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iE ' "LO FAX CHRONICLE.
S.b)Pr*t Ernala, Anitb fto Acal ab Stral IeTAs, iterratuUR, Sience, 8gricunrt, Otc.
i. i 4LAX, GRAN PARISH, LA., SATUR1DAY, AUGUST 19, 1876. INO. 7.
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-EW OBLRE8 LETTER
. liW Osmaus, ug. 13, "76.
As I promised to iee you post
ai my ramble; the task is
n sad I perfom it cheer
Iast evuein the D)emo
liksia u seeting was
3*are. Quits
eeneotas ofpeople par
nad the whole affair
off pleasantly. No demon
of oppositio could be
and quite a nuaber of Re
were present
'itkesm, I tlieve, gave
a~tisfacion. G, Nich
ipresmed his desire th.ir the
should 'b :~uductd in
feelings and fair expres
d opinion shoe: determine
rmolt at the ball.bou in No
. This uis st should be,
fl esure that ,.B. Packard
Sthe same polihyt(, be pur
by the host he pr)po 4s to
The anvast, tfo, is cpen
7, and the rti ve mer
ash candidat, I 1. dis
That Gen. the
len the De: . could
thmselves of, 4 .nrent
df sound juda nd ir
araoter; p,: er
Sanral Packart ,.. the
a a the Repctz.. s can
; ad he, too, h as : for
of thought, 'a4 Amof
sad his oppterml ;-at
e bemooaratic pre , ,i the
PS him aredit fgc ,' onal
and integrity.
a h. S thenn, fo t' eat
5 'h ttwo great p in
,I,,hing to ee , en
ILmtpolitiall op u is
*&ort UIrong tl ter
* Ione dray - he
o better tim . e-
and I may i,. n
the people o ma;
,k psrty have . e
to the frot fro
c1, no nmtter wl ,s -
l have a good a he
ahair. E 'h
~k dpaturhof oi iior
_ . up hia ( .vtion
1 notworth -rqw of
| if\r0
pins sad wli r4i4atUSi in his de
tfet s dto d.austa e. The
party is doving in asolid mass
to win.
The P si eatvus is mov
ing along amootMl, tid while
Gov. Tilde has a rerd for judi
cions ruMlg in New York, Gov.
Hayes has in uasptrd record in
Ohio. Bseted, aswhe is, by the
mi$ity West, h~ios youi corree
pondeatis mistaks .in the signs
President Hayes the 4th of;March,
1877. These are. my "private
opinions publicly expressed."
The city is very healthy, but
business is dull, and notwithstand
ing the hard times, there is less
crime in New Orleans than any
other city in the United States,
according to population. The
crop prospects are good, and upon
the whole I see no reason for
despondency. The outlook is, in
deed, encouraging and hopeful.
WANDEERs.
Mr. Joe Williams, a well-known
planter living in the vicinity of
Keachi, DPSoto parish, was fired
upon last Wednesday by a colored
man and dangerously wounded in
the face and neck. His situation
is regarded as very critical. The
weapon used was an old-fashioned
musketloaded with squirrel shot
The particulars, as related, show
the attack upon Mr. Williams to
have been wanton. and without
provocation. The colored man
made his escape, but we hope he
will be captured, and the punish
seat due for his crime be meted
out to him. Mach excitement is
..id to pwraeia- the aeighbebs
hood. - [Southwestern-Telegram,
9th inst.
Lieut. Governor Antoine says,
in his reply to the Property Hold
ers Union, asking some conces
sions in favor of delinquent tax
payers, that the honor of the State
"is pledged to the carrying out of
the financial policy which the pres
ent administration has so success
fully inaugurated." The "honor"
and the "law" of the State require
that the Governor see that the
laws are executed, but for more
than two years the statement that
the law requires from the Auditor
and Treaaurer,ehowing the amount
of money to the credit of the in
terest fund has not been seen.
This failure to comply with the
law inclines a great many people
to the belief that the State Regis
ter is not lying when we say that
the July interest on the State
bonds was stolen, in order to main
tain this great "fnancial policy." -
[State Register.
The dull season in business
North has necessitated a reduction
of wages among employee in sev
e-tre-- t eaue, and the
working classes have refused to
submit. The press dispatches say
that the Engineers' Association of
Elizabeth, N. J., have entered a
formal protest against a reduction
of ten per cent of their wages, and
threatens to strike. The pressure
is also felt in New York, among
the eteredores of the various
steamship lines along the North
river front, aid 500 hands have
been put to work in plae of the
striking loagahoremen, with a
strong police fome to protect the
laborers gaiust any violenoe from
the diseatisfied bpgshorenen,
Mr. Pin ed a ol
ored B publigsmis meeting at
Saratoga, New rk, on last Tur
day week.
Change in Trade.
The Baltimore San thinks it
probable that great sales of eot
tone, woolens and other goods of
domestic manufactare, seuh as e
cently took place in New Yesh,
will hereatu be of annual rees~l
rence. If slh ashould be the ease,
it will be eqqivalent to a revolu
tion in these branches of American
industry. It will cut down very
materially the sales a the Jobers
and 'ar·-" "sathiduiftbtsk`I
arts, Claflins and Lords-so far as
these peculiar fabrics are ooncern
ed--and will bring the manufac
turers into direct communication
with all classes of buyers, from
the retail dialers in cities to the
country merchants from remote
and out-of-the-way places in the in
terior. As it is, since the introduc
tion of railways and the ease and
speed with which any order, how
ever small, may be filled, the old
custom of laying in large stocks of
goods by country merchants in
the spring and fall has been aban
doned to a very considerable ex
tent, and orders are given from
time to time only for the goods of
which the stock in store is ex
hausted. The advantage to coun
try merchants by this change is
that they need not keep so
large a stock of goods on hand
as formerly, and consequently do
not require po large a capital to
carry on their business; they can
also replenish more frequently
with newer and more attractive
styles, and as short credits are the
rule they can strike sa average of
their bills. If, in future, they are
enabled, at greatgauction sales oe
eurring periodically, to buy goods
that are in general use and not
subject to the fluctuations of fash
ion at first hands and at the low
est prices, for four months' paper,
they will be further benefited, but
the middlemen will suffer more or
less by the change.
Judge Oreborn held a prelimin
ary examination, Tuesday morn
ing, in the &dse of Mr. Texads,
charged with the killing of Elick
Johnson, a colored man, at Cotile
landing, on Tuesday,j July 25.
District Attorney E. G. Hunter
recused himself from prosecuting
the case, on the plea of family re
lationship, and Mr. McGimsey ap
peared for the State. The prose
cution had two witnesses, but fail
ed to establish anything. Judge
Ryan, for defendant, admitted the
killing, and claimed that it was
done for self-protection. A large
number of respectable gentlemen
testified to the disreputable and
dangerous character sustained by
the deceased, and the weight of
evidence, which even the State
did not controvert, was to the
effect that, through the threats
and sinister conduct of Johnson,
Texada stood in terror of his life,
and had been led to believe that
he would be killed. Judge Ryan
made an eloquent speech in de
fense of his client, after which the
ebe was submitted without an
other word from the State, and
the accused was discharged on the
evidence.--Rapide Gazettce.
President Grant expressed him
self to Gov. Kellogg, Gen. T. Mor
ris Chester and other visitors from
Louisiana, as being; well pleased
with the nomination of Mr.Pack
ard, and he assured them Uhat
every necessary and proper step
would be taken to afford the col
ored people protection, and secure
a fair leetion in this Stat.
The Lter'a Home.
PhiladelphiaTis.]
Southward a half mile or so from
the tranquil town of Holmesburg,
picturesquely elevated upon the
crestof a w.dland hill, is to be
seen the Ihstiful home which
Edwin Famrset bequeathed to the
eld and helpless of the dramatic
professsion The grounds, com
prising on gidred and ten acres,
mi~~ A B thereon, were
Stiýitched . orrestlong be
fore his death, and even at a time
when his physical stamina war
ranted the belief that he had many
years to live. It was his hope to
me the home in a flourishing con
dition and to be able personally to
superintend its managemeot.
Since such gratification, however,
the fates denied the liberal-minded
artiste, it became the pleasure of
his executors, Messrs. Jas. Oakes,
of Boston, Joseph Lawson, of
New York, and Daniel Dougherty,
of Philadelphia, to carry out speed
ily the letter of his intent in this
importont matter, and as soon as
the personal affairs of the estate
were adjusted the house and
grounds at Holmesburg were given
in charge of Mr. Joseph McArdle,
with instructions to make them a
fitting asylum for wornout trage
dians. This last-named gentleman
was for thirty years the business
and financial manager of Mr. For
rest's theatrical engagements, and
was besides his warm personal
friend; and when, therefore, he
assumed the responsibility of ar
ranging the property of hi' patron
every one felt that he would do it
well, but noe thought how en
cellently he ,ould do it. To be
sure, in the laying out of intricate
and graceful approaches, overhung
by the drooping branches of the
willow, and shaded at intervals by
lofty pines and stalwart oaks, or
with the lovely stretch of country
to the east, bordered as it is by
the winding Delaware, which in
turn are relieved by the hill
ranges of Riverton, Mr. McArdle
had nothing whatever to do. All
these were selected by the testator
himself, under whose directing eye
generous patronage was given
every article which could possibly
assist in enhancing a most fascin
ating natural prospect. But it is
for the internal disposition of
things that the visitor to this en
chanting spot is indebted to the
taste and skill of the ex-manager.
The mansion is an old fashioned,
exceedingly comfortable look
ing structure, three stories
high, is skirted by broad pil
lared porticos, tastefully decorated
with vases of flowers and ever
greens. ;,The first floor is divided
by a wide hall-way. This is richly
carpeted and made to look a
perfect gallery of art without hav
ing the appearance of being over
crowded. On either side are busts
of Burns, Forreet, Milton, Napo
leon I., and one exquisite life-size
statue of the great actor, executed
in marble-the work of Ball
considered to be the fnest statue
in the country. It is a represen
tation of Mr. Forrest in the char
acter of Coriolanus. Portraits
and paintings line the walls at
agreeable distances. At one end
there is hung a full sie photo
graph of Forrest, taken in sec
tions; a painating of him in Lear;
paintings of Frederick the Great;
John Philip Kemble, George F.
Cooke and along the walls and
niches, which point the way of the
staircase, are portraits of Colwell,
Forrest's first theatrical manager,
paintings-lile-sise-a the Savior.
the Madonna, by a caseful copyist
of :Angelo, and steel engavings of
Forrest as the Broker of Bogota,
and the Gladiator of Dr. Bird~t
also printingsoffForrest as he ap
peared in Claude Melnottel and
Damon, twenty-five years ago.
Here and there through the 'p per
halls occur portraits o0 F1 est
at Metmora and Othello, somw in
teresting old playbills of his early
performances, a portrait of David
New Pork ,-and a ways a warm
friend of Forrest. Excellent pic
t res too, of the elder Conway,
Macready, Miss O'Neil, John
Greene, the great Irish comedian;
"Old Jim" Wallack, George Fred
erick Cook in the chapter of Is
go, are to be seen on the third
loor, together with very hand
some engravings (three in all)
representing "The Plains of Hea
ven," '"The Last Judgment" aad
"The Great Day of His Wrath."
On these foors and in the bed
rooms are several old trophies of
the stage, among (which are re
called the sword of the Elder
Keene, the original bowieknife
and the sword of Talmsa,the once
famous French tragedian. In the
bedrooms, all of which are com
modious and inviting, are high
post bedsteads, some a century
old and others older; ancient types
of bureaus and dressing-cases,
and all alone in the glory of its
antiquity, a settee which was ear
ed in 1620. The library and pr
lore are on the first floor, and here,
as almost everywhere in the ea
rious building, hang costly works
of art In the centerof the li
bhary stads the desk, a plain
oil colored affair, which Forrest
used for many years. I the eapa
cious book-case are intelligently
arranged some eight thousand vol
nnmes, embracing the classics, trea
tises upon art and interesting his
tories of the stage. In niches in
the wall are busts of Jackson, Jef
ferson, Calhoun, Patrick Henry
and Napoleon. Over the mantel
is a handsome painting of Forrest's
mother, and wherever space
could be impressed have been
placed rich engravings of distin
guished men. The arrangement is
of a quiet character, and the eye,
instead of becoming wearied, is re
lieved by the presence of one con
tinuous succession of beautiful and
instructive pictures, to mar which
there are no incongruities. From
this gallery of faces, that seem al
most living, the visitor departs
as from a vision of beauty that
would follow after him, were he
not met in the grand old parlors
by scenes if possible more attrac
tive. In one position, where it
can be examined with greatest
advantage, hangs the famous paint
ing by Slengeneyer, the Christian
martyr, a painting which is tec
tively designed to demonstrate
the grandeur of religion ands'the
weakness of unjnst perseution.
In another end of the parlor is a
painting entitled '"Children at the
Brook," the work of Meyer Von
Bremen. It is a picture of two
pretty children, one a tender little
blonde, who, with a mixture of
pleasure and timidity, tries the
temperature of the clear water,
her rosy, softly-rounded limbs,
sweet, innocent face, downcast
eyes and rippling, flaxen hair, so
life-like that every moment brings
expectation of her action-the
other, her companion, on yielding
to gentlenes, speak from her fair
features, watches her closely, and
seems to say, "It is very cold."
The ar flls the woods behind
with golden light and kisses the
locks of the golden-haired, while
it leaves the brunette in the shade.
Before this picture Mr. Forrest
was wont to sit, when in his study,
for lours in contemplation of its
surpassing beauties. The opening
of this palatial home is soon at
hand; it will take place when Mr.
Oakes-who was the life-ong
friend of r. Forrest, and whose
associations with the 6fmeo actor
were always so tender as to make
his beseavement as sevenm as the
los or bleta datt& bWm-
recoves hum a saisk ilnss.-
When this happy ei ms.t.aeo
takes place nothing will remain to
seoure the fulfilment of the tests
tors wish, sve the retting out of
the disabled asetors.
Murder will Out
H3 UwMrImr a mt. mIaDn
AIW gmLUmaD.
New York World.]
There was no more gallant oa
Mar in the army of the Southwest
than Gen. Thos. . Hiadman.
After the war he retrned to his
home, near Helena, Arkasas, and,
a few years later, the community
and the entire South were shocked
to hear of his brutal ausuiniea
while surrounded by his wifs sad
children. Sitting in his lbrary
one night, a gun was forced thro'
the window, and the soldier who
esaped a hundred battles l
dead from his chair, his body rid
died with bullets The aurder
was commonly arcribed o a pn
vate enmity, and a reputable mli
an of Helenahas dunes bb the
load of a teariblwe pItaOU, which
the eonfeion of the real criminal
harbs Lb aW M s ! 5 _
brings us the secoaut of a Vl
sene at Bome, in Georgia, wbe
in, by the statementof the aon
demned, the mystery of Hiadman's
death at last was solved. Hay
wood Grant, colored, convicted of
arson and sentenoed to be hanged,
and with the noose about to be
placed around his neck called the
sheriff to him and onfessed to
the murder of two steamboat
hands on a misiamippi river steam
boat, ten years ago; then to the
murder of an Irishman in Mem
phis the same year; and till
again to the murder of a police
man near to the spot where the
third of his murders had beta
committed, and closed the di:
catalogue by detailing the manner
wlhn he shot to death te ex-on
federate Gereral in his Arkansas
home. No cause was given for
the crime, and a moment later, the
wretch was swang of into eternity.
Not so soon, however, but that
an innocent man was relieved of a
suspicion which was not sostrog
ly supported by fart a to bring
him to the felon's dock; but which,
except that the law had draged
the real criminal to his fatl
would have followed him to his
grsve and have been left a an cvil
heritage to his childraen. Jus
tie, thonugh tardy, had meMted
itself, and the crime of the mur
derer found roioe.
The remains of the murdered
Hindman may now fnd rest in
pease, for the law of retribtion
has been fuilled on the seafld
of that Georgis town.
"Brick" Pomeroy has commne
ed the publistiat Chicago, of
sa sati-Tilden Democti Ipaper.
He believes in a pape a"reny,
and proposes to stand by his prin
caiples. He can't telk greenbeaks
and vote hard money.
The plater may drown his sem
rows in the lowing boll if he hasl
a good cotton crop.

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