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POOR LITTLE NITA.
The Story of a Waif Harbored
by the Police.
Slhe Will be Sent to an Orphan Asylnm.
Passing by the Third Precinct Pollce
Station this afternoon an Item reporter
notie.l4 a little bit of a girl, not quite
' years oldl, whose complexion, hair and
features unmistakably betrayed her Ita
lian origin. Theehild was standing in
the doorway of the tation, looking wist
fully at a rolored woman ntar by with
a basket of pies and cakes on her arm.
Speculating as to what the little girl
was doing in the police Station The
Item asked Captain McCaffrey who she
Only a waif, replied the captain. Some
people brought her to the station last
night stating that she was cruelly treat
ed by some relatives of hers, Italians,
living on Barracks street near Chartres.
1 intend to have her sent to some Asy
What's your name, little girl ! asked
Nita Bricolara, air," she replied.
How old are you? No answer.
Where are your papa and mamma?
Here the poor little thing looked dis
tressed and could not reply. Just theun
Brenk Romero the burly Italian so well
known down town, came in and said:
Ah! that's a poor little girl. Her father
and mother died of yellow fever in 1878.
She was taken charge of by her father's
brother and his wife. They have a large
family and cannot take charge even of
one more child. I don't believe she was
badly treated but I supposed she was
spanhked just like any other children arei
punished. I am going to take her to
Mayor Gnillotte to ask him to take her to
The Item asked Nits if she had been
ill treated. She answered that oftwi,
when she was naughty, her aunt used to
beat her with her hands.
It is evident that the poor little waif
was not maltreated and it is to be hoped
that Mayor Guillotte will send her to an
asylum where, under the care of the
good Sisters of Charity she will fnd both
physical rest and spiritual welfare.
?. 0. City ftwm.
Si Beer on ice at 5 cents a glass at
B. Audiber t's.
A negro living ten miles from Gads
den, Ala,, tried to kill his three children
the oldest ten year, a few days ago by
knocking them senseless with a large
stick anad then setting Are to the house.
It was before dayreak and the fire was
not diseovered metili eldest one was
dead. The thers will probably die.
The negro is l Jail at Gadeden and ap
pears to be a . e ays he tried to
kill them to kI the white folks from
A Dead legro Woman Osmes to Life and
Predicts the End of the World on
the 29th of September.
A Savannah Ga., special to the Picayune
says: In Liberty county a few miles
north of Savannah, a negrese apparently
died on Monday last and the negroes of
the vicinity gathered at night to sit up
with the corpee. During the night the
supposed corpse cmne back to life broke
the glassino the coffin lid and sat up and
spoke. A stampede ensued. When the
terrorization had been overcome the wo
man said that she had been dead and
sent back to warn the people that the
end of the world would come Sept. 2i.
She also predicted her own death before
morning. It occurred and Tueesday
night came the earthquake. Nothing
can now disabuse the negroes of the idea
that she was a pbophetess and 500 of
them have gathered in the neighborhood
and spent the entire time since Wednes
day in religious exercises. They refuse
to work on the farms and are preparing
themselves for Judgment day. They
pray in relays and unceasingly take
their food without interrupting the ser
An Interesting Woman.
Decidedly the most intereeting woman
at Long Branch this summer is a tall
willowy blonde, with perfect features
and great blue eyes that shine with a
warning brightness. Her toilets are
superb and always In the best taste, and
her jewels are all gems. She was a fa
miliar figure at the races at Monmouth
though very few. indeed of the thoosands
who gathered there knew or suspected
the role that she was playing. She was
the adviser-that is the whole word--ea
wealthy New York broker, who had a
wild passion for gambling on the turt.
She was audacious enough to pretend to
be gifted with seeond sight and to he
able to pick out the winning horses a
in all racing events. He believed her,
and in consideration of her advie he
paid her a large honorarium every wek.
I fancyh beis dmed to be a supersti
tious crank fr -lie now, for as if a s
duetive faith had willed it, he was away
ahead of the game when the raooe eleed.
His faith in the woman, eonsequently is
unbounded, and in addition to what he
agreed to pay for "poInts," he heas lavish
ed the meet eosetly gifts pon her.
Murdered in Cold Blood.
A horrible murder was eommitted
near Seullyville Chotaw Nation, by
Lewis Burrows a half breed.
Burrows had a quarrel with Wa. Mor
gan, a white man about seventy cents
which he elaims was owing him from
Angry words followed and Brnorr e
eoming enragedraseimd a sharp azhehad
athand andtraek Morgan on the let
shoulder with such foree that the blade
cut intohis body and split his heart wMe
Mohean died instantly and Burrows
was arrested by a deputy marshall who
He was taken to Fort Smith Ark., and
located in the United States jail where
with twenty one other murderers he
E. R. KNIGHT,
Takes this method of in
forming the public in general
and his friends in particular
that he has resumed business
at the old stand, 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
W Beer! beer! beer at
5 cts a glass at B. Audibert's.
CONVENT OF MERCY,
St. Martinsville, La.
This Institute offers supe
rior advantages to Parents
desirous of giving their chil
dren a solid and refined Edu
Terms of Tuition, Music Etc.
moderate. For particulars ap
ply to Sisters of Mercy.
Informs the public that he
has constantly on hand,
HoGSHEADS & BARRELs
of all Kinds, and guarantees
W Boucauts, Barils a Si
rop etc. a des prix tres bas.
ST. MARTIxsyVILE, LA.
Fine Family Groceries,
A Fine Bar at 5 cents a drink.
Journet and Regis' Shop.
St. Martinsville, La.
Get our prices for job work.
OF LAND FOR
Land of first quality, impro
ved and unimproved, in lots
to suit purchasers, situated on
the Hills adjoining Cade's Sta
tion, St. Martin Parish La.
Good water and easy commu
nication. Terms easy.
For particulars address to
Lock Bo No &. a murlaills, La.
Fine Family Groceries,
All at moderate prices.
AT CLOVER HILL.
(hoar t., sBm.)
St. Martin Parish La.
AAhet. de dieii or at de
m a i Pbrt, at ItartIUmlj.
Seer m Iee
A fine Stock of Ladies' hats
and trimmings just received by
Mrs. M. Dienveau.