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. 2. ST. FRANCSVILLE, SE NTA. APRIL 13, 1878. NO. 4
QJL. 2. ST. FRANC1SVILLE, LA., APRIL '13, 1878. NO. 42
i A. CROSS
At:orneU at Laow,
S C. HARDEE,
bY Attorney at Law,
aOMAS J. KERNAN,
IjIEY & COUNSELOR AT LA W,
ill ctice in the Courts of East and
Attorner at Law,
Will practice in the Courts of tihe 5th
lial District. Aug.2'76.-ly
SA. . JPO WELL,
Attoreney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Parishes of iest
d East Feliciana. and Pointe Connle.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice inl tihe courts of Enst and
t Fuliclaua and the Supreme Court of
TM/W. LEAKE, .
Attorney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Parishes of West
iiEast Feliciana. annl Pointe CoupeC.
OE S. JONES,
ATTORNEY AT LAi',
Oice oen the North side of the public
Dr. 5EIMPLL Jll. JOS. L )GOLMAN.
EM1I'LE & GOLSAN,
ATTOI:NEYS AT LAW
$t. lFranci.sville L.a.,
Will pra:tie.n in in tiel Courts: of Wnest
elici:nu :.n1 1 ', in tet 'n,,upec.
[uK1.11 I A. & IISHER,
Atfoseteys :s L:usw,
$t. 'Francisville, l.a.
W 11 practice in tl. Co'trtls lof Wc.st
id :asst F"'elit'i:tlu . Pointet C'o.uplll :landl
)ENl STI silT Y.
Dri. E. (;teen Davis otier.,
his n s,-rvic,,. to til. lpelhle of
t hisa andaijinintng Parishes.
ny ,ders deldres.sed t,. him, at his resi
lAeuce ill rne.,iv,, lprnun l.t itttentioun.
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, from N atchez to
New Orleans; also, the back
onmntry, when accessable with a iuggy.
Perl'son,s wishinlg nlly services, c:an pro
Lre tihe N :lu by addiressing ne-, at my
D. STOCKING, D. D. S.,
f3t. Fran eisville. La
Sun Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
I;ntccu, Winles an:tl Liquors.
Csiupentesr ;d Unndertaker,
Will give prompt attention to all busi
nees in his line in this andadjoining Par
is hes. uane u2 '76.-1
Corner of Camp and Common asreents,
New Orleansi . La.
MUMFORD & WATSON.
PR.O P [I 1 TO RS.
BOARD,-Two dollars and flity
eants per doy.
INO F. IRVINE,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
WHOLESALE ANfl RETAIL DEALER IN
Groceples Provisluns, WVesterln
PaSduace amnd Geaneral Plan
SHE HENRIETTA HOUSE.
BAYOU SARA. LA.
Board can beprocured by the day, week
O month, and at reasonable rates. In
the future as in the past, the table will
be supplied with the very best fare the
lm.arket affords. Elegant and well fur.
ni~hed rooms. Accommodating servantl
constantly in attendance. Patronage no
icited, and satisfaction guaranteed.
NEW BARBER SHOP AND HAIR
Opposite M. & A. Fischer, Front Levee
Bayon Sara, Louisiana. Sept. 1, '77
Near the Sentinel office,
St. Franelsville La.,
C HEAP -OOTS anmd SIHOES
M. ROSENTH L,
Bayoe (8~T7' ST.) Sara,
(VRESINSK Y'S OLD STAN D)
Gaiters $6. Shoes $5. Boots $12. Fan
cy Gaiters $7. All made of the BEST
LEATuFHI, and the
WORK GUARANTEED TO PLEASE CUSTOM
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers an
FANCY DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES AND PLANTATION SUP
~HIlighest market price paid for cot
N O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAIL
The superb passenger
. J. J. ow ...................Master.
S. S. STaiC ..................... lerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
rvery Wednesday after the arrival of the
cars from Woodville, and every eaturday.
at 7, p. in. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday and Friday, at 5, p.m
AND THE STEAMER
Leaves Bayou Sara every Monday after
the arrival of the cars from ,Voodville,
and every Thursday at 7 p. in. Return
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
day and Saturday at 5 p. in.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
'0 \R A [) BOCK EL.
*~Hla Stree t, Bayous ~lisa, Las.,
[hcaler in Fancy and Staple Dry
t;oods. ,audies' Dress good-,
White Goods, [louse keep
ers' Artic!es Clthinr,,
Lhist (Cat s. Boots and
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Western PI oduce.
Grain. Ba,ing and
T'its atnd a full line of
Plantatioun ,upp ie+, [lard
w:re Glass ware, etc. etc. Als
amn E.e-n-:v,. and vaiied asort
merit of everythte,. in the line of
=addlesy and llarne-s.
gi ililaest mnarket p"ieo paid
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
DEAL a Iw
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMI'LE
anlents, Bridlets, Harr'..ss, Hardware, Guns,
Pistols, Pmulps, Pipes, Machine Fittings
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Carriag' .oodwork,
Blacksmith'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 ether plows, Allen's florae
Hoes, Wood's Mowing Machines, Horse
Hay Rakes, all of which I will guaran
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 pncahasing else
G. B. & E. E OC as
.MO N'U.MJV'T./L WORK,
W E ARE NOW prepared tofurnish all
kinds of Grave Work and Iron
Railing at reduced prices. Parties ad
dressing us at Bayou Sara, or at William
H, Piler's, Baton Rouge, we will call and
see with our designs, of which we have
a large variety.
O.t. 13 '77-6
Adjolning B. Farrelly's Store
Principal St. Bayou Sara...........La.
Fire arms of all desoriptions put ill first
Crass Order. Gnun stoks made orrepaired.
Sewidg maohines repairedi, Scissors and
all kinds of smaull tools sharpeued. All at
reasonable rates of charge.
Dec. 1st. 6m.
1tiHE ADLER HOUSE,
Is constant y open for the accommada
tion of the pubhc. Meals by the day,
week or month at reasonable rates.
SINGLE MEALS FIFTY CENTS.
Elegant and well furnished rooms can
also be procured. Respectfully,
June 28, '6.--ly. Mrs. S. ADLER.
THE one story building ou the old
VWhitemau property, in Bayou Sar..,
suitable for store house or cabins. Pur
e maser to remove building within a sape
fled time. Can be had at a bargain.
Aply to E. W. WrITEMAN.
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THE .MlTR ES8.
Since the days of old Adam and old
mother Eve, .
Poor man a mistress has had,
bometimles all angel he's got in disguise,
But oftener one that is bad.
Eve ruled poor Adam, by apple from tree
They both were forbidden to eat,
But the mistress toostroug for the frail
ty of ltan,,
Drew Adam prostrate at her feet.
The Miser for mistress, has "gold and
Will barter his soul for such pelf,
The glutton fir food, the stomiach to
Will sell both his soul and himself.
But there is a mistress with unsparing
Controls muore than all others, I weenl,
She's as f ightful at --, and as wicked
And t he bottlc's the mistress I mean.
THE A DVENTURE OF A PICTURE.
WHIICI TIRAVELED FROM A P'LANTERIC'S
IIOtSE ON TILE LAFOURCHEI TO SAN
(N. O. Picayune.)
The Governor has received from Mr.
A. W. Roysdon, a native of this State, at
prcsdlt located in .au Francisco, a coln
munication of an interesting character.
The writer states that there is in the
studio of Mr. C. D. Robinson, in San
Fraucisco. a painting which is believed
to have belonged to a planter living on
the Lafourche. It seems that during the
retreat of Banks' army, as a planter's
house on the Lafourche was being sacked
by the Federals an attack was made by
the Confederates. The picture was hur
edly cut from the frame by the spolia
tors, anud owing to the approach of the
enemy wasleft in a car on the Opelousas
There it was found by the Federal
baggage master, and, to make a long
story short, the picture was obtained by
Mr. Robinson, after the war, in Ver
It is very much admired, and is consid
ered a genuine Wiuterhalter, supposed
to have been painted in England dur
ing the visit of the above named
artist' to that country to do the por
traits of the royal family in 1852.
The present possessor has had many of
fers for the purchase of the picture, but
he has refused to part with it, on the
-round that he holds it in trust until the
rightful owner shall come and claim it.
It is the portrait of a young lady of
Her hair is dark brown, eyes blue, eye
brows rather light, complexion singular
ly fair. Her tresses and bosom are decor
ated with flowers.
Should this description meet the eye
of the owner of this masterpiece, or of a
member of the family from whose pos
session it was snatched by the hand of
the marauder, a correspondence might
be opened with Mr. Rovsdon.
It would certainly be a gratification to
the owner of this bijou to have possese
sion of it once more after the lapse of
Call at Mumford's or Brooks' Drug
Store and get a trial package of Dr. A.
Q. Simmons' Vegetable Liver Medicine.
It costa you nothing and may sa 'e your
END OF THE RETURNING BOARD
The decision of the Supreme Court
Monday, on the application for a re-hear
ing in the case of Thomas C. Anderson,
brings to a close the prosecutions institu
ted against the late Board of Rnturning
Officers. The application for a re-hear
ing was refused. This refusal r rminated
the case against Mr. Anderson, and his
release follows as a matter of course. The
other cases will be disposed of according
to this precedent. They will never be
brought to trial. It becomes the dutyof
the judge to release the prisoners in ac
cordsnce with the rulings of the Supreme
Court. This will, we presume, be done
at once, and Wells and his two colleagues
will go forth free from the fear of punish
ment. We believe that it was shown by
the evidence on the trial of Anderson
that the commissioner's returns from
Vernon parish.were altered to correspond
with the alteration in the consolidated
statement which was made the basis of
the information. It was not shown, we
think, that Anderson hed anything to do
with this alteration of the commissioner's
returns, but we presume that there would
have been no difficulty infixing the act
on Wells. The testimony given before
the Field committee, at Washington,
would have been sufficient, if it could
have been produced. But the informa
tion charged an alteration ot the Super
visor's consolidated statement, which, in
the opinion of the Supreme Court, is not
an official record of the election, and tot
the alteration of the commissioner's re
turns, which are in the opinion of the
court the official record of the election
known to the law- The Supreme Court,
in their opinion given yesterday, also
make the point that even had the Super
visor's statement been the proper official
record, in this case it lacked the essen
tial character of an official document, in
consequence of the absence of the attest
ation and seal of the clerk of tile court.
For the full statement of the reasons for
whicll the court maintain their opinion
as previously given, we refer the readers
to the full text of the decision as publish
ed in this week's"Picayune.
And now, we presume, however deeply
the lpublic may be disappointed in the
result of these proceedings, there will be
no disposition to question the propriety
of the conclusions arrived at by the Su
preme Couar, regarding them as purely
legal deductions from purely legal prin
ciples. The court has, doubtless, cor
rectly expounded the law- With this
we must he satisfied- And, after all, the
great crime that was committed was not
the mere alteration of a paper. Such an
.act is a vulgar ofkerse which sends many
a man to the Penitentiary without arous
ing against him the resentment anl ha
'tred of the public. The great crime and
the real crime was in the falsification of
the vote of the State, by whatsoever
means accomplished ; and for this crime
the law provides no penalty, possibly be
cause it is il character so Inonstrous and
inconceivable as not to be considered
within the range of human possibilities.
Fortunately, ill the future, no such crime
can he repeated inr this State. The law
which made it possible has been repeal
ed; the board of officials who might re
peat it has been abolished, and the party
which invented it, and profited by it, has
been dissolved. For these results we
way bo thankful without casting undo
served censure oni our Supreme Court,
and thereby impairing that confidence in
the judiciary, which is one of the dtrong
eat suppo; ts of social order and public
liberty.-N. 0. Picayune.
The St. Louis Republican says upon
Resumption by the government means
that the banks shall also pay coin to all
who demand it. Greenbacks will still
be a legal tender, for nobody, no matter
how well convinced of the illegality of
the legal-tender act, will deny that for
the present, at least, resumption must be
based on the nmintenance of that act.
Hence, banks and individuals will go on
paying all their obligations with legal
tender paper, which will be in effect
coin. The national banks will redeem
their notes tlhou, as now, in greenbacks,
which will be in effect redolmption in
coin,, for it will simuply be resumptioun
with a coin cortificate or coin check
on the Unitad St,ntes Treasury, which
will be the counnon depository of the
coin reserve of the banks. The govern
mert notes, greenbacks, will hold the
same place that bank checks do, which
alwvays pass as muolley, yet are never
added to the number of circulating
notes of banks in calculating the
amount of its needed reserve. The gov
erument will redeemn in coin, and banks
and others will pay in coin, whenll de
manded, by drawing a coin check on the
governrment; that is, ky paying the
greenback coin certificate check. Hem co
the banks would be able to take care of
themselves without any specie reserve,
and if the expectations of Secretary Sher
man are realized, and the banks them
selves accumulate over one hundred mil
lion dollars in coin before J:anuary 1st,
they will be able not only to take care ot
hemselves, btt to h"lp tlh government
A SLEEPING CAR TRAGEDY.
(Cincinnati Commercial, March 28.)
On the train of the Atlantic and Great
Western Railroad that left this .city on
Friday night of Mat week was a party eo
route from Florida to Akron. It would
be hard to find a sadder story than that
which the presence of this party on that
train calls up. In brief it was this: On
ly a short time ago Mr. Phillips, one of
the lepding citizens of Akron, Ohio, pro
prietor of a manilla paper man
ufactory in that place, suddenly found
hiaself. lpsipg hia hitherto eae.llent
health. Alarmed at this change from
health to debility, he consulted a physi
cian, who told him his only hope was to
go to a warmer climate. His mother
and sister were opposed to the journey,
as they thought him unable to endure it,
but he was fully convinced of the pro
priety of the step, and went a few weeks
ago to Florida, accompanied by his wife.
The journey prostrated him, and he tel
egraphed for the old family physician to
come to him. The physician went, and
found Mr. Phillips apparently better,
but deeply intent on going home to die.
He felt that he could not recover, and
his whole desire was to come home and
die among his friends. The old physi
cian yielded to the sick man's earnest
entreaties, and the three started home
ward. Mr, Phillips was buoyant with
hope. at the start, and seemed better for a
while, but on the second morning he was
dead, and the journey was continued
with the dead body on the train. His
poor wife was almost crazed. She felt
that she would be blamed for having
taken him from home to die, and as she
neared Cincinnati her grief Bnd dread of
the apprehended blame that would fall
on her gave the physician alarm. When
the train left . Cincinnati she seemed to
be more calm, and late at night she re
tired to her berth. The physcian thought
she would sleep after so much vexhaus
tion, and he, worn out with no much
watching and anxiety, went to sleep in
a berth opposite.
When the train neared Akron early in
the morning, the physician arose, and to
his horrlr, when he went to awaken Mrs.
Phillips, found her berth empty and the
window open! Search was made all
through the train, but she was no where
to be found. When the train stopped at
Akron, the poor physician was almost
speechless. How could he give to the
sorrowing friends the dead body, of Mr.
Phillips, and tell them tl.at his wife had
committed suicide The telegraph ,as
used at once to get tidings of the missing
woman, but it was several hours before
any response caine, and it was then an
nouced that the woman was lying at a
house in a little village some distance off
the railroad, not far from Mansfield. A
train was chartered and friends hastened
to bliug her home. They found her in
bed, copscious, but almost exhausted.
The peolle said that she knocked at their
door a little while before daylight, and
opening the door, they found her all cov
ered with mud, and unable to tell her
name, or anything about herself. They
took her in and kindly cared for her, but
it was some hours before she became con
scious. She explained that after she
went to her berth she could not sleep.
She finally opened the window and
looked out. It was raining, and the
teeliug that she was rapidly approach
ing home brought an undefinable dread
and a powerful impulse to escape it.
With this feeling she throw herself oiut
of the window while the train was in
full motion. She fortunately struck up
on a sand bank, and was thus saved from
immediate death, as well as severe inju ry.
Hlow she wandered so far from the rail
road to the house where she was foiund she
could not tell, and it is hard to tell how
she found strengthkfor such a task. It
was late in the afternoon whemn a special
train brought her to her home, where she
still lies in a critical condition.
TIE WAR FEELING IN CANADA.
RECRUITS FROM1 TIlE UNITED STATES
New York: March 31.-The fo.lownmug
letter from Canada was received to-day
by members of the finrm of Thomas Rig
noy & Co., who conduct in this city a
trade nmainly in Canadian produce. Time
writer'is a prominent member of time Ca
nadian bar, amid a few yea:r ago occupied
a position in thIe Dominion Cabinet.
Montreal, March27" -The Imperial
Governument anticipates the Canrladian
contingent to be furnished in case of war
with Russia-now almost deemed inevi
table-will be fully 100,000 men. The
Dominiion, undiler pressure, cohli furnishl
about half the number, as during the
contiuuaulce o tle flour years oif walr be
tween the Ncrthlern and Southern States
there wore 45,000 Canadi:ans in the North
ern armies, and as timles are exceediugly
hard here, there would be butt little diftti
culty in obtaimning fully that imimnber
here at only a small bounty. It is cur
renutly reported in military circles, both
here and in Ottawa. that on the first aim
nouncement of the declaration of war re
crnitilng ofices will he opoeied along our
borders, andi we anticipate collhcting no
mnut d,. h.rm.lh' lorto n oi f luit it tiwi.
restless 'and adventurous population cof
the United States which'was in ameas
ure drained by your destructive war, bue
which in the lapse of time has again bc -
come numerous. Should hostilities b- ,
as I think they are, beyond peradves -
ture, I imagine we can afford you a solu
tion of the problemn of the tramp aui
ance. Send your ableyodied vagrant
over here and we will speedily tranusornm
them into soldiers, as our Britieir dri ,
sergeants are proverbial for making e: -
collent ioldiea: out of the meat onpromi
inug material. Our service wil oler a
excellent opportunity to the trained asr
experienced officers who served in tl ,,
late war. Many of your West Poil a
graduates will find immediate emplo
ment in our armies, as its standard is ac
knowledged to be one of the highest c,.
the military schools of the world.
In conversation last night with a gene
eral, he said the Minister of War has us
der consideration arecommendkitiounto tl,.
British Government to organize the C: -
nadian lines on the plan of the- Amerien ca
and French armies, making promotis-,
the award of merit. I am of the opinio
this would reconcile many of your inte .
ligent, aulbitious citizens to accepting"
service under the crown, and who know.
but that some American soldier may l,e
the leading hero in the fortbeomin.
struggle ? Many of our peoplo are out of
employment, and the chance of geottbi
regularly clothed and sed will be avained
of by many. It would by rather asiagal
if the large quantity of arms your manl
ufacturers sent to Russia should be use",
against Candians and Americans. Tli.
General was confident a bounty of lir
would be given each recruit at the start
and if the war continued, and was par
ticularly destructive, as it promlised to I,."
it would be increased to £20. The It, -
pearil Government, in rpy estimatio:.
overlooked the fact that the Sepoys aend
other Asiatic soldiers would have to bI,e
acclimated before the3 could resist fti+
rigors of a Russian winter; whereas oulr
hardy Canadians and your stalwart Ine,.
berumen and yeomenry from the Nonor,
would fined themselves at home, and b.'
quite a match for the soldiers of the Czar
on their on soil.
CHARLESTON'S HISTORIC CHIMlES
LNew York World.]
Washington, March 26.--Early in tlhe
special session a petition was introduced
in the House for the reliefof St. Michael'.
Church, Charleston, S. " ., praying for
the remission of the duties upon the bells
of the church, which were recently recast
in England and replaced in the tower of
the edifice. These bells have a historic:
interest. The chime was originally imr.
ported frem England into the proviuce of
South Carolinna in 1763. They were seiz
ed in the city of Clharleston in 1770 amnn:
sent to England, where they were boughl
by an English merchant. In 1784, at the.
close of $he revolutionary war, the bells.
were returned to .lharlcstou a-l,.- agai:
placed in the steeple of St. 3lichael',
where they remained undisturbed uniti.
1863, when the Federal forces began shtcl
ling the city. The church steeple lbeirt.
a conspicuous mark for artillery practice.
and within the range of shells, the bel.e
were removed to Columbia for safety. I.,
the fire of February, 1865, which devas
tated a large part of Columbia, all the."
bells were cracked by the heat, and were
again sent to England to be recast anthe
same fotundry st which they were origin
ally miade. Inn February. 1867, the bells
were brought bhack to this country, anttd
duties to the amount of $1588 65 were
paid under protest.
The Commnittee on Ways and Means
has agreed to submit a tavorable report.
embodying the prayer of the petitioners
(N. Y. Smun.)
We judge from the account whichn
reached us from New Orleans that. thi.
Attorney-General of' Louisiann is enot dis
heartened by the reversal of the, Suprecme
Court in the Auderson case. He is rep
resented as a manlc of sterling character
who is earnest in the war he is waging
on fraud. To suchle a anlt ia grander olp
portnuity could scarcely offer to serve'
his State, and his country, and the cause
of republican government.
With the experience of the Auderson,
ease before him the Attorney-Gencranl :ca
readily draw the infornnmations againstn
the rent: ining meemnbers of thie ieturtning
Board so as to avoid thie rocks on whichl
the Audlerson case split.
It is hardly worth while to fetd fmuh
with the decision of the court of last re
sort in theAndersoncase. For ourselves,.
if tihere was a doubt even abont the le
gality of the conviction in that case, we'
rejoice that the hiighest tribucnal te,
which the case couldl be carriedhunn gi-
en the prisoner the bonfctit of that doubt.
We desire no unlawfnl convictions.
They aire not essenutial to thIe cause we,
nadvocate. We should dcll listrust, we,
siNlould condemnn anty entseo to which il
legal conviotions were necessary, or evene
atl-vantlgeotus. It cane only be acL
obllique vision to whie~ they are e'vete
apparently lonefticial. We prefer to fti
low Law and Jttstico 'vhelrever thley lead;.
if it is to the discharge of Antldertune, or or
a hnndclred Andersons. lent Andolrson or en
hnndred Andersons go ifre',!
lBut, on the othelr hacei. cc0 this wve feel
assuredn : tlhere lasa lawv for the ctvic
tion and thIe pnceishelt:e t eef the wicked.
conspirators who finlsn'ly ardt fradtcnlelnt
ly contetedl Hayes in. We areo noe inl the
least discontraged in otnr l)ntcfict of that
olbject, and for his own snke :nnd his*
eolntryg's s:ke we "ire glalcd to le assuredl
that thie Attorney-General of l.antisisuc:
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