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THE PEOPLE'S VINDICATOR.
AS. H. COSGROVE, Editor. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. 'ER.w, ,E3 nuper
SVOL. I. NATCHITOCIIES, LOUISIANA, JUNE 20, 1874.
AuuRVALS AND DEPARTUkES.
NEW ORLEANS, Red River Lauding,
Cheneyville Quarantico, Alexandria,
Cotile and Cloutierville, Daily, at
JSIIREVEPORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar
thaville, and Pleasant Hill-Daily at
NAQ(OGDOCHES, Melrose, Chitino. San
Augustiuo, Milam, Pendleton; Sabiuo
town, Many and Ft. Josoip-on Tues
day 'Ihutalay and Saturday, at
5 P. M.
HOMER, Miuden, Buckhorn, Ringgold,
Coushatta And Campte-on. Tues
day and Friday, at 5 P. M.
WlV FIELD, Atlanta, Sutton :mnd St.
.: Maurice-on Tuesday and Friday,
at 9 A. M.
At ,q A. M. for New Orleans, Alexandria
* and Cloutierville.
At 9 A. M. for 8flireveport, Keachi, Mans
field and Pleasanit Hill.
At B P. M. for N6cdgdoches, Texas, Mel
rose and San Augnstin.
-• 5, P. M. for Hoter, Las, Buckhorn,
ConshattA slid Campte.
At 1b A. M. for Winnfield, &c.
)tMce Houra-from 10 A. s. to 2 P. M.
sad froim 3 pe to 7 r M. .
J. F. DSVAIa1S, Post Master.
if..rA. .Ac . D. PIERSON.
jai 1 . td Piersoi,
ttorieys a.nd Counselors at Law,
WILL practice in the Coqrtsof NateblttOhes.
V Nbiae, DeSoto, Red Rive, Winn, Rapidee,
anti Grant, aid It the Supreme Court ot the
5sate., Claims promptly atteuned to.
I. Mi. KEARNEY. M. C. CVuNINGHAL.
Kearney & Cunningham,
Attorneys and Coun~slodr at Lawo,
Office on St. Denis Street,
June 20-l-1. Natchitehes. La.
Win. ML. LTevy,
Attorney and Counselor .t Latw,
uftie corner Second & Truadn teeots,
June .-20-ly N Yatchitocts, La.
M. II. CARVER. R. W. TALOR. COt
C4arver ct Taylor
Wholesale and Retail deatlor it -
Dry Goods, Groceeks,
:CROCKERYWARE, etc., etc.
S'Ri ti and aelect stook of goodt rayms
I. ow hand, whrla having been patcLhaA rin
a cash basls onablos as to offer extra ,adno
mhenta to iash buyers.
Highest cuh prie paid for cotton and other
ptednee, 'ad Ilbbral advances made in cash
., meri , hadla ola o~osardetb.
-D AL Rsa .
" :'VO6tEbN & DOMESTIC
'' º CLTrBIh G,
SHOES. and HATS.
,ojnr of. Fron t & Church Street.)
, CNatc.1i I , Ta.
Ji oite 1 oY, iet:
(Wal eal sBrick Idiog,)
War ingtoo tet, iN Itoohes, La.,
holesale dad 1 Dealet in .l
, ry G ry . , Grocerles,
. / SHOES,
d General MERCAN.DISE.
Ij' est pric paid for Cotton and
ntry produce, i Cash or Mar
' Wilsiugtoa Sux,
dealer in Fancy and Staple
CIRc, HAWS, ACo1,
AXIQUZ Ts PYEENEES,
eeI r Wg alid u idbdm.
C. A. BULLARD. N.H. CAMPBELL
Bullard & Campbell,
And General Merchandise.
Corner FtosT & LAFAYETTE Strect, T
UIGHEST cash pri'oe paid, for cotton and A
]t1 country produce in cash or mcrchandise.
Intersection Fiout, Wathington & Lafayette Sts A
DIY GOODS, Gro ric.
Shdes and Notions.
Special inducements offered to Cash
putchasers. Cotton and country pro
due, both at highbst Cihkh rates.
Bleverly Touow .e*',
ICorner Front and St. Denis street,
RETAIL dealer in choice Fsaily Groceries,
Cigars and Tobacco, &c.
i" Cheaper than theo Cheapest.
A~leS'. Grarzi a,
(The People's Favorite Grocery.)
K1Et PS constantly on hand
And in fact a full lite ot fancy family sap
plies. Give him a call. Satisfaction guaran
seed. June 2--ly.
Cor. EFRONT and ST. DENIS Streets,
l IL R. S.I CALVES, r
I (Corner Amulet and Second Siheets,)
_LL destal qAanu warrant 1, and per- I
formed wit .thlreateNt eare, and after I
the lateetrand mts iPtoved methodl
SMarch 2-.I t
io. asiq an ·a,
Boot and hoe Maker.
(1HAiiNGE° t e world for neatness
and durability worik. atisfaction
in fit and material Irauteed.
Shop on St. Denia St:
he . . 1 .'
Copbr, Tin and Sheeti woiket•
St , iawar and ia Fmraishii
W ton Sto ,.......v Itthok, Ls.
Sole agent for the Uidvellea
nB[U'6 BILL t NT
Stert, PiP, Metalio roCng and all I
ep tlring, done with #lpatch.
da A diiont to cquntrt' trade.
The Little Heart that Waits+
The evening breeze is singing low
A lullaby to-day;
I have a question I would ask,
Before it dies away.
Thl, pebbles on the beanch are dry,
The tide has tunken low;
l A little form is staLding there,
Between the ebb and flow.
A t.tngleil mass of soft brown hair,
Two eyes ca(st meekly down,
A little thece the sun has kissed,
Two chleeks a little brown;
Two little lips thau pout and say,
S"I do ot think 1 know ;"
iwo l itl e lin t il :ad .,, . . t.
A little heart that lon;ing waits
To know what next 'twill hear;
A little face that shyly looks
To see if still I'Im ter.
Ah! little heart that whispered "Yes,"
Though pouting lips said "No,"
You thought that you'd be asked agaiit
Between the ebb and flow.
A little face half frightened when
I turned to go away;
Two little hands that shyly reach
As if to bid nme stay;
', A little voice that softly says, .
"1 did not mean that 'No;'"
A little pride that well was lost
Beneath the ebb and tlow.
Professional Morals. le;
No man has a right to practice his co
profession in such a way as to en let
courage personal vice in those whom wt
he serves, or wrong-doing towards pc
individuals and the coimunity. This of
is a very simple proposion,-to which te
no respectable man in any profession qii
will presumet to make objection. If pr
there ever lived a professional vil- ti
lain of whom a professional vilifier wn
could say : "This is he who made it co
safe to murder, and of whose health qr
thieves asked before they began to to
3; steal," he could only be saved from to
universal execration by -a natural is
. doubt of the justice of the sarcasm )3
and the candor of its author. The- wi
- oretically, there are no differences Sc
l, among decent men on this subject,
when it is placed before the mind in
this way. It is one of those simple,
self-evident propositions,. about which
no man would think of arguing for re
an instant. Up to the bar of this in
proposition one can bring every act nii
a, of his professional life, and decide so
for himself whether it be legitimate tit
and morally good. We repeat it,- se
- NA stan 1has a right to practice his bS
profession in such a way as to encoie)- b.
ige perso-nal eke in tgose whome he eij
serves, or wrong-doing towards indi
vidual. and the cnnmunity. th
The great cities are .full of men ea
who lhke achieved remarkable skill se
bi the treatment of'a certain tldes of at
diseases, and other dangerous or in- ed
convenient consequences of a bestial ti
social vice. No matter how often flt
their patients may approach them, w
or how vile they may be, or how suc- it
cessfully they may scheme against Si
the peace and purity of society, or
what form tile consequiences of their st
sin mity assume, these professional ht
men take their fee, and do what they de
can to shield the sinners from th6 ef- yi
fect of their crimes. Whatever they a
may be able to do ptofessionally to w
make it safe for men and women to ti
trample upon the laws of social pu- n
rity, they do and constantly stand sl
) ready to do. Yet these men have a ti
defense of themselveb which edables .
them to hold their heads 'up. They o
are physicians. It i3 their buisiness I
to treat disease in whatever form it, g
Many prbsent itself. It would be im- a
er. pertinent in them-to inquire into the t!
ter life of those who come to themfor v
advice, They are not:the keepers of a
- btier men's Ctonsciedes, They are t
men of science and not of morals; It i
is their business to cure diseasb by
the speediest and best methods they a
know, and not to inqunire.into char- a
e acter, or be curious about the indi- t
On rect results of theit skill.. BSuch
would be their dtenusea or the line of I
their defense yet, if it can be seen
ofr shown that their professional life I
encourages vice in the community,; by
the. constant shield which it offers
against the Consequences of vice, the
defence amounts to nothing. If a 1
debauchee or a sensualist of any sort
finds impunity for his excesses in the
professional skill of his lhysieian,
and relies upon thit skill to shield t
htm from the consequences of Ils siii I
be they what they may, his physi
cian becomes the partner of his guilt
for-gold, and di profeisional pander to
his appetites: He may find profes
sional brethren to defend him, but
before the unsophisticated moral sense
of the ,World he will be a degraded
man, iihtm stand condemned.
There are uch mnen in the world as
profes;!sonal pairdoners of- sin. 'here
are nmen in priestly robes who, on
the confession of a penitent; or one
who assumes the pOsitiou of ra peni
Stent, release him lirofessionally from
tile eomsequenees of hisa misdeeds.
Unless lisltory hias lied, there have
been inen among these to whom the
vieidus have gine for thrift and par.
* ion for a cobbideration, and rbceived
I all what they tweit 'for, on every occasion
ii. of overt fitime hen thae voiCe of
* eonscieone in-their superstitious souls
would not be still, anid who have re
tired from the cotfessional i'eady for I
more crimes, from whoso spiritual S
consequences they have intended and n
expected to find relief in the same i
way. It is not necessary to charge p
such desecration of the priestly oilice i
upon anty one. We have no reason to
believe that in this country such 8i
thiigs are conumonu; but. We know
that priests are human,p nd that there a
hlave heen btad and m,.rcenary men I
amiong them. It is orely necessary tt
suppose cases like this, to see that a a
priest may, in the exercise of his pro- n
fcssional functions, become the part- b
ner of the criminal in his crimes, a e
fliend and protector of vice, and p
foe to the purity and good order of
society. Hi can set up his profes. f!
.i l tlefoise, atnd find professional a
detmefcte:d 1 t ,perhaps; but any child, t
capable of comprehending the ques
tion, will decide that lihe is degraded tl
and disgraced. '
\Vhat is true, or may be true, of
these professions, is true of airy pro- u
fession. Nothing is more notorious c
than that there are lawyers who are Ia
public nuisances-who encourage liti- h
gation, who are universally relied h
upon by criminals for the defense of
crime, and whose ieputatioti and v
money have indeed been won by their I
ability to 'lear the guilty from the
consequences of their wrong-doing. s
Between these low extremes of pro- p
fessional prostitution .and the nigh u
a ground occuietd by the great mass of
legal men, there are .many points c
where self-interest, united with in- s
9 complete khiwledge, .s powerful to
lead the best minds into doubtful t
I ways, and 'engage them in the sup- i
s port of doubtful causes or the defense
9 of doubtful mlen. It is freely admit
I ted that the best lawyer may find I
I quest:'.: of,, personal morality and 2
f professional propriety in his prac- a
- tice that are hard to nettle, mtid that
r may conscientiously be settled in- c
t correctly; but no lawyer needs to e
I question whether it Is right for hint I
to strengthen the pokitioh. of a no
1 torious scamp, especially if that scanil
I is known to be a corrupter of the law I
bI y all the mnans in his power, and a i
Swholesale plunderer of the people.- I
5 Scribners' Monthly.
Scared Out of a Wife;
Ii The narrative which I am about to
r relate was told me one bleak, cold night, I
s in a country parlor. It was one of those
t nights in maid-winter, when the wind
e swept over the land, making everything
e tingle with its frosty beesth, that I was
- seated before a blazing fire, surrounded l
s bya jolly half-dozen boys and an old
bachelor-Peter Green-about forty and
e eight years old.
- It was just the night without to make
those within enjoy a good story, so that
n each of us had to tell his favorite story,
II save- Mr. Green, and as he was a jolly
ºf story-teller, we were somewhat surpsri
t" ed to hear him say: "I have no story
d that would interest you," so we had to
n find.other entertainments for a while,
t, when one of the boys told me to ask how
it happened that he never got married.
it So he did.
Wr Well, gentlemen, (he began) it don't
ir seem right for me to tell yoe how that
ii happeded, but as !it is about myself I
y don't care much, You see when I was
f- young we had to walk as high as fite
y miles to ehurch and singing-school,
to which was our chief enjoyment. But
to this don't have anything to do with my
1- not getting a wife, but I just wanted to
d show you that we had omei trouble in
a them days in getting dur splort.
s . Joh Smith mnd I wre like brothers,
S or like "Mary Add her little lamb."
as Where one went the other was sure to
it go. We went to see two sisters, and
aii- s we were not the best boys imaginable,
he the old gentleman took umbrage and
or wouldn't let us come near the house;
of so we would take the girls to the end of
re the lane, and there we would have to
It take the final kiss.
b' We soon got tired of that sort of fuii,
ey and I told John, on our way to siedging
ir- school one nIight, that I was going into
li- the house, too.
ch He said the old man would ruin me if
of I did.
en I told him I was going to risk it any
ife how, let come what would.
by He said "'he would risk it if I would."
8rs So liome we went with the girls.
he When wte got to the end of the lane I
Sa told the girls we proposed going all the
Ie They looked at eadc other i, a way I
n; didn't like too well, but said. they (the
old old folks) woultd be in bed, so they didn't
ii care if we did.:
si- Thdy were a little more surprised yet
ilt When I told theih we thought of going
to in a little whild, but as all was quiet we
es- had no trouble In getting inoto the kkito
but chen. •
ose Then and there we had our firist Court,
fed and I mdade up thy mind to ask Sallie to
be my wife ithe next tim;e I camd.
is It waq now past the turt of thie night,
ee and we had four miles to walk, I told
en Jobb wh had to be going. So we step
ne pod out 6n ihe ofrch, but just as we did
mi- so, the slay was lit up by lightning, and
om one toemendoid tbhunder peal rolled alorg
da. the mountain side. Its echo had nor
are died tut in the far offtales nntil the rain
the beganu to pour from the garnered full
nr- ness of thlie clouds. We waited for it to
red stop until we were all asleepj, *hen the
ion. irlssaid we should go to bed in the
of little r;onom at the head of the stairs,
mle which let out oi the kitchen; as theim
re- father didu' get up early ne could hb
r home before the old folks were astir.
I So after bidding the girls a sweet good- nig
I night-and hugging them a little-and the
e wishing them pleasaut dr'aulms, and her
e promising them to come biaek on the Iatl
e next Saturday night, webstarted for lied. pet
a We did't have far to go, as the bed sil
It stood near the head ot the,stairs. lon:
v John was soon in bed, but as I wasI wa
e always a little slow, and full of curiosity, 1 did
I was looking around the little room. i fail
ii At last I thought I would sit down on olpi
t a chest which was spread over with a! th
- ice white cloth, while I drew off n my bu
boots. So down I sat, when stars of the to
a east, I went plump into a big custard to
a pie. his
f I thought John would die laughing, .St
for he said I had smiashed that custard tisi
I all to thunder, and the plate right in ovt
I, two. 11
You see we had to be awful quiet, so vrii
d that the old man would not hear. his
I wp's now ready to get into bedl, so I tid
f put the light out, and picked up my bet
boots, thinking to put them in a more thu
a convenient place, when down my onel st
e legs went through a pipe hole, which sill
had been covered by paper, up to fmy ell,
al hip. e1i,
if NoW one part of me was up-stairs, it;
d while the longer part of nme was in the st:
irt itchen. age
e As my leg wars very long it reached a. h
. shelf which was occupied with dishes, tlha
paits, coffee-pots, etc., awl it turned to.
hi over with a tremendous crash. thl
if The girsl had not yet retired, and 1 gSi
; could hear them laugh fit to split their dri
u- sides. ha
0 I felt awful ashamed, and shared un- alt
ml til toy heart was in my throat, for I ex- she
p- pected the old man evety tmoment. - no
e I extricated my leg front the confound- Io
t- ed hole just in time, for the old lady thui
d looked into the kitched from the routn be
d door, and asked what all that noise was
it The girls put her off as best they no
t- could, and I went to bed, while Johnu ah
.o strangling under the cover to keep from lai
n laughing aloud. th.
- We soon went,off into the land of lot
p dreams with the hope of waking early. to
tv I wish I could tell you may dreams, but sil
a it would take me too long. One muo- ha
- ment I would fancy myselt by thlt side pa
of Sallie, sipping nectar from her hbar- pt
en-bedewed lips, and next I would se' lli
the old man flourishing his cane above lin
to This all came to an end by john giv- tIlx
t, ing me a kick.
se On waking and looking around I saw hi
id JIohn's eyed as big as my fist, while the iI
If sun was beamitig in at the window. ii
is What to do we couldn't tell, for we.it
ad lieard the old nian having family prayer co
id hit thb kitchen. di
id John looked oiut of the window and at
said we would get down over the porch w
ce roof. hI
at "Get out and dress as soon as pos
y, sible," lie said. as
ly So in my hurry my foot got fastened su
t- in the bedclothes; and out I' tumbled am
ry head foremost, turned over, and down fa
to the steps uttil I struck the door, which vi
e, was fastened by a wooden button, and ti
W it giving way, out I rolled in front of ht
d* the old man.
. IIe threw up his hands and cried,lo4
tt "Lord save us !" for he thought I was di
at the dbvil. ni
I Thb old lady screamed until you could at
as have heard her a mile. V1
to It was so sacred and bewildered that rr
4 I couldn't get up at once It was wtarm at
ut weather audI didn't have anothiuA on tl.
nY but a shirt.
to When I heard the girls snickering :it tI
in made me mad, and I jumped up and 1'
rushed out ofthe door, the greater part
rs, of my shirt on the old iron door latch.
" Off I started for the barn, and when l
to half way through the yard the dog set b
nd a howl and went for 'me.
le, When I got into the barnyard, I had
ud to run through a flock of Bheep, and p
e; amonig them was an old ram; who back
of ed uip a little and started for mein With i
to ue bonund I ekeaped his bloi*i prdng
into the barn, and began to elimb up
i, the logs into the tnow, when an old
Ing mother hen pounced upon tIj legs, pick- II
uto lug them until they bled; d
I threw tnyself upon the hayicnd af
if ter John had slid down the porch into a t
bogshbail of raib water, bg came to me
with one of nay boots, my coat, and oie
.bi the legs of my pants.
id." 11 found me iompletely prostrated.
rls. Part of my shirt, mny bat, one leg of my
to I pants, my Wat, stodings, heektie and
the one boot were lft behind.
y I vowed then nsud there that I would
y I naver go to Bee another girl, and 1'11
the die before I will.
There is an old darkey in Maryland
ye who lately voted for local option, asI
ug he understood it, but not as the pub
lie genherally understood it; The I
t ihry (a true one) fiaes thit I At
a recent election is friend aisked the
art, old lan how hIe was going to iote.
Sto *Oh," he replied, "time tRepublican
. ticjet. I alivays tote, thiat ticket."
htod "'ut how are yoh going to vote on
locl option $, Tlhe darky, looking
up; iKled. "What's dt I" "Why, lo
nd cal opilon is putting down liquor,"
Swas the .rply. "Lors 'a mlassey !"
og said tlie idarky, "of course I vote for
In local option; i vote to put down ili
l- quor to the did price, fib-penny-bit a
the A Piqua girl who. had a qtuarrel
air, with a lover remarked to a friend that
heir "she wasn't on squeezing terms with
I b that fraud any more."
She wais tLxpecting. hint Sundlay
night the pailor curtains were down.
the old folks notifie.d that it was
healthy to gottIh'el atL"eighto'clock,
and Jolhnny, bribed with a cent, tti
Jperimit lliu is.lf to le ti.cked away at
sun!,town. lie sneaked up the path,
one eye on the dog, and the other
watchint for the "old man," whd
dtildn't like hint any too well, gave ai
faiuit knock at the door, and it was
oplened, and he was escorted into
the parlor. lie said lie couldn't stay
but a minnute, though he didn't mean
to go homle for hours. She wanted
to know liw his mother was ; if
hirs father had returned froml York
State: if his brother Bill's rheunia
tisni was any better ; and hle went
over aiid sat, downt oft the seoti so as
ittt to strain his voice. 'Then con
versation flagged, and he played with
his hat, and sie nibbled at the sotfi
tidy. lie finally said that it was :}
beautiful evening, and she replied
that her graidtfhther predicted a snow
storm. lie said he guessed it wouldu't
snow as the moon wasn't crooked
enloiugh to hang it powder hornl on tihe
end, and shte said site didn't believo
it would, either.. This mutual under
standis g seemed to, give each cour
age, and he wanted to know if she
had seen Bill Jones lately. She
hadn't she said, and she didn't want
to. Thenll they went to talking about
the donation visit which was to be
given Elder Berry, and he carelessly
dropped htis hand on hers-his right
hand, while his left arm sneaked
along the sofal, and got behind her
shoulders. She pretended not to
notice it, and he looked doirn at his
boots, and wantetd to know if she
thought nmulttoi tallow rotted out
boots fatter thin lard and lampblack.
She couldn't say; but shite had an
idea that it did. lie had just coin
nmencedl to lock fingers with her, wheni
she discovered something ailed the
lamp. She rose up and turned down
the light a half, making the rooml
look dial. It took him Iiv mninutei
to get hold of her fingers again, and
she pretended to wanit to draw her
hand away all the time. After.i long
pause, lie lowered his voice to a whis
per, and sihe said he didn't see what
made folks love each other. She bit
Iher handkerchief and admitted he"
Ignotance. lie said that he could.
name a doien young men who were
going to get niarried right away, and
his left aru fell down and gave her a
hug. Then he went over and looked
out of the window to make dure that
it was or was not going to stiiiv; alndi,
coming back, he turned the light
down a little more, and thbu sat down
and wanted to kiiow if she didn't`
want to rest herself b3" leaning her
head on his shoulder.
Ah, ome! We have all been there,
anld who of us cared ai cent when thei
old clock strui)k twelvie and we fiyoe
miles from home t The old man was
fast asleep, the watch-dog gone- a
visiting, and the. liindsomiedt girl in
the country didn't see why we need
F be in a hurry.
Perhaps shdouldn't liav e Writteni;
of this, but as I was going by Sauu-:
di;.rs' the other day; thinkiug of the
night I heard him whilper in her ear
at spelling.-chool,, that he'd love her'
very shadow as .long as he lived, ohe
raised his window and called to her,
t as site was picking up some chips in
a the road:
i'Sue Saundeis;e conle hee and tlict
Sthe b'ar's greadi for my sore heel, or
I 1'11 break every bone in your body !'"
A S6CAIr. OoVERN.OR.--Gov. POW
ell, of Kentucky, was never an orator,
but his conversational story telling,
Iand social qualities were remarkable.
His great fort lay in estaiblisliig a
Spersonal iutitialdy with every ohe lihe
-met, and in this way he was piowerful
Siu electioneering. lie ehiee'd ini
meuse quantities of tobactiOi but
n uever carried the weed himielf, and.
was always beggigg it of every one
lie mnet. His residence'wais hi' len
derson; and in coniing iup to Ohio
past that place, agentlemanooterheard
the followiug characteristio anecdote
e of him:
e A itizen Itandeiscin coininig oal
board, fell in eonvermation with a pas.
senger, who made inquiries about
I L"He lives In your place, i believe,
don't hie t"
Id "Yes,:one of our oldest citizens."
'11 "Very sociable mane ain't lie 1"
"Well, I thought sp. I think he id
id one of thd most sociable men I ever
s set iu mny life-wonderfully sociable.
,- I was intrtroduced to him over at Gray
te son ,8prings last summer, and he
It hladn't been with ine ten minutes when
js he begged all tie tobacco I had, got
e. his fent up tin my lap, andl spit all
n over me--remarkably social.*
n "I tell you," said a Wiseoasi inan
ig to a neighbolr nest day anfter burying
e his wife, "whh 1. icame to get iunto
,, bedl, and lay thar, Ianlid not hearimlg
hurllidajaiving ari~iiiid for a' houw
or and a half, lijust made ma feel as if
l'd moved into .a strange codntry."
l'aul Lgr, a Michigan trapper, ri
Scently kiled two large, fine bears in
t one day, thus illustrating thei home
dhilyseaiog.that "Lux a fortune, bait
or no bait,