eorne at Law,
trney at Law,
e in the Courts of the 5th
orney at Law,
uz, CIHAS. MYwVEA.
RNE & McVEA,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
IRNEY AT LAWV,
the North side of the public
juno '2, '7(6.-ly.
torney at Law,
raneisvi 'e, Lo4l1inln.
tice i. the tParhihhi. of WVest
liceiana, 11and4 Pointe Collnee.
ORNEY AT LAW,
tice in tile colIist of East and
ianu and the SupIlretm Court of
tiorney at Law,
Fr:lanciville. Lon isialn.
etire iin the I':lrishcs of \Vest
clici:lna, andti Pointe Cou4le'.
LIFFE. C. 1.. FI.%IIE:I.
IFFE & IFIS IIER,
torneyc at Law,
St. Fr:tancisville, La.
,eti'e in the (,llurts of West
-'elicio.s, Pointo ; ( :o p'e l1d
Patishes. .jI n 12.'71;.-1 y
bICIAN AND SU( GEON,
Sti. l'ra ci.;Ville; La.
e at resi4. nce.
SICIAN AND SI'RGEON,
t resihetne j11,u1e 2S. '7i.. ly.
snter and Uandertaker,
iv4 po1,rmlt a it tetll ion i4 all 1,tui
line in this anti :ul.oini mg Par
tune ' ''7i.-ly.
GIST AND CHEMIST,
al:ltoin Ronlge, La.
Dr. E. Green Davis otlirs
his servi'ces to thle ]people o
this and djoinin ; . 1i':1i'sh,-.
',Salddesst'd to him, it his lresi
Il receive pro4lmt t *ic, li 4oil.
nine foot, good cypress pickets.
excellent heart and sap Iinhlli
old extremely low toIrc.,sh. For
articulIrs apply I1) )ir. .Johln F.
1). S. . TADLOCK.
mn,--o. Bayou Sara, La.
i Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
nods, Groceries, Confections, To
inCes and Liquors.
. & E. ENOCHS'
of the Hill, St. 1.'rancisrille, La.
ents. TIombs. taoCleumns,
and Foot Stones, Mantel
ceeC, Iron Railing, &c.,
to order. .1,ing orders atddrisrtd to
ffn0 ,ara, trill recciveprom)pt (1 Ittn
BAYOU SARA, T. A.
Can he procrllled by thile day, week
1,, 4n114 rat( onlhil44 runll)s. Ini
1r as i1 the pAlSt, la 1*1141 will
lie4with tho) ve.ryV i,,st fare the
aflerds. Elegant and well fur
tO0111s. AechoI.lluite ing si-vanIlts
tly in attendonce. Patron14g41 so
1422d satisfiu4tion gtu'rlI teCd.
& A. FISCIIER,
er of Sun and Front Streets,
Bayou S1ral, La.,
SALE AN'D RETAIL DEALEIRS IN
rS, SROE,, GROCERIES
lhelst cash price paid for cotton.
US FREYIIAN & CO.,
Ofthle Road, St. Frauncisville, La.
rletors Stenan Coiton Gin
holesale and lechtil DealeCrs i,
s dress goods, geOnral dry goodls,
rolisling goods, clothinjg, boots,
bats, groeories, provisions, :hay,
ats, grculturltl nillenl0inllts5, 1u1g
ad ties, all4 1 genoral assortlllcllt
ware, chiu: and glass ware.
Ihghest nmarket price paid tfor cot
01 und hides.
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THE FI:ERN AND TILE PALM.
AN Ir:.\t'1rI: HYMN.
Swift. :;om the gloon of I he rocky tomb,
WIhet'e the ni;els faIr are keeping
ThIer wt .i' iI tle g rey of the early day,
W ,ilst.l l M ":i.e, is weepi ngr ;
I)oth ,h.J,.,s rise, o 's au,,e:s' eyes,
I lo i , : Ill.sisi thanl the s iull ;
('l, ,lhel in lIhe ti iht (feterni al light,
It's oi'n dlieros gale of stole,
'it emhhle'n given, t a ,lht lhe doiis ofiheaven,
li ol t lhence shall ie open thrown.
HeIre the citrnhs sun5g i id the ivy elh'g,
W ii h ta last. l :nn. li11,e i:; g'asl p;
For the lonhely grav\e, like lie ileilheIo's
Is lockedl ill the ivy's clasp.
And the heern leaves. too, whose enmerald
WVas d5iid with tilh- saving shower
Which Scriptures tell, fIroIi Jesus fll,
In the passion's firs: d:rk hour.
It h:ath bieen said, in; tals red
The itrn plant won that dlay
That ii's s m of g:ieni. was graven keen
Wilih the royal sign-C. J.
For, that. it spread an odorous bed,
'Nealth thie sorrowwing Glod that night.
Eaclh s reaLing poe, dread wit ness bor
To that agony's falthomless height;
That it softly icrept where Jesus wept,
And there eontlilessled lay,
As the stariled air orte high his prayer:
Ltl ;ti s 'lhldi,.e rS s iaay.
ltint oi! lis the pahi), the regal palm,
Et:lirletit of Hlis i'teiowi.
That wanes o'er the blow of the Saviour
ltight gem of the martyr's crown.
The angel hi d to Jesus' handll
ILave givenr the glorious prize;
Hlnce the sacred tree reserved shall be
For him, who, 1kle Jesus dies;
his w lfate past, li he shall rest at last,
'Neath the legal. spreading patlmt.
GOD BLESS TIE WIVES.
God bless the wives,
They till our hives,
With li,..le bees andi honey;
'itey eseo life's shocks,
They mlend our socks,
lBut-don't they spend the money!
WVheu we are sick
Tiwtey heal us quick
That is. i they should love us;
i" not. we die,
And yet they cry,
And place tombstones above its.
SOf rognish girls,
Wiih dsutnny curls,
WIIe nray in ficly diream;
Bit wives-trne wives
Throtnghomrt our lives,
Are everyLiing they seem.
....It is sitggestcd thai Gov. Nieholls
send a eomtissiotr to investigato Wash
.... WVhiat two counties in Ireland
wouhl you suppose to be lighter in weight
than the rest I Cork anid Down.
.... Wheeler is supposed to le a good
man to put on nut iuvestigatinr coninuit
tee, because it is known that he is good
for iodiing else. Hayes antris to make
.... VhWiner wvlhiih sIrips the leaves
frint aroirnd rrs. nilakes is see thi e distan
regions they have totiiritely concealed ; so
does ohil age rob is lit oitn enjiiuViietils,
only to enlargeo the prospect of eternity
.... --A mtodest yoiing lady desirinig a leg
of chicken at the table, sald: "I'll take
the part that ought In hi dressed it
drawers"' A young gentletn.ri Oliliosite
itmediately said: "I'll take the part
which ought to wear ii bustle !" l1arts
horn was inunrediately ad hiiistered to
TIIE VOICE OF NORTIH LOUISIANA.
No COM PrONI!iF-ElTrmJieUNICIlOLtLs O A
MI1 LIrAIIY GOVE:I:rMIrNT.
SeREVEPORT, March, 23.-At a
large meeting of the business men
and citizens generally of Shreve
port, held at the Cotton Exchange
this evening, the following resolu
tlons were adopted unanimously,
and the undersigned were instruct
ed to communicate the same to his
excellency Gov. Francis T. Nich
oils by telegraph.:
Whereas, it is proper at all times
for a free people to meet together
and discuss the political issues that
agitate their country, it is more
than ever important, when their
liberties are threatened, that they
should, in some appropriate. man
ner, declare their convictions and
the principles which actuate them.
A.- cri-is has arrived in the affairs
of Louisiana which will test, to the.
utmost extent, the patriotism of her
Encouraged by the inaction of
the government at Washington, S.
B. Packard, who fraudulently.
claims to be the Governor of Louis
iana, threatens to install himself as
such with force and arms; there
fore, be it
Pesolved, That knowing Francis
T. Nicholls to have been elect, d
Governor of Louisiana at the gen
er al election held on the 7th of
November, 1876, we pledge to hisI
support our lives, our fortunes and
our sacred honor.
Resolved, That under no circum
stances will we recognize or tole:
ate any government of which S. B.
Packard is the head, and if necess
sary to prove it will use every
means with which God and nature
has provided us.
Resolved, That we have learned
with consternation that a comm:s
sion of distinguished gent!rmern are
soon to visit Louisiaua to adjust
our political differences; that whilst
we are willing for the world to
know our condition, and will give
facility for investigation, yet we
know our rights and will not com
promise them at the dictation of any
person, be he eycr so high in au
Resolved, That the rights of the
people, as expressed at the ballot
box, are too sacred for compro
mise, and that we will have the
government chosen by the people,
or force, as we have the means of
doing, a military government.
Resolved, That the delay result
ing from the slow process of settle
ment through the means of the pro
posed conmiaisian is operatinr the
most severe injury in our planting
and commercial interests, and we
appeal to those in authority to
bring about, as soon as possible, a
final settlement in favor of the gov
ernment which has the confidence
and will receive the support of the
Wit. H. WISE, Chairman.
N. C. BLANCHARD, Secretaries.
ED. M. AUSTIN,
A. special from Washington to
the Cincinnati Enquirer says:
Gov Warmoth, who has been
here for the past week, returned to
New Orleans to-night. He is, by
all odds, the ablest politician in
Louisiana, and will co--operate
with Pinchback in the movement
to break up the Rump Legislature
and extinguish the pretensions of
Packard. He corroborates the
statement that tile President in
tends to withdraw the troops from
the State office and send them into
barracks alter tlhe adjournment of
:he Senate. He sneers at the Pack
ardgovernmcnt and tells how he
has to break up a quorum in the
Legislature by carrying off five or
six members to hIis house. When
thle Sergeant at-Arms came after
them he would tell him thlLt the
authority of the Packard Govern
ment did not extend that 'far, as
his hiouse was fully a square from
the walls of the Stnte-louse. War
moth, fromn his talk evidently med
itates a decisive movement whichl
will put an end to the Packerd im
posture. D)nringf the Ipast three
weeks ihe has been investing hc:vi
ly in Louisiana State Securities, in
ar.ticipntion of a rise from the rec
ognition of the Nicholls' govern
ment. Dispatches from New Or
leans received here state that there
is a very confident feeling there
alreadv manifested in the attitude
Of capitalists towards the Nicholls
5overnmtent. Yesterday warrants
of the Nicholls government sold at
fifty-five cents upon the dollar, and
to-day seventy-five cents is offered,
but holders will not sell at that
price. Taxpayers are coming for
ward in largo numbers. In cne
district yesterday $19,700 was paid
in. Southern Representatives have
frequent interviews with Haves, and
are satisfied of his good faith.
A special dispatch to the Chicago
Tribune, dated Washington, March
13, says: There is no doubt that the
Cuban agitators are about to renew
their effortsfor recognition. The
withdrawal of Fish from the State
Department and the appointment
of Evarts is to be made the basis
of agitation.. ish was] resolutely
opposed to any measures looking
toward the independence of Cuba,
or t-rthe disturbance of friendly
relations with Spain. He, on two
or three inportant occasions, used
-the:.onservative power which re
strained the P resident and undoubt
edly prevented our Government
fiom taking a position which might
have resulted in a war of conquest.
The National Republican says upon
After eight years of strugg;e for
precisely the same principles which
caused the great uprising of the
people of the North, the war still
goes on between the poorly-fed
patriot of Cuba and the gilded
minion of Spanish despotism. The
irrepressible conflict is waged with
out one word of sympathy from the
government which has prcclaimed
the emancipation of a race, or from
the people who fu>nght to obtain it.
Our late Secretary of State on this
question seems to have been lulled
into apathy by some sugar-coated
anodyne, and even the promises of
the Spanish Government, reluc
tantly made after the brutal mas
sacre of unarmed men, and the in
suit to the American flag are yet
unfulfilled. Durriel struts through
Spain in all his native insolence,
defiant and unpunished. Ryan and
Fry still lie in desecrated graves
at Santiago de Cuba. The salute
to the American flag never has been
fired, and the war of desolation on
the Island of Cuba goes on unre
huked. For all the forbearance on
the "part of the Government we
have Tweed. Tihe policy of Spain
has been violent even to blind
madness. She promised yesrs ago
to strike the fetters from the slaves,
but she deceived us. She promised
years ago that they should have a
fair and just representation in the
Spanish Cortes, but she has never
kept her word. She agreed to fur
nish the island with rulers who
would be just and honest, and in
stead she sent it mcicenary men
who turned homes into graveyards,
and hopes into sorrow.
It is with great rejoicing that
the American people welcome the
incoming Administration and its
patriotic Secretary of State, whose
love of the eternal principles of
justice and right will, we believe,
in due time bring relief to the
struggling Cubans, whose inde
pendence we now believe is near
at hand. The position of Presi
dent Hayes upon the Cuban ques
tion is not known. If he was as
earnest for Cuban indenendence as
Grant at times was and had in hiis
Secretery of Stite as strong a sym
pathizer for Cuba as Evarts .is re·
ported to be, there might be some
thing in the movement.
.1 ignuificant rcmark was made
by a noted Louisiana Conservative
here to-day with respect to the
Cuban question. IIe said that if
Hayes's Southern policy proved
suseessful, nothin, would he more
apt to establish it in the South than
a lively Cuban breeze.
..... , siarol'Ov hawk 11h1as b1e'.l, seen to
sit lIbr scve:rl d'ays iin oIe posilioll onl thei
Wnti of the Moravian church at Ithttle
dead anld frozen to thle vnune, havingll
alighted there dI'ring a recent severe ice
LOSS OF THE STEAMER GOVERNOR
[ Menmphlis Avalanclhe.]
The destruction of the Memphis
gad Arkansas packet Gov. Gar
land turns out to have been a more
serious disaster than was at first
reported. The vessel took fire
near 2 o'clock on the afternoon of
Thursday last. A furious gale of
wind was blowing at the time, and
in less than five minutes she was
enveloped in a sheet of flame.
Pilot E. Evans, who was at the
wheel, at once pointed her for the
shore but lodged on a sand bar,
where the water was three feet deep,
some distance away from the main
bank. The pilot held the boat in
this position until the chimneys
were melted by the flames and top
pled over; then he left the pilot
house, and leaped into the water.
Nearly all of the people on board
had previously jumped overboard
and made the shore in safety.
One, a Mr. W. D. Brent, of Mud
Lake, Ark., a merchant and mem
ber of the firm of Brent & Hynum,
was swept away and drowned. He
is supposed to have had a large
sum of money in his possession,
which, of course, was lost. Mr.
Brent was a gentleman of integrity
and is highly spoken of by all who
knew him. He leaves a wife and
two children to mourn his loss.
Two other cabin passengers, be
sides Mr. Brent, were found to be
missing after the disaster, and it is
supposed they were also lost, as
nothing has since been heard of
them. The names of the missing
pair could not be ascertained, the
cabin register and the boat's books
and papers having all been des
troyed. The engineer, who ar
rived in the city yesterday by the
steamer Ruth, saved himself by
leaping overboard. He stood at
his post until dr iven away by the
flames. Capt. Ed. Nowland, the
boat's commander, remained upon
the roof of the burning steamer un
til he was forced to leave by the
flames, with which he was almost
surrounded. Upon reaching the low
er deck Capt. Nowlail got into
the river and aided his wife to the
shore. He was compelled to leave
his two children on the deck of
the burning vessel, and but for the
heroic conduct of one of the hands,
their lives would have been lost.
The brave fellow turned back to
save the children, and conveyed
they to shore in safety.
Mr. Nuckles, one of the boat's
clerks, is slightly burned about the
head and ears. He also jumped
into the river and made a narrow
escape. Several other persons are
reported scorched, but none are
seriously so All lost their surplus
clothing, only saving what was on
Mr. Elisha Cannon, the bar
keeper of the vessel, lost his gold
watch, having left it in his state
rooml in his haste to get away.
Between seventy and e;ghty peoe
ple were on board at the time ol
the disaster. These included a
pleasure party on their way down
'rom Pine Bluff. They had been
indulging in dancing and revelry,
and when tile cry of fire was sound
ed, the dinner table had just been
cleared from the cabin, preparatory
to resuming the danca. Instead,
however, of indulging in a festival
of pleasure, the passengers and crew
soon after reaching shore started
through the timber across the coun
try to the banks of White River,
thirteen milces distant, where they
boarded the steamer Ruth. The
steward and a part of the crew
came up from the mouth of the
Arkansas on the Thompson Dean.
'IThe engineer, second clerk, bar
keeper and several passel.gces ar
rived here on the PRuth. The lat
ter having lost their funds, were
forwarded to their aestinations
yesterday through tile aid of
friends. Capt. Nowland, Clerk
Thompson and remaindcr of the
pa·~cgers are expected to arrive
hcre to-day by the steamer A. J.
-Donaldsonville 'COII : -
Messrs. Rodolph Braud and
E. Esnault have purchased an
apparatus capable of turning
out from two to four tons of'
ice daily,. which they propose
to put in operation at the
Brand sawmill, just below
town, on the 1st of May next.
-Baton Rouge ADVOCATE1
We learn it is reported in the
country that there are a large
number of cases of small pox
in town. This is not true.
There has been only six ca
ses of small pox in town dur-d
ing the past few months and
there is only one case here
-Port Gibson REVILLE: A
difficulty occurred at Grand
Gulf last Saturday night, be -
tween Dr. Miller and Mr. T,
S. Hawkins, both armed with
double-barreled shot guns, in
which Mr. Hawkins was seri
ously. though we are glad to
learn, not fatally shot. We
have heard various versions of
the affray, but as it will prob
ably undergo investigation we
forbear giving any account of
the difficulty. It was report
ed on Sunday morning that
Mr. Hawkins had died of his
wounds, but he is said to be
-Greenville TIMES: On
the arrival of the Grand fRe
public here last Sunday, Mr.
Howe, a clerk, and two of the
porters of the boat were ar
rested, to be investigated as
to their knowledge of the dis
appearance of Mr. Tim O'Con
ner, of Greenville who when
last seen alive, was on that
boat, on the 23d of January
last, a passenger. to Arkansas
City. After a patient and
thorough investigtaion, lasting
through several days, all were
honorably discharged, there
being not the slightest evi
dence that they knew any
thing in regard to his disap
pearence. So his fate must
still remain in mystery.
On last Saturday night about
1 o'clock, the residence of Mri
N. Cropper was discovered to
be on fire. The fire originat
ed in the kitchen, and the
back gallery of the dwelling
and the roof were in flames
when the fire was discovered.
The children of Mr. Cropper
made a narrow escape as the
roof was burning over them
and they would have suffocat.
ed in a short time. So rapid
ly was the building consumed,
that but a portion of the fur
niture was saved; other - val
uables were destroyed. Mr.
E. H. Wailes owned the house.
It was insured for $2850, and
we are informed, will imme
diately be rebuilt. We are
glad to say also that the out
houses and beautiful young
trees which surrounded the
house were not injured.
Natchez DEMOCaAT: A most
daring robbery was perpetrat
ed on Thursday night last on
the premises of Mr. C. C.
Clapp, on Mont rose plantation.
During the night Mrs. Clapp
discovered a smell as of smoke,
and on awakening her husband
and examining the pantry it
was found that it had been
opened and everything in it
taken out. The flour barrel,
the molasses barrel, even the
coal oil can was emptied, and
not enough of the contents
of the pautry was left to make
a breakfast fbr the family. The
thieves, after clearing out eve
rything, had piled together a
number of boxes and other
combustibles and set them on
fire, and but for the waking
up of Mrs Clapp the house
would in a short time have
bee destroyed by flames.
The atrocity of this daring
robbery and attempt at arson
is really alarming.
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