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AM WKISOTAWT MATER.
piail i i's atteotion to
ol.ow!i lette'i addressed to
.pst mster rStephens by a special
aer" of the P. O. Department.
t lriadlats to the habitual infringe.
asan of eertaia sections of the poea
".'-l ,is-t~I .ad Intimates that the fall
; mtai u will be enforced in cases
=violations thereof. Our
1 uil- do well to give. It at
,,' ° aip and govern them.
SiEs mocordb gly.
S- . Loans Miesouvm.
S":-8'The Department hereby
giv*s · notice that the penalties fix
:. ,..by-law for carrying letters out
o:ud-he i b malls, when not enclosed
iu: 6'overnment stamped envelopes,
will- be rigidly enforced in every
Instisce where the violations are
known to exist. See sections 229,
280, 281 and 282 postal laws.
$tesmboats are permitted Only to
cary and deliver letters when cov
-ered by Government stamped en
velopes of the denomination suafi
- ient for the postage collectable
thereon, provided, that such envel
epes shall be duly directed and pro
er.ly seal d, that the letter can
set be taken therefrom without de
acing the envelope and the date of
itheletter or of the transmission or
.. elpt thereof shall be written or
stamped upon the envelopes. -ee
-I have to request that you re
port promptly, to this office all rio
lations of thibs law, giving all the
facts in each particular ease to the
end that legal proceedings may be
instituted against the offendent.
Steamboat and other river men,
have practiced this illegal carrying
to such an extent, that many thous
ends of dollars are lost to the Gov
erminent annually, and the Depart
meat has determined to put a stop
to this business by prosecuting to
the fall extent of the law.
Ir have also to request that you
. eaoerage as much as possible, the
sale of stamped envelopes in lieu of
stamps and mention this matter to
your 'business men and other pas
trons, so that they will know
what to do. Letters sent in viola
tion of the law will be seized and
I am Sir,
Special Agent P. O. Dept.
From the West Feliciana (La.)
SErnTIL, one of our best South
ern exchanges, we clip the follow
* Our fellow citizen, Mr. J. F.
Irvine, and J. L. Harris, Esq.. of
New Orleans, have entered on
quite on extensive hunting expedi
tion, having left some days since
for the praries of Minnesota. They
are provided with a large sufficien
cy of guns, dogs, &c., and will
make the game howl, when they
get at them. Our confrere of the
Owatonna Review will think the
"strike" has "busted loose" if he
hears their guns ana smells their
powder, but should he be so fortu
nate as to "meet up" with them
will find them clever gentlemen
in a word -represwntative South
*erters. But we really pity the
Upon inquiring we learn that
: Mers Irvine and Harris have al
r ..adZ:been in Owatonn, and were
guests at the Arnold House. Tihey
bare gone further up the State,
Sbut Expect to return in the course
Sof a few days, when we shall talze
Spleasure in "meeting up" with them
and making their acquaintance.
.Awatonna (Jtfian.) Review.
oUT Tms OuT.-IT MAY SAVE YOUR
Lr~s.-There is no person living but
what ensuffers more or less with Lung
Diseases, Coughe, or Consumption, yet
some would die rather than pay 75 cents
for a bottle of mnedicine that would cure
them. Da. A BoscuE's GEaRmA SYRUP
has lately been introduced in this country
from Germany and its wonderous cures
astonish every one that tries it. Ifyou
doubswhat we say in print, cut this out
and take it to your Druggist and get
sample bottlefor 10 oeentaand t;ry it. rwo
- doses will relieve you. Regular size 75
An old sying (and not altogether an
untrue one) is,'a peony saved is two earn
i accordng to this two saved is four
eaihed, and-n purchasing an organ if
ou can save $60 it is as good as 100
earned, which would go a great way to.
wards the purchase; you can do this by
buying the Star Parlor Organ. See as
verismen in another column, land send
for circular and prie list.
THE PARISH AS5E5Bu ENT.
i 'Wjth the *ie' oflaying be;
ifa on readers. ome inter
ae ing i rmat'n in regard
to agrieututal 'itatistica eon
nected with our parish, we
had occasion to inspect the
original assessment blanks as
filled up and returned to the
Assessor, for the present year,
a privilege that was extend
ed us through the .courtesy of
that officer. Our design was
to'ascertain the acreage plant
ed this year, in cotton and
corn, and to exhibted it in
comparison with the planting
oflast year. In this our ef
forts were foiled through the
very incomplete returns made,
and after completing the her
culean task we found that we
had discovered but 11,803
sores planted in cotton, while
only 6.195 were accounted for
as having been planted in
The manifest inaccuracy of
the returns in the particular in
question led us to a mental
inquiry as to the object sought
to be obtained in placing col
umns upon the blanks for the
statement of these particulars.
The intention doubtless was
to compile valuable statistical
facts in connection with the
agricultural interests of the
State, and this view makes it
the more astonishing that plan
ters, or persona interested
either in facts pertaining to
thee interests or in the duty
of compiling them, should
have exercised such gross neg
ligence in the premises.
But the deficiency that char
acterizes this part of the re
turn sinks tnto comparative
insignificance when we con
template the fact that in re
spect to the number of educa
ble children in the parish the
return in scarcely less faulty.
Here indeed, is a VERtY SERI
ous delinquency. How is the
Parish to receive its proper
aportiontment of the public
school fund, when the very
facts upon which the appor
tionment is based are concealed
or perverted through the ne
glect of those whose duty it is
to ascertain or give them!
We do not propose to un
dertake to establish the res
ponsibility for this delinquen
cy upon any particular party
or parties. Whether it
properly rests upon the As
sessor or upon a number of
people who may have failed to
fill up that portion of the
blank set apart for ascertain
ing this important fact, is"a
question requiring entirely too
much investigation to be hast
ily considered or rashly judg
ed. In our capacity as faith
frd journalists however, it be
comes our duty to state the
fact that this most important
matter has been most shame
fully neglected and to insist
that the remedy, if there is
one, be promptly applied ere
it is too late. It is a subject
ofthe gravest importance to
the people of our parish, one
to the magnitude of which we
cannot, as the organ of the
people, close our eyes.
lib.Archery is said to be com
ing into fashion, and young ladies
are all in a quiver at the prospect
of beaux being abundant.
iB-The Board of Administra
tors of the Insane Asylum at Jack
son, La, wrive notice that at this
time, owing to want of room, it is
atterly impossible to receive any
more patients. The inmates now
number 208.--fifty more than were
ever before entered since the foune
dation of the institution.
IS-West Feliciana still suffers
for the lack of a postmaster, No
stamps or envelopes can be ob
tained, which is a great annoyance
to the business community. What
is Postmaster-General Keys about?
Hada't he better let speeo ifying
and apologizing for his "erring
Southern brethren" alone, and at
tend to his ligitimaje business.
SIMPORTANT TO JUSTwIS o0 rE
Below 'we produoe for the eon
vesiiace of the several Jsmtiessr of
the Peace, certain sectionsef obp
ter 18 of the Polioe Cods which
relate directly to' the manner of
procedure to be observed in the
advertislng and final disposition of
Sec. 2. When the appraisement
of an estray has been returned to
the Justice of the Peace, it shall be
his duty to record the same, togeth
er with the certificate of the p-»
praiser!, in a book to be kept by
him for that purpose. .
SEc.. . As soon as prraticeble
after the return of the -appriiement
of an estray, it'.sbll be tie.isty of
the Justice of the Peace to capee
an advertisement .to bibpblishe4 in
the official.- joorniaf o the -parish,
said tiublication to be nade weelly,
for three, uoeeesiye we m;uonless
so owner of thie etr. ppear and
assert his claim befori the 'ezpia
tion of that inqe., T °"ad.sert-se
meet thus made lal set forth the
time when, and the .nams of the
person by whom said:estiy was
taken up. It shailalso opptain s
full description of the animal taken
up, and the names of the appailers,
and the amount .of the appraise
ment, and shall be signed by the
Justice of the Peace.
SEc. 4 It shall be the duty of
the Justice of the, Peace, within
thirty days after receiving the reo
turn of an appraiueuient of an es"
tray, to transmit a faithful copy of
all proceedings had in relation
thereto to the Clerk of the Police
Jury; and the said Clerk shall re
cord the same in a book to be kept
by him for that purpose, for which
recording the Clerk shall be enti
tied to receive the sum of one dol
lar, to be paid out of the proceeds
of the sale of the estray, or by the
owner of such estray, if such owner
apply for the same before the sale
iEc. 5. If after the expiraticn
of ninety days from the first publi
cation of the advertisement of an
estray, no person shall appear,
claiming the same, it shail then be
the duty of the Range Master to
sell said estray at public auction,
ten days notice of such sale having
been previously given, by publica
tion thereof in the official journal
of the parish, provided that all sales
of estrays shall be made in front of
the Courthouse. in the town of St.
WEIGHTS AND .MEASURES.
As RECOGNIZED BY THE LAWS F01 THi
The following tables presen many val
uable items of information and for this
reason we produce it for the -benefit of
our readers. It would be agood idea to cut
the article out for future reference.
Wheat .......... ........ . ......... 60
Shelled Corn....................... 6
Corn in ear...................... 70
Barley ......................... 47
Irish Potatoes...................... 60
Sweet Potatoes.............. ......- 5'
White Beans....................... 60
Castor Beans ....................... 46
Clover Seed..................... 60
Timothy Seed.................. .... 45
Flax Seed:....................... 56
Hemp Seed....................... 44
Millet Seed ...................... 50
Blue grass Seed..................... 44
Buck Wheat ....................... 52
Dried Peaches...................... 33
Salt................... .....,•..... 50
Stone Coal........................ 80
Plaster Hair..................... 8
Unslacked Lime..................-.. 30
Corn Meal..................... ..... 48
Fine Salt..--.......--- ---............- 55
Hungarian Grass beed............... 50
Ground Peas........................ 24
HOw TO LAY.OFF A SqUAns OF nROUND.
Measure 209 feet on each side and you
will have a square within an inch.
CONTENTSB OF AN aCRE,
An acre contains 4840 sqqre yards. A
squaote mile contains 640 aores, ..
SEAsURES OF DISTA5CER.
A mile is 5280 feet, or 1760 yards in
length. A fathom is 6 feet. A lague ie
3 miles. A Sabbath day's Jouirney is
1155 yards, this isl8 yards less than two
thirds of a mile. A day'sjournty is 33&
miles. A cubit is two feet. A great cu
bit is 11 feet. A hand(house measure) is
4 inches. A palm is 3 inches. A span is
10 inches. A space is 3 feet.
A barrel of flour weighs 196 pounds. A.
barrel of pork 200 pounds. A barrel of
rice 230 pounds. A keg of powder 25
pounds. A firkin ofbntter 26 pounds. A
tub of butter 84 pounds.
VARIOUS WEIGOHTS AND MEASBURES.
A ton of round timber is 40 feet; of
square timber 55 cubit feet. A commer
cal bale of cotton is 400 pounds. A sec
tion of government land is 640 acres (.ne
mile.) A liquid ton is 252 gallons.
A box 24 x 16 inches, 22 deep, contains
one barrel. A box 16 x 16 inches, 8
deep, contains 1 bushel. Abox 8 x 8
iuies,8 deep, eontains 1 peck. A box
4 x 4 inches, 4) deep, contains Ipeck.
The standard bushel of the Urited
States contains 2150.4 cubit inches.
The "Imperial bushel" is about 68 uenbic
inches. Any box or measure, the con
tents of which are equal to 2150.4. ubic
inches, will hold a bushel of grain. In
measuring fruit, vegetables, coal and oth
er substances, one-fifth must be added.
In other words, a peck measure five times
even full makes one bushel. .The usual
practice is to heap the measure.
AT A BARGAIN.-:"
n A. No. 1 second hand Sewing Ma
A chine in perfect order, for sale very
cheap. For partieulars apply at the
SmEmN L Office.
NEW BARBFB SHOP AND HAIR
In Irvine's building in the room lately
oecupied by John Ring, Bayou Bar,
Louisiana. Sept. 1,'?7.
JB TRAY NOTICE
Taken up by Elle Smothers on Chas E.
Percy's place in this parish on the g9th
day of Augurs 1877on
supposed to be about 5 yearsold and
mnarked with Spanish brand, Appraised
by George Ogden and Calvin Davis to be
worth in csh Bseventy-five dollars.
This 29th day of AuStA. D.- 18_877.
Justice of the Peace 8th, warl.
Sep. 1, 30d.
KNIFE, SIDE, BOX AND BIAS PLAIT
MISS Z. H. CLEVELAND..
St Francisville, La.,
T akes this methodofannouncing to the
.L ladies" of this and adjoining Par
iss, and Counties, that she is prepared to
make dresses in the latest styles, and
with neatness and dispatch. Plain sew
ing will also receive careful attention.
Knife, side, box and bias plaiting partio
ularly attended to. All at prices confor
mable to the times.
TO PROPERTY HOLDERS AND TAX
The Assessment rolls for State and
Parish Taxes of 1877 are now being ex
posed for inspection for 30 days at the
Recorder's Office. I will be present on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to
meet parties who wish to make altera
tions in their assessments.
M. W. STEWART,
ug.18 30d. Assessor.
STEAM GIN AND COTTON PRESS.
Two AND A HALF MILEs FROM BAYOU
On the West Feliciana Railroad.
S. C. STERLING,
Cotton promptly ginned and pressed at
customary rates. Special contracts
made with planters.
Sept. 1 77. Im
W ILL RESUME its exercises on the
1st Monday in October next with
a competent corps of Profeseors. All the
branches of preparatory and commercial
schools and first class colleges success
Billy taught. Tuition in preparatory
school $45, and in college classes $65 per.
session of forty weeks. Boarding in
Steward's Hall $10 per month, and in
private families at correspondingly lo
rates. For particulars and a catalogue
address, C. G. ANDREWS,
CLUSTER IMPROVED COTTON SEED
I will sell the above prolific cotton
seed, delivered in sacks at Julius Frey
hau, & Co's.,.St. Francisville, or at J. F.
Irvine's Bayou Sara, at One Dollar per.
bushel. Or delivered on the Forest plan
tation; 5 miles from town, at 75 cents per
bushel. Sample stalks may be seen at
the above mentioned stores and at the
Feliciana Sentinel Office.
Aug.18,1m. JASPER EDWARDS.
FOR SALE CHEAP.
The property situated on the top of
the Hill in St. Francisville, well improv
ed, consistingof two lots of ground. The
improvements consist in a 40 x 40 dwell
ing house with large bed rooms, three
down stairs and two upstairs, a dining
hall, kitchen &c., nearly new and in good
A building situated at the corner of one
of said lots facing the main streets which
lead into St. Francisville, and measur
ing 55 feet in length by 22 in width
said building has been used as a store,
is nearly new and in good order. Anoth
er building suited for store or dwelling,
with two large rooms and galery, situated
at the end of one of said lots facing the
main street measuring 40 x 30, is also
new and in good order.
All of said property will be sold for the
sum of eighteen hundred dollars, one
thousand cash and the balancein one year
with interest; insurance and policy to be
transferred to the vendor hereof. Or for
fifteen hundred dollars eask.
Apply to Samuel J. Powell Esq., Atty'
at Law, or Mrs. E. Weber, St. Francis
wille, La., or to Joe. Gondran, Donald
San street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Goods. Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, House keep
ers' Articles Clothing,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Grain, Bagging and
Ties and a full line of
Plantation Supplies, Hard
ware. Glass ware, etc..etc. Also
an Extensive and varied assort
ment of everything in the line of
Saddlery and Harness.
Jip Highest market price paid
E UD.Q AT OeNA L.
COU. NINTIH T., AYDe WAIII
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
CLASSICAL, SCIENTIFIC &
THE 49th Session will begin Monday
Sept.3d, 1877. For terms and all
further particulars address,
REV. JOS. E. KELLER, S. J.,
The Feliciana Female Collegiate Insti
tute, formerly a_ Jackson La., will be
opened on WYednesday 26th .Septembe
1877, at Afton Villa, on the W. F. . t.
six miles from Bayou.$Saa La,, under the
direction of Mrs. V. Z. Howell (Miss
Virginia Catlett,) Principal. For terms
and other information, address Mrs. V.
Z. Howell, Bayou Sara, La.
B RAKL IN FEMAL
CO L 0= GI ,cE,
Holly Springs Mississippi.
1849....... CHARTERED IN.......1849
Location central and universally ao
knowledged one of the healthiest in the
South-with full corps of experienced
teachers. Terms moderate. Non-secta
rian. In every respect a Home Institu
tion of the highest order. The 28th an
nual session will commence or Monday,
the 10th day of September, 1877. For
catalogues and other information address.
W. CLARK. A. M.
MILLWOOD COLLEGIATE IN
7PHIS Institution for young ladies, will
re-open with a fall faculty,
SEPTEMBER 17th, 1877.
A hundred and five dollars will cover
all expense of Tuition in English, Board,
For particulars send for circulars.
Miss M. McCALMONT Principal.
Mrs. L. V. SCHWING, Prin. in Music.
WHITWORTH FEMALE COLLEGE
On New Orleans, Jackson & Great North
ern Railroad, 128 Miles from New
Will Re-open September 26th, 1877
Number of Teachers............. 15
Number of Pupils .......... .223
Number of boardingPupils ...... 140
Number of Music Classes........190
All the departments organized. Maps,
Charts, and Apparatus in daily use.
Chiarges are low. Dress must be plain.
No extravagance allowed. Send for cat
aleune. H. F. JOHNSON.
August 4-2m. President.
MAX FISC|HER. AUGUST FISCHER
S, W. Corner of Front dt San
BAYOU SARA, LA.
H AVE CONSTANTLY in store for sale
at prices conformable with the
times, full and complete lines of White
goods, Ladies Dress Goods, House-keep
er's articles, and a general assortment of
fancy and staple dry goods:
Malls, Piques, Bish
op Lawns, Linen Lawns,
Dress Linens, Mozambi
Percales, Irish Lin
ens, Bobbinet Bars,
Laces and Curtains,
Parasols, large varie
las, assorted styles
and qualities. Cali
cos, Bleached Cottons,
Jeans, Denims, Tick
- ings by the yard or piece.--
We invite an insipection of our large
assortment of Ladies, Childrens, Mens,
and Boys Hosiery, and Xid Gloves, Lisle
Thread, Gauntlets, Ties, Ribbons, Em
broideries Laces, Ruchings, Corsets, La
dies Ready-made Under wear, etc., Per
fumery, Toilet, Articles, and notions.
We have on hand also, a fresh and well
selected, stock of Clothing, Boots, Shoes,
Hats and Caps and a general assortment
of gentlemens under-wear and furnishing
Dealers in Fancy and Staple grocerles,
Provisions, western Produce and
Plantation Supplies. Agents for
the renowned Singer Sewing
Machine and its various
SPECIAL NOTICE.-We are the own
ers of the outstanding claims and indebt
ednesses due to the late farm of Mann
Fischer & Co.
The Citizens of East Fbloliana, Pointe
Coupes, and Wilkinson County, Miss.,
will find it to their interest and advan
age to open up a trade with Us. All or
ders from abroad promptly, and carefully
tP Highest imarket price paid for dot
Leakie, T. B, g
Terms Only iie
The undersigned havkh
unexpired leam of Mggmt,
& 40., in the above hotl.
eesion of the same, and ham
ofannonacing to his frieds
lie that it will be kept s
summer for regular san
and day boarders on
No pamin or ejxpene W -iij
insure the comfort of bhi
The hotel will be en
reited and refurnished d
" CIIAS. E. SMI
The Montros Iouse is
reception of guess,
his friends and the traveling
orally that the house has pes
ly renovated, refitted, and
made to suit the most as
or expense will be · eA
Montroes House upto ite
first class in every respect.
erate. Speeial rates to
Telegrams or letters for roeq.
Meals furnished to exen
P. J. d
E' J. ELDER, W,
FIRE 4 LIFE INSTURANOB
Represent the following
U. S. Branch Liverpool andi
Globe, assets over *,65,000...
of Jackson, Miss., Assets over
Phoenix, of Brooklyn, Assets et
000. Home, of New York,
$6,104,000. Manhattan, of New
sets over $900,000. Hanover,
York, Assete over $1,600,000:
leans Ins. Association, cuas
$525,000. Piedmont and
Insurance Co., Richmond V-.,
Also agents for East &Ws
Parishes of the Royal Canadia'
of Montreal. Capital $6,000,00t
Rates Generally lower, sad
more tangible than in New
boring Counties and P
desired ijformation most
We give particular attentis
surance of Churches, Dwelfp
farm prperty for a term of
now offer $1000 plicies for3 3
low rate of $20. Gin House
aFor further particunla
Elder & Co. Woodville, 3i
JOHN D. AUSTEN, St. F
ROBERT S. AUSTEN, J
LOUIS IIAUMAN, Clinton Ia.
SM. MUMFORD, M. D.
No 5 Pri
Drugs, Medicines, Chemin
Toilet Soaps, Fancy Hs
Perfumery and Fa
and Garden Seed',
Pare Wines and Llq
for Medical purposes. 1'
Oils Varnishes, Dye-st
Linsted oil. Lard oil,
foot oil, Coal oil, Car
Lamps and lamps trim
all descriptions. Pens, I
Pencils, Slates, Paper,
music, Blank Books,
Cutlery, Razors, Ramor
Surgical Instruments, the
dard patent medi
&c. &C., a freshs
of which articles. coast
IgP Physicians p
carefully composl :" at
£63E BEST ARE
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