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FEA1UL CAsUAErn.-We have
just learned from our friend, Mr.
Ferdinand Delaune, that Liv
audais Hebert, aged 18 years,
son of J. B. Hebert, all of this
parish, was fearfully mangled in
the sawmilI" on the Malhiot
estate, on Thursday last. It ap
pears that. while assisting as a
laborer in running the circular
sa svhe became entangled4·t*ll
sa which took off both legs,
one arm, and inflicted ghastly
wounds in the head and back of
the unfortunate young man.
Strange to say, he survived the
injuries two hours.
We learn that our friend J. M.
Lesoale is about to leave us for
a couple of weeks, eS tournee
through the river and Teche
parishes, to solicit orders for his
celebrated Whirlwind Cane Juice
BFecher. We sincerely wish Mr.
Lescale all the success which
his enterprise deserves. His
"Bleacher" is generally acknowl
edged to be the most efficient
ever used in our State. At any
sate, having examined samples
now on exhibition in Paincourt
ville, we do not hesitate to pro
nounce them the most substan
tially built and most elaborately
finished we have ever seen ; and
we cannot but invite our plan
ters to give Mr. Lescale a call
and examine his machines.
We note with unalloyed pleas
are that the Donaldsonville
Amwters will give a Grand Con
cert and entertainment in French
and English, for the benefit of
Madame Demon LeBlanc, in
the D. S. C. Band Hall, on Sat
urday. August 18, 1877. The
price of admission will be 50
Mrs. LeBlano, the wife of
Demon LeBlanec who gave his
leg for the lost cause, richly de
serves this benefit, for she has
always been foremost in tender
ing her splendid talents to alle
viate the sufferings of the or
phans and other similar acts
of benevolence and kindnesses.
Out of the fullness of our heart
we commend the wife of a gal
lant and maimed Confederate
husband to the utmost liberality
of our citizens.
The New Orleans City Ite.n
of the 31st ult. pays the following
well-merited tribute to our late
lamented co-parishioner, R. C.
DwTr OF R. C. ALBA.--It is
with feeling of the deepest regret
that we announce the death of
this moeet estimable gentleman,
which sad event occurred early
yesterday morning at his resid
eoce in Assumption parish. For
several months past Mr. Alba
ass held the position of chief
clerk of the Ella Hughes, in
wich pition he made many
wsmueseds. A thorough gentle
iaI, a man of fine business
slifioatious, he was honored
a respcýted by all who knew
^bt; to bi r~eaved family we
rot ,ir uf g '~ire condolence.
Have We Conmmuaists
The war waged between capi
tal and labor dates back to the
distant past, and what has been
commenced in Pthe large mann
facturing centres of Europe will
be found in all countries when
the cities become populous, and
a lively competition arises among
the laboring clasoses to procure
the necessary wages for the
maintenance of themselves and
In a country so vast as ours,
and when a home can be secuir
ed for a sum comparatively so
small, it seems strange that
people should come tb want ; but
the advice of the lamented
Greeley, "Go West, young man,"
is now more honored in the
breach than the observance.
So far, we have had but few
riots in this country; but no
dou. they will come in due
cihrse of time as a part of the
legacy inherited from across the
It is wonderful what a charm
bad examples have for the un
employed population of a large
city. A few years since we had
an outbreak of the Communists
in Paris at a time when France
was surrounded by her enemies
and had been subjected to a
humiliation most galling to her
On several occasions since
that event, at each riot or large
fire something of the same kind
seems to crop out in our cities I
proving distinctly that the seeds
of that organization have been
scattered broadcast among the 3
denizens of the lower classes.
Have these doctrines been dis- ,
seminated by regular agents, or
are they the natural growth of the
human mind when brought to I
view the contrast between the
squalor and poverty of one class
and the wealth and comforts of
the other? Envy of the good
fortune of the affluent and well
to-do by those less favored in
the accumulation of the world's
goods, is found everywhere, and J
seems to be a common product
of the human mind. This, when
found among the many vicious
and idle, leads directly to Com
munism, and. familiarity with
danger, produces the reckless
ness of conduct which we deplore.
With the recent contest at the
North and West is mixed much of
that spirit of Communism found
in Europe, and papers have re
peatedly stated that branches of
that organization had been estab
lished in the United States. It by
no means follows that a contest
between labor and capital should
involve the destruction of prop
erty; yet, in Pittsburg Com
munism has much to do with it,
and the heavy losses in that city
from fire are mainly to beascrib
ed to this cause. Railroad men
would be very short-sighted to
destroy their means of liveli
hood, as must necessarily be the
case in the demolition of cars
and locomotives. The mechanics
would find employment in the
rebuilding of the destroyed work,
ut, at the same time, a very
large number of .men, whose
business it is to run these cars,
would be thrown out of work,
and their families suffer for want
It was supposed that strikes
- would take place in New Or
leans; but, thanks to the powers
that be, due precautions were
a taken in time to nip them in the
.bud, and nf ing occurred to in-:
terrupt the peace of the city.
Riots and their Consequen
Population and civilization,
both good things in their way,
often give rise to unexpected
results as illustrated by the re
cent bi ly riots at the North
and Weit. It is the old story
of a contest between capital and
labor, and it is difficult to de
cide where the truth is to be
found. The great competition
brought about by contending
rail road lines, has forced them
to reduce their expenses to the
lowest possible figure, and in
making this reduction, the
wages of the employees were
necessarily reduced, which has
brought about the trouble.
But the destruction of prop
erty can not be ascribed wholly
to the strikers-there exists an
other element in all large cities
which gladly avails itself of such
commotions, for the purpose of
plunder and robbery. This
seems to have been the case in
Pittsburg, and the effect on the
value of rail road stocks in con
nection with other very serious
evils will be very depressing;
what has been done to-day can
be repeated to-morrow, and will
have a great tendency to destroy
confidence in such investments.
I Unfortunately for the country,
it presents our State govern
ments in a very unfavorable at
titude, as a power to execute its
own laws, and secure the rights
of person and property.
That the great State of Penn
sylvania should be compelled to
call on the Federal government
for assistance in such an emer
gency, is passing strange; we
recollect the great preparations
and loud boasts of Governor
Hartranft last fall when it was
supposed there might be a con
flict at Washington city, in the
settlement of the presidential
question. At that time he pro
posed to mai shall twenty thous
and men to aid in the solution
of a political problem, but
when troops are required to
quell a riot in one of the princi
pal manufacturing cities of his
own State, they come slowly,
and retreat rapidly. It is fair
to presume that those twenty
thousand soldiers talked about
last fall, were of the Fallstaf
fain order, so many men in
The truth is, that since the
termination of the war,, United
States troops have been called
on so often to perform police
duty in the states, that the pub
lic mind has become demoraliz
ed, and is too much accustomed
to rely on the power of the Fed
eral government to settle ques
tions which belong exclusively
to the states. These results are
mainly derived from the spread
of centralization, and the desire
to abolish State lines.
These riots, and the Indian
war will be used as strong ar
guments in the next congress
in favor of increasing the rank
and file of the army, or at any
rate to prevent their diminution.
Fortunately for the country, the
Democratic party never did look
with favor on a large standing
army, and our recent experience
has not added to its popularity.
Before the war the states
would have put their own shoul
ders to the wheel instead of call
ing for assistance from the
Government, and it reveals a
bad state of affairs when a state
gove.nment admits its inability
to protect the lives and proper
ty of its citizens.
This disposition to raise riots
and destroy pr6perty is one of
the outgrowths of civilization,
and the accumulations of large
populations within narrow lim
its, this should be met by an
organization of volunteer troops,
well officered and, well drilled,
whose efficiency would put an
end to these turbulent assem
blages before they attained sucih
headway. As our country wax
es older, these scenes will in
crease in frequenby, and it is to
be hoped that the present out
breaks will prove a warning to
the cities of our country. We
have no regular troops stationed
in our midst which can be.call
ed on at a moments warning to
check these ebullitions of pub
lic feeling as they, have in
Europe, and we must necessari
ly be dependbnt on the citizens
of the place in the capacity of
police or soldiers.
It matters naught whether the
strikers have grievances to be
righted or otherwise, this is-no
way to settle them; is sure to
result in injury to many inno
cent people, and rarely succeeds
in bringing about the results for
which they are started. Labor
should be free to seek employ
ment, and at the same time
capital should be equally free to
select its employees--if the
offer does not suit,' why step
out, and leave the field to an
other. Competition is the life
of trade, and all must live-no
one man or class of men, is en
titled to preference over his fel
low, unless he possess peculiar
talents or skill to fill the situa
tion of which fact, the employ
ees must be the judge.
There is an old saying that
"chickens come home to roost"
and many of the troubles and
riots recently witnessed, are the
legitimate fruits of the style of,
war waged during our late un
- pleasantuess. The thousands
of men engaged in plunder of
peaceable people, seize the first
suitable occasion to exercise
their skill in the same arts ac
quired in the late struggle-this
talent has been lying dormant
for a long time, and needed
only the opportunity to evince
the same lawlessness and greed
t as of yore, which was given in
the late "Strike."
Lessons for evil are speedily
learned and long remembered.
What is being done towards
the re-organization of our State
Recent occurrences North and
West clearly and unmistakably
indicate' the necessity at least
for the laying off the districts
and the appointment of officers
who could and would act in
the event of any emergency.
In New Orleans they have
volunteer organizations on which
implicit reliance can be placed
to perform such duties as cir
cumstances may reader neces
sary. In the country parishes
we have very few volunteer
companies and no commissioned
officers, who could take control
if called on.
In each village there should
be a volunteer company and
those who can not follow the
drum and fife, can at least as
sist by contributions of money
to aid in the purchase of arms,
and such equipments as may be
-The color of a boy's feet
who is borne for the vacation,
and persists in goingn without
his shoes, is a subject for speOs
lation only, and a lively faith.
Death of Redelphe C. lbaU ,
Late First Clerk of time Ella
The unexpected demise of this 1
estimable and popular young 1
steamboatman east a shadow of i
inexpressible sadness over his I
many friends here. Hahad le
ill for several days prior to his I
death, but still continued to ex
eicise his functions faithfully'
nearly up to the day when he'
was called from earth. In fact,
on the return trip of the Ella
Hughes from her excursion trip i
to. the Gulf, he remained at his
post until he became so pros
trated that common prudenee'
dictated his going ashore, at t.e
residence of his mother-in-law, o
Mrs. Schreiber, where he died 1
on the 30th of July last t tihe
early age of 32 years.
Young Alba waa born in this
parish and was the son of that I
worthy, intelligent and upright
citizen, Louis Alba, %q., of
Plattenville. When yet a mere
boy he enlisted in the Donald
sonville Cannoneers, with which 1
he served creditably with the
army of Northern Virginia until
the close of the war. At the ter
mination of hostilities he em
barked in steamboating, which
occupation he pursued up to
almost the day of his death.
The day before his burial the
steamer Ella Hughes landed at
Mrs. Schreiber's to take a last
look at their former beloved
comrade's remains; all being
visibly affected with sincere
grief. Capt. Joe Dalferes, who
is a tender-hearted man, was
overwhelmed with sorrow, and
expressed the deepest regrets at
a loss which to him was serious
in a business point of view, ma
he has been deprived of an as
sistant on whom he could count
at all times.
The deceased was interred in
Plattenville cemetary, and the
large number of persons in at
t tendance fully attested the es
teem in which he was held in
- his natal parish. Mr. Alba leaves
a wife and one child to mourn
t his untimely dissolution.
We tender our unfeigned qIn
dolences to his family, and can
I truthfully say, that in the death
2 of poor Rodolphe we have been
deprived of a good and cherish
F ed friend.
Weather, Crops, AC.
The showers of some days
past have revived vegetation
and the color and growth of
cane are satisfactory to the plan
ters, as you can readily learn by
thier smiling faces and nususal
cheerfulness. But the north
windj which have prevailed
since dry the earth rapidly, and
a want of more rain is still felt.
In July and August a shower
every alternate day would 4ot!
be too much for the cane.
The weather is again very
hot, after some very Qool days
and nights during the last half
of July-which were somewhat
We noticed a few days sinee
in coming down the Lafourche
the landing of several large
blocks of ice above Painoourt,
and on enquiry we learned that
two parties were engaged in
supplying planters and others
with ice, by means of carts, and
that the enterprise was well
patronized. They buy by whole
sale and furnish the quantity
required at each house, at two
cente per pound. This seeures
one 'great desideratum in the
country--should your ice give
out, the lose is soon remedied,
and you are again happy. Judg
ing from this feet and the quan
tities taken di.etly by individ
uals, the consumption of this
luxury must be largely on the
increase in our parish. We
secolleot that some years since,
ice was looked on by our creole
population as detrimental to
health. "But the times ehange,
and we chauge with them."
Tarnoenux, La., July 2, IS7.
In a personal dif8ulty between
myself and Mr. R. N. Sinks in this
plaee.nu the 18th of June, 187, be
Ing under an erreneona impreslsdo
regardin a oertain fat connected
with ertin law suit pending in
the District Court of Assumption
parish, wherein a questlro of appeal
arose; said erroneonq imspression
being that the decisle o tih Dis.
-et Court would be stblmised to,
whereas Mr. Sims seys bhe Issedea
the decisluo of the Supreme Court,
and never intended at any time to
create the.:ia o my mind
that the Cour was meant. -
I believing, efrom onversaions had
with him and ounsel, that the
decision of the WlridctCourt would
be final, and belkrsviagtt my belief
as to thatfactwas erroleouns,b here
by retract the luaguage db me
towards Mr Sims on the sad 13th
of June, 1877, and apologise for all
bhat occurred on that ocaesion,
J. 8. Bu.au,
J. A. BL*acarap.
Niiee t.o Ts lrs.
The exaiisation of applicants
for Teachers of the Public Iehools
of this plrish, will take place at
Ndpolronville---Br mtales on Mon
day 13th iusta atsd for ladies on
Thursday the 15th inst.
WxM. M. MARKS,
Preo, School Board.
Taken up on the ý3th dg;
of Jult,18.."7 a
with a white spot e.n the nose aad fore
head, and four feet black, branded on
the left shoulder AlF.
aris ol NJamt,ax .. Ju.
Parish of Assumptii _ 17, 1877.
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