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is the Courts of East and
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.F Cintoille, Louisiana.
tice in the Pacoures of WEast and
eiana~ athed Poremte Couee.t of
TTRNErY AT LA,
tice in the courts of East and
elans and the Supreme Court of
oRNEey at Law,
licei n the.Parishes of West
-Feliciana, and Pointe Coupee.
n the North side of the public
june 28, '76.--ly.
C. L. FISI1IER
IFFE & FISHER,
. toreys, at L -aw,
.St. Francisville, La. o
tice in the Courts of West b
Feltoiana, Pointe Coupee and
ICIAN AND SURGEON, 1
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
at residence J.une 28, '76.. ly. c
EO. H. CARPENTEI?, t
[Late of New Orleans.]
ractice in the parishes of West &
liciana and* East Baton Rouge, i
adldressed at Youiira Station,
-'Ir. E. Green Davis offers
his services to the people of
this and adjoining Parishes.
ers addressed to him, at his resi
illreceive prompt attention.
ISTRY ! DENTISTRY !!
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, from Natchez to
New Orleans; also the back
, when accessable with a buggy.
us wishing mny services, can pro
e same by addressing me, at my
D. -STOCKING, D. D. S.,
'76.-ly. St. Francisville, La
an Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
t L. Vresinsky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara. La.,
ONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
ttully solicits a share of the pub
nage anadguarantees satisfaction
or of Camp and Common streets,
New Orleans, La.
MFORD & WATSON.
AnD,--Two dollars and fifty
Sday. "june 8,7T6-1y.
fliRTAIL DEALER IN
I r 'ORWARDIN o
,N M.t EcIAN'
DT AGENT .
Sby, the day, week'
o rates. In
athepast, the.table will
ntlz .tbe ,very b est fare the
SElegant .nd well fir
nde. Patronage so
8 oten gManteed.
Read, St. Fraiicisville, La.
tor6 teaam Cos4ton In
to and Retalt Dealers is
lahi goos, clothing, ,
14ies, aed i generll mesort.mept
rehlp enad glass waft..
Faand hides j.
* - 1k'
FASbIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
St. F ticisville, La.
JOSE P H VACARO,
Carpe l ter and Undertaker,
Wil give prompt attention to all busi- s.
ness in hi', line in this andadjoiuin Par
ishes. juno 28 '76.-ly =
- - J
SO THE PUBLIC1 8.
Knife, Side, Box and Bias Pi.,ting done =I
nicely; expeditiously and cheaply by
MISS Z. CLEVELAND
Mrs. Turner's residence, St. Francis- O
TO THE PUBLIC.
. WEST FELICIANA, June 16, 1877.
To parties living in West Feliciaua
who shall at any time desire my profes- r
slonal services I would respectfully an
nounce, that they have but to address
me at Hermitage, Pointe Coepee 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..
JOSEPH STERN, t
Adjoming Post Office, 2
Foot of the Hill. St. Francisville, La., 4
Retail Dealer In
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, i
Boots and Shoes, Glass and Wooden
Ware, Tin ware, Family and Fan
cy Groceries, Western Pro- Ft
- duce andPlantationSup- F(
plies Generally. F<
FURNITURE AND SHINGLES.
I~'Highcst market price paid for cot- at
ton. July2, '76.-1y fo
Bayou Sara, La.,
Would respectfully call the attention
of his friends and the public generally, to
his large and superior stock of of
LADIES DRESS GOODS,
cutlery, crockery and glass ware, plows,
hoes, western produce, and in fact every
thing necessary for family and plantation
use, all 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 done
in a neat and substantialmanner on short
A .T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
ments, Bridles, Harpass, Hardware, Guns,
Pistols, Pumps, Pipes, Machine Fittings,
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Canriag,." n oxdwork,
Blacksniith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER AND SHEET IRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Urie, Garrett & Cottman, Brinley, Jas.
H. Hall and other plows, Allen's Horse
Hoes, Wood's Mowing Machines, Horse
Hay Rakes, all of which I will guaran
I tee to sell lower than can be purchased
Grangers and others will find it to
their advantage to call and examine my
stock and prices before pucahasing else
N .. & BAYOU SARA .U. S. MAIL
The superb passenger
J. J. Bnow. .....----.........------ aster.
S. S. STRECK . .-----.... Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every ednesday after the arrival of the
ears a' 1t ill e, and every saturday'
at 7, p. mi Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday and Friday, at 5, p.m.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
UNITED STATES MAIL & PASSEN
The superb passenger
Robert E. Lee.
WM. CAMPBELL -----------..Master
McVAY- ........ ......... - Clerk
Y Will leave Bayou Sara, on her upward
l" Itrip, every ednesday. Retur ning, will
cave Bayou Sara every Sunday at 7, a.
min., reaching New Orleansbefore dark the
same da. W. WHITEMA~, Agent.
SJulie 28, '76-1y.
NITED STATES MAIL STEAMER.
The magnificent passenger
T. P. LEATHERS--------............Captain
J. F. MUSE ....---------- -- Clerk
Will 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 beore dark thesame day.
E. W. WHITEMAN, Agent.
ll A DEALER
he ±' wanted in
5 South forthe cel
a. =. --MACHINES.
The easiest learned, lightest running,
most durable and popular maehin malde.
Received the highest award at the Cen-.
Spncial .inducements offered. Address I
Wooeed Sewing Machine Co.,
No. 182 Canal Street,
New Orleans, La
Janp , '7T7.-1lyear.
A DEMOQRATIC PAPE'R to
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
S. LAMBERT. ..PROPRIETOR
JNO. D. AUSTEN'...............Editor.
8. O. BEA. ........ ..._...Publisher. a4
OFFICIAL JOURNAL uF WEST FELICIANA. To
OFFICIAL JOURNAL CITrrY OF BAOU SARA. ni
SUBSCRIPTION RATES. an
One coy, one year (in advance).... 300 1
, " u 6 mo. i . 175 . l
,i a u 3 " " .... 1 00 an
ADVERTISING BATES :
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Ansouncin, Candidates: cle
For State and District offices,......825.00 its
For Parish offices, .............. 10.00 p1
For police District offices,......... 5.00
(to be paid invariably in advance.) tb
Transient Advertisements will be inserted re
at the rate of $1.50 pea square of ten lines
for the first insertion, and 75 cents for each
subsequent insertion. to
Personalities charged at transient adver- se
tieing rates. m
Yearly advertisements payable quarterly; in
Quarterly, payable monthly; 2Transient, in
The above scale of rates must be the basi; kI
of all contracts with advertising agents.- ,
Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions, ec
etc., charged as advertisements.
KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS. a
BY J. 0. WHITTIER.
Out from Jerusalem tl
The king rode with his great cl
War chiefs and lords of .tate, I
And Shoba's queen with thelm.
Proud in the Syrian sun, t
In gold tand purple sheen b
The dusky Ethiop queen p
Smiled on King Solomon. 0
Wisest of men, he knew
The languages of all
The creatures great or small
That trod the earth or flew.
Across an ant hill led
The king's path, and he heard a
It's small folk, and their word
He thus interpreted:
"Here comes the king men greet . 1
As wise and good and just,
To crush us in the dust,
Under his heedless feet."
Tihe great king bowed his head,
And saw the wide surprise
Of the queen of Sheba's eyes,
As ho told her what they said.
"Oh, king!" she whispered sweet,
"Too happy fate have they
Who perish in thy way
s Beneath thy gracious feot!"
"Nay," Solomon replied,
"The wise and strong should seek
t The welfare of the meek,"
Aud turned his horse aside.
His train with quick alarm,
Curved with their leader round
The ant hill's peopled mound,
And left it free from harm.
d The jeweled head bent low ;
"Oh, king!" she said "henceforth
1e The secret of thy worth
And wisdom well I know."
"Happy must be the State
Whose ruler heedeth more
The murmurs or the poor
Than flatteries of the great."
STORY OF THE ENGINEER.
"Let me put my name do en first-I
k. can't stay long!"
ry It was a red ribbon meeting, and the
r- man was a locomotive eugineer, bronzed
and strong, and having eyes full fo deep
deter:mination. He signed his name in a
R old. l;lain hand, tied a red ribbon in his
in button-hole, andl as he left the hall he
"- As the Lord looks down upon me, 111
never touch liquor again !"
"Have you been a hard drinker "
Squeried a man who walked beside the
"No. Fact is, I was never drunk in
, my life. rve swallowed considerable
whiskey, but I never went for enough to
Sget drunk. I shouldn't miss it or be the
worse off for an hour if all the intoxica
ting drink in the world was drained into
"But you seemed eager to sign the
"So I was and I'll keep it through th
thick aid atin, and talk temperance pl
to every man on the road' 0
'Yon must have strongreasons' . m
"Well, if you'll walk down to the de- tl
pot I'll tell you a story on the way. It to
has'nt been in the papers yet, and only a is
few of us know the facts. You know I sa
run the night express on the B-'road. G
We always have atleast two sleepers and m
a coach, and sometimes we have as mahy
as two hundredl asengers. It's a good
road, level asa floor, and pretty straight,
though there is a bad spot or two. The
night express has the right o' way, and
we make fast time. Its no rare thing h
for us to skim along, at the-rate of fltfy
..r:.; -. ----r-fi -r
and we, rarely go below thirty. One
night I pulled out of Detroit with two
sleepers, two coaches, and the baggage
and mail cars. Nearly all the berths in m
both sleepers were full, and " most of the ci
seats in the coaches were occupied. It o0
was a" dark night, threatening all the h
time torain, and a lonesome wind whis
tled around the cab as we left the city a'
behind. We were seventeen minutes
late, and that meant fast time all the way
"Well," he continued after a moment, s
"everything ran along all right up to
midnight. The main track was kept a
clear for us; the engine was in good spir
its, and we raninto D- as smooth as you
please. The express coming east should ti
meet us fifteen miles west of D- , but
the operator at that station had failed to "
receive his usual report from below. That "
was strange, and yet it was not, aid af- b
ter a little consultation the conductor
sent me ahead. We were to keep the b
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 Xi
keep them waiting over two minutes, and f
'were generally in sight when they switch- a
ed in. e
"When we left D- we went ahead at n
a rattling speed, fully believing that the
other train would be on time. Nine miles
from D- is the little village of Parto.
There is a telegraph station there, but e
the operator has no night work. He
closed his office and went home about
nine o'clock, and any messages on the
wires for him were held above or below
until next morning. When I sighted i
this station I saw a red lantern swinging
between the rails. Greatly astonished, I i
pulled up the heavy train and got a bit
of news that almost lifted me out of my
boots. It was God's mercy, as plain
as this big depot. It' was the operator
who was swinging the lantern. He had
been roused from sleep by the whist:e of
a locomotive, when thern wasn't one
within ten miles of him. He heard the
toot! toot! toot ! while he was dressing,
and all the way as he ran to the station,
thinking he had been singnaled. Lo!
there was no train there. Everything
was as quiet as the grave. The man
heard his instrument clicking away, and
leaning his car against the window he
caught these words as they went through
"For God's sake, switch the Eastern
express oft quick! Engineer on the Wes
tern express crazy drunk, and rnuning a
mile a minute!'
"The operator signaled at us at once.
We Lad left D- nine miles away, and
the message eould'nt have caught us any
where except at Parto. Six miles furth
er down was the long switch. It was
tiule we , ere 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 came in view. Great Heavens! but
how that train was flying. The bell was
ringing, sparks flying and the whistle
screaming, and not a man of us could
raise a hand. We stood there on the
main track, spell-bound as it were. There
wouldn't have been time. anyhow, eith
er to have switched in or got the passeon
gers out. 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, forIhadu't
the strength to get out of the cab.
"Well, sir, God's mercy was revealed
again. Forty rods above us that locomo
tive jumped the track and was piled into
the ditch in an awful mass. Some of the
coaches were considerably smashed, and
some of the people badly bruised, but no
one was killed, and of course our train
-I escaped entirely. Satan must have cared
for Big Tom, the other engineer. HLie
he didn't get a bruise, but was up and across
ed the fields like a 'deer, seresimag and
up shrieking like a mad tiger. It took five
a a men to bind hini'after he was run down,
is and to-day he is the worst lunatic in the
"Tom was a good fellow," continued
'llI the engineer, after a pause, "and he usneed
to take his glass pretty regularly. I nev
," e r saw him drunk, but liquorkept work
he ing away on his neryes till at last the
tsemclns caught him when he had a hun
in dred and fifty lives behind his engine.
lo I He broke on tall of a sudden. The fireman
to wasthrown off the engine, all steam turn
he ed on, and then Tom danoed and scream
aL ed and carried on like a fiend. He'd have
to made awful work, sir, but for God's mer
cy. I'm trembling yet over the way he
;he came down for us, and I'll never think of
lthrot. ooay ikled me to ~sign iht
pledge, bit I wanted my.. name
Oneyuuh night pa1teb .roastl p i
me against intoieoating drinks, and now
that P're pot this red ribbon. on I - ia
talk to the boys with better face. Tom- o
is raving,' as I told you, and the doot p
say hell. nerver get his reason againl
Good-night, sir--my train go.a in., .
BEAT AT HER OWN GAME. at
Cleelasd ierald, th
They sat on a bench in the park and
his manly arm was around her yieldig ,pl
:.asit. Suddenly - she .twisted around -t1
"It's awful warm."
Silence for three minutes. The young in
man ponders on the awful peril that en- w
circles a man who comes from home with aI
only fifteen cents and a sleeve button in t
"It's the warmest weather I think I
ever knew." ise
'-Ye-es, it's warm." pi
"My throat is dreadfully parched." ,_
"That's to9 bad. Would you like
some water ' " ' C
•'Oh no; the water is so terribly warm Itu
and brackish." ig
Young man grows desperate.
"Would you like a damp handkerchief
tied around your throat "
"No, I think.I need something refresh- I sI
ling. Dear me, it seems as though I ?
would faint for want of something cool- w
Y Young man chokes with despair, then I
i braces up. Il
ba"Dsrling;let me feel your pulse. One
t hundred and ten in the shade., Oh, darl
' ing, it has come as I feared! I never can
I forgive myself. Your mother waruednme S
about keeping you out : in the night air st
on account of the typhus prevalepit, and f(
t now I have you here and these terrible
symptoms tell of the approach of the
destroyer. Let me help you home, my s)
darling, and should you die, the waters I b
of Lake Erie will close over my hapless Z
e form rorever. Come, sweet one, let me
t take yea home." Ten minutes after,
that young man stood over a schooner of
r lager in a corner saloon, and wiped the
d perspiration from his brow as he laid
down his last fifteen cents, and congratu
lated'himself on ha'ving beaten a woman
ot n the ice cream business, while a young
woman sat on the doorstep, waiting to
be let in, and so mad she couldn't speak.
SOMETHING IN THE BED.
e Judge Pitman as-.a--habit of slipping
his watch under his pillow when he goes
to bed. The other night somehow it
! slipped down, and, as the judge was rest
less, it gradually worked its way down
n ward toward the foot of the bed. After
i a bit, while he was lying awake, his foot
le touched it, and it felt very cold; he was
l surprise I and scared, and, jumping from
his bed.he said:
n "By gracious, Maria! there's a toad or
s a snake or something under the covers.
a I touched it with my foot."
Mrs. Pitman gave a loud scream, and
was out on the floot in an instant.
'd iNow don't go to hollering and waking
up the neighbors," said the judge. "You,
h- go and get me a broom or.something,
a and we'll fix the thing mighty quick.
e. Mrs Pitman got the broom and gave it
to the judge, with the remark that she
felt as if snakes were creeping all up and
Tr down her legs and back.
er "O, nonesense, Maria! Now you turn
ut down the cover, slowly, while I hold the
bas broom and bang it. Put a bucket of wa
tie ter alongside the bed, too, so's we can
ad shove it in and drown it."
he Mrs. Pittman fixed the bucket and
re gently removed the covers. The judge
th- held tLe broom uplifted, and as soon as
the black ribbon of the watch was re
SI vealed, he cracked away thre9 or four
red times with his broom. Then he pushed
tt the thing off into his bucket. They tookl
t the bucket to the light to investigate
the matter. When the judge saw what
led it was, he said:
lto gA-A mmonia is an article which
he should be kept in every household,
U and used; and most especially
Sduring the warm summer weather
red should it be used for bathing. Per
He sons who are in the habit of using
os ammonia for bathing and cleansing
le know how to appreciate it, while
in, those who do not will be thankful
the for the .information after they do
commence using it. A few drops in
Od a basin of water will be sufficient to
cv- 'emove the oily and foul excretions
rk- that find vent through the pores of
the the skin, and it also removes the of
fcensive smell arising from perspi.a
an tion. The remedy is cheap and sim
irn- ple and people would do well t,
am- make a good and thorough use of it
he gI'-Men whose business drives
.of lhem to the wall-Bill posters.
,hetlyou. It ,fieh
seas; teoll w l. e .tp . "
then roaring s ttery:dl ia .
fore the eitibr o i
Splaiseo. Ta istl ,i'
in an instant. Mein an4 .;t ls
were picked up. and- carrielt si?
amid the horrible din, by a pewer
they could not resist. The ait. lsor
House; a larges hotel, at 1itch
several Chicage people werae (atop
ping, was utterly detgished. It
seemas incredib!e tha it1th lof le
could have been aso small so . It set
untally was. This storm was over
in noout four minutes and bIoor*the
stricken people could realis wh#t
the matter was, it had passed dad
wreck, mingled withy the deadsad
wounded. Nothing escapediMills,
lumber,'domestic utensils, and 1fir
ing creatures were scattered eve~
where in.one awful wreck.
It was found after the wind hde
storm was -about 1000 feet. The
forest through which it passed was
nuprooted. Not fa tree wai eft
standing, but all lay twisted ad
broken in every conceirable shape
The tornado was in the lform of a
whirlwind and irrstibtible it its
r force. The ldepot was lifted fro
its foundation and carried some
INDOOR SAFETY IN A TIUNDE3
Mr. Latimer Clark, the eminent
electrician, gives the following use*
f rut hints as to the safest position
people can occupy during a than
der storm: A person reclining oa
ra sofa or bedt t a distance fro t'the
t walls of the room scarcely siuffr
injury, even in a house struck by
lightning, but a most absolute a.
curity is obtained by lying on- se
iron or brass bedstead in which the
head is surmounted by an raon erea
d tion supporting the curtains. .
person lying or sleeping withiu
such a bedstead could not possibly
receive any direct injury from light.
]ning, even if the house were to be
it demolished; as his bedstead forms
, the most complete lightning..prod
ID teetor which could- be well deris
o WELL SAID.-By the N. Y.
'- World of the 28th: If one twen
Stieth part of the '.proar and law
id lessness which have disgraced the
o great State of New York and Pen.i
as nsylvania during tho..past week had
0- occurred in Virginia and North aU
, rolina we should have had every
:i Radical newspaper iand every
te Radical spouter in the North clam,
at oring that the "Southern policy" of
President Hayes was a disastrous
~l failure, and insisting that those
j ancient commonwealths should he
Sreduced to the condition again of
or military provinces. New York,
r. thanks mainly to this much abused
g metropolis, has reasserted her a.
tg tority within het own borders.
e Pennsylvania is virtually in tho
a hands of the Federal armay,
o and depends mainly upon its
in brave soldiers and oicers
to for the speedy restoration of lawn
, and order. Yet no voice has ben
of raicsed to ask that. she shonid be
p.made a military province. Have
a- the Blaines and the Butlers lo .
n faith in their own medicine? .
e' g'Why is a newspaper it e
toothache ? Because every "o
Sshould have one el his own anm
not be borrowing his neighibor's.