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E LICANA SENTINEL.
j. 2.. ST.' FRANCISVILLE, LA., OCTOBER 20, 1877 NO. 17
Atmnue? at Law,
*er*er at .LaW,
& COUNSELOR ATILAW,
* in the' Courts of East and
tAnnori at Latw,
-- Clinton, Louisiana.
*ce in the Courts of the 5th
Attnrney at Law,
petice in the Parishes of West
lFeliciana. and Pointe Counnee.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ctice in the courts of East and
eskana mnd'the Supreme Court of
e. . febl7-ly.
.m. LEAKE, -
AtterneY at Law,
paticein the Parishes of West
Feliciana, and Pointe Coupee.
OtRNEY AT LA W,
on the North side of the public
june 28, '76.--1y
PLE JR. JOS. L GOLSAR,.
. & GOLSAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
St. Francisville La.,
practice in the Courts of West
and Pointo Conpee.
CKLiFFEI. C. L. FISHER
ELIFFE & FISHER,
Attorneys at Law.
" St. Francisville, La.
practice in the Courts of West
at Feliciano. Pointe Conllpt and
ng Parishes. j une'2M'76.-ly
. U. BAL.L,
[SICIAN AND SURGEON,
S]ayiouS ara, Louisinan,
at residence .june 28, '76.. I y.
Dr. E. Green Davis offers
his services to the people of
Sthis and adjoining l'arishes.
addressed to him, at his resi
ill receive prompt attention.
TISTRY! DENTISTRY !!
I will attend all calls on
he Coast, from Natchez to
ew Orleans; also the back
I when accessable with a buggy.
Ma wishing my services, can pro
-bwane by addressing me, at my
D. STOCKING, D. D. S.,
'67.-1y. St. Francisville. La
Pan Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
orerof Caprp a,d Conmmon streets,
New Orleans, La.
rMFORD & WATSON.
ARD,-Two dollars .and fifty
er day. - june 28,76-1y.
Bayou Bara, Louisiana,
ISALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Cries. Provisions, Western
t4ce and Geaeral plan
BAYOU SABA, LA.
Ican be procured by the day, weoek
)l, and at reasoniable rates. In
A" as in the past, the table will
PUed With the very best fare the
ffords. llegnnt and well fur
oome. cbeconmmgti tijg servants
itly iiittecnde, ptFtonage aow
IJS FRISYI4N & CO.,
fth Reoad, St. Franceville, La.
I!eter. ste an C.niso Ginl
'hohqeJ 'id4 Reail Dejars in .
ishtnsng gooIds, clothPng, oot.
, gt +a gJner~ l assortment
Ware, hlna and glaess ware.
iest market prote pai for cat
et ind hdep p
the Septinel oflice,
St. Franeisville La.,
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LAfter the men were ordered to lie
dnow, a white rabbit, which had been
hopping hither and thither over the field
swept by grape and nmusketry, took refuge
among the skirmishers, in the brast of a
corporal.-Report of the battle of Malvern
Bunny, lying in the grass
Saw the shining column pass,
Saw tie starry banner fly,
Faw the chargers fret and fume,
Saw the flapping hat and plume;
Saw them with his moist and shy,
Most unspeculative eye,
Thinking only in the dew,
That it was a fine boview
'Till a flash, not all. of steel,
Where the rolling caisson's wheel
Brought a rumble and a roar
Rolling down that velvet floor,
And like blows of autumn flail,
Sharply threshed the iron hail.
Bunny, thrilled by unknown fears,
Raised his soft and pointed ears,
Mumbled his prehensile lip,
Quivered his pulsating hip,
As the sharp vindictive yel
Rose above the screaming shell;
Thought the world and all its men,
All the charging squadrons ment,
All were rabbit.hunters'then,
AILto capture him intent.
Bunny was not much to blame,
Wiser folks have thought the same
Wiser folk, who think they spy
Every ill begins with I.
Wildly panting, here and there,
Bunny sought the freer air,
'Till he hopped below the hill,
And sa v, lying close and still,
Men with muskets in their hands,
(Never Bonny understands
That hypocrisy of sleep,
In the vigils grim they keep,
As recumbent on that spot,
They elude the level shot.)
One-a grave and' quiet man,
" Thiqking of his wife and child
Far beyond the Rapidan,
Where Androscoggin smiled
Felt the little rabbit creop.
Nestling by his arm and side,
Wakened from strategic sleep,
To that soft appeal replied,
Drew him in his blackened breast,
But you have guessed the rest.
Softly over that chosen pair
Omnipresent Love and Care
Drew a mightier Hand and Arm,
Shielding them from every harm,
Right and left the bullets waved,
Savea the savior for the saved.
... .-- -- .
Slw THE PULL COLUMN ADV)BU
TISEMENT of our enterprisin d eiti
eon, Mi, E, W. Whiteman, on
fourth page. Mr. Whiteman is the
agent of the splendid steamers of
the New Or eans and Vi~knhurg
packet line, and the New Orleans
and Bayou Sara steamer Ouachita
Belle, the advertisements of all of
which will be found in his column,
and to them we call the attention
of shippers and the traveling pub*
lie in a special manner.
THE MASKED TRAIN ROBBERS.
A PASSENGIs's SrORT--HOW RE Es
CAPED BEING PLUNDERED.
[From the Omaha Herald.)
" ON Tln ROAD, Sept. 90.-That train
robbery" at Big Springs Station was an
interesting occasion and no mistake.
I was there, but not by special invita
tion. Not being accostamed to that
kind of diversion, had I known what
was to happen I think I should have
waited for the next train.
" We rolled up to Big 8prings depot as
usually. The night was beautiful, and
she mopon shone brightly.. As the train
stopped I went out on the platform of
the car, where-I found an Omaha mer
chant, and we stood and talked there
about two minutes, when there suddenly
appeared before us on the ground four
masked'men, with a cocked revolver in
each hand, aimed directly at us. At
first I thought it was some joke, but
when the devils ordered us into the car
"d-quick," and to hold up our hands
and make no "break," and called us hard
names, I concluded it meant business,
and another look at those eight revolvers,
which just about that time began to
look like mountain howitzers, dbavinced
me in much less than a week's time that
the evening air was unhealthy, and I had
business inside immediately.
As I' closed the car door two shots
were fired at my friend, hitting him
twice in the hand, and taking oft about
a foot of the car door casing.. That satis
fled him, and he took an inside berth.
The robbers followed us. One fired off
his pistol in the car, probably to give
emphasis to his remarks, which were
more f reible than polite. They station
ed one man at the front end of the car,
one at the rear each with two pistols,
and each of the remaining rrdfiians was
allotted the task of robbing a row of
seats which they proceeded to do each af
ter his own style.
The first man robbed was a drummer
from a New York house. He was order
ed to "stand up, hold up his hands, and
keep his d- mouth shut," and the search
commenced. They took from him $480,
and a gold watch valued at $100. The
next man had only one arm. The gen
tlemanly villain that was searching him
happened to notice the empty sleeve.
"H--1," said he, "have you only got one
"Only one, sir," replied the man. .
"Well, 1- you, take back ,our stuff
we don't want your money. Sit down
and keep still."
. One of the brigands yelled out as they
came in the car; "Hold up your hands,
every - , and keep still; we
want your money, but will give each
man $10 back, and we wont hurt a man
unless he makes a break. WVe've kill one
mnan, and don't want to kill, any more.
but your money we will have; so, 4
you, keep still and give it nup-all of it,
quietly"-and much more talk of like
It was a queer scene-about forty men
of us sitting these quietly to let four
masked scalawags go quietly through us
that way; but what could we do Not
a revolver in the car except one, and that
at the bottom of a valise. There was no
use for any one to make a start. The
two men at the end of the cars covered
everybody nearly with two cocked revolv
eraliable to go oft any moment, for their
hands trembled violently, showing that
they were themselves excited. So we
obeyed orders to a certain extent, but not
fully. I didn't. I had my hardes up
most of the time, but I found time to put
my pocket-hook with $400 in it down be
hind a ladies' work basket, who occupied
the next seat. after doing which I walked
back about four seats and managed to
get my watch and chaina off and down
behind my valise on the car floor, after
which little performance mvy hands weet
up good and steady. I then had nothing
on my person that I thought the thieves
would take, except about $10 in coin in
one pocket, and I finally worked up a
scheme to beat them out of that. The
man who was robbing the. row of seats
opposite me was much more expert than
the other, and got away ahead of him,
After he had passd me about four seats,
and while the other one was at least four
seats from me the other way, I got up
leisurely and crossed the aisle and took
a seat with a man who had been robbed,
and the villain whose plain duty it was
to rob me, overlooked me entirely; so I
was not otoched, and was the only man
in that ear who was not "'gone through.'
I think it took them about fifteen min
utes to work that car.
IN coNJUnCTrON with that of t:e
steamer Gov. .Alen will be found
the advertisement of the steamer
La selle, Capt. Dugas, which fine
poessonger packet will run during
the entire s-acon in connection
with-tire JAllen, in the *Bayou-Sara
and coast trade. In establishing
this splendid line of packets, Capt.
arown is but carrying out a well
devised plan to meet the tequire
ments and conveniences of the pub
lic, and merits a full share bf pa
trolage. Mr. Joe. F. Irvine is
[N Y. Mercantile JournaL ]
WHAT ONE DOLLAR AT INTEREST
However historians may differ on other
points, all concur in crediting Ferdinand
and Isabella with the character of intel
ligent and efient sovereigns.
When uhder their auspices Columbus
discovered America in 1409, economists
would have deemed it wise if they had
set apart one of the many gold mines
which then came into their posseesion, to
be worked forever in the interest of the
crown, its products to be.applied as a
staking thmd towards the meduetion or
the liquidation of the national debt, un
til such debt should be paid..
For convenience of illustration we will
imagine that such an edict was passed,
and as an administrative measure, one
hundred" men were detailed to work the
mine with the prevision that all vacan
cles oeering by death or otherwise
shoul'be Immediately filled. On arrival
at the mines the colonists learned (if they
did not know it before) that gold would
neither shelter, feed nor clothe them, apd
they wisely detailed one-half their r;ma
ber to supply the personal n~is of the
colony, while the other half worked at
mining .A few years experience showed
that the average product was an ounce
of gold every ten days for each miner,
which on a valuation of twenty dollars
was two dollars per day. As that sum
was in equity and by agreement divisable
with the non-mining party, it resulted
that the earnings, all around, were one
dollar per da:y, which, allowing three
hundred working days to the year, would
be three, hundred dollars per annum for
each, while the products of the mine were
steadily piled up in the Government de
But while the colonists were quietly
and efficiently fulfilling their mission, a
little bill of a dollar was presented at
Madrid, and as there o ere no "monies
not otherwise appropriated," at the com
mand of the Treasury, the officials gave
a bond for the same, bearing interest at
6 per cent. per annum, payable wher the
gold above specified should be disposed
of. The government finally fixed upon
the year 1879 as a good time ,to sell,
rightly conjecturing that by the demone
tization of silver and the presnective
enormous requirements of the United
States for gold to effect their exchanges,
the demand would be uaprecedented and
the price high. By calculation they
found that the fifty miners had each day
delivered one hundred dollars worth of
'metal which, estimating three hundred
working days to each year, would be
thirty thousand dollars per annum, re
sulting for the three hundred and eighty
seven years in the magnificent accumul
ation of $11,610.000. "But your excel
lency forgets," said D)n Penusador to the
Treasurer general, "that there is a lien
on the fund of one dollar, the interest
being added at the end of each year at
six per cent." The "magnificos" laughed
heartily at the suggestion and jokingly
asked the Grand Scribe to Inform them
(that is if the paltry sum was not too
insignificant to figure on) what that lit
tie matter .would amount to. But they
were much surprised and annoyse:. when
that functionary, after careful calcula
tion, reported that the claim of this
bondholder on the government would in
1879 amount to the incomprehensible sum
of $6,240,000,000 (six thousand, two hun
dred and forty millions of dollars.) The
council at first accused the sedate func
tionary of joking, hut his solemn and re
spectable vissage precluded that theory.
Then a suspicion of insanity took pos
session of the official mind, but cypher
ing confirmed the statement.
'. Cramba I" growled the President;
' that one dollar has earned 137,468 times
more than those ffty workingmen -o
rather those hundred workingmen, for
it has taken one outside man all the time
to support the one in the mine ; or in
other words, it would require 13,746,800
men at $1 per day each, from the date of
the bond, to pay principal and accrue
interest at 6 per cent. on $1 for 3
The old philologists teach that nsury
means "something that bites." It is a
constrictor that crushes and then ewal
It is not geinerally known that Osman
Pasha, the fighting officer of the Turk
ish army, is an old Burlington boy, but
such is indeed the fact. His teal name is
John Smith. His father emigrated from
Smithvllle, Smith County, and crme to
this city, where John was born. He
drove a dray for a few years, but after
wards entered the ministry and became
a revivalist. When the war of the rebel
lion broke out he was one of the first to
spring to his feet when the Bebel bat
teries fired on Sampter, and started for
Canada at a rate of speed that indicated
his intention to eat his supper at Toronto
on the same day he left Burlington. He
has never been seen or heard of since,
and a great many people who never knew
him say they would not be surprised at
allit Osman Pasha was our John Smihi
All honor to Burlington gallantry '
Long live Osmsn John. Smith Pashal
LAST SPEECH OF THIERS.
The follon ing was the last public
speech of M. Thiers, deli ered upon his
arival at St. Germain in reply to a con
gratulatory address from the inhabitants
of that old court suburb:
"I am very much touched by your visit
and by the tokens of affection, (refering
to several large bouquets) which you
bring me. The voice of, an honorable
citizen (speaking to the reader of the ad
dress) has always a clainf upon my atten
tion. As I have already said, for many
years past, I look upon the republic as
the only form of government possible in
France. Those who, without being able
to substitute anything for it, seek to pre
vent it from taking root, are the real dis
turbers and anarchists upon whom France
will soon call to account for the nioral and
material injury which has been inflicted
upon her this year. You =ay reckon,
therefore, upon my constancy in support
of the republic; but you must allow me
to be not less instant in giving it the
epithet ,of chbservative-for it is to be
permanent. It must give guarantees to
order as well as to liberty, Look at the
progress which our opinions have mad
this year, and you will see that they are
due to the tranquility and the firmness
of the country. Let us persevere in this
attitude. Calm and determined we shall
succeed. For my own part, I entertain
no doubt as to our success; everything
presages it, and I do not scruple to fore
shadow it to you in all-confidence."
IMITATION MONEY.--A Washington dis
patch says: .Many complaints have
reached the Treasury Department that
merchants and business men in various
parts of the country have been in the
habit of printing business cards bearing
such a close resemblance to the United
States and national bank issues the t
many people have been deceived therebY,
and quantities of it passed as good mon
ey by parties who have gathered a num
ber of these cards. Some of the samples
received at the Secret Service Division
hero are of a character to deceive even
observant persons, while they bear upon
their face the'fact that they are not real
ly genuine.. These issues'arb all' in vio
lation of law. Section 5,430 of the re
vised statutes forbids the engraving oe
printing. of anything in the impression
or the likeness of any United States obli
gatioqs or other security, or any part
thereof, except under the authority- of
the Secretary of the Treasury. The pen
alty is a heavy fine and imprisonment.
Many in dictments have been found
against persons on this account, and the
department intends now to prosecute to
the full extent further offenses of this
character as a matter of protection to the
community ; the poor and more ignor
ant members of which axe very generally
ONE OF THE VERY BEST mercant
ile establishments in our midst is
that of our fellow citizen J. F.
Irvine, Esq., in Bayou Sara. We
note that str. Irvine is recently-in
receipt of a large stock of provis
ions and Western produce per
steamers Gold. Dust and Belle of
Shreveport-all fresh and new
and which he will dispose of f t
prices suited to the exigencies of
A FEARFUL RISK FOR GIRLS.
The pastor of a church in one of
our large cities ;aid to me not long
ago. "I have officiated at forty
weddings since I came here, and in
every case, save one, I felt that, the
bride was running on awful risk.
Young men of bad habits and fast
tendencies never marry girls of
their own sort, but demand a wile
above susoicion. So, pure, sweet
women, kept from the touch of evil
through the years of their girl
hood, give themselves, with all their
costly dower of womanhood, into
the keeping of men who, in base
associations have learned to un
dervalue all that belongs to them.
and then find no repentance in the
sad after years. There is but one
way out of this that I. can see, and
that is for you-the young women
of the country-to require in asso
ieations and marriage, purity for
purity, sobriety for sobriety, and
honor for honor. There is no rea
son why the young men of thibs
Christian land should not be just
as virtuous as its women, and if the
lobs of society and love be the
price they are forced to pay for
vice, they will not pay it. I admit
with sadness that not all our young
women are capable of this high
standard for themselves or others,
but I believe there are enough earn
est, thoughtful girls in the society
of our country to work wonders if
faithfully aroused. Dear girls, will
you help us, in the name of Christ?
Will you, first of all, be true to
yourselves and God-so pure in
your inner and outward life that
you shal have a right to ask that
the young man with whom yo6
marry shall be the same? The au
fL1 gull oe dishonor is close beside
your feet, and in it, fathers, bro
hers, lovers and sons, are going
own. Will you help us ti our,
great work ?"
$srpenter and U drderta fl -u
Will give prompt attention tal busi
ness in his line in this andaQJbinn.t P
ishes; jibt 154 76.--1
[At L, Vresinsky's old stanadt]
Bsaou 8ara, sa: .
FAHIONABLa BOtya 8 H0OE MAXKdt
Respectfully solicits a share ofthbpulal
ic patr6nage and guarantees . ,bthietlph
O THE PUBLIc"
wet FmuciANA, deJu I is177. .
To parties .living in West. I eiMirts
who shall at any time desire n1p'_Wfp t
sional services I wonld atepeetfdll av
nounce, that they have but to addret
me at St. Clauide, Waterloo int care Ao
Mesers. EdWin Vigne, or R. Potuetla
All calls from the citizens of this Plt;
ish so addressed will receive prompt at
tention and respdose
P. G. A. KAUFMAR~, D,.
ICAD & WEIL
Bayou Sar, Las,,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ira
FANCY DRY GOODS,
CLOTHING, FiTiNI t) , t,
GROCERIES Ai) PIARTATIOI S87P
PLIES OE~AFE .ALI Y.
girHighest market- prie paid st qet
Adjoining Post O~fice,
Foot of the Hill Mnt. Friincirevila, iq
Retail Dealer In
DRY GOObDS CLO1HI iO,/ H oAf CAPtI
Boots and Shoes, Glass and W odes
Ware, Tin ware, Fsuily and Faxi
cy Groceries Western Pre
duce andPPlantation Sup
FURNITURE AND SHINGLES,
E'Highest market price tid fet e4t
ton: July27, '76.--l.
. T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Lonubstf~R
DEAI.ERt I .
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IM1' q
ments, Bridles, HaZr ss,Hardwaire, Gpna'
Pistols, Pemps, Pipes, Miachine Fitig
Cocks, Valves, Castinges Ropest. eolloiii
Ware, Wagon and Carriage "eoOdlrow]
Blacksmith's Materials, Etc.,Ete .
TIN 'COPPER AND SHEET IRO1 0 A *D
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" Sk-OVEf;
Urie, Garrett & Cottman, Brinle; ans
H. Hall and other plo*st8 Allan'. Hore
Hoes, Wood's Mowlng Mthihies Hore!
Hay Rakes, all of which I Wil garavn-.
too to sell lower than eae beh pti'ehaaed
Grangers and others Will "id it to
their advantage to call and examine mdS
stock and prices before pncahasiag elsea
A wanted ti
South for the cef
E WE WE.
The easiest learned, lightest running
most durable and popular maebine made.
Received the highest award at the Con-.
Special inducements offered.- Address
Weed Sewing Machine Co.,
No. 182 Canal- Street,
New O(leans, La,
Jane 1, '77.-lyear.
PO R G A S.-2
Elegant styles, with Valuable Improve=
me- .. New and beautiful soloe stopse.--
Over one thousand Organiets- and. Masi-"
clans endorse these organs and, reoo-
mend them as strictly first class in tone,
Mechanism and durability. Wartsnted
for six years.
.Most Elegant and Latest Improved.
Have been awarded the highest pre
mium in competition with others for
Promptness, and Piano like action. Pure,.
sweet, and evenly balanced tone, orches-
tral effects, and instantaneous aecese
which may be had to the re
price list address
DANIEL F. BEATTY
MAKE HOME HAPPY.
A Pientiftul Bnpplw o - .
Good Beading and Beautifal
WILL DO IT.
A ne eight-p feP rith48I4leel
Sthe, cr o arl i te. e t,
d publlah·d for
monoy. It is inepiendest in (politec.
gives nll the nies.. end, besides mnuch
oher good reading, every number hu
hree or four acl ubleribtrfeio , s
receiesr a eo p ot the bmautiul engrav
tl Poowpa On's
IS a4ben." sine 24n35 inch,.. end c 0up '
of THS 8TAE ILLUSTRATED ALMA
refwuse. alwasthe mit liberal in the
work. To earl rfen deeirislatept Ci
the pkitore e snac v·es e o~ t g
pper, bYm always been vlgorolis advo
the rights of all the Statesa. ad
wIes emon the Clrt I0, srig the Justioe
of local ..... n. i nthe a t1lL.
p ee Fnll to whom we have lad 7
the piCture, "xxa IPIM'I
h tm'FsglemI." by sylyng eo can
4hse in its sed another ageslnt' en
g ,of same nine, whio we ave
jehper teltetu pgic.re, oam Ds5bi.
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