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Plain Common Semse as a laeter Ia the
Deasion of Legl Ponlat
A farmer, noted fr his geod judgment
having been made the admlniahrator of
an estate, applied to a Yankee lawyer or
'Don't bother yourself about the law,"
answered the lawyer, "bat decide each
matter, as itaries, ..eordingtoyour own
1ide of right and wrong. Sheuld any
one object, y comm to mead I will un
dertake to God the law to etstain your
"That's the whole thing in plain Ea
gush, ma lorrdds." said John Cberk an
eminent Seceh lawyer, elinehing a
paint he wa arguing before the orse
"Yomean in plain sotch, Mr. Cler,"
answered Lord Eldo, alluding to the
broad dialetof the counsel.
"Naesmaitter I" retorted the lawyer;
"in plain mmon seae, ma lnds,4 as'
that's the maie in a' languages we he,
The Scotehman and the Yaaan we
right; plain common-eease or geod j -
ment is the -ms in all langugs and in
all p-op Luther the gret redeemer
was not a lawyer, but his good sn e
ten enabled him to deide correety hat
ty questions at law. The ollowing ease
was-one placed before him for his deai
A mller had an ma, whieh went into
a asherman's boat to drink. The boat
not be4ng tied fit, foated away with
the ae, and both wee loc. The miller
complanthat as heowed to the Mier
m.n's aeglect to tie hibsboa, the lc Of
his as, the fohermsa should make sat
oss adL The daberman on the eher
hand complained eat the miller for net
keeping his a at hore and desired him
o pay for theis o f bls bot. Lther
opinioa was d as tok o whether the boat
t away the ae, or the as the boat. Bi
answered : Both men were in errr; the
Askerma that he tied not fast his boat,
he aefetr isnt beeplagh s a- t hoe."
-YmeutA' Cotmaa .
Whi the order fr taking tshe records
in the OateFomateea as to Bato
Rouge was being alrgud in Court at
Franklin on lot inesa s Judge Beattle
appeared to be quite busy taking naotes
but all that could be ofnd on the Judge's
bench when he retired as a pe shth
of a large alligator.-8.L Y Basis.
lManield lions of the livelrsiest places
in the State. The people around tsat
Sourlaing town take a large interest In
public matters and diseus every pubilic
isme through their newspapers witheon
siderabe ability. It wouaid be better or
the country if the citisms of other looa.
tis would emulate the example o the
Maneoad peopl.-ls lslms Ademms.
On last Saturday an eleapig ooapk
arrived here by the local train, frm Tr
reba , iLater developmenta eowed
that th would be groom bhad a wite li
ing, whom he had deserted for the new
sme. The deserted wie brheases fol
lowe the traat couple to thb pl"ea by
the next train. The runaways were at
Charlie Goram, on at George Geam.
drayman f this plne, who eat the throat
r a yellwgirl tn Algiers ea ase 19th.
was arraigned Tusday before the st
eraiue court, sad pleae guilty t the
mrder. HB was sent to prison without
benetat ball. After he had beam cn
witted be tld the district attrney at
he had committed th eraie; t bet
had expected to hang, and asci ,,tfor
given him, he espeeat tego to heave
-8t. Mary Besos.
On Friday of last week. Chris Grees, a
veteran Swamper, Will G adener, a plot,
of Charento, and a third party, (name
not ascertained,) werearresse nearJesan
nerette, by a Deputy Sherl eo Iberville
parish, and take to Plaauemmine to
await trial The prisomes are charged
with stealing timber from the boomnes be.
longinag to the aran t McWlam s a Co.,
at Plaquemine. It seems frm the ln
formation gathered, that oe above lm
had lost considerable timber, and In or
der to detect the thieves, thay had their
brands plae bth abve sad below the
water H n The thiss sater oking
awry with the taems eumiesatd the r
brad, nsever dreaming at there wa a
seoienm The timber was ntrases tos
hdng plan sad led to the cmpture the
thie ve.-B -s anasl
Lake Charles has umte batlmeso r
saloonsa good, bad er rt ag
a Is am a to the State. A Nhigh l
cease law would havethee" ttelieing
out thes bad ad Ndihlarent sadmy hbal
a domae the goad remaining, plg
each a l$ ease thres wauld be a d.
eided advantage mraoy as lhemsilay
to the tow sad State. We have
doubt that the prupristers o our lrit
clads barroom weiLld be the dit and
most promineant advocates t a high 1
eense, and would not hesitate to pay a
large ma as a license as they ald
proat imamedilately trom the elolng eat at
their aompetitorsa Bdutasthel gliatre
failed to appreelate the poaly at seeh a
system, we the people; have as ether a
source but to select the least of two evils
that Is, to save our morals at the aspeass
at our revenae; and the mare this gnaes
tion Is being disemsed, the more amr
oe and determined the advocates 01 pro
bibtlom ae becomileg.-Lae Chore
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For the occasion of the
Under the auspices and for
the benefit of the St. Mar
Leaves Wauhleston Tuesday July 18th
at 10: a. m. eturning laves New
Orleans Fridasy July 1th. at 8 a. m.
The train will pans Statiou usminates
after the local trala.
Fare for the Round trip as
From washiton .............. a,0
" Opeleass ................
" o0eadsaeen.............. 4,
" Brousardville ............. 3,50
c ad ................... ,00
" Brbuer ................... s,
New Iberia................ 3,00
" Jemaerette ................ 3,00
" Sorrel..................... 3,76
"" Baldwin ................... a
" Franklin.................. ,01
" Bayou Sale................ ,60
" Patteronville .............. . ,
" Morgan City............... . ,00
" Terrebonne.............. 1.. 0
" Bayou des Allemand....... 1,00
" celand............... ........ 1,0
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sold em tsain, at moderate pwre...
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and his friends in particular
that he has resumed business
atthe oldstandand, and will be
happy to serve them to the
best of his ability, and with
the best of everything in the
grocery line. Call and be
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