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At torne at Law,
SAiternaeY at Law,
IOAS J. KERNAN,
ONEY & COUNELOR AT LAW,
btic in the Courts of East and
AtterneY at Law,
ll ctice in the Courts of the 5th
• lal District. Aug.2'76.-ly
J. PO WELL,
Attoracy at Law,
St. Francisevlle, Louisiana.
ill practice in the Parishes of West
gast Feliciana. and Pointe Counce.
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
ill practice in the courts of East and
Feliciana and the Supreme Court of
M. J' LEAKE,
Attorney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
ll practice in the Parishes of West
East Felicianla, and Pointe Coulee.
E S. JONES,
TTORNEY AT LAW1,
ce on the North sidte of the public
re. june 25, '76.-ly"
WICKLIFFE. C. L. YFISIIE
?ICKLIFFE & FISIIER,
Attorneys at Law,
St. Francisville, La.
ill practice in the Courts of West
East Feliciana, Pointe Cou Vee andi
.ining Parishes. juue'J$ 76.-ly
I. U. BALL,
PIITYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
Ice at residence ,juno 28, '7t;. ly.
1:O. EO. . CARPENTER,
DENT I S T.
[Late ,of New Orleans.]
ill practice in the parishes ot' West &
Fe'liciana andti East IBaton Rouge,
tc ant Wilkinson Coutnties. Miss. THe
be addressed at Young's s tation,
Dr. E. (ireen )Davis ofers
his services to the i,'oplo o
this atn! aljdjoitig Pariishes.
orders addressed to laim, at his resi
e will recei ve ljrlmtaip attentiotn.
'NTLSTRY ! I)ENTISTY !!
I will at tend all calls oil
the Coast, fromta Natchez to
New Orleans; also the btack
try, when acc.essa:il with a buggy.
iSns wisihin litly 1ta rv.icest , iatni pro
te same ttly atllresii te., at uay
D. STOCKING, 1). D. S.,
,T;.-ly. St. Franc-isville, La
MA RTIN EZ,
Suan Street, Ilayou Sara, La.,
ry Goods, Gror',eries, Confections, To
o, VWies and Liqtturs.
HI1ONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
pectfully inftiorns his old friends and
tas of Bayou Sara antd vicinity that
i ow prepared to till all orders en
ted to hits, on short notice, for cash.
Corner of Camp and Common streets,
New Orleans, La.
IUMFORD & WATSON.
BOARD,--Two dollars and flfty
s per day. june 28,76-Iy.
O F. IRVINE,
Bayou hara, Louisiana,
0LESALE AND JETAIL DEALER IN
ocerles, Provisions, Western
rodneduce and General Plan
COMMISSION MERCH ANT
STE MLOAT .IGENT.
RE IIENRIETTA HOUSE.
BAYOU SARA. LA.
,ard canbe procured by the day, week
aonth, and at reasonable rates. In
future as in the past, the table will
supplied with the very best fare the
kuet affords. Elegant and well fur
ett rooms. Accommodating servants
stantly in attendance. Patronage so
ted,. and satisfaction guaranteed.
JIUS FREYHAN & CO.,
ks of the Road, St. Francisville, La.
oDrletors Steam Coton Oin
ltolesale and Betail Dealers int
dies dress goods, general dry goods,
t' furnishing goods, clotlhing, boots,
s, hats, 5roceries, provisions, hlay,
,oats, agricultural implements, bag
Sand ties, and a general assortment
trdware, china and glass ware.
v Highest market price paid for cot
Wool and hides.
O0 THE PUBLIC.
mVEST FELICIANA, June 16, 1877.
Sparties living in West Feliciana
shall at any time desire my rofes
al servicse I would respeetfurily an
ico, that they have but to address
at Hermitage, Pointe Cotipeo Parish,
he care of Mleisrs. Deplaigne & Lleux.
II calls from the citizens of this Par
;0 addressed will receive prompt at
tion :M Dre.onse..
V RILI IiA fuE I--IIL.
VOL. 2. ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., AUG. 4, 1877. NO. 6
FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
St. Francisville, La.
Carpenter and Undertaker,
Will give prompt attention to all busi
ness in his line in this andadjoining Par
ishes. june 28 '76.-ly
[At L. Vresineky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara, La.
FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
Respectfully solicits a share of the pub
ic patronage and guarantees satisfaction.
Adjoining Post Office,
Foot of the Hill, lt. Francisville, La.,
Retail Dealer In
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
Boots and Shoes, Glass and Wooden
Ware, Tin ware, Family and Fan
cy Groceries, Western Pro
FURNITURE AND SHINGLES.
'IlIighest market price paid for cote
ton. Ju l27, '76.-ly
Bayou Sara, La.,
Would respectfully call the attention
of his friends and the public generally, to
his large and superior stock of
LJ.DIES DRESS GOODS,
PI'O UISIONS, HARD IWARE,
cutlery, crockery and glass ware, plows,
hoes, weetera produce, and in fact every
thing necessary for family and plantation
use, nal of which lie will sell at the low
est possible rates, for cash. I have also
on hand a large and varied assortment of
saddles and harness. Repairing donle
in a neat and substantial manlier on short
A T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
Inelits, Bridles, lIaravess, Hanrdware, Guns,
Pistols, l'nPnps, Pipes, Machine Fittings,
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, . Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Carriage woodwork,
Ihlaeksumith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER ANDI STEET IRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Uric. Garrett & Cottnmau, Brinley, Jas.
HI. Hall and other plows, Allen's llhorse
Hlts, \Vood's Mowing Machines, horse
liay Jakes, all of which I will guar'n
tee to sell lower than can be purchased
Grangers and oethers will find it to
their adva:ntlage to call and examline mlly
stock and prices before pucahasing else
-* O. & BAYOU SARA .U. S. MAIL
N . PACKET
The superb passenger
J. J. BUnow'N...................Master.
S. S. STCK...................... Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sar~a for Ne'w Orleans
every ednesday after the arrival of the
cars C,' no ,,I-ilt e, ,anl every saturday,
at 7, p. in. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Moniday and Friday, at 5, p.m.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
UNITED STATES MAIL & PASSEN
The superb passenger
Robert E. Lee.
Will leave Bayou Sara, on her upward
ltrip, every ednesday. Returning, will
cave Bayou Sara every Sunday at 7, a.
in., reaching New Orleansbefore dark tyre
E. IV. WHITE.IAV, Agent.
June 25, '70-ly.
UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMER.
The magnificent passenger
T. P. LEATHERS............ -- Captain.
J. F. MUSE......... ........Clerk.
WTill pass Bayou Sara, on her upward
trip, every Sunday morning, at 8 o clock.
Returning, will leave Bayou Sara every
Thursday, at 7, a. m., reaching New Or
leans betore dark the same day.
E. W. nWHITREMA-N, Agent.
every town in the
South for the cel
I MACHI NEB.
The easiest learned, lightest running,
most duralle and popular machine made.
Received the highest award at the Cen-.
Specidl inducements offered. Address
Weed Sewing Machine Co.,
No. 18'2 Canal Street,
New Orlean s, La
Jane 1, '77.-lyear.
PA R L O R OR G J' V ,
GP" Beautiful new Centennial styles
These remarkable instruments possess
capactties for mnsical effects and expres
sion never before ttainld, adapten fr
Ameteur and Professional, and au orna
ment in any parlor. Excel in quality of
tone, thorough workmanship, elegant do
signs and finish, and wonderful variety
of-their Combination solo stops. Address,
DANIEL F. BEATTY,
Washington, N'ew Jers ey
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TIlE LEGALLY-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES GONO ABROAD -
His VIEws UPON THE DISIIONORED EL
Special to the Cincinnati Enquiter.]
NEW YORK, July 16.-Mr. Tilden, ac
companied by becretary-of-State Bigelow,
will sail on the Scythia day after to-mor
row for a three months' stay abroad. He
has been tpending the hot weather at Sea
Girt, New Jersey, and to a World corres
pondent,who visited himthere yesterday,
he expressed himself quite freely on cur
rent topics. He said his trip has no con
nection whatever with any business on
terprise or railroad scheme, as announced
without authority in some papers. In
regard to the electoral commission, he said
he never had any real confidence in the
arbitration of the question where there
was so much at stake by a body of the
kind. The Republicau party, and men
who had managed it in the past, were too
anxoius to retain the administration to
yield any point in an arbitration. The
result of the electoral commission, there
fore, was what might have been ex
pected, considering the power and influ
ence brought to bear upon the political
majority of that body as finally consti
tuted. Ife furthermore never liked the
scheme as a matter of principle believ
ing that the direction of the Democratic
appeal was not away from three hundred
and sixty-nine representatives of the peo
ple toward fifteen individuals, and still
less, from fifteen individuals toward one
to be selected necessarily with a large
element of charge, not to say of trick and
device. He thought there should rather
have been an appeal from the three hun
dred and sixty-nine representatives to
the eight million of voters through a now
election. He was distrustful of the se
crecy, celerity and improvidence with
which the axrangement was carried
through and ushered into being but the
proposition appealed to the hopes of the
business classes, which were anxious
above all things for a settlement of al
most any kind, at almost any price, and
as it was presented by the un animous re
port of the joint committee it became
the only representative of public desire
for peace. The events when are now at
tracting so mnuch public attention in New
Orleans, and the disclosures which per
hapsmay follow, Mr. Tilden considers
only the logical outcome of the revolu
tiouary nacts of last fall and winter. In a
government like ours, he said, such
fraudulent practices as were reported
from New Orleans last November sooner
or later must come to light, 'and the guil
ty parties, with their practices,
must be made known. It was so with
the ring frauds in New York. JI has
been the case to a certain extent in
Washington, and a like result will fol
low in New Orleans. It is against the
natural course of events that deeds of
this kind should ultimately fail of being
brought to light in all their enormities. sl
All this was said with philosophic calm- p
ness, and without any heat whatever. fi
In regard to his own political future. s
Mr. Tilden had nothing to say, except b
that he could not see any posesible con. a
tipgency which could induce him to be a
candidate for, or to seek an election to a b
seat in the United States senate. He felt u
entirely confident of the success of the a
Democratic party this fall in all the n
large central States, andespecially in this f
State by a very large majority believing t
that events were all pointing in that di- I
rection. To the charge that he has been A
seeking to control nominations of the a
next Democratic State convention of a
New York, he gave a direct denial, and
added that he thought it was unwise to t
interfere in any way as between numer- e
ous friends who are seeking positions a
on the State ticket. His absence abroad t
during the time for holdiig the conven- b
tion selecting delegatee would, he said, p
preclude any interference on his part. I;
He thought, however, that the drift of a
public sentiment was toward a new tick- a
et altogether, with none of the present r
incumbents upon it. He hoped that the
ticket would be so made up as to be re- C
cognized as thoroughly able, strong and i
upright. HIe appeared to be -especially E
anxious that the Democracy should se- d
cure a majority in the next State senate, a
in order that the evils which have been A
brought about by the Republican control t
of that body might be corrected. a
TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT. a
A CITIZEN WHIPPED TO DEATH IN IBE
The Pioneer ofAssumpton, of the 21st c
inst., publishes the follo.iing account,
headed "A Cruel Murder:" Sylvan Bar
ras, formerly a resident of this parish, t
and prior to the war the manager-in- 1
chief of the extensive Whitmel Pugh a
plantation, was lashed to death in Iberia
Parish a few days since. Our informant t
says that Mr. Barran made improper pro
posals to a young lady in that vicinity as
alleged by her, and that she disclosed the
facts to her father, whereupon the old
gentleman and his four sons captured
Barras and rendered him powerless by .
means of ropes. Barraswas asked wheth
er he preferred to be shot or whipped.
The poor man selected the latter alterna- .
tive, siupposing that he would be soundly
flogged and released. But in this con
jecturs he made a sad mistake, as the se- 1
quel proved, for he was literally flayed I
alive until life was extinct.
We are most strenuously in favor of the
protection of the chastity of women all
the world over, and will admit that cer
tain cases arise so aggravated in their
nature as to justify swift and harsh pun
ishment, but unless some other facts are
developed in the present instance beyond
those we have in our possession, the kill
ing of Barras in this brutal manner
should be classed as a murder; and it
not legally noticed might lead to serious
Mr. Barras married the daughter of I
Eugene Depuis, Esq., a large property
holder in this parish, and now, as he I
was whilehere, arespected citizen of La
While Mr. Barras was here he was high- 4
ly esteemed, and his inhuman and fearful
death is deeply deplored. If we mistake
not, he was a nephew of the ,late Judge
Barras of Terrebone Parish.
THE BLOODY TURK.
REINING BY ASSASSINATION.
It may interest the few people-and
there are still a few over here-whose
sympathies run with Turkey in the pres
ent struggle, to look into a peculiar
phase of her "civilization" which, so far
as we are aware, has not yet been touch
ed upon by the press. We refer to the
tenure by which a large proportion of
her soverigns have secured or held their
thrones-the tenure of assassination.
The story, to be properly written should
be in letters of blood, but a brief outline
of it might run as follows:
In 1359 Orohan, the grandson of Oth
man I., founder of the Ottoman dynasty,
ascended the throne. He was a soverign
of great force, and a successful soldier,
but narrowly escaped losing the scepter
through a conspiracy of one of his sons.
4The rebel son, once overpowered was
promptly executed; and the precedent,
thus eostablished, soon became a recog
nized principle, to-wit: That upon the
accession of a new Sultan, all possible
rivals to the throne should be strangled.
Authority for such a course . was
easily manufactured from doubtful
passages in the Koran, and, as we shall
see later, was soon formally decreed as
the law of the realm.
Mnruad II., who became Sultan in 1421,
promptly proceeded, under this princi
ple, to strangle his two brothers; but
was prevented, for the time, by their es
cape to Constantinople. His successor,
Mohammed II., conqueror of Constansti
nople, procured the issuance of a fetwa
authorizing the strangulation of the roy
al family. and put it in practice upon
his two uncles, whom his father, Mured
had heon unable to catch,
Sclim I., who became Sultan in 13 1Ž
strangled his eldest brother and five ne
phews in one day, under authority of the
fetwa above mentioned. His successor,
Soliman, "The Magnificent," had five of
his sons strangled by the Persian Shah,
and paid him 490,000 ducats for the job.
Mohammed III, who came in in 1595
has the credit of attending to business,
under the fetwa more energetically than
any of his predecessors. He murdered
no less than nineteen princes of the royal
family, which left him a clear title to
the throne, and, possibly, to the Mo
hamniedan heaven also. His successor
Ahmed I. (1603), had seven sons, and
six of the seven were promptly stran
Mastapha I. (1618), being too idiotic
to murder any one else, was himself pois
oned in his harem. His successor, Or
man II., was strangled. Murad 1Y., who
took the throne in 1623, strangled and
beheaded, according to the records, 24,000
persons, but how many of the royal fami
ly were among them we are unable to
say. Ibrahim I. (1640) was himself
strangled "amid curses," as the record
Over the remaining 200 years of the
Ottoman reign is unnecessary to run as it
is but a repetition of the above. Th
Sultans had before them a very simple
dilemma-either to murder their brothers
and sons, or to be murdered by .them.
As a rule they chose tLe first honor, unless
the second was thrust upon them too
suddenly. With such a state of affairs,
the world can only rejoice if Russia puts
an end to the race of Sultans in Europe.
"MEET ME IN HEAVEN.'
The Pittsburg Commercial Gazette, in
relating the story of the collision in that
city, tells of a boy who was fatally shot
during the prevalence of the riot:
One of the most affecting incidents was
that in connection with the death of a
little boy. He was shot in the abdomen,
and was carried i'ito a saloon near by.
A Physician was summoned, while the lit
tle sufferer lay upon a piece of oil-cloth
spread upon the floor. The life-blood
was ebbing from him and covering the
cloth with gore, but he was conscious,
and able to talk a little at intervals.
He kept calling for "water, water," and
eagerly drank the precious liquid handed
hinm. Just after one of his paroxysms of
pain he l.erped to become conscious of
the fact that things. earthly would soon
fade from his view. Hs was a boy of
more than ordinary intelligoi"ee, and as
the fact of his approaching dissolution
became impressed upon him, he asked
that his mother be called. They told
him she had been sent for, but might no
reach him in time. "Then," said he, "If
I die, tell mother to meet me in heaven."
Later in the evening the gates of pearl
were opened and his spirin entered the
eden of everlasting rest.
There is nothing more indicative
of refinement and genuine culture
in a family than bright, cheerful
and tastefully decorated bed-cham
bers. Tasteful decorations does
not necessarily mean expense, and
it is possible to make a chamber
look very pretty at a very small
outlay. Indeed, in many instances
no outlay at all will be required
beyond what would be incurred un
der any circumstances. The wo
men of a family, especially, are
apt to pass a good portion
of their time in their bed
chamber, and in some households
the sleeping apartments are used
alike for sewing rooms, Pitting
rooms and nurseries. It is worth
while to obtain all the innocent plear
are we can fnd in this life, and
there can be no doubt that life is
pleasanter if most of its hours are
passed in cheerful-looking apart
[Alexandria (Va.) Gazette.]
The question to be decided now
is not whether 'grasping monuopo
lies have a right to fatten upon the
sufferings of the people, for the
government has sanctioned that by
its laws protecting national banks;
not whether employes have a right
to organize and quit work in a
body, which nobody denies, provid
ed they do not force their fellow
workmen to join them; but wheth
er, in this nominal land of freedom,
a man is at liberty to work for
such wages as he chooses to accept;
and unless it be decided in the
affirmative, aed that speedily, the
aooner the travesty of republican
institutions that lhas been played
in this country for the last sixteen
years is ended thle better for every
body. A government that delib
erately forfeited the respect of its
subjects by sanctioning the presi
dential fraud, and that, as just
shown, has lost the authority to
enforce its laws, had, unless it
Sspeedily regains that authority, bet
ter give place to another that will
preserve not only the property, but
the rights of citizens.
THE LABORERS' REVOLT.
New York Grqkpo.
It is hardly worth while for
the press of the leading cities
to be giving advice to the
rioters on the railroads, or to
be propounding lessons in
good conduct which they will
not heed. Those who are now
in revolt against the constitu
ted authorities in five States
of the Union, are not as a class
newspaper readers; and in
times of excitement like the
present the press would be
much better employed in giv
ing the facts and accounting
for a disturbance which af
fects so large a section of the
country. Had there been a pro
per militia system in West
Virgina this epidemic of revolt
would not have extended be
yond that State, but the meas
ure of success, which there at
tended the revolt of the brake
men and firemen, has been
followed by its extension to
other roads and other States.
Of course this outbreak must
and will be put down by the
strong arm of the law, but its
causes, after the first heat of
passion is over, will be inquir
ed into and a remedy applied
ro prevent the recurrence of
such disturbances in the fu
ture. The Baltimore AMERI
caN states that the strikers
have the sympathy of the peo
ple living on the line of the
Baltimore and Ohio road.
This was, however, to have
been expected. The local
store-keepers and the other
workmen would naturally
symphathize with the families
of the men, who were strait
ened in th eir means and who
could not purchase as freely
or pay as well as when wages
were better. But the AMEaI'
cAN further says that there
were instances of real hard
ship, the regulations of
the company requiring men
to live at different ends of the
line, while giving them only
two or three days' wo'ak in a
week. It must also be re
membered that the employes
f the various railroads have
been repeatedly reduced, that
the screws have been put up
on them time and again, and
that in every instance up to
the present they have loyally
submitted to what appeared
to be an inevitable reduction.
It has been often reported
that there were likely to be
disturbances due to the irri.
tation of the brakemen, fire
men and engineers at the
repeated reductions, but in
every case the alarm was un
founded. The BULLETIN Of
this city, an organ of the
wealthy classes, thinks that
perhaps the railroads in their
anxiety to pay eight and ten
per cent dividends have dealt
too selfishly with the work
people ; that they should have
all followed the example of
the Pennsylvania road, which
voluntarily reduced the divid
ends upon the stock at the same
time it cut down the wages of
its employes. The business
of the roads and the condition
of the country do not justify
the payment of eight or ten
per cent on investments in
railway stock, and if the work
people have been hardly used
in order to pay this tax to
capital it is time the error
should be corrected.
It is fortunate this difllicul
ty came to a heap in midsum
mer, before the revival of bus
iness, and prior to the mov
ing of the great crops of the
country. Had this outbreak
occurred towards the end of
September, it wou!d probably
have caused incalculable dam
age to the railroad interests ot
the country, and mIight have
compelled tihe great c.rpora
tions to pay larger wages than
their business warranted. Now
however, when scarcely anoy
thing is doing, the railroads
will doubtless be able to mnake
an equi..al,le settlement.