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'VOL. 1.1 HOMER, LA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1878. 4NO. 47.
Terms of Shsariptlie:
e year in aldvance, ....... .... ... 50
t'.o hw a ............... 1 0
1 1 0(1
Terms of Advertislal:
'.r sqnare, of one inch in rpare or iesa,
ir i iwrilun, $1 W, each alb lditinal inner- DR
1,,;, :1 (r se.t
S. .._ . f- . ! .... I U.of i.n. . t .l yea .
I ,l ilOe :. In $ :d 7 10 IM 1r. 011
!N tK 1104 IN '24 IN :15 II
S. t ll:) II1N iJ ( 'N(0 It)
J. ' i4: 01: t 5040
Ir.,eiwin$al. id hnueince cards, of ten)
. ,... lr less in lengtih, . I"' wr iannlli; for I.
,. i,ll.th. $1il; Gtr three molnthl, $7.- cam
t,,.il " .e.4ertsents tof greater length A
Sl.tl I leltnrlti at ,above flrate.
I.":ad alve.rtlierlOets will le chargedl at
1. .ll iatos, where- t le by law: otllerwise
',.,r.il niticesi of lens thani tien lines,
i.,l iiarrtemlt' awll religious notices inserted
.1, alitk si'tidcil in the nleatest styli,
,,. . r.ul s..llsllllhb lpric.ts.
\iLtiatI .Jl., 1r7.
Lgt&ute uthA£ i_ _al u .glas l iI, I
l'k.tICIE'T TEACIIELII will fill every
I ,J P.p.rtment. F. pecial attentioni given
t,. '.IIts l '.
1:.. irl Isr molithl of foulr weeks, iuclud
i, e ishig, tlights, Ac., $15.
I nt ton, >1, $l and l$ . No extravagalcea
'II. llstitntieion is strictly non-sectarila.
, I t'lr r'.alolllllf# .
T. S. 81,1011, Prest., -
Ielure, Clashorne parili, La.
A'. :. -177. lal
Tel.omilnd Cofufll U. F. of T. North La.,
'11.1I. 11l4l ite nelt annual meeting at
I ' HiM Elt, coullllnilng on Wedneeday,
J.il.% ILh, Ird.
)"FFICIs L :
1;. I.. Gskino, Or W P; lMise Matti, Maiys,
,r IV A; Adam II Davidann, Or C; Mien
L tilr..teria l lMcrland. (Ir A C; Max Fearle, II
r -: Alier RBrk.eIale, Or A 8; John W.
h larl iandl, ir Tr; Mies Fannie Parker, Or
A Tr: .lohn A. Miller, Or Chapl; E;dn. Ives,
(.r Vent.
Pot-Oflece of Oal /u be, Vienna, La.
Aug. 2., 1i77. 1:6
Homer II Ik. t, U. o. T., e
.Vrle at the ei oirrp FriM V
T. H. llgh, i Rlilg, WA
AT. Dorm A B L
J. II. tts, amcn; L i
J A. Parker, a.. ll, blat;
A. T. , VaughnA Elt CD. Tr.
Aug. 2, 1177. 1aI
A N I F *U (. 0
TllE in4$Algi will continue to ran
L the MORELAN)D MILL and iI1N, aelul -
ask a continuance of tile lilberal patrunage J,
herenftore given. They intenc, ly strict
atte.t1ioi, l to Ilmsitnes, to merit faivr and to
give eatisfaction.
Lmlber at mill, rough, per 100 feet, St31
. g. 4  1, e. ' 130
I, lirveredi in Homer, " " " 15 C
Whll bills. are not paidl on presentationl,
2; centa per hundred will he aehldl.
l)ec.-9, 1877. "0:ly y
J.hn. Young. It. T. Vaughnu.
tll.. practie in the Co'nrtl of Clai
i V eoro.e, .Jackson, Itiensell.', Lincoilne
i..I Irenon, anll in the ullreWe C'ourt at
*.urw. . Marchli 1,. l--:wy
Judlge J. It. Youuug. .Ino. A. Richardoiu.
wOllltil A RI'UARDSOl,
iHME51R:I, IA.
D)AWrNEllt4HIP Iiliite teo tIlh parislI of
iL ilsalbornei. Legal hlinies a:t tendeild to
-i. .lther partlner il .lia.kell, ioillnll, Bien
l-e. AIel Liinolan ,Larishlie, aml before the
• " mi ,rme Cnurt ati ouroo.
Ag. :1, l147. l:y
WII.T. practice in tlhe Courts of Clal
Shorne, Jlenaille, .lacksen, Union,
. ,I WehIbtor, and the Mupreue Court at
AIeg. I, 17. l:y
1 AVIN( resemeel the practire of Medi
Ieiien'oth.ra lia servicee to the cititeon
itt (*Iatlemepdisb, tathe varIous branches
i.f h. Ieri feseinn.
O4t)4c at the Drug Store of Joe 8helton.
Aulg. ,.i Il7:y
ILL attelmld promplltl ed eelenotly
t ol b·Usine laL- has II.. Clharge
nuderUo. beidene 8 mIle. soetieeaut of
Honer, uo Treaowa smd. P. O., Homer.
Aemg. "-, 147. l:y
Imporert an Johber, in
Hlarware, Citlery, GImm
and PIsitels,
Nuec. ciU1,603 id Bl...North Maai Street,
ST. Lo0ri, MO.
AugI. , liT. I:y
Plantatio Nlpplies of all ilada.
r ibwral advancer nmlde on Cotton, In
- calh and au.pplies.
SAug. 22, V77. 1:y
t ISAACSON & $1158,
Whienale Deal.rs an
amtnily and
Plantation Sic/tliea,
48 Canal and 67 Conmllon sts.,
New Orleans, La.
March 6, I . 29::3nl
II. KERN, N. o. e. STEINE, N. Y.
H. KERN & CO.,
Wholcsale and Retail Dealers in
._ancy & laa/dle ftfy oo(ds,
104, 100 and 108 Baronne Street,
l Between Poydras and Perdido Ste.,
Ncw York Office, 43 lludnon Strict.
,b. 7, 1 7 . 1':y
(Sacceseor to Rawlins & Murrell,)
So;lan .actora and
4?a rmami.in ietetchant,
t No. 8s Union Street,
Nov. 2, 1"77. l':ly
" E. J. HART & CO.,
e, Inmporter* and Wholewale
Grocers and Commission
Stores 73, 75 77 and 79 T'uhonpitotIla at.
W. Warehoutei, 96, 9t? and .'J Tihbupitoul.as
street, New Orleans.
Aug. 2, 1877. 1:y
L. C. Jurey, 3t. G( li.
OMee ................. 194 Gravier Street,
aM Ai 52:, 177. 1:y
g John C'haIt', Wan. II. (Chaffc,
t CMtophlcr (Chat., Jr.
*' Office...............No. Mt. U iuou Strtu t,
, EW ORLE.IYS, L.l. .
Aug. -2, 177. 1:y it
L E. Page. P. Moran.
LV'haldca(le Sealer
Ia- gls, Caps and Trunks,
ult No. 10................ Magaiuc Street,
S Aug. 22, 1'77. l:y
Ju. HENRY * CO.,
Wholesale Dealers in
V, Boots, Shoes, Brogans and f
tt Nos. 121, 123 and 125..... Common Street,
A.g. 22, 1977. 1:y
Importers and Dealers in
Hardware and Agrlcultural
Implements, 4
a. No. 71 ................ ... Canal Street,
Sat Aug. 2, IR77. :y
(Successors to Blocomb, Baldwin & Co.,)
i Dealers in
zone Hardwarc, Steel, Iros and Rallrode
chci Mepdles.
No.74 Canal, aron1d 91,S93and as Common Sts.
Aug. SS, 1tnr. 1:y
mnly USeYTA * VALUI,
it of Wholesale Dealers in
98 Camnal Street, and 15 Comms traMt
1.1 2BW. OZLBN.V, LA.
Aug. 21, I97. 1:7
St REV. J. H. t'CAuTY, D. D. ,
I see the long line forming
Where the meadow grass is green; ch
I see the dark bestmarealed si
'Mid the harvest of the plain;
Not to gather up the ruitaoe te
Of the richet of an lands, •
But to waste both life and frnitago
Come these armed heroic bands. er
On the rich and beauteous landscape, wI
Answering each the bugle call,
Come these men of iron, willing
In their ared canose to fall; CO
Dine and Gray confront each other,
Brothers on each other gate, th
Gray and Blue go down together
In the battle' deathly blase.
And I hear the trumpet sounding,
And I hear the roll f drums, a
And I see the enolumns charging
'Mid the thunder of the guns;
Battallions fierce and bloodty, hI
With their sahres gleaming, bright,
Rushing to the thickest battle,
Crying "God defend the right !"
All is still as in the morning
When the twilight shadows Sod,
On that plain where raged the battle A
Lie in heaps the gory dead.
Dill and (;ray lie there together,
All forgotten of the paet; re
Gray an. lBlue have formed a union
.bhich eternally shall last. W
On that plain where met those legionse C
In the fiery blaze of war, D
Waves the earth her golden harvest
As she did in days of yore It
Reaching out her hand of plenty, I
Lifting up her trampletd eart,
Bidding menl who once were foemen, w
Cease to act the foemen's part.
Now the battle strife Is ended,
Andl the cloud of wa;r is past,
And the land is bright with Itanty ol
Where the shadows Acre oererat;
God's dear gifts lie all around us,
While His angels from above
Bid its cover up the pat
'Neath the mantle of our love. t
O Columbia! land of freemen, d
Land of plenty., land of toll, F
Like a jewel oni a naiden's breast
sits empire on thy soil; tI
Ne'cr shall war again divide its, b
South from north or enit from west,
But a peace akitl to heaven C
Fill the nation's throbbing breast.
lBy the ailesn of otur hoeroes
With uncovered headsu we stand, P
With our cyes upturned to heavcn, f(
And out on this fair land
Land we prize above all others,
Land so broad and rich and great; ti
Ileart with heart in closest union,
I Let us build a grander state. d
Ilail! the coming of the era!
Ilail' the dawning of the day,
Whent the Bine that won the battle
Shall clasp hands with gallant (Irsy, I
And together moan their sorrows,
And together blend their tears i
'Till the past shall be forgotten
In the joy of coming years.
Come we then to-day, O brothers!
aL Treading softly on the sod,
In the prese-nee of the fallen,
In the sunshine of our (;od; t
Ctome with tributes of affection
For tihe heroes sleeping here,
Sweetly lay the fragrant flower,
Kindly drop a brother's tear.
[For the Gt'ARDl.t~.
. Fair Play is a Jewel.
Min. EnDTorn: Will you grant meo
a tilacc in 3our GU&ARDIANI I ask it I
in behalf of a matter not understood I
by many in this community-a mat
ter, too, that is in great disfavor, I
and its adherents unkindly tra. I
duced. Then be assured the favor
asked is not to bring your paper
into afalse position, but solely to try
to pave thoe way to correct an injus
We profess to be a free people,
claiming to believe and to worship
God according to the dictates of oar
Idown consciences. But is this claim
freely awarded? Does not a new
belief, or one differing from the pop
ular standard, at once provoke at
2et tack and contumely? Believe as I
y do or be damned, rather seems to be
the rule.
But to the matter in question. I
.al overheard a conversation the other
day, by several of our best citizens,
set in which the belief of the Spiritual
ists of our perish was meet pitilessly
: referred to, and the rebake and ex
posure of such foolishness by an able
preacher from a neighboring town
highly applauded -the contan ion
tr addlismay of the one was exalted
at, the triumph ot the other msat
heartily gratalated. Now, to this
's.of course we ean put is aselious ob·
s1. ieation, for suech is nature, but ear
tainly nature void of all christian
charity; but we do protest agaiast
the ooutemptum s tO. in which the
belief of the peeoor Spiritualistd was
10 sconted. Wbhy, lideae geatlemn,
a man of yars, t, and therefore
, ought tobe a mal theght if anC
of e~hrity to hie milghb boif,
1: they (the 8piritmlis) ea jst be
lieve anything. Ther , to me, ap
pear to beageodau in this eare
VICE credalous class, sad to prove It I
want to ask the gentleman a few eat
quaestions. And right here let me lat
state that I do not appear as a
champion of oar Spiritualists, but faC
simply as one who professes to en. col
tertain a little charity and forbear- m(
ance towards the beliefs of men, we
ever remembering in other days it go
was said, "if this work be of God it an
will prevail, but if of man it will of
come to nought;" or something to toi
that effect. th
Bay it is as to the matter of men's no
beliefs that I specially wish to ask frI
a question or two; and in doing so I He
pray I may not oflend, for I surely wi
have no such aim. tb
Brother Abif, stand up and an- ag
swer. Do you truly believe the an. ye
gels visited, ate and lodged with wl
Abrahamt that they talked with it
Lot and comforted Jacob? Do you tr
really believe the story of the hand- or
writing on the wall? of thb Hebrew ui
children and the fiery furnace? of bl
Daniel in the lion's dent of Elisha
and the ravens and Elijah and the ui
bears? that Moses turned back the sa
waters of the Red Seal that he af
talked face to face with Godt that pi
the sun stood still at the command at
of Joshua? Do yon from your heart
believe the story of Mary and Jo- 44
seph and Christ and the angelst of lx
the guiding start that the light sud- di
denly so shone around Paul as to in
tear the scales from his eyes, and at dl
the bidding of the unseen Christ he
became his valiant Apostle? that tI
Christ entered the closed room b
wherein were assembled the disci- tl
pleat and opened the prison doors tl
for Peter? Do you believe what II
John says of the angel while on the f
the Isle of Patmosi Of course you
do, and you do well.
But on what authority do you be- t
lieve all this? Were you theret ,
Have you ever seen anybody that it
was present, or heard any of it? )o ,
you knowe of yourself that theem V
things are true? e
'My dear sir, do you not take all fi
these marvels on trust? on hearsay? a
the say-so of the Biblet Now don't a
say I am bringing in question the tl
Bible, for I expect I have as much c
if not more faith iin it than you have,
(not blind faith though,) but say, do a
you know of the truth of these t
to things, as you believe them to be? t
it Do you know your Bible gives the g
xl true version? Can you go back to t
t. the original language of the Bible
or, and read these things just as you
a. now read them? Can you produce
or an original copy of the books of the t
er Bible? Can you toll how often that
ry Bible has been copied, translated
is. and re-translated to suit the times?
You can't do it, no more can I do it. I
le, Then it seems you are about in the
ip same pi edicament with the Spirit
ur uslist. You can believe anything, I
im particularly if you have been so I
aw taught from your cradle.
P- Be patient and hear me. Do you -
at- know what Spiritualism really I
I I teaches? It teaches that God is the
be Author of all things, and from Him
everything moves and has its being.
I It teaches the brotherhood ot man
isr and the immortality of the soul. It
us, teaches that you shall work oat
ml- your own salvation, that you and
sly you only ae responsible br the
ex- deeds done in the body, that you
ble cannot make a acappgoat of Christ.
wa It teaches that every jot ad tittie
ion of the law will befulblled; that you
ted make your own heaven or your own
eat bell; that as you leave this lifo the
hi. other recelves you. It teabe that
ob In that higher life you stand eae to
ser- ~tee with truth, that you cannot
lam hide any deeit or hfraud or hypoe
lust risy there a yea esa here, bat that
he you will be estimated at year "In
was trioale' value, and will take yoe
mo, place seedioagly. It tebes that
re ever dirty mat e thought hao is a
moot shame and a weaund to you ad
lef g youfreds e teeasthey aretoyou
be- aadyouar friendahere when apas.
ap- Canyos ome sything to Iagh a
ama or ridiculae in ths There is no
It I poetry o it you 4i but real, ears.
cat truth, with a reward, sooner or
later, as it is earned.
The Spiritualist can prove his
facts and faith by testimony that
cannot Ibe questioned; by living
men and women throughout the the
world whose veracity and iutelli- Co
gonce is admitted in the highest ,B
and most sacred tribunals-the hem th4
of whose garments you nor I can the
touch. But you will not believe ful
these men or women-you would
not believe though one should rise of
from the dead and confront you. po
How strange! You will believe thi
without question strange things al'
that took place thousands of years tha
ago, and on the credit of evidence Sti
you cannot positively know to be no
what it claims to be. You take
it all on trust. Was men more no
truthful then than now! Was he wis. he
or then than nowl Or does antiq. m
, ulty make truth and unquestiona
f ble authority? ea
James teaches "true religion and as
undefiled is to keep ones self una he
aspotted from the world." Another, on
) after enumerating all the virtues, al
proclaims "charity the greatest of i
I all." be
Did it ever strike you that if you gi
destroy modern Spiritualism you b
f possibly sweep away the very founa
dation of the Bibleo its pith and si
morrow. (1 don't refer to the ped. de
died Spiritualisam of theday). And
B again when you say, in speaking of m
t these things, that you know this ol
n belief is true and that one false,
that you arrogate to yourself one of m
s the high prerogatives of Deity! w
SIIn. lrows! but it may be he has m
e full delegates on this earth.
U The United States makes the ai
great heAd eetre of eosmopoli t
tanism--constitatesthemigby reser. d
voir for the mentality and spiritual.
it ity of all the ends of the earth, p
o and as a legitimate eosequensce of a
1 that universal law of fatare, that
effects follow enuse, you must look o
11 for something noew and strange and a
rt mighty under the soun from this new ce
't matrix. You need not kick, the
i law is inexorable, elffets follow a
hoanuse. h
, Ble not offended. What I have
to said is from the kindliest motives,
to barely hoping it may Induce yes b
? to stop and think a moment, and
to grant the poor deluded Spiritualist t
to the benefit at least of
l E Aqus ICIONT8. t
3c One of the persons afected by
Me the Potter Investigating committee
t anad Anderson's testimony was. 1
Nash, would-be Congressman from
the Sixth District of this State.
st Congrem, for a number of years
it. past, has pursued the unwise course
e of paying back all contestants for
admission to that body the expenses
of the contest. This practice has
g, had the effect, of course, of persuad
so ing scores of defeated Congressional
candidates to make up a case of
contest In order to secure these
an spoils. The practice was followed
ly this year, and a liberal amount vot
be ed for the payment of the expenss
of oontest to defeated Congressmen,
iamong them Nash. After the mo.
ag. ney had been set aside tot this par
an p Anderson came forward with
his terrible testimony and the Nash.
Anderson agreement. This killed
at Nash's case effectually. The oom
nd mittee reconsidered its action, re
he ported nofhvorable on Nash's pray
er, and the colored ex-Congressman
is out 20~W0 eleettoo expeses.--N.
O. Deesres .
on "A good advertisement ina a news
wa paper Pas o foe of railroads;
the st bing for heeR bl gi ves
away no boes of oigan to usutom
era, or merino dnress to astomen'
to wlveq drinbk me whlky uder the
*o head oftravenll epa but ge
all at ones and all the t a t it
Sbuness t of chade rge.
All oef whieh is tarUe, albeit it sa
'In. r olie rogh e the esmmAsrsd Way
or ele.
i A eetry pismolu "lbea
theu a ma uwi sal s denalwbo
ad never to i itf hath mF smPFI pa
yoe beloaeIpto hbed t*e da Iow
-g the primts" Te, tem amom
we know well, me everma a l_
ieould tall, but t e, era, will go
a3 to-weD, the plaeh thalhm's _m
ara* wiatai
A Exltlct Ram.
"The PrhMs ir " P. war *f o
(ftnrfington lawkeye. ]
At the decoration of the graves of
the Union soldiers in the Natlonal
Cemetery atGettysburg, (en. B. F.
Butler delivered an address on
"The private soldier in the war of
the rebellion." It was a touehnag
theme. There is always a wonder.
ful pathos in a speech or play or
story founded on a life that has
ceased to exist. This is the charm
of "Uncle Tom's Cabin", this is the
power in Joquin Mllle's "Datte
this muat have lent tenderness sad
pathos to Gen. Butler's address.
The "private soldier in the war of
the rebellion." leladead. Orloet.
Strayed or stolen, possibly. We do
not know where he is, but be is not
here. He has gone away to some
place. Perhaps he has ceased to be
necessary. Perhaps if he were hre
he would be in the way. At any
rate he is not around. He does not
go to the Legislature. We do not
find himl in Cngress. He is not
eagerly sought as a candidate for
I anything. Nobody menms to knew
anything about him. Oecasionaly
he appears at the pension list, with
one leg,a wife and seven children,
and $8 a month. If flour takes
much of a rise, he will not last much
longer at this rate, and we will soon
be deprived even of the occasional
n glimpse we have of him.
It is asserted, and quite generally
believed, that at one time he was
quite numerous, and was even con
I sidered rather convenient, if not In
deed quite indispensable. It was
found that upwards of 100 of him
were neeessary in order to nseure
Ssnore line commlusions for three
a eminentand deserving me. When
field commissions were wanted for
three even more eminent and great
men upwards of 000 prlvatesoldiers
were neessary. One theumsdl It
a seems an enormous number now,
when by consulting the eonlressim
at directory we fled there are none
e in all this proud republie. But
i. twelveor fifteen years ago even that,
r incredible as it may appear to as to.
day, was eonadered a sel nuamber.
There were private soldiers sad
r, private soldiers. There were even
If hundreds of thousands of them.
And they were useful. They dug
trenhea they eonstraeted long lines
of breastworks, and then, when an
d enemy eame within sight, they
w climbed over them and went eutdide
of them to fight. They worked and
ie watched and fought. Co-operating
W with great and eminent men who
have since passed to their rewards
in one offie and another, these pri.
ve vat sholdiers sometimes rendered
a very nsefnl sertice in winning great
t battles. Oh, they were usefbl.
id Some historians have even gone so
far as to maintain that without
at them the war could hardly have
been carried to a successful termina
tion. They were really qugaite use
And now they are all gone. It
seems sod, looking back at the war,
B that none but the generals sild eo
lonels and majors and line ofeers
should have survived its dreadfbl
ravages. Providenee, ever miadfib
rof the wants of'a great and growlg
nation, undoubtedly took speial
erare of these great men, and in its
i great anxiety that the coantry
a should not sfer from a lak of em.
a nent men, kind of forgot the privat
Ssoldies and let them wander away.
f And so they tare all goe. Some
° of them got married and moved out
of the world, to settle upon tras of
government land, where the Indians
could get at them more easily. Some
of them are tenohing school. Some
o of them are driving drays. Some
* of them went away and didn't leave
their present addrees. But all the
same are all gone and it smeal
dresfdUI lonesome without them.
STere nedto be so many of thAp.
SHy sesees is owing to liberality
Sin advertiang.-Bouner.
-NThe road to Ibrtune is through
printer's inkh.-P. T*. Bartam.
laomis depends upen a liburl
n- patrone of prlthnag e .. ,
ds; Aster.
re Frequnt and eastant advali
am- lag broaght me all I owa.-A. T.
re' Stowart.
the My son, deal with men who adver
em tim. You wiml neverelose by it.
Its Bee Prenklie.
How en the world knaow a -
isa has ed thng agnes heaiu
ms. mtism tV pseeste Itt-1Vid
ivou i has beesn ld 3Mb*
who that be wen * gamimmiu
ls esqse den im e mm dshes
Sao ver does its ts Ia I
themene drdg his

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