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SATURIhY, APRIL 7, 1877
Ofilical Journal Parish of Oonoordia
'Phe wniud be b'owed. Never
uind the weather.
The lazy nman's greatest force
is the force of habit.
A politician without a party
is likea man without a country
It is lot O"e.wssary for a manlr
to be a fool for luck.
A (lhatley Ross and A.Oakey
Hall are* still missing.
It is legal proftanity to break
the law in the name of the law.
Wooden headed men can not
succeed in the lumber business.
The Morgan City Firemen's
annual parade comies off May 5-.
Our beautiful flowers do not
wait for April suns and show
Everlasting hot water is the
price of native American vigi
Brigham Young says he is
too well known to sufhfer injury
of character,and Brigham knows
Young men for bulldozers
and old men for city council
3oys with the deadly "nig
ge shooter" must not hit white
-pring is the most favorable
se4son for a revival ot Budd
A bad marksman will some
times bit the centre target ox
Barbers should remember
that white handled razors are
Winter has lingered in the
lap of spring so long, that the
maiden's feet are asleep.
Yellow is the fashionable
color, and a jaundiced complex
Ion may be beautiful.
A surplus of young doctors
infest Texas They might do
well to engage in curing hams.
Mr. Beecher has never been
able to reconcile true inward
ness with crooked out'wardness.
When Boston and Chicago
are connected by rail New York
city will be given the go by.
The President will do the
best he can when hlie nmakes
other people do the best they
Moody will contract for a re
vival in San Francisco after he
finishes his Boston engage
Mountain Meadow Leeown
ed up to having fily children.
In one sense be was a good
In view of the appointmentb
of Mr. Nicholls, an Iishmana
wishes to know where the Irish
Sog r has been made from
corn at Chicago. That grain
appears to contain all the es
sentials for a successful toddy.
Ont in Nebraska they have
named a county Tilden. The
income tax collector will have
a rough and rugged way.
There are a plenty of kind
hearted persons whe talk so
much of themselves that they
have not time to speak ill of
By three majority a woman
suffrage bill in the Massachu
setts Senate has passed to a
third reading. This is as far as
the compliment can go.
The British Navy estimates
for the year 1877'8 amoont to
the large sum of $54,869,1 45-
decrease as compared with last
year of $1,545,215.
Washington, D. C., March 26, 17lf7.
The storn of abuse and intu
peration which is almost certain
a to overtake every participant
in the proposed Commission to
r Louisiana, evidently operates
to deter many of the gentle
men invited from acctlting. It
is understood that its ncuul),rs
will go there with the 1lnrlsec
Vof ascertaining by pers l ob-n
servation and every other
n means, the real clquities of the
disputed succession, atnd when
vthat shall have been accom
plished, they arie tacitly ctn
powered to negotiat it col
k omise based upon their find
ilgs, which the President, iin
t turn, will approve. It is a del
L" icate mission, and the delay ini
a starting the Conmmission is ex,
i plained by the gvneral unwill
irgtess manifested, to under
Many indligant remInonstant
ces are heard here against the
arB it rory and wholly indetensi
ble course that Mr. Adams,
Clerk of the lHouse, is said to
ScoIntemplate, in so man InIlating
y the rolls as to show al Demo
s cratic majority of from fifteen
to twenty when the Ill, uso con
veones in extra session; a11tu
agreeable to the progratlunue he
is accused of having enurolled
Patterson as member fromn
e Colorado. In compliance with
the enrolling act, the peopl)le of
9 that Territory adopted a Con
- stitutiotn last Jnly, and it was
subsequently declared a State
of the American Unioni by
Presidential proclamation. In
October an election wa' held
for a mem hber of Con gress, iot h
r for the short and long term, the
latter beginning with the Forty
fifth Congress. This was strictly
in accordance with the provision
of a recently enacted State law.
.i u:ge Belford was electedl tr
both terms, over his D)etmo
cratic coltiwpetilor, 'Patterson,
by neal'y 1,00()0 ajorilty, and
holds Governor RoutI t"s' etrl iti
cate astihe lawfully elected it.',
resentative for both t'erms. ll
November tle Democrats voted
again fuor Patterson for the long
term, the liepublicans refusing
to vote, holding that there was
no vacancy to be tilled. Adams
now claims that this failure was
fatal and that Patterson is the
legal Representative. Those
familure with the treatment ac
corded Judge Belford by the
Democratic House last winter
are none surprised by this con
sistent trick of its Clerk; and
the di-graceful tactics resorted
to in otler to deprive the ileo
lle ot Colorado of their cho,
sen lRepresentatives, is sub
stautiaily the sau:e as of the
Bourbon Grover of Oregon, to
torce Crouin into the place to
which Watts had been elected
by a large majority of the
voters, and to which he was
subsequently appointed. Adams
is also charged with having
placed on the roll the names of
all Democratic comlpetitors of
successful Republicans who
held United States officers at
*the time of their election. The
speedy adoption of the new
code of rules which are now in
course of preparation by Sec%
retary Evarts and Schurz, and
which are designated to govern
future appointments, promo
tions and discharges to, and
from the civil service, has had
the effect to revive many old
scandals and develop new ones
relative to the immoral charac
ter of many of the Depart
mental employees in this city,
touching the nepotism and
lavoritism that allowed froml
two to seven members of the
same family places under the
Government. To old residents, t
the charges that favorite i
females of influential politicians I
were crowded into the depart.
ments to the exclusion of de
serving ladies, many of themn
destitute widows of soldiers,
I and kept there on good salaries'
while occupying almost iie.
cure positions, are not new.
3 They have been in mode tor
years; and .a morning paper
t charges that one family in this
city draws a salary (of about
*2,000 monthly for its various
mbel 1c'OrS Iler Gov
erIlInental pay; and a civil
service '' reform ' that does not
correctt such abuss , if they ex.
- ist, will trot co(illInimd the COl.
Sfielnce of people here, whoale
- supposed to have an excellhnt
opportunity of knowing sonme,
thing of the truth or falsityof
- these allegations.
'T'here is but one voice among
Rl;leplublicans aIs to the impro.
priety of the late exploits of'
two promineiiit llepublicasinuI
seekinig to commit the Presi.
- dent to a r'coguitio,; of the
SNicholls anl Ilaiupton govern
- ! meeits, and who aseumed to
bargain away all voice the
gIgreat llpublllicanl party had in
the disposition of matters of
such natioinal gravity, in their
1 alleg'ed I\ri ten agireeumclt with
I)t.Iiioeuials, and which there
I sees Ino rason to doubt they
entlered into. The Plresident's
1 denihl of any knowledge of the
i ciiipact surprises 1o one ; and
he is held blameless while there
f is a dispositioni to suspend
- judligmenet until the two gentle
imen in question have had
reasonable time to speak; but
very many who were disposed
to censure Mr. Blaine's protest
I as premature and without sufi
cient grounds, have radically
chaiged in their views sisce
this attemlptetd sale has conme to
light, and now conInend his
utterances as words timely and.
r There is a very strong desire
to see ltrigham Young promptly
investigated; and it found
I guilty of any participation
eith<r \ 'l:u l,-I" or otherwise,
ill the 31cl;tlail I3 odelow butch
erI , to s(c ill! :i s IH p olll ly
and e1(ttctalay ,unii.hed as his
leaky lieu nte at Lee.
Two warmi, alimost sultry,
days last week wre follo'wed
,ndlay by a vi,ieit. wiind aid
rain storm from the east whith
continued til this morning.
The wiun is now howling with
fury as it comes tearing down
from the Northi-west with a
velocity hardly equallehd tlhI
SSutinty, :t the \White Ilou*,
1is a quiet day, all unnecessaryj
busiuess being avoided, a$
only intimate friends ventlr
ing .to intrude. Mrs. Hayes
astonishes the languid a8d
fashionab!e c:lhurch goers by her
I constanit attendance nI rIodtlt
dress, almost devoid of ornlc.
inent, and wholly guiltless pf
the extravagance that marks'
Sthe get up of good society, "
In Southern Inidia childern
are married at eight years id
age. Native fathers consider it
a disgrace to have single gids
in the flamily, and endeavor to
get them married in childhood,
but when married they do not
always go to their husbands
homes. The marriages are
generally arranged by old
woman, who go from family to
family to find suitable matches.
Widows are treated very badly
by the natives; they are made
as miserable as possible.
SThe Pall Mall Gazette says
that "Americansa justly bear
the reputation of being the
most hospitable nation on
In Boston young girls are
taking the place of errand boys
in many cases. The girls are
considered more tractable.
Mardsville paper is worth
dollar for dollar.
Bayou Lafourche is scarcely
I navigable tor lack of water.
The small-pox prevails in the
r northern portion of Lafayette
"Business dull and cash
scarce," is the universal
complaint ot the country.
Sinme cotton was planted in
Avoyelles parish last week. A
little premature, this.
The fears of an overflow
have been indefinitely post
Nicholls collectors have been
busy collecting warrants. They
have no use for a Treasurer.
A mad dog got loose in the
streets of Minden and bit sev
eral hogs. The hogs were
killed from fear of bydropho
Shreveport ships her tramps
to Marshall. Marshall is pre
parig for a good revenge-
simall-pox, cholera, something
in that line.
The crop outlook in Madi
son parish is very good. The
laborers are all working satis
i factorily. Cotton will be plant
Sed this week, and worked next.
The State House grounds at
Baton Rouge have been put in
perfect order, and now serve as
a sort of park or public garden
to the people of that town.
Jonas Davis, colored, con
victed of cattle stealing in Ten
t sas, seemed affected by it, for
he died suddenly the very day
he was locked up in prison.
The Terrebonne cane crop is
Spromising, A much larger
acreage has been planted than
I last season, all of which, with
but few exceptions, is doing
V The rNorth Louisiana Rail
road is improving and repair
i1ig its Ihoie line. .A new and
line raitroad bridge was built
during the past month over
L ittle Ctrek.
The planters of St. Charles,
left batink, will endeavor to
keep out the water that will
flow through the Bonnet Carre
crevasso as soon as the river
rises. They hope to be able to
do this until the crop is har
The Opelousas Courier com
plains that the Mound City
Mutual Life InsuranceCompa
ny of St. Louis, which recently
went into bankruptcy, collect
ed $20,000 trom residents of
St. Launry parisb; not one cent
of which can be recovered by
The police jury of Iberville
has aplpointed a committee of
citizens to confer with the police
jury of West Baton Rouge re
lative to the openi'ng of the
Allain drain, which will have
the effect of draining a large
potion of Iberville parish.
Judge R. D. Caldwell, of
Monroe, recently appointed
Receiver of the United States
Landoffice at that place, de
clines the office. He complains
that the business of the office is
wholly disproportionate with
the bond made necessary--some
$5Z,000-and declares that it is
impossible for him to give sol
vent surety to that amount.
While everything else is
early, almost premature, and
cotton planted taully three weeks
before the usual time, the
orange trees are, by some
strange chance, several weeks
late, and bloom later this season
than they have ever done before.
It is thought that this is owing
to the severe cold of the late
winter, which somewhat retard
ed their growth.
The Turkish naval force is att
present composed of two im
perial yachts, six iron-clad
frigates, nine iron-clad corvettes
two iron-clad monitors. five.
iron-elad gunhoats. four ships
of l eline, tour frigat s, seven
corvettes, 15 coast guard ves
sels, five schooners, four cannon
sloops. and 53 other vessels-in
all 116, with 749 guns and 16,-/
Among the country towns
that are showing great improvte
ment is Thibodaux. It now
boasts several public halls,i
theatricals, minstre s cockkpia
two newspapers, and all the
other necessities and luxuries of
a city. New houses are going
up daily, and everything shows
that it is increasing in popula
tion and prosperity.
The Lynchburg Viryinian re-i
ports the presence in that city
of representatives of a Massa,
chusetts colony of a thousand
persons who desire to clngage
in manufacturing and fitring
in Virginia, and want a large
body of land.
A tedious old getntl man,
known as one of the oldest in
habitants, has noticed for al
long timle that if he lived'
through March lie was likely tol
live the year out. In his case
the ru:e has never failed."
A telegramn frm New Orleans
dated April 5th, states that
Gov. Packard mlade a speech in
caucus Thursday, declaring he
would insist on his claims to
the Governorship to the bitter
It is proposed to use the
steamship Great Eastern for
carrying cattle from this,eouin
t'y to England. She will Ite
fitted up to answer modern, re
retllirelments, at a cost, of $250,
NEW ADVEIý' T'lsJMI \'1NTS.
SHERIFFI ' S.I,E.
\.'rit of f'iB r -; i .- . . n' 'i,,16i4d a.
Parish of Con-rrd:a. 'dri-; (ourt.
Hrriet Koberr .
Rl tartinr o' :tw, i I, V i.fvy a urit of
fi ri fiAr I: . t,, lnop iir-lre. d IelrId onit of
aid PYarih ('otrt, in the ab,,v, ,'nti'l,,
-tllr, wherein J li. 1,Lwri. i. ;, t,:ntiff ;rd
Ff1rrIet R h,.rº, i. def'nd,nt, I John
Young. Sheriff of said parist. have seiz'-d
upon and will offr at sh.-r:f; ale, te
tween the hours prescrihbed by law at the
Court House doer, in the town of Vidali,
Saturday, the 29th day of April
The following descri ed property to-wit:
One Yoke of Oxen,
One Cow and ('at!.
Terms and eon:itionn of the sale
Cash. with honefit of apor'iaetnent.
Sheriff's Offie, April 7th. A D., 1877
Per A. J. ('nzc. I)pty Sheriff
JOUN CONTI, JN(). J. WALLACI
JOIa C'OYTI asrd CO.,
Is the place to get your
a- R OCERIES
WVE have jUst received a fresh supply of
Pigs Feet, Potatoes,
Onions, Canned Goods
Of all kinds; Wines,
Liquors. Cigars, d&s
And a large assortment of Choice
from 50e to $1.25 per pound;
CHEAP FOR CASH.
In connection, we have reeely fitted up
Rdl RatOD Bd OO.V,
next door, which will be kep n first elas
style in every respect. At whi saloon will
always be found the very be and choices
WINES, LIQUORBS AIOIGAR
In order to give entire saaetion, all
drinks at this Saloon will be o
TEN CEN j.
A share of the Pablic PsatRe is Solicited
C•l E t~
GILMORE & CO., Attorneys at Law,
Bnee.r. M to lhipa.., El m & Co.,
09 F Street, Washington, D. C.
Ameries u d Foreign Patents.
e Patents procured in all conntrie. No rircx rv
ADVAWOU. No charge unless the pa..t is
81 graItM . No fees for making prelimnlaryu ,x
aeinateonas. Special attention Riven to Int.cr
fetres Cases c efore the Patent Oice,. .xten
soeas bsfore(ongrer.. Infringement Suit. in rdt
fersat States, and all litigation appertarLitug tt.
Inventions or Patents. Sarinu I TAMr riPl riAm
PatsT? 0o sXfYI PAraS.
VUited States Cearts sad Depaotmeats.
U Claims prosecuted In theu Ruprem Court of the
United States (Court of Claims, Court of trn
mmldsoners of Alabama Claim., Southern (i;auns
Commlston, and all classes of war claimns he
fore the Executive li-partnents.
Arrears of Pay sad lBouty.
OPriIcaS, sOI.orans and ut IllinRs of tlM late
4 war, or their heirs, are in many asesr entltled to
money from ihe Governsnett, t.f which they liar.e
no knowledge. Write full history of sertlite, and
state amount of pay and bounty received I;n"
Sclose stamp, and a fuil reply, after leamination,
will begiven you free.
All orricas, sortostalr and Arlr.nu'r wounded,
S ruptured, or injured in the late war, however
slightly, can obtain a pension, many now Iccciv
e lIg pensions are enttitled to nio laerem.ne. Siend
stamp and informnation will be nfrniedi free.
if (clrmaints, whose attorneys have bee.n iuie
pended, will be gmratillsly flrnheshed with fill
r information and proper papers onM apcllt.caon to
As we charge no fee Inless stuccersful, stampe
for return postage should be sent is.
United States General Land Omoe.
Contested Land Ctase.. Private Lald (;lJiim.,
Mining. Pre-emrpion and flo. esteul aI-., pros.
ecuted before the (enllrail ,aildl Imfle. and lie
partmient of the Inlterior.
Old Bounty Land Warrants. *i
ItWe payeash forthnem. WhereaMsig~n mentsare
SImperfect we give iastroctions to plrfe,,t them.
Matt Ceatrnetrs amest etheor.
We act as attorneys for such iit pr,.e' aring con
tracts. making colltectioltu, nagotiating loanI, and
attending to till businPes confided to nl
Liberal arralgmlnelluts :ade with :attlorneys in
all classes of hllnliess.
Address GILMORE & CO.,
P. O. Box 44. Wasklglroi, D C
WARIawoITO, Ii. (.. Noneber 24, 187t,
I take pleasure in expressing my entire c.,fl
dence in the responshtllity and Adelity of the
Law, Patent and Collection ouse of (ilLxioK
I COo., of this city.
GEO. H. B. WHITE.
(CaeMar of V" Nutiosal Ntrs epate Bank.)
1 T-I-D ALI-'
e DRUG STOi
It1 J. H. SCHAAF.
, JPOTH E C.· If I
Dr IIT.TJG GI3',.
Wholesa? mand Ri-ti' Dehli r
Pore Drn,.. !:.
e Chemicnls. P
Patent MPediire p . T: ,
Glass anI P,,th,,
l- Trut_ "-
t Fancy andi Toii. 'l'i
Ciars.Smokingf in ('lc i: "
" Fine Wines and L,iqgnrs t,r It,
1al1et. and I.audrethl'., tr -..: .
(GARDEN.V . l:1,.
T; Prire. \r1 t ' ' ' ,. .
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ANYTHING FlRA a n
'f DELIVEREI) 'JiEEI
of Of drayare to any parr of I", tv , to
'ii the Ferry [Iding. and ertr r riior,
id sold for asi only. at
li 4 37 M ales ,te't't.
Sweet Pickle Hams, 15c a lb: ('frr.nt
Jelly. 25e a lb.; App;i, Penrh, Pe ,r ,
- Quince Butter, S0e can ; R,:k l'tnt.
( prm Drop., ail kinds of I'andi., "5,. a
Ib : 3 lb peaches, 25ec, 3 Ib Tomn l..", ;
Okr and 'l'omlatoe 3..; Markr,: 4 te
<hcz.: best kit maekerel $1 50 ,. I,.s.
Cod Fish 10c a lb.
MUTI LAT I)
Takes. Por Goods.
Bring it along, I will take it.
. "rr" co'..
MIRETT's HAIR RESTORATIVE
Buist's and Landreth's
G ABDEA SEEDS
VWholesale and Retail,