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THE CONCORDIA EAGLE.
O roptn OIpClL JOURNAL CONCORDIA PARIA I WO DtOLLýi TA
V.0LUME XII. VIDALIA, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1884. NUME , 9
The River Problem.
a.gwesmRU sreathrtii~ ae alight
o treetmea of the n sssle Lt.
Washlngton,. Dec. 7.-Representt
tive Breokinrldge, of Arkansas, has
just returned from his Southerns tour
in the course of which he visited Gal.
veston, tie Mississippi Jetties and
the Atehafalays. Being interviewed
tololght by the Times-Democrat cor
respondent, he said, Is effect, that
the Atchafalaya is the key to the
Mississippi problem, and; that .acoor
dlafly as this is treated so will all ef
forts to solve that problem succeed or
fail. In hlis opinion matters have
gone too far to justify an attempt to
close the head of the Atobafalaya. It
would be too expeusive and too dif
cult. He recommends tile closure of
lower Old river, east end west of the
head, thus forcing the Red river into
the MississippI by.way of upper Old
Observation and study of the Mis
sissippi extending over fifteen years
persuade Mr. Breckinridge .that the
right treatment is that first recom
mended by the Commission. It in
volved the true philosophy. The ex
perimlents qave been numerous, and
the rule, without exception, has been
that adherance to the plan was fol
"owed by success, and departure from
it followed by failure.
lie maintainis, and will demon
strate in comllanltteo. that concentra
tion of the current has invariably
lowered the flood level, whereas dis
trlbution has an, Invariably raised it.
Ample illustration 1s to be found
\within the past threeyears.
"In libb3, wi,en the levees gave way
all along the line, we had the most
disastrous floods ever known,. In,
1 53, wlen the levees hhld, although
there was more water pla-iiing down,
as Shown by tihe measurewents and
gauges at Memlphis and Cairo, there
was Inot ollly a (comlrative abseince
of linundatioln, but Ihe Iloudl lvl at
Vicketurg was lowered five lee:."
MIr. Breckinridge points to the fact
that teft years ago tt,i' chalnnel ,,if thei
:lississippi below iled liver wna al
waye tiirty to tfity fet, w hlibii'now,
on in to the eulargemfi'iit of tIhe AtI
chalalava and u:ualo iL ' lar;o \'l
ulnes of water througn Mirgatnza,
Ihe river has bshoaled to such an ex
tent that largo boats, like the Whiite
are compelled to blow down and lake
Mr. BreckIinriidge is fully cinirvccd
that outlets shoal the river and is
crease iiloi, wh bile concetl rat ion of
of the (currelt lea ers the flood level
and prevents Inundation. In his
statement before the rommuiltee lie
will demionstcate this proposition.
jipecal to Tlines-Demnocrat.
BOUToX, La,, Dec. 5th, 1884.
To Concordla Eagle :
1 read In our paper from the city, of
New Orleans,i the story called "Des
perate ;ister.." Murprised I a:n to
hear how brave these girls acted, in
shonti lg the molen who halld sedlucoed
them. Of course I lolpe tiro law will
be enforeed in Louisiana. yet I aml
proud we hav: sone woleUn w\ ho
have the spirit to justify themnsel yes
whien their confiltence is tuislead. I
hope the girls may get out without
bother, as I think they are In char
acter ruinled enotgh without being
punished by the laws of I.oullaua.
I think public oplnion should be in
Avor of those girls, and especially the
noble ladies or our state, who wish to
uphold decency and honesty aliong
their sex. At this stage, Just as
Cleveland gets elected president,
some good nlell and womlen mnay fear
to give public oliniotn in favor of their
noile deeds, but I am one of the
chiaps that is not. Ido not wish re
form In that way ; "Any way, I.ord
except that." ToSEY O'NEAL.
We are glad-to see that some are
waking up to the necessity of expos.
Ing villiany, and protecting the weak.
'The scoundrels referred to can walk
the streets of New Orleans with im
punlty, seeking other prey to devour.
Another case is reported, of three
lawyers endeavoring to bribe the
.mother of a beautiful daughter, whose
names are withheld for the sake of
thelir families. If men have no re
gard for their own families, why
should tle public. The reputation of
the bar of New Orleans require an ex.
posure, and let the guilty suffer. It
seemns to us that if Judge Lynch
should establish his court there, it
would prove as effectual as It did in
C'alfornla some years ago.
As a raindrop toretells a storm, so
dose pimple upon human body indi
cate healt i--destoylng virus in the
blood whlchcan be neutralized and
expelled only by Dr. Harter's Iron
Trip to the Country.
A few days ago, we had the p14lu
are of visiting some of our friends on
Black River, Trinity and Troyville.
All seem to be enjoying themselves
hugely. Our friend John McCabe
looks as large as life, and equally as
natural, says he means business. We
found Capt. Hlerodt in fine health
and spirits-crop turning out to his
entire satisfaction, will ship about
800 bales of cotton. The Captain is
ene of our live planters.
We also visi ted our old friend Jas.
S. Oayner. who boests of his erop
this season, and thinks that any one
in that section who Is not satisfied,
ought not to be called a planter. He
also showed us a piece of ground, up
on which he sowed the Africa cotton
seed broad cast, never putting a plow
into it, or giving it any sort of culti
vation, it yielded him half a bale to
the acre. His estimable lady showed
us the product of some of Gen King's
garden seed. Turnips sowed on the
9th of September I measured three,
ia circumference as follows: 80, 28
and 27 inches and still growing.
History of Alliteration.
Rum, Romanism and Rebellion--low
Burchard Slew the Modern Casar.
"What means this 'Vent, Vidi, Vi
et' business ?" said Marcus .Tunfus
Brutus, toying with a bit of lemon
peel at the bottom of his tumbler.
"It means. sBald Catus Trehonine,
"a threatened despotism against
which we must rise, appealing to the
"And what. to this, says ('assius ?'
"I am for rebellion," nervously
answered Calsins, as he knocked
over a catchup hottle in reachinrg for
"Enough," said Blruis, "We nuder
stand each otlier. I know thlis"irear
well ; have loved himr; have botne
muich fromn him-hut when he Afres
three V's in succession at the Romen
Ipeole he i:lss l my fr cnllthip too far.
'The manci who fools %%ith the mIother
Itonino tlrea:leisq liberty." [To the
waitr.] "'arilanius! three rum
sour+. So, now, rny friends, tight fire
with fire, anil let our tachlword be,
itlum. Romanism and Rebellion." It
alliterationl is the game we'll play
The conspirators stllying forth umet
!lurchard at the door in a Ilack toga
aitd whitecravat, and whispered in
his ear Ithe counterosign. Fired with
enthuiiiasmi, Burchard immiediately
rallied a thousand uRoman augurs
atnd crossed over to the Fifth Avenue
hotel. Meeling C(esar at the foot of
the staircase, lie became excited and
the alliteration went offat half-cock.
('aesar said, "Et tu Burchard," and
the game was up. Ile lingered four
Nor did the slaughter end here.
Thousands of the Velscians whom
'tesar had flattered heretofore got
slowed and remainecd Bso for several
Phut 'csar returned to Augusta and
fnitshed his commentarles.--Rochee
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A comfortable dwelling and store
honse in the town of Vidalla, form'
erly oncpled by the late R. Ratch
ford, deceased. For terms apply to
John Ratchford. at P. Wexlet's store,
or to John Grady in Natchez. dec8
Our government can no longer be
said to be ain experiment One hun
dred years of successful existence
have es'ablished it asa permanent
institution. The magnificent con
duct of the peoplle during the late
election proves their p.triotism, and
the wisdom of our Constitution. Our
immense comtnmecitl interests also
furnish ceonvincin proof. We know
of no better illustration of the suc
c0oes attendilng honorable and able
business methl ds than the firm of D.
M. Ferry & Co', Detroit, Mich., the
leading seedsmen of tills country.
From small beginnings, thirty years
ago, they have built up their mam
motlh business by strict adherence to
their initial principle offurnishing
only the best seeds obtainable. They
oitr to send their valuable "Aunual"
free to all whoexpect to buy seeds or
BOUORE, f.a., Dec. 10, 1884.
;Iditor ('oncordiT.agTe :
'Pleaso let the many readers of your
valuable paper, know that the annu
al conference of North Louisiana will
mleet at Sweet Jlome, on tile 31st day
of December, 1b84. Our venerable
Bishop, A. W. Wayman, will be pres
ent, it will be a treat to our people of
both races to hear lhim. We hope our
white friends will visit.
J. B. WEBII, Pastor
of Vidalia Mission, A. M. E. thurch.
)o)l( ~' )l"in presents given away
S l dtend us 5 cents post
age, and by mall you will got free a
package of goods of large value, that
will start you in work that will at
once bring you in money faster tilan
Canythilg else inll Alerica. All about
tile $:0,Ot) ill presents with each
box. Ag-nte wanted everywhere, of
either sex, of all ages, for all the time
orspare tihe only, to work for us at
their own homes. Fortunes for all
workers absolutely assured. Don't
delay. II. Hallett & Co., Portland,
Advice To Mlothers.
Are ,it, ,~lstrttrod at ntig t anti bmroken of yoot
rvatboasltk chid ld rirllg and ,r1iu with
pain of nrtte,,ttnt, tee I II ae,.,nd at once sno
let a bottle ,,f ss. Wlnhow'o I.lthin Syrulp, fat
will relieve the )por little suffror Iomm ljiately,.
DIepead u o it ,noth.rs, there is no miitake
hbollt It. It eatves 4lynterv andi torhosa. rag.).
slts the stommach ,Itr1owels torre wind colic,
elteas the lims,. re'due. ie8ofltmteotioe, and give
tonea nt enercy to the whole system. Mrs wi
slow'. toothlng Syrup for Chtldren Teethiugis
pleasnt to the taste, snd is the pr scriltluon of
anu oefthe otdest snd beet follese sorneo end
physerlsne a the United Slates, snd is for ele'by
sk ·ld~irooolgt thznssse5te wo rld. 1'rhe osessct
Oar Washington Letter.
Washington, Dee. 8th, 1884.
Cesgrm, the completion of the;
Washington Monument. the arrival
of Mr. Blaine, and the Arthur 8ena
toris canvass, are matters which
have, for the past week, pushed even
the fIlevland Cabinet builders into
the back-ground. Could the Presl
dent get a nnanimous nomination for
Senator from New York, he would be
highly gratified, but he is averse to
being a candidate for any other kind
of eleeoen. As John Raymondt says
In his play "For Congreses" when'
"fixing things" with the workers,
,"this nomination must be epontane
The capstone and apex have at last
been placed upon the work of a gen
eration, and the highest structure in
the world is practically finished.
These last touches were made last
Saturday afternoon while a heavy
rain was falling, and the snmmit was
wrapped in clouds. The unfurling of
the stars and stripes over the summit
at a height of 600 feet from the base,
and the simultaneous roar of artillery
close by, sigoalized the completion of
Tie first week of the possible thir
teem weeks of the present session of
('orress passed uneventfully. The
Berate was led in'o a debate on the
Indian Territory hill. and the aeuse
adepted resolutions of impeachment
agrinst Marshal Wright, of Ohio, and
talted about Inter-State Commerce.
The hill to support the army and na
vy for the coming six months passed
theoense, and about 100 new bills
(were introdnuced. Still there are in
dications that some important work
will he done this winter, and that the
debates will not be on political mat
The Democratio National Commit
has heon vrinsylngitself with ridicu
fons prePration against imagina
ry dang"ers of frnnd in the Elebtoral
cent. It has cansed to he sent to the
Speaker of the Tonse of Representa
lives duplicate copies cf the elector
al returns of all the states which
chose c'leveland and lendricks elec
tors. These duplicates of course have
no official rnlue, but the Democ'ats
say they will act sea check upon any
attempted frand by the President of
the Renate in counting the electoral
Since Mr. Blaine arrived in the city
he has had no respite from social du
ties. Scarcely had he been in his
house an hour last Friday, when in
vitations to dine begari to pour in on
upon hi l. He accepted one to dine
with William Walter Phelps that
evening, with Senator Hoar the next
evening, with Gen. Beall, late minis
ter to Austria, on Sunday, and 'with
Justice Gray, of the Supreme Court,
to-night. Mr. Blane's present resl
dence is more commodious than the
one he occupied last winter, and more
adapted to fashionable hospitality,
but those who know Mrs. Blaine well
say it is not her intention to take an
active part in social affairs this win
ter. If Mr. Blaine is a disappointed
man, as some have alleged, he re
veals no trace of it. He shows every
ind,iaston of that intellectual vigor
which was his marked characteristic,
and his friends have been impressed
with his cheerful manner, which nev
er mlre conspicuous than now.
It is though the Democratic offilci
als who will soon come into control of
the Departments here, will not be so
favorably disposed towards the em
ploynment of women as those who will
goout. Since the civil service ap
pointment began, and heads of beau
reaus have been allowed to choose
male or female clerks, preference has
been frequently given to the former.
If the practice be continued of glvinl
such choice to heads of bureaus, offo
ials from the South will exhibit great
prejudice against the employment of
women, and it will take only a few
yeaissto drive them out.
The indications are that there will
be larger crowd in this city on Inaug
Suration day than has ever been be
ifore. The hotels have already re
ceilve:l enough applications for quar
ters to fill them two or three times.
As far as food is concerned, the city
c:an accommodate as many people as
can get intoit, but whereto lodge the
myrmads of strangers who are coming
is a mystery as yet.
Representative Robinson, of New
York, wants aplain nloauguration :on
the Jeffersonian plan, and has pre
sented to Congressa resolution to that
eLrect. Ie thks the W'zesiat elect
Ibould walk to the Capitol or ride * I
lind a team of not more than two,
hores, without decorations or livery
[t is understood that Mr. Cleveland
blmself inlinaes to a simple lnaugu
ration, but the primitive plan of
itbching his horse to a post and walk.
Lng up Capitol Hill to take the oath
Df oSee, as Thomas Jefferson did, is
not possible now, for the post has
THI oW ABIBET.
Go to Bessac's Jewelry Store over in
Natohes and buy your sweetheart a
Christmas present t- _. i) ta e 1
special pains this year in selecting
beautiful and fashionable jewelry,
and his prices are down-right cheap.
........ Artemus Ward said that he
never allowed business to interfere
with his drinkin', some of the boys
over in Natchez strictly observed this
rule last week ........Quinine has
reached the unprecedented low fig
ure of seventy-eight cents per ounce
in New York, this is good news to
those living in fever and ague dis
tricts......Cotton is now ahont all
picked in this parish and planters are
devoting their attention to ginning.
The weather has been splendid dur
ing the entire picking season........
The Postmaster General recommends
a reduction in the fee for money or
ders, and also a reduction on local
letters from two to one cent...........
Mardi Gras in New Orleans comes on
the 17th of February, 1985.....
A great many people who own prop
erty. say: "Well, I'll wait till to
morrow, or next week, and then I'll
fix it," and In waiting, delaying, dil
ly-dallying, &c., they wake up some
morning and find that a good chunk
of their possessions has gone up in
smoke, and then they'll say: "Just
my luck, I did intend to seeE. G. De
Lap, yesterday, or. last week, but
now-"' We call attention to prop
erty owners'to the advertisement of
E. G. DeLap & Co., General Insur
ance Agents, in the EAOLE; they
represent the beat tinsusnee eompeapa
nies in the world, and their rates of
Insurance are as cheap as can be ob
tained........ No Chinamen in Vida
lia or Natchez, there is something
about this section that they don't
likee very muchee........One of the
most absurd reports we ever read or
heard of is now being circulated out
West, that is, that in Georgia promi
nent democrats cut of negroes ears
and wear them as watch charms.....
The World's Cotton Centennial will
open on next Tuesday. President
Arthur has notified the managers
that itwill be impossible for him to
be present.........Mr. Levi B. Field,
a resident of Natches for the past for
ty years, died on Thursday last......
River ten feet nine inches and
rising........The ever punctual Str.
Prince leaves our landing at one
o'olock to-day, for Bayou Sara and
all way landings. The Capt. Miller
leaves to-morrow at one o'clock for
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sample box of goods that will put you
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time. All of both sexes, of all ages,
grandly successful. 50 cents to $5
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iness. we make this unparalleled ot
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we will send $1 to pay for the trouble
of writing us. Full particulars, di
rections, etc., sent free. Immense pay
absolutely sure for all who start at
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Johnson's commercial College 421
North Third street. St. Louis, Mo., is
one of the land marks of the coun try.
It has been engaged for more than
twenty-one years in qualifying young
ladies and gentlemen for the intelli
gent discharge of the practical du
ties of business life. It is conducted
by an able and eficient corps of pro
fessors. Young people of our section
who may want to attend a commer
cial college should send for circulars.
SRI7 end six cents for
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WTI VTT more money than at any
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Truoe Amerlean men sad womn, by
reason of their streoa eeaJPlttlons
beantiful forms, rieh, sompsleaou and
obrraterlstio enerrgyareenvFr l by all
nations. Its the general ose of Dr.
Harter's Iron Tonil which brings
about these results.
e C.n Joi Orr, emuadlq. Ml., bm
bien a most intense riroa fel
asu--las for over ySerm HeeM
had seventeen opmire lrsm ee
the nrves-t hat, had tiem divd a
-close to the bone feem which the
msq..Dat tis neverdtd Mhin ay,
without the las.t rrnlie ee
rto eve him. Thy yadvised him
to consult Drs. Hart MAller, at th,
St. Charles Hotel, NewOrisaea, whic'l
.bdid. They presaribed PsauA, ant
in less than a month watatirely relieval
of the pain. Before consutting these doc
tors the least touch to any part of his face
or nose would cause the most fearful pain,
while now he can blow his nose and wip
his face without the least fear of pain.
The captain is grateful beyond measure
for this unexpected and unhoped forresult.
*Mrs. Elizabeth Kenner,8 Laurel street,
New Orleans has been one of the great
st sufferers from Neuralgia of the face
during the past year that we have ever
heard of. From morning to night, and
from night to morning, there was one
sonstant, racking, taring, burning pain,
astendingelear around her head and deep
down through every muscle, tooth and
bone in her face. No rest and no sleep.
All physicians failed to relieve her, as
well as all remedies. She was constantly
in the most agonising despair. She called
on Dr. Hartman, who said the cause was
chronic catarrh. He prescribed Psaua.
for her and now every pain has left her.
She feels like another person and can eat
heartily and sleep soundly.
*Mrs. C. J. Miles, Gallipolis, 0., writes:
"Da. S. B. HArTMAs & Co, Columbus,
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more than two years' standing, and after
trying a great many remedies without any
relief, I commenced the use of PERUNA,
which, alter using three bottles, found a
decided change for the better. I contin
ued to use it and now feel entirely well."
Huldah Ward, Wellston,O., writes: "I
have been afflicted for years with that
dreaded disease, catarrh. I tried a great
many different kinds of medicine, butto
no effect. I commened taking your P5
mWA about nine months ago; have tak
en about ten bottles. It is doing me much
good. By its contianed use I hope to be
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ia and MANAUex. Please send me a
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