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VOLUME XXIII. MONROE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY. AUGUST 11, 1888. NUMBER 52. ~
WAR ON IISCEGIENATION.
Coastitution and By-Laws of Ward 1
WE STRIVE FOR THE PURITY OF THE
Ist. The persons whose names are
signed to this instrument of writing
hereby organize themselves into a so
ciety which shall be known as Ward
I Anti-Misegenation Society of Cald
21.The objects and purposes for which
this association is formed are the dis
couragement, if possible, of all acts on
the part of white men that tends to
the amalgamation of the white with
the colored race which we look upon as
a serious and disgraceful crime against
the laws of nature, society and civiliza.
tion. We are convinced that this vice
is on the increase, and that it threatens
to sap, undermine and forever dcuo
ralize the character, principles and
manhood of the men who engage in
it, unless checked. And knowing that
we owe to ourselves, to the pure and
queenly womrnhood of our country,
and to the many bright and promising
boysin our hlidst, and above all to the
safety and perpetuation of tile white
race, we feel it a duty we owe to our
wives, our children, our mothers and
sisters, to stamp out and destroy, if
possible, every germ ttat tends toward
the degeneration and amalgamation of
our raco, with that of a lower race.
We are satisfied that the evil that we
plropose to attack hIas already grown
to alarming proportions, and will con
tinue to spread unless the refined,
thoughtful and resolute tmen of our
country are aroused to concerted and
determined action against the evil.
Hence this organizstion.
3rd. The qualification for tuemiber
ship shall be that the applicatit is a
while male person, above tike age of
16 years, and that he shall sign the
constitutlon of this society and take or
sign the following pledge: I-, do
most solemnly promise anti agree, and
pledge my most sacred word anti hlon
or as a gentleman, that I- will forever
refrain from all acts with negrocs or
mulattresses that may have a tdeden
cy towards the degeneration or amal
gamation of my race with that of the
negro, and in the event of my failure
to keep this pledge, I agree to lot fell
all my social standing anti hereby con.
sent that this society and all the
members thereof may publish imet t
the world as a degraded miscegenator
and to inflict upon me social contempt
and scorn. I further agree to make
dilligeut efforts to discover all white
men that may be engaged in this low
practice of miscegenation and to use all
my moral efforts to induce them to
cease such practice, and to persuade
them to join this society, antd in all
cases where any one continues this
disgraceful and evil practice I agree to
expose him publicly, andi pledge tly.
self not to receive, or treat hiltl a a
guest or friend.
4th. The officers of this steciely shall
consist of a President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Sergeant-at-armrs, and
such committees as may be Rppointte(d
from time to time, by the President.
These officers shall be elected by the
society, and shall hold their offices for
6th. This society shall hold meet
ings twice each mnouth, and may be
called together at any time by the
President, upon tlhe written request of
6th. The duty of the President shall
be to preside over all meetings, when
present, to call all meetings out of the
regular, and appoint all committees.
7th. The order of business shall he,
roll call, reception of members, reports
of committees, and general business.
8th. The duty of the Vice-President
shall ba to preside over all meetings,
at times when the Presldent may In'
absent or when called upon by tihe
President to preside.
9th. The duty of the Secretary shall
be to keep a full and complete record
of all members, of all business tratnsact
ed by the society, a record tof:all rc)ports
made by committees, to act as trteasur.
or, keep a record of all funds received
and disbursed, to print or cause to be,
printed all such matter as he may be
dilrected by this society to have prinltedti
with the provision that the society pay I
all costs of such printing.
10th. Tile duty of the Sergeant-at
arms shall be to keep and preserve order
during the holding of all mneetings of
11th. It ltlall be the lduty of ctt'lt
member to report to the society every
instance of tliscegenation whaicit he,
may have clause tosusplect atdi if detmn
ed necessary a comnittelce of three lhmt!l
be appointed by the Presidtent or pre
sidlng officer to inveasligatJ the Ir"ln"
or persons upon whom tile soul)iciol or
charge may rest.
12 h. If tile person so investigatetl
shall be found*guilty of the charg! he
shall be warned by a committee - a
pointled for that purpose to rease his
immoral practice antld in the evctt of
his failure to comply with thct recquet1
immedletely, anid absolutely, hlie shall I
be published to the world by this so
clety as a degraded misecgenator.
13th. A list of such miscegetnattors,
shall be kept by the Secretary in tlhe
records of this society in a permanent
and convenient form andi such list shall
be published to the weolrd once a year
or oftener upon the reqrwest of a ima
jrity of the members.
14tb. This Society shall adopt all
ohter legal means to check miscegena
tion anti render it odious anti abotlilna
I ble in thfe eyes of the young of our
country. The various means to be
adopted shall be left to a majority of
the members present at any meeting,
L provided that no infractions of the law
he committed or countenanced by this
society. That Is, by forcible interfer
g ence with the personal liberty or rights
Sof any citizen. But all social, moral
(1 and personal influence to abate this
crime of miscegenation can, and must
I 15:h. The laws and regulations of
this society have no ref..renee to the
n past and no member shall be tried up
0 on a charge of miscegenation that has
it occurred in the past. Nor shall there
Sbe any publleation of parties who are
It not members for past offences.
IGth. This society shall not, on ac
e count of friendship or relationship ex
s isting between a member of this s"
ciety and any person or persons
charged with the crime of miscegena
n tion show any leniency, partiality or
favoritism, but all violators shall be
l censured, rebuked and ostracised alike.
17th. No member who stands
charged with mlscegenation .can or will
o be alloyed to quit this society without
a full and complete violation of the
r charge and if found guilty he must
and shall be so shown to the world-in
a manner already provided.
1Shll. Nine members of this society
present at any meeting shall constitute
a quorum--the action of said quorum
shall he hinllding upon tine whole meln
19th. This society shall not allow
any person or persons guilty of or
friendly to miscegenation to call to per
sonal account any one member of this
society fTr any grievance this society
many ,cause iniscegenalors or their
friend's, but the cause of atny oeto
member in .uclh personal diflicllty
shall be the cu-e of the whole meUn..
W. B1. McLtin. J. C. ltodrigues,
(1. O. WilliIatis, 11. W. McLeod,
0. Call, 11. 1I. Filhiol,
II. Ferrantd, J. A. Powel,
A. J. Gore, C. Smith,
W. H. Powel, W. 1I. Mlecone,
II. A1. Wlnn, N. I. Cobb,
G. WV. Page, II. B. Powel,
L,. T. -Lair, E. W. Cowan,
C. I. Smith, T. lI. Call,
'1' 5. Itisr, Joe RIiser, Jr.,
II. It .E!ery, O. iPl. .Stitt.
FARMlllltS IN CONVENI'ION
Thie lour lDays' Session ofl'tle Plarlter'.'
Slital Alliance-T-'he lelepgates
to tlhe National 'CollePn
(N. o. l'ieaytnlne.]
(O)'I.LOUsAs, L:., Aug. 5.-ITile cin
vention of the IFarmers' Stalo Alliance i
adjourned after a session of four dlays. I
During their proceedings Ithey adopted
a new constitution, but it is not yet
A committee was appointed to itnves
ligats whether or not tlere was a rice
trust in this state, and if so to report t
the lest means of counteracting it. A
coummittee was also applointed to decide I
what shall he a necessary wrapping for
a cottonl hale; also to fix a uniform size t
for cotton bales. The same committee I
will also report upon the advisabilily
of using cotton instead of jute for mak
ing cotton bale wrappitng. It is also
known that this convention inquired 'I
into the course of two reproentatives
in the last legislature.
An elcctlon of officers for the ensuing I
year was gotne into with the following t
result ; President, J. M. Stallings of
Lincol:,, vice presibent, T. S. Adams of s
Sitt F. lc.ala, secretary, O. M. Wright t4
of Litncoln; treasurer, It. L. Taunerhill
of Winn; l:,cturer, T. J. Guise of De t
Sito; asistulat lecturer, A. Sevt-rance r
of Calcasien; cbspltint, W. 11. la.ss of
Stlhint; ldoorkeeper, Pat )Donohlue of
St. Iltndry; assistant ldoorkeelper, I'.
K. L,'y of Natchitochl.s; sergeant-at
arms, W. N. Mann of Morehouso. a
'They also elctled the following dele- c
gates to thi naititonl convention Alli
:tntco and: Coi-oprrative Uniotn of Atner
ict, viz: S
First diitriel, cioniposed of (,.itbornue,
Ou(chilt, Lincolni and Union ptrishol4,
J. Al. StallinIg - d. lega:li, post fl lice at e
Rtston, Ln. It
Seconltd tistrict, colnlposed of Web
,ter, flossi, r, Ilienvill,und ..ldo par;. e
.sel, J. D1. Newton dleltglltte, Iost
1llice atI 1) .nville, LI i.
T'hirt l t islr;',t, cotn ll..os'l'd .f 1) S)ot',An
lRtd it ive'r, Slllline uttil Nat chitoches,
\. T, UIlchhl-r hhloga:iilt po.t otllice
I' ourth tlisitrictt, toltlostlti of Vernon,
(alelatintllt Actllta alltln St. Ilandry Ipar
ishet, A. I)it k, imrnic ollie o tllottI.
1'fth dittri-iret t, Conplo'tdt tI tirln,
WItn, Jtkson ant (ataloutI, I.
l tI. m :wllk, ilp itl allit'o i \uhl, [va.
Mttoreliolt,se, Ironiklit, until 'st ,, 'ir ,r
Seventh ili·trict', c'omlilplose~d oif Ilt
pidel-, Avoytllt'hs,t ltit liiton Lt-inage,
It. I1. loter, poist office Itunki'.
E-]tghtin distmrit, c.tilo,d c if L4 iving
'ton, E'st l'eheiatlal, T'Iangipahotln and I
St. Helen., J. .. A.Al.tllm, post oflice
The ctlltveltionltcid, lcledt to nmeet at
Alexanalria next sultmlllier.
Fresh turnip seeds at IIAIItE &
a- I)EAIII OF GEN. SHERIDAN.
Jr Ile Vielcts to no ;nexpected Attack of
) the Old Heart Trouble.
S Special to N. O. Picayune l
w NEWV BEDi'FORD, .Mass., Aug. 5i.
is Gen. Sheritldan died at 10:20 ot'clolck Io
ts Previous to the sutdden appearance
3l of heart failure, at about 9:30, there
is had been lno pitreluonition to-daty of
it any utnfavorabtle change int his eitlldi
tion. 'lThe wealther has been warmler
f thani usutal and the gentteral was
e AT TIMIES A LITTLE lt::'rELESS,
)- but seemed generally br:tht antd nlleer
is ful to-day.
e His voice was struisng, he took a full
e supply of nourishment. s";t cec.tsloin
ally as usual, and the dlctlors and: Ihi
f amily were in hopeful spirit:.
C- At 7 o'clock Mrs. Sierid.n aldt the
,- doctors wen to t the hotel for supper,
is and soon atter their r-tull the usual
. preiparations for tlhe itight were made.
Ir At about 9:20 Colonel Sheridtli said
e good night toi his hrothter and welit to
. the hotCl. There hatd beLien throughll
a the day no sign whatever c.f any
II change in his symptoms.
It At 9:30 heart throuble zpllc'areld, antl
SD)rs. O'Reilly and Matthews, who were
it with him at tlht time, imllnetdiately pll
n plied the rerltedics which had prov'ed
successfutl at tll previous :ttacks, but
this tlile thell were withIlllot fteit, andl
e despite all that could be clone thoge 'r
o eratl grattdually sank into a t ondlitlon of
complete tlneoncioustllts, :and att 10:20
breathetld his last.
v Mrs. Sheridan, the sisters Mahan and
r Jtiustlnian, and the faithful body ser
- vant Klein were also at his betdside
throughout his dyinlg hour.
No arrangements have yet been tle
r termined upon in regard to the time
a or place of the general's burial.
TrIT OI,'ICt'IAL BULLETIN
Swas issuared at mihdnight antl is as fil
Gleioral Shorid:an died at 10:20 this even
Silg. 'The imlimoediato ciautse of death was
t heart failure. The remote causo was dis
oasoof thoe ntitral and aoortic valves, the
oxistenco of which was knowni to his phy
siciansi, to himself anttd to his fautily in
November of last year.
The complications which llhave occurrod
havt been IIInervous exhaustiIon, pulmonary
iIlsartiotIs, pulotu I ia, pulmtonary oo
gol'iat, :llastea and hemollrrlihages. The laht
Iday of Iris life was somloewhat restless but
not more so thano IOe Ia1i bllen several timos
sineo his arrival at Noilulitt.
At tttout lD:3t0 Sylupitols of het:rt f.tilure
suddenloily appeiL'Ore. ''Tho roeimtdio.s which
had hithiloro boon sl ttccrssful wore v'igo
irsly ap lplied, buit provdti nelft'tttiual antd
lihe s:tk rapidiily, dyiing paiinltessly alit the
Ronlti:uT M. O' IIlc'r.r.v,
Surgeon, Il. S. Army.
1VATIrINroN T MA'I tuws,
Assistantl Sutrgeoon, U. H. Arlly,
SItiT DIf CI' IrI I.'iE.
Phillip 1henry Sherirdl:n Iwvas born in So
IIorselt, llPerrly cointy', ()Ohio, March I0, 1S:1l.
Ilo wias adnIItedto to iho Uniited Sates l% il
itatry Acadlemiy ii ltSIS anid gradttliutod in
tl3l:, leig al.ssignled to the First Inftltry
ias brevet soenl liOttoinntiat on JIuly I lf
ttilct year. After a britf tinto spent inl bar
racks he was ordtlerod to Texas an: d thonceo
to Ito tie Pniti coast, serving ini tlhe tetrrito
rioes of IVtshiigtol and Oregon anid haviing
commIIand of thooscort to the surtrvoying ex
podition senLt out tllhrough that countr'y by
the govoerntotit. In iS1it ho was promoted
caplttitil ii tlhe Thirtoonthl Intlnttry antl giv
oit coillnuand of a )body of troops ito sor\v'o
iit tho Inidianl counltry. ltcealleti to tho
states Ihe was, in December, 18(0l, assignedl
to the Ariny of Southwestern Milissouri itas
chliofquartormilastor which dluty he per
formedt unltil May 25 whon he was appoinLt
ed cololnel ofthie Seconid Michliganl Cavalry.
At oonoeville, in July, 1802, heo was pro
tliotod to tho rank of brigtldior geneor:al of
vollunlteers aInd took coIInl:ttdil "of the
Third Division of the Arlty of the Ohio,
which he led into the battle ol' ]'errvvillh,
Oct. 8. Ilo distinguished himself Iby his
Idofeiso at Louisvillo and at. StNLoe iRivor
his gaillantry won hiit theio gradett of limijlor
generial of volunitters. li April, 18(1, lihe
wals issigni ld to the colnallnd of the caval
ry corps of the Artily of tohe I'otonl'lc. It
'N-optoimner ho attained I l graltde tof brig:
dier gonerall !i the regular uarmy and inl
Novotember of tlhe same yealr wats promlnoted
to imajor general. 'Tho cavalry brait'lic of
the Uniited States army inder his title di
roction iactlliredtll oit eliciney anilt gaitlO It
reoplutationl such as it had:t never borliO bo
tore. On Feb.i, l15i, the thaiinks of coil
gross \wero Loltndered to himl for th t) galiail.
try, iiltlitary skill tand cotit ragedisplyl ini
a series of victories aliievoe by lhis aitl.lry
ill the vlley o01 tho Shoiinandoahl, ospedcially
at ('edar Riuin. In ,Jniite, 15ti, ho was plit
ced in colllllatldof theo miiilitary livisioln ofi
Itho southwest, of Ithat oft Ihe U1I, A igilst,
leti, and of tIho Filth military divisioni
(ollisiantla slit Texs), Marcih, 1C!i7. lin
oltetlmber, 18(7, lie nas tratslferredt to the
Iniotel lieutenanitit general tid assigined to
collnandtl of I dI livision of lMisnour i, with
headatlluartr i at Ci:Igo. Doiris} t he po
litieal troutblets in Ltouisiannl, whlien the
'Packard atid N icholls adtlliliistratlions wore
eonti nditg fIli' sutiprelli' y in thnt itato, It
fedor:al fotreo was sent to Now Orleans tiIndier
(:OITeral Slhoridan's n)lindllll t)o t1i ll the
trolbtl)es tnllti o prolct, the liltldo;l iproplrt y.
WhteniI Ito troops w\ortn \lothhr+tWi I orittd,r
oiflr'c sidenlit Ifayen. e;nlilci-ral Nlioridi tll Ire
tliDItl lri. 1UPo t hel l reiir of Ih t of Gln' erll aif l
T'. IV. Sltliuilrli tr tl g ll , i- Ic. S. 1.t, hlie
uilt'tooee ded tlo ItellJllh nIi lllillt| :fthIour ilyii wilih
ltadiut r ita INr l lis at WtVa ti tii tiiito . Ielleral I
Sitt .titlhlli ttttll h tl ti li It li ttl tti I'lI
Nttitjuntit N ,here t, tti mngt.
IInI l, ,tnintltedi ranlk io liulll L i t lnntll :g
illli's \\ iih'i i n. t ltor i atl st his. Is trie '
r tll i iLntrei i oi. 1-'. Iut It in.
i)tl Fr11lay llerno, on,rl :ot Illt weewok
whi tla we st a-r imat Irs, te Sal nIiH
reacd ill s iof the death at o h, er resi-v n
reached us of the death, at her resi
dence in Vidalia, of Mrs. L. F. Meson,
the estimable wife-of lHun. L. F. Ma
r son, S&.cretary of State, after an Illness
of several months. Mrs. Mason was
taken ill at Baton Rouge, soon after her
removal there, some months ago, from
which illness she never recovered. Her
death, although daily expected by her
friends, was Indeed a sad stroke, not
only to her relations, but to all who
knew her, and many were the bearti
that were made sorrowful by the an
nouncement of her untimely demise.
r Tie deceased was the eldest daughter
of the late lamented Judge O. Mayo,
and a sister of Mrs. C. J. and J. S.
Boatner, formerly of Monroe, La., the
latter of whom died in California, about
a year ago, having gone there in search
of health. In a brief life, like that of
the deceased, being cut off, as she was,
in the midst of her usefulness; a life,
too, that was so replete with those wo
manly virtues that so highly adorned
hier gentle and pure character, it would
be difficult to express in words the
true truthfulness of her loss to those of
the home circle, to whom her life was
devoted. Witltu the circle of our ac
quaintance wa have never known a
more pleasant, kind, self-sacrificing la
dy than the subject of this notice, the
lustre of whose kindness and charity
was by no means confined to her own
household. The cause of her friends,
was her cause, and her hands were ever
ready and willing to aid them in their
troubles. The sick room was her resort,
anti her gentle hands were not slack in
soothing the suffering of the ofdlicted.
The treasures of her earthly store were
ever at the bidding of those whose
wants were made known to her, and
whether in the sick room, or death
chamber, she was ever the same genial
comforter, whose aid and counsel was
a sweet solace to those in distress, and
in laying aside the Jeweled crown of
her earthly existence, she has been
welcomed to her reward in heaven,
where throughout eternity she shall
wear a crown of righteousness that is
incorruptible, and that fadeth not away.
An obedient child, a devoted wife, a
gentle and loving sister, a sympathlz
ing friend, were among the leading
traits of hler pure life, which endeared
her to all with wihorn alhe associated.
Her remains were taken to the family
burying ground at Hlarrisonburg,
where, on Sunday last, site was laid to
rest, in prcsnce of a large assembly of
sorrowing relatives and friends. Tihe
bereavctd family have our deepest sytm
pial by in their sad atfliction.
BlltICE'S NEW MOVE
I,,;oerrntir Negro Missionaries to In
N .W Yottr, August 1.-Chairman
Brie', of the I).mocratic National .x
ecutiv C(omltumitee, is proving a sore
tjial to the olif-fashloned leaders of the
party. H[is ideas for conducting a po
litie-tl catipaign are entirely too novel
to suit the voterans. So long as hocon
lined his efforts to mere thlk about "'the
inttllectual contest," "the campaign of
ideas," sand otlher similar declarations,
the oul war horses sitply tsmiled orsuf
fered in silence, but since he has begun
to carry out some of his notions they
ate ahlmost in open rebellion. His fa
tlst freak was disclosed to day. It is
the telk of all the political headquar
ters here this evening. It consists of
sending a batilion of Negro Prohibition
orators into Indiana for the purpose of
dividing the colored vote of that State
in fav:or of Cleveland.
The orators selected for the purpose
include the Rtev. John D. Orandison, of
North Carolina, who claims the dis
tinciio of having instituted the Negro
exodus to the West a dozen years ago;
Dr. Allen, L. Hladley, of (Georgia, and
one Silas W. Hadley, who, it is said,
waS its te Legislature of Virginia sev
ernl 3J ars ago. They made no effort to
cotcal the fact that they were going
unti. r the auslices of the Democratic
contllittee. On the contrary, they
stalked around the IIoffman Ilouse,pro
clatuiing that they were going '"to
knock thte bottom out of the Republi
can free whisky theory," and expose
and (Idenounce the party. Two other
rlellil)twrs of the party were George W.
Attylalaid, or North C.trolinai, a Yale
gr)aduate who has considerable reputa
tion as a ready talker, and the Rev.
Dr. iKennecton, another Southerner.
'The ittler is going to whoop things up
itn Iliiana, and then return EJtst to as
sist in carrying New Jersey for the la
I,,,r ,rty. 'Tvlt elltiro baund started
.'il litt thie i'enntnylvaniua line at 6
(I'tlI t hi,s m rning.
The I'Press atllld P'eolle SNolid.
"'It Ilothe 'o Ir € for hhmll wh'o) (ciln 1
: i;lt i cnt hI l' t rltkie g this sigl it woultd
hw in tt 1o111 giesiltttitit N(Owt ont han tuin
'ils l I crul or ( i ;ll o(ther. 'h ly Ii ly .Itmil
Ilt at |Itmat It o t in l the s tl o control t all thoae
vIt)'te ovel tr thr thlt gl H) fart towarld n tlni
t 0in1g llnt,. Itlt We t~ i n lit good reas fn
vI 1.y r. lN tn llrculi not in iturned. -
ibla idc Iaco,.
Tile lhacon is right itt speaking iof
the priss ftvoring the re-notination of
lr. Niwoti.tt r Uo r Cngress. The news
I.tper nttn as a rule, keep posted as to
tIi, torings of our public men, and if
they take an udpreJudiced stand, whlb
titty geeraldy do, it may e put down
that thu. are correct. The press of
this l)istrict without a single exception
is soli(l for Newton for Congrees, and
tiio peoplo so far as we know are almost
to, a unit with them and Newton mnat
of necessity be his own suceeseor.
SWEEKLY WEATHER-CPO DULLETIN
SOf the Louisiana Weather Servtee for
I the Week eandIn August 4, 1as5.
SUenerally favorable reports have
r been received from the majorJly of
r parishes in the 8tate as to the effect of
the weather on the growing crepe
during the peast week. The tempers.
ture has been higher than usual, and
the amount of sunshine has been in
excess of the normal for the same week
of former years. Average weekly
rainfalls are alone reported from the
extreme Northwestera and 8outhees
tern eeotips of the State, with but a
few light local showers in the interior.
The following are the meekly rlan
falls reported :
Farmerville 0.80, Mlndea 1.22,
Shreveport 0.78, Monroe 0.28, Olrami
0.18, Vicksburg, Mise, 0.25, Point
Pleasant 0.00, Coushatta 0.00, Natlhi.
toehee 0.02, Vidalia 0.68, Alexandria
0.00, Marksville, 0.00, Obeneyville 0.82,
Clinton 0.65, Amite 0.46, Mandeville
1.11, Sugar Experiment Station 1.02,
New Orleans 0.65, Lafayette 0.00, Des
Lignes 0.64, Tblbodeaux 1.66.
Iiarmerville-The corn crop is made
and is a good one. The cotton crop le
good, and in spite of the dry weather
is holding out.
Mooroe-The excessively hot weetbh.
er for the past week has ceaused vege
tation to dry up to a considerable ex
tent. Cotton is, however, doing re.
markably well. Gardens need rain
Shreveport-Cotton and all ield crope
doing well, although a little rain would
not be objectionable.
Vicksburg, Miss.-Generally speak
ing, the past week has been favorable
to cotton. In some localities rain
would be beneficial.
Point Pleasant-Cotton doing very
well. Few worms reported.
Vidalla--Weather hot and dry. Rain
Alexandria - Cotton doing well.
Cane needs rain badly as does young
Markeville-Tho dry spell and ex
tremely hot weather has affected the
cotton crop Injuriously on prairie and
hbill lands; on bottom lands the outlook
is good. Talk of worms.
Clinton--Reports generally favora
ile; some complaint of not enough reain
in some localities.
Mandeville-The weather has been
favorable for sweet potato planting;
corn crop excellent.
Sugar Experimental Station-Rice
crop doing well; cane crop only fairly
Jennerette-Conditions continue fa.
vorable ; a fline yield of rcle anti sugar
may be expected in this vicinity.
' Des Lignes-Condition of cane imn.
proved; some fal*e rice reported on new i
lands; rain needed.
Morgan City-Need more rattn for
Thibodeaux-Cane is reported Im.
provinu; In some places rain is needed
badly; rico bids fine, cutting has com.
menced but will not be general for ten
days or more.
It. E1. KERKAM,
Signal Corps Director.
The Plant Taking leoot.
TNew Orleans Chronicle.J
It seems that the several artieles of
the Chronicle in which the cultivation
of fine grades of tobacco, in East Loui
siana was sbown to be possible, has
led to practical results.
Several correspondents made inquiry
and were supplied with all the exact
information attainable. We were sur
prised to hear that good qualities of
tobacco had been cultivated In the
Florida parishes for years, but only in
small lots for home consumption.
It is now learned that Senator Uibeon
sent a quantity of Burnarra seed to Mr. t
Joseph Hernandrz, who entrusted them
to a St. Tammany gardener, and spleo- I
(lid plants have been sent over to this I
city for examination.
No doubt need be entertained of the I
possibility of raising large and fine
crops In the climate and soil of our s
parishes, for it is precisely similar to t
that in whichl the great New York syn. I
dicate is operating in Florlda.
What is needed is: 1.-The orgeol.
nation of a coumpany of capitallats to
purchase land and engage in tobacco
culture. 2.-The employment of labor
ers skilled in all stages of planting and
curing. Individuals without largeeap.
ital cannot produce the finer qualities
to advantage. If a company Is formed
it would not wait many years of ordi.
nary business application before large I
quantities of home raised tobacco would
be shipped to this market and worked
up by our factories.
The Jenaings Fair.
Thle Times-l)emocrat, which greeted
the firat fair of thefSouthwestern louls.
tana liorticuliural soelety at Jennings,
gladly notes the complete success of its
third annual gathering. It Is something
the State has reason to be proud of for
many reasons. It proves that these
agricultural gatherlnga, formerly so in.
frequent nto Lousieaa, are possimble to.
day; it proves the fertility of its soll tor
fruits of eli kind, for nearly all the pro.
the Boutb; and it danostrates the ee.
esmm of a colony of Western men tee,
Sho have introduced Western methods
ujasd Ideas of farminl, and sucee'ed
r -There can be no doubt that the atfm.
era from ilioi.,, Iowa, and other por
t oas of the West, who settled in and
a pround Jennitegs aend made the bleak
I prairle bloom and blossi tlike agar
aI dpe,ha an imaportet lftlueemeoe a16
a development ofe atl t-he. eIUrg r.
country. They hadr bean ameoete
I to agricultural, falm at hone, and ;la.
Ia bled upon one la the new, bone they.
l had made in LouetaUs. The result
F was the Jennings fair of 1886, which
5 the Times-Democrat reported so fully,
uad which showed the advanse the
a people had already made, and the poee
.siblitees of that section. Each l qu
osiedlog year, .the fair has lproved,
ebowing a larger number of exhibits
and covering a large radlne of country.
The present display Is naturally the
I bst of all, and Includes exhibits from
the parishes of Oaleaeieu, St. ]Ls ,_
Acadia Vermilion. au othrl Id ,
froem 'exas and Tenaensee. This is
certainly a rapid and encouragmin
growth for an astplaio in lie third
year only, and which started to ex
hibit the products of but a portion of
The Jennliogs 'ir is a strong de.
monstratioo of the advatages Isquls.
Iana holds out to Northern settleras. It
is one of the many arguments to which
the Immigration Oonvention meeting
here next Tuesday can point as reasone
why the farmers and meobhanies of the
North and West should move South.
The ilasiaes Ouatlook.
IN. 0 Plcayune.]
The Manufacturers' Record of Balti
more, after a general survey of the
crop prospects in the Southern 8tales,
finds them excellent. The wheat and
corn are already made, while the ship.
ments northward of Southern fruits
and vegetables during the season have
been unprecedently large. The pro
mise of cotton and cane is extremely
good. The rtoe is assured. Oomment
loug on this pleasing situation the Re
The prosperous condition of the agrloul.
tural interests Is, however, only one of the
features of the brilliant promise of the
South. Two years ago millions of dollars
were Invested in the building of new for.
asoes, Ioundries, rolling mills and kindred
enterprises. Many of these great enter
pries have been under conatructlon, yield
ing no profits, but virtually looking up all
the money thus invested. Now they are
all etting into operation. and before 1888
seds there will be sunb an enormous pro.
duction of manufactures in tile South as
would have seemed imposslble ive years
ago. Fsom mines and furnaces, rolling
mills and foundries, car works and pipe
works, cotton nlls, wood working estar.
listaments and Induatrial enterprises of al
most every variety millions of dollars
worth ofmanufactured goods are being
turned out to help sawell the tide of South
ern prosperity. All of this Ia creating a
vast amount of profitable employment for
laborers, and the South Is rapidly becom.
Ing a hive of industry. Heretofore thou
sands and tens of thousands were idle for a
greater part of the year because there was
no work to do. Employment could not be
had. Now there is work for all in many
parts of the South, and the industrial de
velopment now in progress is rapidly has
tening the day when no man noe need be
idle because of the lack of work. The
comblnation of great agrioultural prosper.
lty-great at least as compared with any
other year since the war-and vast man
ulketurlng and railroad Interests bringing
wealth to the laborer and the .cspitalist
alike in rapidly making the whole South
rich. And unless all signs tall or some
widespread disaster overtake the cotton
crop during the coming month, we may
mok for a seaon of suhol business activity
as the South has never known before.
These beneficial influences are al
ready being felt in the large business
that has been done in this city during
the summer months which were In the
old time past traditionally and pro.
verblally lull commercially. Times
are changing most decidedly for the
better with this summer trade.
A Curious Deformity.
We saw on our street last Saturday
a curiosity in the way of a deformed
negro man, who lives in the First ward
of this parish. His deformity consists
In his having no thighs to his legs, or,
in other words, his knees are Joined to
his hips and thereby leaving no Joluis
In his legs and only the calf part of
those limbs. Hle le 18 years old and
has a heavy body and very large feet,
and which are only about fourteen
nloches from his body. Ile seems to ox
perlence but little trouble in walking
or riding horseback ."
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Advice to Mothers.
Mrs. Wlslow' Sootlhing Syrup
should always be used when children
are cutting teeth. It relieves thie littlle
sufferer at once, it prtluces natural,
quite sleep by relieving the childl from
pain, and the little cherub awakes an
*bright as a button." It is very pleas
ant to taste. It soothes the child, soft
ens the gums, allays all pain, relieves
wind, regulate tihe bowels, amd isn the
bet known remedy for diarrthon,
whetlmer areislng from teething or other
eauws. Twenly-flive cents a boIlle.
For the Ladles.
ule perfumery, Luabin's Elrects,
uolgate's E]tractse, Wright's Extracts,
Laxell's Bulk Extract-, Imported On
logne, Home-made Cologue, Lily
Whote, Toilet Powders, all sorts. Fine
roltet Bnoape; fe Tonlh Brushes,
Coutsm, Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes,.
etc. AT (CALDEIWOOD & Co's.
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? Chathbea'e Chili Tonic enriches ti C
blood, asslts digestlon end Is an exel.
Ient tonic for peracas in enteested
5 health. Sold by all drgglists.