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FELICIANA SEN TIN'L.
own laws. The further you went
fit your .search, the more proofs you
found to conttadict the calumny which
yolhad predeteriltinded to utter, and
you found absolutely nothing, for nothing
existed, to sustain it. fut, true, to the
morality of the Returning Board, you re
solved to wmake what you could not find.
You took my opinion of Nov. 20, 1860, and
there you sar an exposition of the sub
Jeet precisely the opposite of that which
you wished to impute to me. Then you
falsifled the record, suppressed what I
actually wrote, and attributed to me seon
timents which I never entertained or ut
tered. Your account (of the paper and
its contents is not only different from,
but directly contrary to, all that is con
tained in the paper itself.
This is bad enough, but that is not the
worst of it. In order to give some show
of authenticity to your false version of
my opinion you pretend to transcribe a
paragraph; but your transcript is basely
fraudulent. Let any man take volume 9
of the Attorney General's Opinions look
at this one on page 523, and compare
your pretended copy with the original.
You pick out sentences hero and there
from different places, and present them
to your readers as ifI had written them
continuously. What you strike out is
absolutely necessary to a proper under
standing of what you leave in. A most
serious antd embarrassing difficulty had
been brought upon ihe administration by
the rsesignation of all the Federal officers
in 8onth Carolina. The President, anx
ious to perform his whole duty, required
my advice. Of course I did not say this
was eases belli as against the State. We
could not lawfully kill the whole popula
tion because our officers vacated the
places to which we had appointed them.
Military force might be sent there to aid
the civil officers in executing the laws;.
but we must first have civil officers to be
aided. For this I gave reasons which
any one who reads the opinion will per
eeive to be ent'rely satisfactory. you
make me talk nonesense about it; I seem
to propound a question which I do not
answer; to describe a difficulty without
proposing any relief, and to draw a con
elusionu from no premiuies. Having thus
deprived the passage of its real meaning,
you ascribe to it a falsd one, and assert
that it contains sentiments inspired by
"treasonable allies" of the Administration
"in aid of the great rebellion."
In law this is not a forgery. But
among men of average honesty the fraud
ulent alteration of a-paper to. injure an._
other's character passes for about as
shaineful and base a Jhing as can be
doner Let me illustrate by cases which
I aeed not say, are merely hypothetical.
A FEW ANALOCIES.
Suppose yourself appointed to the mis
sion you have sought so earnestly. You
wish to ruin some man or woman by
trumping up a false accusation a gainst.
him'or her, and you try to do it by di
plomatically misrepresenting the con
tents of a written document which you
have in your possession, and from which
you make false quotations; you are de
tected and exposed; what mu ould be done
with you T All further intei-course with
you would he declined; your recall
would be immediately demanded; you
would be kicked out of the country as
ignominiously as the rules of internation
al law would permit.
Imagine yourself in court as a
counsellor with a paper in your
hand whose contents it is necessary
for you to make known; you mis
state the whole tenor and purpose
of it; you pretend to read a part
of it, but read it so faleely that the
true sennse of it is altogether ob
scored. If you are caught in the
trick you are certain to be expelled
from the profession.
Suppo. e another case: A Federal
officer is Impeached for being en
gaged in a conspiracy against the
government, and you, being a wit
ness, testify positively that he is
guilty becdause you have seen a pa
per written by the accused,inwhich
sentiments are expressed fav6rable
to the conspiracy and hostile to the
right of the government to execute
its own laws. Moreover you pro
duce a copy, rade by yourself, of a
paragraph, which you swear to be
plenary proof of an intent to sur
render the power of the Union to
the conspirators. After that you
are indected for perjury, and it is
proved that no such sentiment was
expressed in the paper, but the di
rect contrary, and that your copy
is a false copy, palpably made for
the purpose of deception. Would
you have a defense? Could you
escape convictior ? If convicted,
what would become of you?
Of course you have never done
either of these supposed acts. I put
the cases merely to bring the prin
eiples down to a level with your
understanding, and to show you
how dangerous is the practice you
indulge in of falsifying docnments
and misstating their conten ts.
When you pee bow it would work
it carried out into other depart
ments of business you cotrplrelend
the iniqnity of trying to fasten the
sons, dead and alive, by such meth
ods as you have adopted.
THR OREOoN CASE.
As to Oregon, it was not aster
ted belore the commission that
anything criinnal had been com
mitted. Th-e question whether
Gronin or Watts was elected in
volved a donfitful and difficult ques
tion of law on which there were
different opinions and judicial an
thorities teriously conflicting. That
Gov. Grover decided it honestly
and according to his best judgment
there can be no doubt in the minds
of reasonable and fair-mirndea men.
The presumption that he acted with
all due fidelity to che' law is much
strengthened by your assertion that
he was guilty of-"inoathsouwe fraud."
Your abuse of any man is power
fal evidence in his favor.
SAMUEL J. TILDEN.
In like marnner I take your dia
tribe upon Mr. Tilden and the
New York Democracy. I know
nothing of the matters you refer to:
but I do not. believe a word you
say. Remembering your monstrous
falsehoods about Mr. Buchanan;
seeing the large, loose and lavish
mendacity of your charges against
myself, and aonlying the maxim,
falsus in uno falsus :n omnibus, I can
only regard your abuse of Mr. Til
den as strong proof that he is a
just. upright, and honorable gen
tleman. Thus you furnish me with
a cheap and easy mode of praising
him. The chosen chief of the na
tion swind!ed of his right does not
want any eulogy from jne. But if
I am called upnoon to show the
grounds of his title to general re
spect and admiration I need not
describe the irreproachable walk of
his private life or his hirgh public
career-his brilliant eloquence or
his solid judgment-his tireless
struggle against corruption in the
city of New York or his beneficent
administration of the Government,
it is enough that I simply show
your attempt to defame him: for
.that itself is a decoration of his
MESSRS. FIELD AND CARPENTEt.
Your din: at Messrs. Field and
Carpenter is hardly worth notice.
Far as they stan:d above your reach.
you attempt to malign their motives
for opposing the Great Fraud;
those of one you pronounce to-be
mercenary. and of tr'e other "mixed
and mysterious." They belong to
a class of men who act habi'ually
upon motives which must alw:rys
be a mystery to you. for you can
not comprehend them. You chuck
le over the fact that their logic and
eloquence was unsuccessful. That
is proper enough.
The decision of the cr,mm:s-ion -
ersgave to stupidity and fraud a
great triumph over the honesty aid
ability 6f Messrs. Field and Car
pentor; aid in this triumph you
have an unquestioned right to re
joice. .You add that their joint ef
fort before the commisnion was a
not- inefficient aid in oreraring the
min.ds of their auditors for tlie ja
dicial result which followed.?" This
seems to mean that either f, on lack
of faithfulnes, or want of catlaciry
they injured their cause b" plead
ing it. But you would scarcely
presume to pronoune' such aj.xdg
mert on men whose superiority ov
er yourself is so marked and so well
known. One otlhe construction of
your words is possble. The com
missioners were the auditors, and
their minds were prepared' to de
cide in favor of the fraud by the
mere fact that Messrs. Field and
Carpenter, Republican lawyers.
.appeared in opposition to it. Did
the commissioners indulge a feeling
so unworthy ? Did they prostitute
their judicial functions to satisfy it?
Certainly no reasonable man can
ever believe that without authority
much better than yours. B:t most
probably you had no meaning at
all. It is mere drivel, and only
furnishes another proof that when
your mastersat Washingtan intrus
ted you with the deferse of the
great fraud, they put the business
into most incompetent hands.
J. S. BLACK.
I1OW TO WRITE IN AN AGREEABLr:
Dryden found himself one day,
after a dinner party, in company
with the Duke of Buckinglhamr,
Lord Rochester, and Lord Dorset.
The conversation turned upon the
English language, on harmony of
numbers. and the elegance of style,
which merits each of the three
lords believed himself to possess in
the highest degree. ./After a good
deal of disputing it was determined
to refer the matter to Drydeo.
The proof was to consist in each
writing an article on the first sCb
ject that presented itself, and tihe
pieces of paper having been placed
under the candlestick, Dryden wa
to draw them ouit and determine
which was the best. The three
lords set to work, and while Ro
clhister and Bockinglham were ex
erting their Whains to invent some
sparkling epigram or happy turn of
thoulght, Dorset was oblserved to
write a few lines carelessly, and
without thie least hesitation.
Dryden, having examined the pa
perS, gave his judgment. "Gen
tlemen." said hIe to the Duke of
Bnckingliam and Lord Rochester,
"your styles are excellent and hiave
pleased me extremely; but I am
perfectly delighted with that of
Lord Dorset. I lehve you to judge.
Listen." Dryden read: On the
first day of next May I will pay to
John Drydeno, or order, the sum of
five hundred pounds sterling, value
received. A.,ril 15, 168t. (Signed)
DORSET. Lord Ruchestor and the
Duke of Buckingham confessed that
they could not write like that, and
that Lord Dorsetfs style was the
best they had ever heard of.
A STRANGE STORY.
A few days ago We repcrted
a story, which first appeared
in the Covington GOMXoN
WEALTH. about a case that oc
curred in that city, in which a
man imposed himself upon a
woman whose husband had
left her for some time, as her
lawful spouse, he bearing so
strong a resemblance to her
absent husband and being so
familiar with her family histo
ry that she firmly believed
him to be what he represent'
ed himself to be. Since the
publication of that article ad
ditional facts in the case have
been discovered. The unfor.
tunate lady-in the case is Mrs.
Ignatz Getz, and she is a sister
of .the wife of Councilmnar
Supple, of ('ovington, and of
Mrs. Bernard Bensinger, also
of that city. It appears that
her husband, Getz, who was a
brother of one of the. three
murderers hung in this city in
1867, enlisted in the regular
army, and, after several years'
service in Texas, he wrote a
letter to his wife, stating that
he had received his discharge
on account of disability, and
that he was going to Chicago
in search of employment. She
did not hear from him again un
til about two years ago and then
she learned from a man who
had been in the Ohio peniten
tiary that he knew a man in
that institution named John
Getz. She corresponded with
this party, and learned that he
was in reality her husband.
Shortly aft-.r a marn made his
appearance in Covington, and
claimed to be. the long lost
Getz. Though he clnsely re
'elhhled her husband. Mrs.
Getz and her fiiends were in
clined to doubt his identity,
but after a while he showed
such a thorough knowledge of
her affairs and of her husband's
previous history that she he
came convinced that he was
really Getz, and she took him
into her home, He lived with
and supported her until last
week, meanwhile -he hearing
him a child, and then her real
husband put in an appearance.
The result was a scene that
may he imagined but not deqs
scribed. Getz it appears. had
been sent to the penitentiary
for some offense for six years',
and while there formed the
acquaintance of a man who had
but four years to serve.. To
this man he imparted the sto
ry of his life, and the false
friend improved his knowledge
upon his release from prison
by imposinf himself upon Mrs.
Gets as her husband. The
imposter has left for parts uns
known, while the genuine hus
band has resumed his marital
relations, and has determined
to wander from home no
.Why is a lamp-chimney like
a Chicago savings bank ? No
one appears able to answer
this.-Danbury News. That's
a mere snare. It's too easy.
1. Because they're sure to
break. II. Because a soot is
apt to grow out of thein. I1.
Because they burn your fin
gers. IV. Because they can't
stand a strong drart. V. Be
cause there is something wick
ed at the bottom of them. VI.
Because they're hollow. VII,
Because they've benzine to
bust. VIII. But there ! there i
we're weary; a-w-ary, we are
sad and sore perplexed ; let
our answer to your query be
continued in our next.--Phila
PROPRIETOR OF WHARF BOATS
GENERAL STEAMBOAT AGENT:
REGULAR N. O. & BAYOU
P ASSENGER PACKET.
The Fine Side-Wheel Steamer
U ACHITA BELLE.
J. C. LIBANO,....... MASTER.
J. Hi. MOSOP,.......... CLERK.
Leaves New Orleans
Erery Wednesday and Saturday at 5 P. M.,
FOR BAYOU -ARA & COAST LANDINGS
Leaves Bayou oara .............10 A. M.
" Waterloo.......----.........11 "
is Hermitage........-------------12 "
c Port Hudson ..--..-......I P. M
" Canaan.----.. .---- .2 --
" Allen Depot............4
" Baton Houge...... .......
" Plaquemine-i-.... ...-- 7 "
" Bayou Goula .............- 8 "
Leaves Bayou Sara--..--......-----6 P. M.
" WVaterloo..................7 "
" Hermitage ................ 8
" Port Hudson.............9 "
" Canaan..................10 "
" Allen Depot..............12 "
Leaves Baton Rouge..........7. A. M
Plaquemine ................ 9 "
it Bayou Goula_...........10
UNITED S''ATES MAIL & I'ASSEN
The superb passenger
Ilobert E. Lee.
Ix'1. CAMPBELL ............... Master
McVAY .............-- -- -- --..... Clerk
Will leave Bayou Salra, on her upward
trip, every Wedntluesday. Returning, will
le1ave Ilayou Sara every Sunday at 7, a.
In., rPaclling New Orleansbefore (ldark the
E. W. WIHITEMAX, Agent.
UNITED 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 5 o'clock.
Returning, will leave EKyon Sara every
Thursday, at 7, a. in., reaching New Or
leans before dark tile same day.
E. ir. WHITEMAXV, Agent.
AND DEALER IN
Cor. Principal & Levee Sts., Bayou Sara
AGENT OF TilHE
Sewing Machine Companies,
LEWIS & COMPANY'S
PROPRIETOR OF THIE
B/YOU S.R/A " WOOD VILLE
T'ELEGEA.PIZ . LI'TNE
THREE MEDALS AND THREE DIPLOMAS,!!
THEIR NEW ROTARY HOOK LOCK--STITCH SEWING MIACIIINE
THE STANDAll) MIACHIINES OF TIlE WORILDI
COMPARE WHIEELEI' & WILSON'S CENTENNIAL AWARDS WITS.
AWARDS TO ANY OTHER SEWING MACHINE COMIPANY.
FROMs TH~E OFFICIA.L 5 EPOJ R :
A Wi'"IRDS 1T0 WJJEEL'Jf" IJILSL:
1. A iThdal ntd Diploua foir the "The New .W&heeler & Wilson Scewiig
chine," for the following reasons, "A
Stitch Sewing Maochine, tusurpasaed
fine workmanuhip of its parts, and
ing great origiuilitv, great .dapt
dili reut kinds of worl:,ilOth on cloth
leather, Jeauty of .Sitch,enn and*'
of itorion, alnt coIln le, euess of d5ihla
2. A Medal and l iploma for "h
Wheeler& WVilsoIn ewing MIachuine" for
1 her, for-"i~71tPER1IOR QUAL IT Y
WORK IN LEATHER SEW1NCK,I
d ItElo Ir:T.-WIIEEI.ER & WIL0$
SE' ING MACHINEI NEEDDLEWORK
"A sul),ipi tlisl'lay o Needle-Wori exl
upon tho.i hceler & Wilson Sewiug -
incs, exquisitU inlt desigi ,(l ti u sli, i a
lihtest gaflze to the hlt'eapt leother,
I Signatnres of Judges.]
LEWIS Z. BASS,."
HlrneyI House. Baton Rone, La., GENERAL AoE,5
East and West Foliciana, Pointo CoulpCe, Iberville, East & West Batoneu
and St. Heloua Parishes, or J.B. COLE Canvasser,
Bayou Sara, La., or Post Office Building, Baton Rouge, La.
Needles for all Machines sent by mail at fifty cents pe
dozen. All kind, of Macaines repaired.
March 3d, 1877--1,
GREA TE ST In ` Io e I"'*\1,
or i$1.OO. I pair Gold Stone Sleeve Buttons; 1 pair Engraved 8
AR ,GNý "v annrRi ; 1 i
BE RETAILED AT 10.00.
Our dotemnporry, the Boston .lobe. 8peaks very highly of bth advertiser and goods, as I
oorable in his dealn, and reliable n his goods, a ommendaon we heartiy endoe.
ity.-- Y. Day Book. Dee. 16, 1870 , -
Depo.t, 104 EADE STREET, 27 ondew York.
G . ..ST In order to clear out our .tock of
superior Gold-plated Jewelry valued
over $200,000, we will send as below, 20 Pieces, all warranted Gold-ph
for 91.00. 1 pair Gold Stone Sleeve Buttons; 1 pair Engraved Iii
Buttons; 1 set Pointed Studs ; 1 set Amethyst Studs; 1 WeddingRingg; 1
Bing, Inlaid w old; 1 Elegant BI
marked "Friendship;" Amethyst Stone Scarf Pin, Inlaid with Gold
Silvered Hat Pin; 1 set Ladies' Jet and Gold Pin and Drops; 1 Misses7@et
and Gold; 1 Ladies' Jet Set, Ornamented; 1 set Handsome Rosebud
EVER~ Drops ; 1 Gents' Elegant Lake George Diamond Stud
Cardinal Red Bead Necklace; 1 pair Ladies' Axiwt
Stone Ear Drops, Inlaid with Gold; 1 Ladies' Ornamented Jet Brood!
Fancy Scarf Ring and Elegant Watch Chain. TAKE YOUR CHOICE,'
ENTIRE LOT OF 00 PIECES, SENT POST PAID FOR $1.00
ANY 8 PIECES YOU CHOOSE FOR 50 CENTS. NOW IS THE T
TO MAKE MONEY. THESE CAN EAS
OPZUIIEREJlbT BE RETAILED AT 4
NOTICES OF THE PRESS.
Our eotemporary, the Roston slshbe. speaks very highly of both advertiser and goods, as 1
honorable in his dealings, and reliable in his goods, a commendation we heartily eadorie.
LosSI Disprutr. Dec. 7. 1876.
The house is a thoroughly reliable one In every respoet.-Bsnssm, l3obe. Oct. 25, 1876.
His reputation for Ilonesty. fair dealing, and liberality is unequaled by any advertisert
Advertises more and sells cheaper than any man in New York.-B'erald, April 13, 1877.
F. STOCKMAN, 27 Bond Street, N.
THE BEST ARE.-
L'.- H E CHEAPEST
i[i SAFE eSCALECO.
1.265 BROADWA Y N, YM
721 CHESTNUT7T.. PH/LA.PA.
117 SENECA ST CLEVE. O.
SQUARE DEAL SALOON
AND BILLIARD ROOM..
B. T. WlllTE, Proprietor.
BAYOU SARA, L
Ice Cold Aurora Beer always on hand.
The liar is constantly supplied with
choicest brands of wines, Liquors and
A snlllptnous Free Lunch spread every
Sunday nmorling. Attached to the es
tablbhlslucnt is a Splendid Billiard Table.
all uppoinlt muets as custeluary in a first
I-- M-. MU-3 1D, M. - . -
DraEgist & CI
No 5 Pricripa
Bayou Sara La.
I)Drug . .,edicines, Chlenmcals,
Toilet Soaps, Fancy [lair a
Tooth B, ushe-,. Comnbs,
IPerfumet y and Fancy
and Garden -ccds,
Pure Wines and Liquors,
for Medical purroses. Pain
Oils Verni.hes, Dye-stuffe,
Linsted oil. Lard oil, Noa
foot oil, Coal oil, Cprbon
Lamnps and lamps trimming:
all descriptions. Pens. In I
PencilQ, Slates. Paper, ShI
music, Blank Books, Poc
Cutlery, Razors, Razor c
Surgical Instruments, the st
d ard paten't medieioa
&o. &c., a fresh and
ment of all
of which articles. constantl!
i Physicians preseri
• arefully compounded at all h
iFASHIONABlLE BOOT & SHOE D1
Buyou Sara, La.