can do business with a smaller
stock of "conbhauta" than any other
kind of merchandise. I paid a dol
.lar once for a reseat to get rich fast.
It was, "Work like thun,:er and
keep steady at it." After .tudyiug
on it awhile, I concluded I didn't
get the worth of my money; and
besides, the remedy was wor.-e than
the affliction. The best reseat I
could give to get rich quick is not
to trouble yourself too much about
doing to othier as you would like
them Lt do. to you, were you to!
swap condition, and you'll b1 very
apt to succeed, provided you stick
close to y~ur religion. Some one
was writing in the paper about
"leaks on the pharma," but he didn't
tell how to stop them. There aref
so many ktake on most pharms, it
wouldn't do any good if they knew
how to stop them up; while they
would be taking the cost to stop up
some, the "prophets" wou:ld run out
at the others. If thue lpharwer
doesn't get soreno kind of a reseat to
stop out the cost, or st',p inl the
prophets, it seems to ue his pros
perity will be washed away in a
flood of expenses. I heard a poli
tician tell an anecdote about some
other politician running a govern
ment, till finally it took a f".r-horso
wagon load full of their money to
buy a pound of meat. I couldn't
help but think, if there was hope of
our country's getting into that un
constitutional condition, the phar
mers had better go to work and
hatch up the politics; for if the price
of meat ever comes up td those fig
ures, there'll be many a poor fellowv
will have to run his machine with
out grease or clear-rib bacon. It
seems to me the pharnmer is praycl
upon by more animals of prey than
any other profession. The chief
bird of prey is the merchant. The
way the merchant does the pharmer
reminds me of the story I read in
the spelling book, about the fish
hawk and the eagle. While tlme
poor fish-hawk was flying over the.
waters, hunting him a fish, the eagle
would be sitting in a tree, sharpen
ing his bill ;ud claws, and thinking
how best to pr,,y apion tLhe ishi-h:,wk
and rob him of his fish. So the
phar.ret works a.l tni.year to milake
a. little crop, and when ne gets it
made the squirrels aucand.bo must
have a "'aur sent", of it, and tlhe
crows and birds a "'puti bet," and
the merchant the balance, to settle
up old accouuts. So the bewildered
pharmer, not kno.ing what else toi
uh, hitches in with big eipectations
for another year, and comes -out
with about the same figure~ while
the merchant and other animals of
pray are tickled at his great ind-
Mn. IsAtd EvAss.-It is truly re
freshing these da s to be able to
note an instance of a public contract
being' earned out to the letter. The
contract which was let out by our
Police Jury about a month ago, for
repairs to the Courthouse, and the
Clerk's and Recorder's olffices, was
taken by our venerable friend, Isaac
Evans, E.aq., who superintended in
person, anid did a gr'ater share of
the actual work himself. No one
can see the improvements upon our
Courthouse without admiriug the
taste and mechanical skill with
which Mr. Evans has doue' all his
work. That this gentleman will
continue in all the work he wants,
there is no reas.i,, to, doabth; and we
hope thut his dtclining days will
~cotille ;a hi.S c:ti:1e itle hLta--faill
of honors and sullccCc-ses.
Man's a vapor,
Full of loes;
Sta:rts a pape
Up he goes!
Si* Is a machine-girl much better
than a hand-maid? Yes; sew-mnuch.
A "BIG" MI.IN.-' Father," asked
a little boy in our hearing the other
day, "are you a big man ?" "Well,
I dunno," musingly answered the
parent. "Why?" "Cause I heard
somae men talking over at the hotel,
and they said you were one of the
biggest men in town." "Well, I sup
po.e I do stand pretty high," replied
the parent, looking pleased s.nd
consequeytial. There was half a
minute of silen, :anud then the boy
added: "They said it was a wonder
how you carried your feet around!'"
The boy can'L understand yet 'Why'
he should have rocived a box on the
ear which made his head roar for;
two long hours.
D®' A Glasgow paper has print'
ed the melancholy list of the stock-'
holders in the city bank that recent.
ly failed. It takes ovwr six columns
to contain the entire list. Many of
them are women, not a few clergy
men, and a large number of school
teachers. Oily those who owned
at least -41.)000 of stock could be
directors, 'and the fewness of such
holders shows how generally the
shares were distribnted1 among the
middle classes. -Every shareholder,
even though. he owned but one
share, is responsible for the debts of
the bank to the full amount of hie
property. This is, of course, finac
cial ruin to a large number of poor
and worthy pi4~ile. Tuis feature
of the case only ,ilidstrates once
more the fact thaj those institutions
which the ranters of the: day speak
of as owned by heavy capitalists are
in reality eldietly the depositories of
the money of persons in onlymode
rrte.eircumstances. An examination
of the share lists of our natidnal
baunks, of manufacturing conopanies,
andi of other sinmilar corporations
w.hoe business is dune upon the
g'.gregatted ..Li Ld of manly persons,
nuu'd tell the story.
To our PHmiar in OaWpt«Ad to a "4
Scrts of t&e Paruk of hi mffu
Gsrmo.Z-Having become a
didate to represent this
our nett Legislature, I hvre
proper, in presenting myself
you ii order to solicityear
to briq$. ait .'`4e o
plea a$4 alms abifl
dnct ithEoamNe ot
tives, in ease your sufrage shed
send inn threro; ,it Anualtil
gentlemen, I must promis ta
my aim a& pzrasioi & 4W--te
economy and retrenchment in
State and parish expenses.
are all of you aware that bustsa
of all kinds haA been lower
lover amolegetus for seteriM r
and that we.do not ag a yet a.ag
prospect of a revival. Our dif
branches of industry, espwelflyn
the piney woods prishes of the
State, hdetbdadie tbo iaoe @'
at lest do not remsnerate emaqgh
to make both ends meet, sad quae
sequantly thle mnist omplete pp
erty is sfaring our pieople an
face. W4at is tuinia to be dose?
Of course to reduce our taxes to _tb
lowest possible fate, as our mln
saying them diminish every day,"
it were mete that we shoud imitate
the people of Temiessee, who lately
made such a radical change and re.
form in all the expenses of thaei
State; and therefore I am in.favre
of a convention that would amomee
plish a similar reform for Louim,
who .ants it worse than any dif
Gentlemen, not wishing to
you any longer, I will sum up
saying that any monopoly, ainy el
legislation, anything tendiun t
foster the interest of the few to
detriment of the many, shall
my most unequivocal op
and this is anothbe reasonw
shall be in favor of a call for a
vention in the briefest delay
ble, for there are @everal .qss
the sort to t beQ eorrected
punged; and besidesmit. wer
in my opinion, that our
and-tyrannized State should hai=.
least a constitution of her V
made by the seas of .Lomuisia rir
, benefit of the people of Lb
Bosrouc4 La., Sept. 3, -i?`.,.
. EBarn1 Oct.29.-Thesra º
usual rejoiaing yesterdsay
on the discovery of a geanuiaq
frost and the puddle holes,
froaen over. Hundred·s o
were going about the strett f,
tip to ten o'clcnk this mas ,
bvith caes of iceth hr bed
tersn, and a generale r haae p$t
gratalations was bad. T ,:
is seen in crowds of refugeeb eatlie
streets, and the streets are J,
with wagons l ,d I it iW
Hean" thbeo uowi g re t Ia
Bsoadn That the thermoeter
having fallen three deprees below
freezing point, it-in entirely aasiar
refugees to return to the eit
vided their preinmie b.se'
thoroughly ventilated .and hfmi
gated. A few casqa of fear ,wI
occur among those who abe 'thl
germns of the disease in their ey
tenis, but entering abseatees me
in no danger i they ,n o
thorough dienatec Atniaii
before moting beak :aeo a>Yesset =iz