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THE PEOPLE'S VINDICATOR.
IL.LI.I & AnLEALtX, Publislhers. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. 'i:a , 3 per
OL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, JULY 25, 1874.
AIUI:IVAL AND ) DLEPA~TLUr .
NElW' ORLEANS, R.ed River Landiug,
Chenºcmyille Quarantico, Alexandria},
Cotile and Cloutierville, Daily, at
7 A. M.
SHIREVEPORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar
thaville, and Pleasaut lill--Daily"eat
10 A. M.
1NACOGDOCHES, Melrose,, Ckirino.. Sant
*Augustine, Milan, PMndleton, 8:ihine
town, Many and Ft. Jesup--on Tues
dlay Thursday and Saturday, at
5 P. M.
11[OME11, Minden, Buckhorn, Ring ohl,
Coushatta and Caumpte--ou Tues
day and Friday, at 5 P. M.
WINNFIELD, Atlanta, Sutton and St.
Maurice--on Tuesday and Friday,
at i. A. M.
At 6 A. M. for New Orleans. Alexandria
At 9 A. M.for Shreveport, Keachi, Mans
field and Pleasant Hill.
At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel
ro.~u and San Augustin.
At 5 P. M. for Homner, La., Buckhorn,
Conshatta and Camnpte.
At 10 A. M. for Winnfleld, &c.
Ofire Ilours-from 10 A. .. to 2 P. Mr.
and from 3 P' .M to 7 iP M1.
J. F. I)I:V.actS, Post Master.
W11. I. JACK. D. PIERSON.
Jaolb. M Pierson,
Attorne ys and Counselors at Law,
W' IIL pra.tice in the Crmrteof atchitoches.
Sabine, Det~Sto, Red River, Wien, Rapides,
:andl' rant, and in the Supreme Court of the
State. Claims promptly attended to.
J lne 21)-ly.
I:. 3[. KEARNEY. M. J. C;UNNING I[AI
Kearney & Cunningham,
Attorneys and Counselors at Lacw,
Offico on St. Denis Street.
June 20--ly. Nachliloches. La.
Z.evy cAb Pierson,
;Attorney- and Counselors at Lat,
flice corner Second & Trudan streets,
June U20-I-y , Natck.iche, La.
M. II. CARVEt. IL W. TAYLOR.
Carver cb Taylor
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
l)rv Goods, Groceries,
CIIOCKERIYWAlE, etc., etc.
A FRESH and soleet stcok of goods always
£1 on hand, which having been purchased on
a cash basis enables us to offer extra Induce.
meats to cash buyers.
Highest cash price paid for cotton and other
produce, ad liberal advances made in cash
or merchandise on consignment.
j. A.. DuOournau,
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
."SHOES and HATS.
Corner of Front & ClrielI' Steeta.
' Nathitocrhes, La.
S. TIICIIu .. J. . AIRKT.
(Walmaley's Brick Buildlng,)
WVwhington Street, Natphitoobe, La.
. 'holesale and Retail I~ealers in.
ar~ Goods, Groceries,
and General MERCHANDISE.
tW Higheet:price paid for Cottll and
otaer Country produce, in Cash or Mer
DETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple
RICE, HAMS, BACON,
. TOBACCO, WINES
Also ai4eqt for the LIQOVRS.
JALSAMIQUE DES PYRENEES,
a Vrench tonic for invalidy. Snperior induce
,lcutlofbred to dealers. June 1)-- 6ti.
C. A. IULLA RD. X. I. CAMII iELL,
3ullavd k l Campbcll,
And G.uneral Merchandise.
Cor'ner FImoN(T & LAFAY'ETTE StrieR.
T GIEC' ST ens:h ntiCe paid fr," ,ottIn anIu
S . countryJ .Irdue l t h u leultlrcti d.i i-..
Intersection Front, Washington & Lu:fayetto Sts
J Natchitoches, La.
DRY GOODS, Groceries,
Shoes and Notions.
Sptecial induemeuts offered to Cash
pulrchasiers. Cotton and colllluntry pro
duce, both at highest Cash rates.
Corner rout and T . Denis street,
N.tiCil ITOCIES, LI.
(ETAhe dealer ia choico Fmilyt Groceries.
Cigarn alnd Tobacco ily
li Cheaper than the CheapesCt,
Junte. e 2m.
e le . Garmia,
(The People's Favorite Grocery.)
K EEEPSconstantlyVOn hand
L CIt COICE FLOUR.
And in fact a full lin of fancy family supt
Curlies. Gie him a call. DEtisfaction guaran,
teed. Jun-e 0-Iy.
Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streets,
DCIR. 8. CALVES,
(Corner Amulet and Second Streets,)
ALL dental operations warranted, and per
formed with the greatet care. and after
the latest aiid'most approved method.
Boot and Shoe Maker.
C HALLENGES the world for neatness
and ddrability of work. Satisfaction
in fit and material guaranteed
Shop on St. Denis St.
Coper, Tin and Sheet-iron worker.
Stoves, lIawaare' and eouse Furnishing
lWashingtoui St.,....... .'atchltothca, La.
Sole agent for the Unrivalled
Gutter, Pipes, Moetalic roofing and all
kinds of repairing, done with dispatch.
.1 liberal disc.unt to country trade.
A Cat Fight in the Moonlight.
lY W. II. J.
One starry night, in fiecker'd shad,
Of rose bush and of viine,
The fierce Grinialkin, crouching "laid"
Wit h head and tail in hIc
'Adowun his back, dim grizzl'd hair, 'i.
His brindle length did trace ;
Whilst eyes of i:ie, with steady glare,
Lit up his iottled l'ace.
No thought of love, or chase, or rest,
Possessessed rinialkiu's mind,
lBut Anger tossed his pided breast,
And twirl'd his tail behind.
Young Tholmas of a neighb'riug lot,
Weill grown and full of life,
Was wont to seek this fated spot,
And challcuege him o strife.
Long taunted, now Grimallkin's wrath
liad kindled into flaue ;
Thus crouched Ire on the very path,
Where Thomas nightly canic.
lhBtimes, lithe Thomas did appear,
All-spry, and dingy white,
(tlick cast he oil his foe a leer,
Then squatted for the light.
Grimualkin growl'd, bat steady kept,
His-well-alipouiated place ;
Whilst loot uy tiout, young T'honias crept,
'Til they were face to lace.
Then came a burst of startling crieb,
That, fairly rut thu air;
Whilst hair and tails alternate rise,
beneath each other's stare.
A moment mory, and tooth and nail
Were bared in horrid seen ;
lioth gave a liual twirl of tail,
Anas then they buckled in.
Now clinch'd, a spotted ball, they seeml'd
To roll through mists of hair ;
Whilst each the louder, shriller, screamn'd,
At each successive tear.
Yea ! but for oscillating tails,
That now in circles sluu ;
'Twere hard to tell, but that these males
Were welded into one.
At length, there caine a piteous wail,
'That told the work was doun ;
Young Thonmas, riplp'd from head to tail,
Hladt made its lie run.
'Twas over, but the ground and gtass
Disclosed th fat, full wull,
That lierce Grimulkin did, alas!
Give ploor young Thomias hell.
Be True to Yourselves.
Last week we published an iterest
ing eomniunication from Mr. Todd, a
planter in St. Mlary's parish, to the
|Irashcar Aeiws in which he says he
will not employ next year, any man
black or n bite, on his plantation,
who does vote to retain in office men
who are either incompetent or dis
We feel that Mr. Todd has solved
the great problem that has so long
agitated the public mind, viz : "how
to redeem the State from the rule of
ignorance, duplicity and dishonesty ;"
and we feel that it only lacks united
action upon the part of plautert, mner
chants, boss mechanics and the good
people generally to make-this plan a
successful one, even to the uniting la
bor and capital hereafter upon the
solid basis of co-operation against po
litical ignorance, umewdicacy and thiev
ery. There can be no doubt of this
if the taxpaying people will but re
main true to themselves and the true
interests of their State.
This suggestion by Mr. Todd has
naturally brought down upon his head
the great radical weapon, not unlike,
in its substance, a certain Chinese im
plement of war, butt such warfare is
suggestive of the true character of the
mighty warirors against whom we
have long and persistently battled.
It is their jugglery we wish to defeat,
and so long as we permit themn to play
their own favorite game so long will
they be able to find the aces to defeat
us with. Therefore, it it proposed to
change from this game of chance to
a solid and honest plan whereby he
who plays fair and does not pollute
the cause he espouses shall be the
But this is not their forte ; so averse
are the thieves and demagogues to an
honest deal and an honest game, that,
like John Chinaman, they bounce, up
as if stung to the bone, cry out their
threats of blood and devastation,
brandishing all the while a fire bradd
and cold steel. Such, we say, let us
meet with a firm, a decisive determi
nation. Their strength is wholly
made up of an impertiient impudence,
which, when sounded by a good sound
stroke of manly policy, proves to be as
thin and as vaporons as the clouds
that hover beneath the skies and as
easily dissipated as these clouds are
by the warm glow of old Sol's solar
The whole secret of our future suc
cess and final triumph over wire pul
ling demagogues, who rule and .ruin
the people who pay the taxes, lays in
a close alliance of this people with a
fixed determination to. stand firmly
and faithfully by each other. And
we do not know of any better plan
for the achievement of this gladsome
result than an immediate organisation
by the tax payers.. Let the tax pay
yers call a public ipeetiug in each
ward and resolvo to stand by the plan
suggested by Mhr. Todd and stand by
letter and spirit of their resolution.
Every man has a right to employ
whom he pleasies; no power on earth
cantake this right from hint, and weO
call upon the people to stand by this I
right, and to ignore every species of 2
demagoguery or cajolery but to carry
this plan into effect for the purpose of i
scuring bettetr men in public posi- t
tio- ý:i.f trust and to put down extra
a ,,ee n o i it,e anld the use of thesel t
,sii,,,:ºul; to control elections and to I
t'ak ,kb thleo unildes thecreof fortunes
to be used iln corrupting those who
have the lprivileges of franchise.
Such grievous wrongs as this lmust be
checked or we are a ruined people.-
Batton Rouge Adrocate.
We commend the above to the care
ful attention of our planters and oth
ers interested ; and if .at preonucertedI
move be llade now, our success for
all time will be secured.
"Ix TIHE AirMs (io MOirlEUS"-AN
IN DIxAN"r DARKEY.--Our friend, Col.
S., residing not a th'tusand miles from
here, informs us that he has a colored
youth in his employ who has been
with him for some considerable length
of time, and for whoin, as lie has pro
ven himself faithful anld trustworthy,
lie naturally feels sonic attachment.
The yontig luan colneluded a shortrt
time Bsiet that he would like to see a
little of the world and tiake a little
recreation, so he applied for perints
sion, which was readily granted, drew
the wages due him, amounting to
aboult one lluidlred aud fifty dollars,
departed on a trip up the country.
After being ablsent for solne weeks'
and spending all his money he return
ed and reported for dutty. In a few
days afterwards lie solicited an in
terview with Col,-)S, infoirming bhil
that during his trip Ihe had met with I
it dusky damsel who had captured hi 1
affections, and lie wished his employ
er to write to her for hlinm. The ro
lluest was comiplied with, and in due
course of mail an answer came, writ-,
ten in a very leat female hand, the
boy's sweetheart having evidently
secured as amnauensis it young lady
of culture and relinement. The cor
respondence was kept 'up for some
time, our friend, Col. 1. enjoying it
as well as the parties most intimate
ly interested. At last there came a
'ict'~iwu abotwidiug tlore in exprees;
sions of tender regard and aflbctiou
than any that had preceded it, whichI
was duly read to the smitten youth,
the concluding lines of which were,
as lnearly as cuall be recollected, as fol
"I think of you the first thing in
the morning, and I think of you the
last thing at night, as 1 fall into tllh
arils of Morpheus---"
The reader had progressed thus far
when the boy suddenly sprang up,
commelnced pulling off his coat, and
excitedly exclaimed, "In the armls of
whoIY 1~3- , Col. S., I'll 'hi-p
that d-d ni!lger, 4f it costs me half lmy
year's era ges.'-Wilmington Star.
A Good WIESTERN Hi.--We think
the following too good to be lost, and
if not founded on fact, it ought to be:
The funny man of the House this
winter is said to be Mr. Nesmith o
Oregon, who tells on himself some
very amusing stories. Ie served one
term in the Senate several years ago,
and a few days after heo was sworn in
he was passing one of the cloak rooms,
and inside vwere Veessenden, Morrill,
and several others whose names we
can't recall. They hailed himn, invi
,ted hiii in, and after conversing for a
few monments, they asked him very
"MIr. Nesmith, you have come from
a very wild country, where you say
the greater portion of your life Ihas
heen passed. Will you tell us what
first struck you on coming to the Sen
"Well, gentlemen, when I took my
seat in this august body, esld to be
composed of the brains of our great
country. I was overwhelned with
the strangeness of this one idea, how
I came to be here."
"Oh! Ah! Ugh! So!, And then,
Mr. Nesnmith,. what tfhen-what was
your neit cause for wonder?"
"'Theinext thiing, gentlemen anlswer'
ed Mr. Nesmith, slowly gathering up
his great length, "that came to tme
and pulzled me more than the firpt
thought, was how in the deuce all yop
othler fellows got here ! '
There was a shout, and from that'
day the solemn old fellows, who had
thought to overawe by their pomposi
ty this crude young Senator, were his
sworn friends and never neglected au
opportunity to tell his story.
"Would muy little Ezra,n asked a
fond mother, "like to be a mrissiona
ry, and go preach to thlte poor, suflfr
ing little heathen ?" Tears- bright,
pearly drops of feeling-glistened in
little Ezra's eyes as he muttered:
"Naw, I wouldn't: but I'd like to be
on the perlico long enough to put a
tin roof on the big lummax that stuck
shoemaker's wazx oil my seat, to-day ;
you here ae."
SAn idle young man was comnplain
ing to a prosperous friend that, al
though hlie had tried hIris luck'in all
sorts of fairs and lotteries, lie had
never been able to draw anything.
"Indeed," said his frientld. "Well,
slippose youll try ia hLanld-cart ? You
can diraw that."
Police Court Sketches,
"'Marier Jane !" cal led Ilijah, asI (
handed out a lone woman and led her 4
around to the chalk-niark.
"'And 1larier was drunk." added I
his lhonor, in a ;;ld voice; "'forty
three years old, going rapidly to the
grave, land yet so drunk that you had
to be lhaliled down heltc: o' a; weotel
, "Oni a handt-cart, sir." she cor'"er.
ed, slowing considerai,le interest.
-Well, there is at dliltlrcece betw~'een
a hand-cart and a wheelbarrow," he
went on, "hut it doesn't make any dif
ferenct in this case. In fact the handil
cart was the easiest tiling to dtaw
you ,on, and more small bouys couldt
gather around it. I will alter the
complaint to imake it read 'handl--arl,'
and now I want to kniow what you
have to say about it ?"
Tears ca;e to Iher eyes, her corset
gave a heave or two, atnd she whis
"I wanted to go t4 tie circus '
'"Ah ! that touches a tender ch,ord,"
sighlil the Court, as he leaned hack
aue'l listened to the Iusic of the brass
band floating on thei early Inorning
air, and saw in inmaginattioi the trick
mule, the elephant, and the rhinwtc,
ros ainmbling around the saw-dust
ring-admllission filly celits.
".11arior," he said at last, in a ChiatLg
ed voice, "you'll die in thrlee or four
years, anyhow, anid lwrhalls it's just
as well to let you go to the circus as to
send you to the Work-lhatse. May
hap1 the growl of the seza lion, the
starl of the tiger, the warble of the
ostrich, and the gymnastic exercises
of the monkeys, together with the
stirring air of 'Old Dan Tuncker,'
is rendered by the lanad, maly <int.
thoughts of reformantion into your
head. Go, aged felmale, and .rleieru
ber its fifty cents saved evely tilme
one crawls under the canvass."
"GuBS' Do0.."-Gumnbs, who lives
next door to us, has boughta new dog.
Ile needed a new one. His last dog
used to bark all night in the yardi un
til,i, frantic desperation we would
slhy boots, and Cologne bottles, and
furniture at him. But ho always went
on worse; and in the morning Guaibs
would come calnly out and gaither up
-tbce unissiles, and carry " thlcm .into
the.lhose. ,lle has more than twenty
five pairs of out boots and shoes in
his possession, besidos chair legs, and
cakes of soap, and hair brushes, and
match safes, and towel racks. And
he never had the mnanliness to offer to
give them hack. On thle contrary he
trained that dog to sit f the front
gate, and to seize us by the leg when
we came out three or four times a
week, appare5ntly for the purpose of
securing somle more boots. But we
poisoned him one night, and the next
morning Gumbs threw the carcass
over into our yard. We threw it
back. Gumbs returned it. We both
stayed at home that day and spent the
time handing that dog to one another
over the fence. Then we hired an
Irishman to stand there night and day
to return the deceased to Gumbs'
yard. Then lie hired an Irishman. It
was exiliarting work. The corpse
probably traversed that fence six or
seven thousand times in every twenty
four hours. He became familiar with
the route, even if lie was dead. At
last lie wore away with so much
handling, and onl thle last day the
Irishmen whiled away the hours by
flinging only the tail at each other.
Onie Irishman at la-t buried tire tail
and resigned. And now GmUbs has
got a new dog. It will be excessive
ly singular if we do not lish for that.
dog some evening with a codfish line
and a piece of beef, and run him uip
all of a sudden to our window and
launch him into the sewer. No dog,
owned by a man named Gaumlbs, shall
exist over us.--Mjax Adder.
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A QUAhT CoMrPAmsoRxI.- An old
Virginia parson recently was pIreach
ing very earnuestly albout the certainty
and the terrible nature and degree of
thale iserles of the dainned, and when
he had sllcceeded in working uip him
self and his audlitury into a high state
of excitetuent and the latter into ter
rifled admiration of hlis harrowing de
tail of horrors, he capped the climix
after thlis fashion : 'M.y frienios, you
ill know Major Clarke's furnace , you
havr seen it often, how the white-hot
coals just melt up iron thrown into it
like as twas snow. Well, if you took
a sinner out of hell and threw him in
to Major Clark's furnace he'd have a
ague in two minutes."
An editorial writer in the Cincin
nati Times .says that "the Backeye
girl flirts desperately down to the
proposal. Then she acepts, or she
refuses and the young man is turned
,out like to an empty ass, to shade hlis
I ears and graze in commons."
SThe colored gen'lm'n of Kansas
SCity have "resolved that negro min
strel shrews tends to degrade our race."
SNow look out for a panic in the bu'nt
As an instance of the vilest ingrati
tude on record we refer to l Newburgh
billy goat, who, after having his head
I extricated friomaL picket tfence through
Swhich lie Ial t!hrust it to reachl some
tempting inlhithfils of graSs, turned
and butted his bencf'actor into, thle gt
Sw F.rE'T POTATOES.---.Y carrra.ptd
i ent of the Rural Sun mlde the tihllno -
iug ilteresting trial with sweet 1"
It utes :.
"In 1871 I cut the vines froin the
pofotato of all but one row, I:efouo
suin up, the mornintg of ihe first frost,
dug and housed the potatoes the same
ida.y, spreading thinly on planks. The
re-erve, ro\w ,'4 ,lug after the lloins
1tre had aliplareltly dried from the
vine (not ytt cut from the potato);
potatoes housed alo'ngside of lirst lot.
SI neither weighed hor measur'ed, but
. exaijned daily, and concluded that
one-eighth f" the first hst rotted be
fore fieezini ~ecather, antd not one
Iiper vent. of i the last dug. The crop
' qf le72 was similarly treated, aiad
very similar results were Ieiung oh -
tained, when opeln doo..s allotwed the
t whole to freeze and rot.
"MIy experiment of 1873 was as
follows : 4 Iounds dug before f ost ;
24 pounds dug after a partially killing
'frost; 12j poumis dug after the vines
tihad dried up; 12 pouuids dug after
Sthe groundl had been twice frozen.
On December It., fitst lot weighetd 16~
Spounds; scond lot, 1i pounds 1::
- ouwces; third lit, 1~ pounds 11
t ounces ; fou th lot, 1 ) pounds 1i oun
- '"'healbove deficit includes the dry
iring of the sound pota;toes, also No. 3
t shows a gain in Wieight, probably by
ii uoe potato falling fronm lot No. 2. O)f
- course that detracts from the miuute
Scompl:eteness of the experiment (as
no one can claim that a potato aIn
s increase ini weight, no matter when
e dug), but before weighing I had, frout
,' daily examinutionl and removalof rot
s, ten potatoes, concluded that No. I
1 was'iprobably keeping the best, No. 4
second best, if nit equally well with
l No. 1, No. 2 third best, and No. 3
rotting most, while the general crop
rotted but little. I ant still strength
a ened in my opinion that frost-killed
. vines do nit injure the potatoes, if
g left attached until they dry. ,lu my
experiment I have not prd'perly tent
Sl ed potatoes dug belElt6 lsly frost.
It "I will add that the vines of those
t potatoes dug after freesing, wlhtel
s joining the potato, were filled with
np atural milky sap, apparently sweet."
POULTRYIIAISI(xu Iron LADItSK.-
One young etantry girl, Miss Annie
Kirk, of Bethel, I'a., is entitled td
the praise of belug the best lady
,poultryist on record. In 1872 she
cleared $330, after paying for all the
feed, frcight, etc. She commuenled
with cihty fowls-Cclhin, Chinas,
i'trahlauas and other varieties-and
foulnd the Cochin and Brahmnas the
most profitable, being healthier and
of speedier growth for the miarketl
e She fed from seven to ten bushels of
corn per week, and the young ones
s with cracked corn. She is also keep
ing an account of stock this year-an
acconnt which shows every itemeof
e exlpewse and profit-and expects to
r realize as much, if not more, than last
year. When attacked by the pre
, vailing poultry disease, last year, liss
Kirk speedily checked its spread by
t the free use of lime, scattering it all
about and giving lime-water to d:ink.
r An example was given last year of at
lady at Concord, Mass., who raised a
gross value of $350 worth from Dom
iniques and common breeds; but this
was exceeded by Miss Kirk, whose
Sprofits alone are $330. Such efort.s
Y as these on tihe ,part of our ladies ar'o
Screditable in the highest degree, a3n1i
are worthy of general :emulation.--
t. IAiliex CLOVER SI.EU.-A very
B intelligent farmer, born and raised ii
a district where clover seed is a lead
ing crop, writes to the Country Gen
A point lhere is worthy of special
remark: Where the land was rich,
pl Ipaster used, and the season a grow
- ing one, no that the clover grew rank
' and lodged badly, the seed did not
If seem to suffer, but yielded a goodm
1 crop. The only objection was the
Smowinug. This trpuble, however, only
e happened when plaster was used. It
scseemed to add vitality and give hatr
Sdliness to the plant. There was moro
I "substaucmee,n it was thbught--cer
It taiily more seed. The yield was
t generally from twvo to five bushels, per
t acre and upward, depending mtuch
it ulpon thIe thickness of the stand and
: the nature of the season. Those whio
- ( did not spare their seed (in sowing)
a were the fortunate ones. Those who
had a thin stand, and neglected sow
ing thleir plaster in time, or omitted it
altogether, were among tihe unfortu
SThe medinoum clover Ihas almost so
. perseded the large. Instead of pas
tturing the land, it often, with the
niedium, hasacrop taken tfor hay; this
is done in timne to have the field clear
at the proper period-about the )20thl
Sof June. PastuingO, however, seems
, to be best; but it wants to be close,
t which is never an advantage to stock.
SHenlucc the sythe is now mostly used.
Plaster, an avoidanmce of the hot sun
.. and the frost at the blossoming peri
I| od, and a thick stand, are tihe three
i requisites that are indispensable to
Ssuccess io the raising of clover seed.
eF `----~C- -- * *** -
i A country exshange says: "Our pa
- pe" is like a girl we unscd to hug lit
tic, but, ohl, to gcood.