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2. ST. FRAINCISVILIE, LA., MARCH 16, 1878. NO. 38
AI IerIeV at LaW,
, SI mcinton. tLou Liar
5 py at Law,
r COUNSELOR AT LA W,
S Clnton, Louisiana.
I ~ in the Courts of East and
o U FLUKER,
ttorncY at Law,
1- Clinton, Louisiana.
rtice in the Courts of the 5th
Afterney at Law,
prctice in the Parisihes of West
Feliciana. and Pointe Connee.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tice in the courts of East and
licisln and the Suprenme Court of
Atorney at La.nw,
etice in the Parishes of West
Feliciana. and Pointe Counpee.
RNEY AT LA~',
on the North side of the public
PLE Jl. JOS. I. GOI.SAN.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
St. Francisville Ln.,
practice in tie Courts of West
sand l'oillte Coupee.
CKLIFFF.I. C. L. IISHElR
KIFFE & FISHEIIII,
Attorneys at L-aw",
St. Francisville. La.
practice in the Courts of West
t Feliriana, Poiinto Coupee lindl
YSICIAN AND SURGEON,
l:Bayou Sara, LouisiantUa,
Dr. E. Green Davis oilers
his serviceis to the lpeoplle of
this uand :tdjoiting Parishes.
Irrsaddressed to him, nit his resi
.ill rtcei ve, pI l, ntpit attention.
tl$TR! tI DENXTISTRY !
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, from Na.tchez to
New Orlelns; also the back
when acceessahle with a buggy.
ins wishing mnIV se'rvices, canl pro
iemnle by addressinlg me, at any
.D STOCKING, D. D. S.,
Slt. i'ratncisville. La
San Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
ncr of Camp and Conmeonom streets,
New Orleans. La.
MFORD & WATSON.
PRO P R lETORS.
ARD,-Two dollars and fifty
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
LESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
eries Provislunus, Western
Odaee mtnd General Plan
BAYOU SARA. LA.
can beproenured by the day, week
nth, and at reasonable rates. In
turel as in the past, the table will
PPlied With the very heat fare the
et affords. Elegant and well fur
roomns. Acconunodating scrvanfs
tly in attendance. Patronage so
and satisfaction guaranteed.
W 'ARBER SHOP AND HAIR
Peite M. & A. Fischer, Front Leveo
Sara, Lo nisiana. Sept. 1, '77
5 the Seatinol office,
St. FraelmTDll La.,
M. JOSL Y'HAL,
[At L. roesinsky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara, La.,
IAHRIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
Respectfully solicits a share of the pub
ic patronage and guarantees satisfaction
Csrpenter and Undertalker,
Will give prompt attention to all busi
ness in his line in this andadjoining Par
ishes. June 28 '76.--1
TO THE PUBLIC.
WEST FELIWIANA, June 16, 1877.
To parties living in West Felioiana
who shall at any time desire nay profes
sional services I would respectfully an
nounce, that they have but to address
me at St. Claude, Waterloo, in care of
Messrs. Edwin Vigne, or R. Ponrcianr.
All calls from the citizens of this Par
ish so addressed will receive prompt at
tention and response.
P. G. A. KAUFMANN, M D..
pICARD & WEIL,
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ]n
-FANCY DRY GOODz,
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUP
S'"Highest market price paid for cot
T HE one story building on the old
Whitem:an property, in Bayou Sar,.,
t.uitable for store house or cabins. Pur
laser to remnove buildilg within a spe
fled time. Can be had at a bargain.
~lpi'ly to E. W. WHITEMAN.
Magazine St., between Gravier and
GEN. CI.'s. ;i:. SMEDES Pro.
In Olo-ce-Jus. R. Leake, W. 8. Bell.
R. M. Leake.
Termns Only 62 50 per Day !
The undersigned having purchased the
iueixpired lease of Messrs. IIt. E. Rivers
& Co., in the above hotel, is now in pos
S'esionl of thie satiel. Land tlls the pleasure
ofannoulncing to his friends and the plIlh
lie that it will he kept open tile entire
smllnner for reg·nlr anll transient guests
and day boarders on
I ItRERAL T', .MS.
No pains or iexpenlse will be spared to
illnlsue the comfort of his guests.
TL'he hotel will be entirely renovated,
relited and refurnulshled during the snun.
CUAS. E. SMEDES,
every townll in the
South ftorthe cel
- -- ' MACHIINES..
The easiest learned, lightest running
most durable and popular machine itade
Received the highest award at the Cen
Special inducements offered. Address,
Weed Sewing Machine Co.,
No. 182 Canal Street,
New Orleans, La.
Jane 1, '77.--lyear.
TO. & BAYOU SARA US.. MAIL
The superb passenger
J. J. Bnow....----.-- .....-------Master.
S. S. STECK....................Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every fWednesday after the arrival of the
cars from Woodville, and every eaturday.
at 7, p. m. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday anid Friday, at 5, p.m
AND THE STEAMER
A. DUGAS.....--- --............Master.
Leaves Bayou Sara every Monday after
the arrival of the cars from ,Voodville,
and every Thursday at 7 p. m. Return
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
clay and Saturday at 5 p. m.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
CONRA D BOCK EL.
Suna Street, Bayou Suura, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Goods. Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods; House keep
ers' Articles Clothin',
Bats. Cars. Boots and
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Grain. Bagging and
Ties and a full line of
Plantation Mupp ie4, Hard
wire Glass ware, etc. etc. A.st
an Extensive and varied assort
ment of everything in the line of
Saddlery and BHarness.
Hgg Highest market price paid
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER.
OFFICIAL JOUKNA.L uF WEST FELKCIANA
OFnFICIALJOUIUAr. CITY OF BAYOU I AA
PUBLISRfED EVERY SATURDAY,
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JY4O. D. A USTEN.............Editor.
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The abore scale of rates must be the basis
of all contracts with adrertising agents.
Obituarien, tributes of respect, resolutions
etc., charged as adrcrtisemcuts
"lie dies to-day," said the heartless judge,
Whilst. he Rate him down to the feast,
And a smile was upon his ashy lip
As he uttered a ribald jest;
For a demon dwelt where his heart
That lived upon blood and sin.
And oft as the vile judge gave him food
The demon throbbed within.
"He dies to-day," said:tle goaler grim,
lWhilst a tear was itn his eye
"Butt why shotul.l I feel so grieved for
Sure. I've seen many die!
Last night I went to his stony cell,
With tihe scanty prison rare
lie. was sitting at a tinll: rude,
Plaiting at lock of hair !
And he looked so mill, with his pale, pale
And he spoke in so kind a way,
That my old breast heaved with a
And I knew not what to say !"
I"He dies to-day," thought a fair, sweet
She lacked the life to speak,
For sorrow had almost frozen her blood,
And white were her lip and cheek
Despair had drank her last wild tear,
And her brow was daulp and chill,
And they often lolt at her heart with
For its ebb was all but still.
THE PROPOSED DOLLAR.
WHAT Da. LINDF.RRaA. HAS TO SAY
The three Mints of the United States,
lie said, at Philadelphia, San Francisco
and Carson City onld probably be able
to turn out $1,000,000 in the new coins
during the first month after the passage
of the bill ; that in the second mouth the
number of dollars coined would be in
creased to $2,000,000, while thereafter a
mximum rate of coinage of $30,000,000 a
month would probably be reached. Du
ring the first year 30,000,000 of the new
dollars could be coined. The necessary
amount of gold coinage would be contin
ued, and the subsidiary silver coins would
be also turned out rapidly as hitherto.
Between $5,000.000 and $6,000,000 in sub
sidiary silver colus are still to be produc
ed under the order issued by the Secreta
ry of the Treasury during President
Grant's administration:. Two designs
have already been made for the nicety
two-cent dollar. Both are very pretty
and the few coins that have been struck
in the mints for the benefit of the
Congressional committees are ex
ceedingly attractive in appearance.
The obverse of one of the designs, which,
with a few alterations, wil probably be
accepted if the Bland bill finally be
comes a law, has a beautiful head of Lib
erty, a firm andi expressive profile with
luxuriant hair, cro ned with the tradi
tional cap and coronet, with shafts of
wheat. Above the head is the motto "E
Plribhus Uinum." Below is the date,.
"1878." On the reverse are an eagle
with uplifted wings, two stars, in a semi
circle the words "United States of Amer
ian," ansl beneath, them the pious mot
to, "In God We Trust," while below the
eagle is.stamped "One Dollar." The oth
er design is similar, but less artistic.
The mints. if the Bland bill becomes a
law, will still produce trade dollars for
the Chinese trade.
THE EXTRA SESSION.
[N. O. Democrat.]
The proclamation of the Governor con -
veuing the Legislature in extra session
will n6t be' received at first by the peo
pie with flvor, lint we believe the Ex
eoutive bhas qcted with great wisdom in
taking this step.
The sixty days of the reg;qlar session
expired at 12 o'clock last might, with lit
tie of the needed ie$sslation acnbmplish
ed. Indeed, were the Legislature to
dissolve now the gravest consequences
would befall the State apd the Democrat
ic party. We should' be left with nione of
that real reform legislation which the
public interests so much dematld,, and
this would ber considering the situation,
a great calamity to the State. For the
meagre results of so many professions
atal so many pledges ; for the disApoint
ment of so many hopelt, and almost the
absolute failure of so long and heroic a
struggle on the pant of the people, the
Democratic party would be held respon
sible; this would be a heavier load than
we could well carry, and if required to
shoulder it we might well, anticipate a
great and dangerous disaffection in our
ranks in the approachmin canvass.
We ate gratified, therefore, at the ac
tion of the Governor in calling an extra
session. If we really believed that the
Democrats in the Legislature were res
ponsible for the failure of the regular
session, we should think it better and
wiser to permit the body to adjourn and
return home without further expense to
the State. But it is not true that the
ulholo or the greater part of the res
possibility rests upon the Democrats.
There has been unfortunately a woeful
lack of, unanimity and agrossiveness
amongst them. But the Radicals have
been chiefly instrumental in thwarting
the work of the session.
The House of Represntatives is very
cvenly diyided, and the Radicals, Under
the astute leadership of Warmoth, rein
forced by P. few lottery mem'ers, have
used their large lower to defeat every
wise and proper umeasure. The single
purpose of Warmoth, outs of the most
cosunummate tricksters in Southern poli
tics, has been to bring a legislature con
tainling a majority of Democrats into ridi
cule and odium, by thwarting the msa
jority in attempting to carry out every
ipledge of refrmn they have made. There
is abler and better leadership among the
DemIecratic membels, but their want
of unity and experincCe has conit ributed
,-rgely to the success of Warmuoth's
shrewd and dishonest scheme.
The past sixty days, we believe, with
theirattendant faiilures and humniliations,
have inspired the real Democrats in both
houses with a determined purpose to en
act sonme beneficial measures and also
tended to unite and consolidate their
power. If, therefore, the proper mess
measures for consideration are taken hold
of we are hopeful that the extra session
will adjourn amidst the plaudits of the
people, instead of the reproaches which
were heaped upon the closing days of the
If our Democratic friends will not deem
us impertinent, we would suggest that a
strict caucus be organized ; that the
most important bills be discussed there;
that the most skillfnl parliamentarians
be put in the lead, and that, when they
meet in session, every man abide by the
decision of the caucus and force the re
form bills to an issue by the most vig
orous and summary proceedings. The
diliatory tactics of the Republicans
should not be permitted to interfere with
the great work which ought to be done
in the next few days; the tricks of War
moth should not be permitted to th nrt
the measures required for the relief of
this long-suffering State. Let the
speeches on the Democratic side be made
and the differeoces of opinion among the
reformers healed in the caucus, and the
voting promptly done in session. The
Democratic members must bear in mind
that the fate or the Democratic party in
the next canvass and from their stand
point, the good of Louisiana, depend oq
t.ie record they may make in the next
fifteen days. Tile failure and humilia
tion or the last sixty days must be re
deemed by vigiloent, brilliant and thor.
oughly reform legislation in the extra
session. WVarmoth fully realizes thimi
fact, and he will miove heaven and earth
to defeat or delay every reform mceasure
that comes up ; and he has a following
sufficient to accorunlish his end, nuless
tile strictest dicipline be observed in tihe
Democratic ranks. Had the legislature
adjourned lest night he and the othler
Radical chiefs, in fact every man who
wishes harm to the Dempceratic party,
would h:ave been greatly rejoiced. Thie
extra session is their defeat. Let the
Democrate s'e to it that they do not con
vert that defeat into anotber arnd to
them more glorious victory.
(N. O. Picayune.)
By the proclamation of the Governor,
which appears iun this morning's Pica
ynne, it will be seen that thereis to be an
extra session of the General" Assembly.
Sixty days, it appears, did hot suffice for
the no essary businees of legislatiou.
Why that time was not long enough is
a proper subject of ilquiry : and inquiry
might show that the session was exhaus
ted in the frivolous discussion of imprac
ticable prdjects land unimuportant ques
tions. It certainly will not add to the
credit of this legislature that, at the end
of its session, it has failed to act on eight
of the most important topics that could
come under its consideration. The con
sequence is that the State is subjected to
an extraexpense which ought to be avoid
ed, and which gill, therefore, be the
Of the necessity of the etrai ses
sion there can be nogqq Ption. The Gov-e
ernor could not avoid calling it. bait it
is scarcel9yevident that'nfifeen' days" aie
necessary for the completion ot the un
finished businqss. There dodes not seen
to be any good reason why the required
laws could not be enanted within five
days. If the members have any regard
for public opinion they will tit least
try to bring their work to a conclusion
within the time.
The subjectsoflegislation indicated by
the Governor in his proclamation are ap
propriation, revenue, registration and
election, levees, Penitentiary, floating
debt, city charter and militia. It is to be
hoped that they will be brought forward
and acted upon without unnecessary de
MORE OF 'JOEN ShIERMAN'S SE
WASHINGTON, March 2.-While Judge
Leonard was still smarting under the
desertion of Packard by Hayes, he told
the following story:
Just before the count in that State,
and while the visiting statesmen were
there, he was in a room in a New Or
leans hotel with John Sherman. Wells
and Anderson were there or.at least oile
of them. While there, and in the prts
ence of Leonard, Sherman said that
everything rested with the Returning
Board, and the Returning Board must do
what was right. Then re impressed
on them the calamity which must fall
upon the negroes, the Southern Repub
licans, and the country if the Tilden
electors should be returned. As he
warmoed to the subject, tears streamed
from Sherman's eyes. He said emphbati
cally that it all rested with them, and if
they needed any protection, they could
have not only the United States army,
but fifty thousand militiamen from Iowa
Afterward, about the time it was de
te.unined by the friends of Hayes to de
sert Packard, Judge Leonard went to
Washington. To John Sherman he ex
pressed surprise at the dosertion. Sher
man remarked that the times were
changed and that it was no longer expe
dient or possible to uphold the bouthern
Republicans with the United States
troops. In reply, Leonard reminded
Sherman of what he had said in New Or
leans in regard to the possible employ
ment of the United States troops and
State militiamen to sustain a Republi
can-aatsional Administration, for the
safety of the negroes and the Southern
Republicans. In the course of the con
versation Leonard said : "Mr. Sherman,
you are an old man and I am a young
mI.u, and I may be mistaken; but either
what you said in New Orleans was wrong,
or what you say now is wrong."-New'
BEFORE THE FUNERAL A WED
The fnuneral service of hbe late Sylves
ter Hondlow, the well known real estate
broker, were held yesterday afternoon in
the church of the Holy Trinity, .in Cliii
tot street, Brooklyn. -An hour before the
funeral, the Rev. Charles Hall visited
the residence of Mr. Hondlow, where the
body lay, to perform the ceremony of the
marriage of Miss tlinnie Hondlow, the
dead broker's daughter, to the Roe. Wil
liam P. Short, the assistant rector of
Holy Trinity Church. Only members
of the family and a few friends were ad
mitted to the service. The couple had
been engaged a long time, and as Mr.
Hondlow's death left his wife and five
daughters without a protector, the fami
ly consented to the marriago at that
time, the day having been previously
tixed for the wedding.
The bide was dressed in mourning.
and with her husband followed theo
body to the clhurch. At the request of
the famnily nIo flowers were sent to dlecor
ate the coffin. The burial service of thle
Episcopal church was r.'ad, and the Rev.
Dr. ChIarles Hall spoke feelingly of tile
life and services ot Mr. Hondlow Iu the
city, and his usefnlness iii the church.
Many distinguished residents attended
the services.-N Y. Stn, Eb.'25.
£3 Speaking of the State capital mov
ing, thie Boston Post sa;ys :"The selection
of New Orleans for Louisiana stands in
aboutthe same relation to the conve
nience and general interestsof the State
that the selection of Bostonl had to Mas
sachnsetts, and no one but a vissoraryor
a fool would think of making any other
city tihe capital of our Commonwealth.
New Orleans is the metropolis of the
Southwest altnd exceptionally well situa
tedto accommodate public bnsiness, and
to make anotlher chllange now would be to
spend considerable money for a chango
to tihe worse."
THi CONVICtION OF ANDER SON
A dishonest effort has been made by the
friends of the administration to make it
appear that the conviction of the forger
er and purjurer Anderson is a part of I he
programme which has been concocted to
oust Hayes from the Presidency. This
is a vile slander upon the Democratic
party; The conviction of the Louisiana
returning-board rascals will not impair
the legal title of Hayes to the Presiden
cy. No one desires to agaitate this
questions Hayes has been inaugurated
President, and will not be disturbed un
til his four years expire. Anderson was
li~rht e]yytaeld, n viiMt of the great
crime he had committed. It *ill not do
to talk about his conviction originating
in disloyalty and rebel persecutions, fof
a northern judge, who went with Gene
ral Benjamin F. Butler to ibw Orleans1
and followed the fortunes of the Union
army, has found General Anderson gull.
ty, under the law and the facts, of a
great crime against honesty and the
cause of republican government. IHe
tells the criminal that he was fairly tried
ihd convicted; upon good and sufficient
evidence, and that punishment is justly
deserved. And yet, with all the mo
mentous consequences depending upon
the preservation of the purity of the bal
lot-box and the law of elections, there
are those in high position who insist that
Anderson and his assdciates should be
permitted to escape the penalty of the
law. The sentence of Anderson is len
ient when measured against the miagui
tude of the offence committed, for it is a
crime which gathers blackness according
as the consequences multiply or increase,
and Mr. Anderson's offins, which de
feated the expressed wishes and will ot'
forty million of freemen, we consider one
of the blackest possible to the list of for
geries. It had a political significancnje
and it entailed consequences deeper and
wider than any of a party nature, but
still it could be treated and punished on
ly as a crime in Louisiana This treat.
mont it has had, and under circumstances
as favorable to justice as are such trials
anywhere, and the sentence should be ox=
A TERRIBLE RIDE.
Wednesday night a drummer for aPittse
burg boot and shoe house, considerably
under the influence of Liquor, mistook
his route and drove his team upon
the trestle bridge of the Edonburg, Sum
smit and Clarion Railroad, just this side
of the Clarion River, supposing it to be
the wagon road. The trestle bridge is
sixty feet up from the grnund, and about
the same ler gth, but the horses made the
crossing, feeling their way in the dark
ness, step by step. every foot striking a
tie securely, until the distance was trav
ersed and they stood in safety on the
other side ; and just in the nich of time,
too, as the night express came thnuder
ing by in five minutes after the drum
mer and team had left the track. It is
easy to imagine the terrible catastrophe'
that would have resulted had the train
overtaken the horses and man on the
bridge. The watchman at the end c f the
trestle halted the drummer as he drove
oil' the track, but was told to mind his
own business.-Edenwurg Herald.
COLLISION oN TIE RIVER.-Yesterdtay
evening, at half past six o'clock, as the
steamboat Texas was n her way up the
river with a barge in tow, she collided
with the boat " Hope" in the river oppo
site Rufinac street. resulting in the
"Hone" being sunk and the drowning of'
a Mr. St. Pierre and his family, consist
ing of his wife and two children, aged
five and seven years. Their bodies are
supposed to be in the cabin of the vessel.
The " Hope" is tied to a vessel lying
near where she sunk, with her bow out of
the water. There are several other pas
sengers on board the vessel, but all jmade
their escape, except the four mentioned.
The Texas did not stop to so what dam
age she bud committed, or render any as
sistance. but continued on her way.-N
l The Quincy (Ill.) Heeald, ' riting
about the movement of grain towards
New Orleans, and thence to Europe, says:
"Tohe cheapness andml expedition; with
which the crops of the valley can be
moved southward by river 1ii:ll, give that
mode of transportation so great an ad
vantage over the trunk railroads cast
that the great bulk of the grain will be
Ssentt to the New Orleans market. The re
viral of trade at that port, consequent
upon the settlemuent of the politicsn
troubles of Louisiana, and the probabili
ty that peace and good order were ty
rule in the future, ha#' been far beyond
even the nmost sanguine expectation."
C:all at Mnuforcld' Drug Store and get
a trial package of Dr. A. Q. Simmon's
Vegetable Li*er Medicine" It costs you
nothing and muay save your life.
3iVWill the desired influn of bilie s of
the soil inlto Loisianmm hasten thie dawn
of a more prosperous day, unless that in
flux were supplemented wth a aInrger
Dropertien of nmanufacturers and martuin
facturing capitall W We think not. Andl
we think it susceptible of ehsy proof that
the greatest inecessity in Louisiana just
now is more independonce of other sec
tions as roegards nmanufactured articles4.
,speeially tlhose which are staple..