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ELICIANA - SENTINEL.
S. ST. F'RANCISVILLE, LA., AUGUST 18, 1877. NO. 8
t"orney at Law, FA
ItorneY at Law, J
S J. IRNAN,
y & COUNSELOR AT LAW, isi
* tice in the Courts of East and 3
UN LUKR, ni
ttorneY tat Law,
tice in the Courts of 1.l, 5th
istriet. Aug.2'76.-1Y y
ttorlc. at I Lnw, WI
Frftcisville, LouisianLLa. si
etice in the Parishes of West no
P cliciana. and Pointo Comtue. n(
TTOIINEY AT LAWI, te
tice in the courts of East and
- ianul and the Supreme (.Clourt of
storney at Law, 1)
>I. Franlcisville. Louisiana.
.wtice ill the Parishes oof West
T Feliciana, and Pointt Coupee.
ORNEY AT L A W, F
on the North side of the public
june 2~, '7;.--ly
KLIFFE'. C. L. FIlIlil t
'LIFFE & FISI[ER,,
ttorneys at L=tw,
St. IFraneis·ville. La. o
ractice in the Courts of West hi
t Feliciana. Pointe Coupee amnd L
g Parishes. JuneS·r'7;.-l"
'SICIAN A"Il) SURGEON, L
lnyou Sara. Lou,,isiana,
at residence ".ine 25, '7(.. l c.
EO. 11. CARPI'IENTE?, t
E TI S T.
[Late of New Orleans.- o0
tractice in the parishes of West & s.
eliciana and' East Baton Rouge, it
nnd Wilkinson Counties. Miss. ie ,,
addressed at Young's Station,
fii, '77.-a z.
lMr. E. Green l)avis otlers
his servicesa to the people of
this and adjoining Parishes. C
lers addressed to him, at his resi
vill rce.ive promnpt attention. 11
ISTRitY ! DENTISTRY !
- I will iattend all calls on
the 'Cost, I'front Natchez to
New Orleans; also the I,ack
, when lllcess:tlll wiil a buggy. I
us wishing iny sr vices, can Iro- 1
- .sae by addtressing uile, at iimy t
D. STOCKING. D. D. S.,
'76.-lv. St. Francisville, La t
aun Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
At L. Vresiusky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara. La.,
ONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
etfully solicits a share of the pub
onage audguarantees satisfactioll
rce of Camp and Common o rsct.Y,
New Orleans, Iza.
MFORD & WATSON.
ARD,-Two dollars and fiflty
er day. june 28,76--1y.
Bayou "Sara, Louisiana,
ALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
eies. Provisions, Western
tce and General Plan
BAYOU SARA, LA.
n be procured by the day, week
and at reasonable rates. Ini
as in the past, the table will
d with the very best fare the
ords. Elegant and well far
ns. Accommodating servants
in attendance. Patronage so
d satisfaction guaranteed.
FREYHAN & CO.,
he Road, St. Francisville, La.
etors Steam Coeton Gin
lesale and elail Dealers ilL
dress goods, general dry goods,
ruishuing goods, clothing, boots,
ts, groceries, provisions, hay,
agricultural imunplements, lnfag
ties, and a general assortnlenit
are, china and glass ware.
g iest market price paid fo 'ot
I and hides 2
FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
St. Francisville, La.
JOSEP H VACARO,
Carpe nter a nd Udndertaker,
Will give prompt attention to all busi
ness in his line in this andadjoining Par
ishes. June 21 '76.--ly
rO TIlE PUBLIC !
Knife, Side, Box and Bias Pl..,ting done OF
nicely, expeditiously and cheaply by
MISS Z. CLEVELAND,
:Mr.-. TuIrner's residence, St. Francis- OF:
rO TIIE PUBLIC.
. WEST FELICIANA, June 16, 1877.
To parties living in WVest Feliciana
who shall at any time desire my profes- On
sional services I would respectfully an
nounce, that they have but to address
me at Hermitage, Pointe Coapeo Parish,
to the care of Messrs. Deplaigne & Lieux.
All calls from the citizens of this Par- [A
ish so addressed will receive prompt at
tention and response.
P. G. A. KAUFMANN, M D..
JOSEPII STERN, 1 s
Adjoining Post Office, 2
Foot of the Hill, St. Francisville, La., 4
Retail I)ealer Int c
I)RY COODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, +
Boots anlld Shoes, Glass and Wooden
Ware, Tin ware, Family and F:uan
c"v G(roceries. W~Vestern Pro- Io
duce all Plantation Sup- o
FURNITURE AND SHINGLES.
S--I ilighest market price paid for cot- at
ton. July27, '76.--ly for
V. IBOEKEL, tisi
tlayou Sara, La.,
Would respectfully call the attention ad
of his friends and I lie public generally, to
his large and superior stock of O-
.LADIES DRES (0 GOOI)S,
cntlery, crockery and glass ware, plows,
hoes, western produce, and in fact every
thing necessary for family and plantation
use, all of which he will sell at the low
est possible rates. for cash. I have also
on hand a large and varied assolrtment of
saddles and harness. Repairing done
in a neat and substantialumanner on short
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTITIURAL IMPLE
nenlts, Bridles, Hart'ss, Ilaritwart, GnIs,
Pistols, Panips, Pipes, Machine Fittings,
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, IHollow
WVare, \agol asl Carrirag'" ":oodworlk,
lilacksmith's Materials, Etc., El'tc.e
TIN 'COPPER AXIS S IEET IRON MAIN
Also Agent for the celebr:ted
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Garrit. (rret &. Cot tlian, Briuley, Jas.
1I. Iall anid other plows, Allenl's horse
Hoes. Wood's Mowing Mlachines, Hlorse
h ai RFakes, all of which I will guaran
Ste tto sell lower than can lu I purchased
Granllgers and others will find it to
their advantage to call and examilln ily
- stock anid prices before pueaC.hsing else
N O. & BAYOU SARA 1U. S. MAIL
- The superb passenger
J. J. BiroW s....----------------M Ister.
S. S. ':ECK. Sric..------------------- Clerk.
eatves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every celnesday after the :rrival of the
Recars ": a , l.ill e, and every saturday:
at 7, p. Ini. Returning, leaves New Or
- leans every Monday and Fridaiy, at 5, p.nm.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
TNILTED STATES MAIL & PASSEN
The superb passenger
Robert E. Lee.
I75t. CAMPBIIELL-- ...--------.....Mster
/ ii leav BaI:onll Sara, on her upward
l* Itrip, every ednesday. Retur mig, wall
- cave Iayou Sara e:very Sunday att 7, a.
ll.. reaching New Orleaslcfoiire darlk tile
.E V.:"i 1 WIITEMAN, Agent.
;I Ju'ie 28, '73-1y.
NITED STATES MAIL STEAMER.
~The magnificent passenger
T. P. LEATIIERS.--------.. t..Ca in.
J. F. MUSE............. ... Clerk
lrill pass Bayou Sara, on her upward
-trip, every Sniday norniug, it 8 o'clock.
Returning, will leave Ba(you Snia every
Thursday, -t 7, a. in., reaching New Or
lerns before dark thle same day.
V . E '. WH1ITE:MAN, Agent.
ie waiited ini
II- everyvtownin the
its South fobr the cel
a. --- MACHINES.
The easiest learned, lightest running,
most durable and popular lnainac Ile md.e.
Received the highest award at the Cen-.
SSpecial inducernlts ioffered. Address
t Weed Sewing Maclehine Co.,
tNo. 182 Canal Street,
et- New Orleans, La
S,rie 1, '77.--lyear.
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KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS. a
BY J. o. WIIITTIER.
Ont from Jorusalem ti
The king rode with his great c
War chiefs and lords of -tate,
f And Shleba's lqueeln w-ith theim. N
Proud in the Syrian sun,
In gold and purple sheen
The dusky Ethiop queen P
Smiled on King Solononu.
Wisest of men, he knew
The languages of all
The creatures great or small
That trod the earl Ii or flew.
Across an :tit lll led
The king's path, and lie heard
It's small folk, and their word
lie thus, interpreted:
""lhcre conies the king itoou, grstt
l As wise and good and just,
To crush t,s in the dust,
to Under his heedless fact."
The great king bowed his. bead,
And saw the wide surprise
L Of the quven of SIhba's eyes,
As he told her what they said.
"Oh, king!" she whispered sweet,
"Too happy fate have they
Who perish in thy way
ns ]Bencath thy gracious feet!"
S "Nay," Solomon replied,
"The wise and strong should selek
it The welfare of the meek,"
- And turned his horse aside.
His train with quick alarm,
Curved with their leador round
The ant hill's peopled mound,
And left it free from harm.
id The jeweled head bent low ;
ill "Oh, king!" site said "henceforth
lie The secret of thy worth
And wisdom well I know."
""Happy must be the State
Whose ruler iheedith more
The mnurmurs or the poor
Than flatteries of the great."
STORY OF TlHE ENGINEER.
i' "Let ime put my name do a n first--I
k. can't stay lo!ng"
rL It was a red ribblon meeting, and the
r a- ltI was m locomotive lligilleCr, bronzedl
anl strong, andil having eyes full fo deepl
determninatio. Ho signed his name in a
ER bold, plain hand, tied a red ribbon in his
it button-hole, anud as he left the hall he
"- As the Lord looks down upon me, I'll
never touch liq1uor again !"
"'Have you born a hardl drinker "
Squeried a nman who walked beside the
"No. Fact is, I was never drunk in
ug, Iny life. I've swallowed considerable
whiskey, but I never went for enough to
get drunk. 1 slouildn't miss it or be the
worse off for an hour if all the intoxice
ting drink in the world was draiied into
' the ocean."
La "lBut you ceemedl eager to sign the
pledge." it 1
"So I was, and I'll keep it through thr(
thick and thin, and talk temperance plot
to every matn on the road." One
"You must have strong reasons T" mnc
"Well, if you'll walk down to the do- tha
pot I'll tell you a story on the way. It tall
has'nt been in the papers yet, and only a is a
few of us know the facts. You know I say
run the night express on the Ii-- road. Go(
We always have atleast two sleepers and mit
a coach, and sometimes we have as many
as two hundred passengers. It's a good
road, level as a floor, 'and pretty stral ght,
though there is a bad spot or t vo. The
night express has the right o' way, and 1
-we make fast time. It's no rare thing his
for us to skim along at the rate of fifty a
andut we rarely go below thirty. One
inight I pulled out of Detroit with two
sleepers, two coaches, and the baggage I
and mail cars. Nearly all the berths in ma
both sleepers were full, and most of the cir'
seats in the coaches were occupied. It onl
was a dark night, threatening all the his
time torain, and a lonesome wind whis
tied around the cab as we left the city eve
behind. We were seventeen minutes
late, and that meant fast time all the way
"Well," he continued after a moment, sor
"everything ran along all right up to
midnight. The 'nain track was kept an'
clear for us; the engine was in good spir
its, and we ran intoD- as smooth as you
please. The express coiuing east should tic
meet us fifteen miles west of D- , but
the operator at that station had failed to in
receive his usual report from below. That wC
was strange, and yet it was not, and af- inl
ter a little consultation the conductor
sent me ahead. We were to keep the br
main track, while the other would run
in on the side track. Night after night h"
our time had been so close that we did not ii;
keep them waiting over two minutes, and foi
were generally in sight when they switch- ab
ed in. on
"When we left D- we went ahead at
a rattling speed, fully believing that the sy
other train would be on time. ine niles de
from D- is the little village of Parto. dof
There is a telegraph station there, but
the operator has no night work. He tn
closedt his office and went homue about
nine o'clock, and any messages on the
wires for him were held above or below lb
until next morning. When I sighted ht
this station I saw a red lantern swiuging la
between the rails. Greatly astonished, I
pulled up the heavy train and got a bit o0
of news that almost lifted me out of my h
boots. It was Godt's mercy, as plain
as this big depot. It' was the operator
who was swinging the lantern. lie had
been roused from sleep by the whist:e of
a locomotive, when therme wasil't one
within ten miles of hilm. lie heard the
toot! toot! toot ! white ho was dressing,
and all the way :is lie ran to the station, sl
thinkinng he had been sigunaled- Lo! ii
there was. no train there. Everything
waLs as quiet as t ie grave. The manlll
heard his iintrunmenti clicking away. ,and a
leaning his e:ar against tilhe window he
caught these words as they went through S
"For God's sake, switch the Eastern
express oft quick! Enimiucer on the Wes- I
tern express crazy drunk, and running a
mile a minute!'
"The operator .gnialed at us at once.
We Lad left D-- nine miles, away, and
the message could'ut have caught us anlly
where except at Parto. Six miles folrth
er down was the long switch. It was
tinle we o, re there, lacking one minute.
We lost two or three minutes in under
standing the situation and in consulting,
and had just got ready to switch in where
we were when the head-light of the other
train camne in view. Great Ileavens! but
how that train was flying. The bell was
ringing, sparks flying and the whistle
screaming, and not a mnan of us could
raise a hand. We stood there on the
main track, spell-hound as it were. There
wouldn't have been time. anyhow, eitlih
cr to have switched in or got the pass:ln..
gers oult. It wasn't over sixty seconds
before that train was upon us. I prayed
to God for a breath or two and then shut
my eyes and waited for death, forlhadn't
the strength to get out of the cab.
"Well, sir, God's lmercy was revealed
again. Forty rods albov us that locomo
tive jiumped the track and \was piled into
the ditch in an awful mass. Some of thel
coaches were considerably smashed, and
some of the people Iadly bruised, but no
one vwas killed, ani of course our train
1 escaped oentirely. Satan mlust have cared
for Big Tomu, the other enlginleer. lie
le didn':t get a hrnise, lbut was up and aerots
cl the fields like a deer, screaimng aud
:cl shrieking like a 1u:mad t:'ger. It took five
a men to huind hint after he was rui down,
Iis and to-day he is the worst lunatic in the
"'Tomn was a gocod fellow," continued
'll the enlgineer, after a pause, "an hlie used
to take his glass pretty regularly. I nev
er saw himn drduk, but liquor kept work
he ing away on his Icrycs till at last the
trIsemns e.uight him when he had a lhun
ill dred and fifty lives behind his enlginle.
le lie broke oi tall of . sudden. The firemanau
to was thrown off' thie uengine, all steam turn
the ed on, and thllen Toun dalu'nedl alnd screani
ca- ed and carried on like a liend. Hlc'd have
ato imide awful work, sir, but for Godl's mler
cy. I'ii trenmbling yet over theo v way he
the caie ldown for us, at(d I 11 never think of
it without my heart jumping for my
throat. Nobody asked me to sign the
pledger but I wanted my name there.
One such night on the road has turned W
me against intoxicating drinks, ahd now
that I've got this red ribbon on I can $o
talk to the boys with better face. Tom- of
is raving, as I told you, and the doctors W
say he'll never get his reason again. oe
Good-night, sir-my train goes in ten M
BEAT AT HER OWN GAME. no
Clcecalnd Herald. th
They sat on a bench in the park and r0
his manly arm was around her yielding pl
asit. Suddorly she twisted around tt
"It's awful warm."
Silence for three minutes. The youxig in
man ponders on the awful peril that en- wi
circles a man who comes from home with an
only fifteen cents and a sleeve button in th
"It's the warmest weather I think I
ever knew." se
"Ye-es, it's warm." Pi
"My throat is dreadfully parched."
"That's tog bad. Would you like
some water." CC
"'Oil no; the water is so terribly warm Ut
and brackish." in
Young man grows desperate. S
"Would you like a damp handkerchief
tied around your throat ?"
"No, I think I need something refresh- to
ing. Dear me, it seems as though I w
would faint for want of something cool
Young man chokes with despair, then I1
braces uip. i
"Darling. lot me feel your pulse. One w
hundred and ten in the shade. Oh, darl
ing, it has come as I feared ! I never can
forgive myself. Your mother warned me St
about keeping you out in the night air sI
on accoant of the typhlus prevalent., and
now I have you here and these terrible
symlptoms tell of the applroach of the
destroyer. Imt inc help you homu, ily 81
darling. and should you die, the waters b
of Lake Erie will close over my hapless 1
form forever. Comell, sweet one, let me
take you home." Tell nilutes after,
that young man stood over a sehooner of 1
lager in a corner saloon, and wiped the i
perspiration from his brow as he laid d
down his last fifteen cents, and congratu
lated himself on having beaten a woman C
on the ice cream business, while a young
woman sat on the doorstep, waiting to
be let in, and so mad she couldn't speak.
SOMETIING IN TIIE BED.
Judge Pitman has a habit of slipping
his wa~tch under his pillow whezi he goes
to bed. The other night somehow it
slipped down, and, as thi judge was rest
less, it gradually worked its way down
ward towa'rd the foot of the bed. After
a bit, while he, was lying awake, his foot
teucluexl it, anid it felt very cold; hlie was
surprise I and s :ared, and. jumping front
his bedhe said :
"By gracious, Maria! there's a toad or
a snake or somlething under the covers.
I touched it with miy foot."
Mrs. Pitman gave a loud scream, and
was out on the floot in an instant.
"Now don't go to hollering and waking
up the neighbors," said the judge. "You,
go and get one a broom or.something,
and we'll lix the thing mighty quick.
Mrs Pitman got the broom and gave it
to the judge, with the remark that she
felt as if sna'kes were creeping all up and
down her legs and back.
r "O, nonesense, Maria! Now you turn
it down tlhe cover, slowly, while I hold the
I)0room and bang it. Put a hicket of wa
le ttr alongside the bed, too, so's we can
Sshove it in and drown it."
l mrs. Pittman fixed tile bucket and
rgently removedl the coN ers. The jligo
]i- l0d1 tL.e broom uplifted, and as soon as
the black ribhriu of the watch was re
s vealed, lie cracked rwviay thli'e' or tfour
intes with his biooni. Then ihe pushed
it the thing off into his bucket. They took
t lithe bucket to the light to investigate
the matter. When the. judge saw what
it was, lie said :
t ~Amrmonia is an article which
ie should be kept in every ihousehold,
[dnnd used; and most especially
during the warm summer wealheri
el should it be used for bathing. Per
ie sons who are in the habit of using
amnmonia for batlinig and cleansing
y know s ow to appreciate it, while
n, those who do not will bh thankful
he for the .information after they do
commence uting it. A few dropa in
a basin of water will be sufficient to
,- emiove the oily and ifoul excretions
rk- tmat find vent thrilough thlie pores of
le the skin, and it also removes the of
fesriive asmell arising from perspira
an tion. Th:e remedy is cheap anrd sim
rn- pie and people would do well ti
' make a good and thorough use of it
r WhMen whose business drives
or' hem to the wall-Bill postcrs.
The most disastrous tornado ever
witnessed in the vicinity of Chica
go passed over the little village
of Pensaukee, in Oconto county,
Wis., on a Saturday evening re
cently. It is described by eye
witnesses to have come up sudden
ly, preceded by an ominous dark
ness, followed by a sighing and
then roaring of the wind, and be
fore the inhabitants could fly to a
place of safety the wind was upon
them. The %hole villao tea 8
a,..," anay. eFucpt a Inw ouses.
The air was filled with the rains
in an instant. Men and animals
were picked up and carried away
amid the horrible din, by a power
they could not resist. The Gardner
House, a large hotel, at which
several Chicago people were stop
ping, was utterly demolished. It
seems incredib!e that the loss of life
could have been so small as it act
ually was. This storm was over
in about four minutes and before the
stricken people could realize what
the matter was, it had passed and
left the streets filled with the
wreck, mingled with the dead and
wounded. Nothing escaped Mills,
lumber, domestic utensils, and liv
ing creatures were scattered every.
where in one awful wreck.
It was found after the wind had
subsided that the width of the
storm was about 1000 feet. The
forest through which it passed was
uprooted. Not a tree was left
standing, but all lay twisted and
broken in every conceivable shape
The tornado was in the form of a
whirlwind and irresistible in its
r force. The depot was lifted from
its foundation and carried some
t distance and set down again, with.
out having suffered much damage.
g Only three or four houses were
; left standing.
INDOOR SAFETY IN A TkLULNDER
Mr. Latimer Clark, the eminent
electrician, gives the following use.
fil hints as to the safest position
people can occupy during a thun
- der storm: A person reclining on
a sofa or bed at a distance from the
't walls of the room scarcely suffer
injury, even in a house struck by
lightning, but a most absolute se.
curity is obtained by lying on en
iron or brass bedstead in which the
head is surmounted by an iron crec~
d tion supporting the curtains. A
person lying or sleeping within
such a bedstead could not possibly
receive any direct injury from light,
n' ing, even if the hou-c were to be
it demolished, as his bedstea.d forms
he the most complete lightning..pro
id tecter which could be well devis
ia WELL SAID.-By the N. Y.
a- World of the 28th: If one twen
an tieth part of t;o uproar and law
,i lessness which have disgraced the
go great State of New York and Pen
nus sylvania during the-past week had
''- occurred in Virginia and North Ca
roliun we lshonld have had every
ok Radical newspaper and every
to Radical spouter in the North clam
a oring that the "Southern policy" of
President Hayes was a disastrous
ci failure, and insisting that those
d, ancient commonwealths should be
lv reduce] to the condition again of
or military provinces. New York,
r thanks mainly to this much abused
ng metropolis, has reasserted her ast
ng thority within hei" own borders.
ile Pennsylvania is virtually in the
ful hands of the Federal army,
do and depends mainly upon its
in brave soldiers and officers
to for the speedy restoration of law
m and order. Yet no voice has been
of r:ised to ask tht- she shonld be
of- nad, a miilitary province. Have
.a- the Ilaineus and the Dutlers losC
i- failh in their own medicine ?
e, W\ hy is a newspaper like a
toothuchc ? Bec;ause every one
es shoulcld Iave one ol his own, and
not be borrowing his neighbor's.