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LICIANA NSENTNAE L
g 1 , 8 ,NO. 47
ST. I'RANCISVILLE, LA. MAY 18, 1878.
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lAW,
ýttorst"I at Law, Bay1I
Cliiitouint rw . f"(V ait e
" ov Gait,
g&,(:JO1UNSELOR AT LAW, WorN (.
C(lutoi, Louisiana.
ticd in the Courts of East and ,
IoVN iUn. ICA
lAttrerY at!. Law,
CAl litlti)t Louisiana. !'ANC1
ietiee n the COutrts of the 5th CL
ritict.• Aug.2'7ti.-ly ROC
. p D'ELL,
AltorncY nt Liw,
t i T u. , iana.
ractice in the 'Parishes of TIt Pt
tFeliciaun. and I ointu Coutºee.
.1.ELGE, N
. ATlTORNEY AT LIAW,
'liilton, Louisiani ,
Firaeti'ce ill tihe courts of East and
•elicianlu and the Sitpreuec Court of J. J.
, W. L.lE, ýevry
ears ft
A•0tortupy tat 1.n1. ut 7, 1,
t.: Frln ittvill , Louisiana. leans t
I:ctict, in the Parishes of West
t Fecliciaun. :iatnd Pointe C(otlpit'e.
A. 1)1
E. .IONES, Le
TTOIINEY AT IA A , :te
Clinton, Louisiana. iag. 1.
,ceou the North side of the punblic day i
i11MPL i. ,l.. * * t. (u .l .ý\, r
EiPL'IE & .GOLSAN.
ATTOI:NEYS AlT '.AV
S\t. Fraicisvill .,
ill pactive ' in the Courts il" t I
5iilan n:lPt in o C.:lle ll" '"
. t'). ..1.. . . .. C . t. t 1 l It
the K .nl"o -,Y a i rl'!'i iOl: , .at an'.
ArJ'11 N1-', 1
H1 1ii:1.1t t:. * . .11I
D .ry Goo l, rrnlrch, Cill ec'. i.a,
(,;t 1'c{ i.:t : . tiint'i i 'o tt'i : il
)E.TiT L 'TY.
ohb, .Vrl icon to the l",0lit , !
(rntr os: (re'a d e t l (hin, at iir o reicl - , -
C," ili ' 'I t" l ' It l attleiltlolt. ,
TUlMOLT ' i). Y W tATSON
B I ODill -T dollars all, fll ifty
trT, v heun seces.t' i'.l it" h t n ha, ;gY.
lons wirhin . er e , can pro-.
i. ne 1). ITtKINt., I). 1º. s.,
;t. Fran,*isville, La
AF. TIN Z, lilt
Sun ou Start , Lyoui Sairla,
WIESl D RETAIL DEAR 1I I
'Dry Gcooil·s, Groceries, Confect ions, "I'o 1
ti., ]Cite. and Liquors. TI
0.E'I VACIARO,
CarpIe:" I and tOndertaktRDIr, it
vill Cri.e l'Opt attention tE all bNsT
Bnr, ci n hi e i nprocr i l y thei andalli I'ar 1 e
month n at r lsolltllo rates, I
efITYr a iE the at, te tbl ill
C'oreof plieof ('ailld (tho ry bOst frets, t
MIUMFORD & WATSON.
Pft. O P It 11 TO, R .
BOARDkt -Two dollarst and flfty
ednts p or day.
SF. IRVINE,A DS
Bayou Sara, Louisianaept. '7
OHLESALET AND RETAIL DEALEi T:
GirOceries lPorislNSh, vt'of tefl'i'ce i
Produce and iltesl'al Plia;
to/ion Supplies.
ALSO
St. F.rarncisvalle L,;.,
C HEARD 2BOQ ' and SIIIbES FLLICL
MADE
.A DEM(
1.~ L'V " I -"I OvzcrlAL Jot
Bayou (ST.T"NT ST. Ia . "t-.r
(V 1R ES I NS 'K' S OLD ST AN D) ' OFFAlLJOi
Gaiteus $6. Shoesl $t. 10ot00$ Fan- _
cry Gaiters $V. All made. of .the .EleT i  1
UIATIIrui.I, allid the Pbl3L I
WVoIKi UUAUILNT'rI)El'r) PT LEA.SE CUSTOM
era. s: LAMI
iso. D. At
S AICBD & WELL, •
anyou & 8am , Ln., .ý F rlan
Wholesale atnd Retail Dealerae in -" .
'ANCY DRY GOOD, S
h CLOT I'IING, FUItNITURE, One copy, 6
y BOOTS, SI-IOES. ,
GROCERIES AND P'LANTATION SUP- ,,
PLIES GENERALLY
dD "
; llTgliet unnriet price paid for cot- [A Square i
x+. Space .
N O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAIL .
II PACKEIT I sq're. $ 1.
The superb passenger 2 " 2"
.steamer, 4 " 4.
lid Gov. Allen. } co)l'm, 5.
of J. J. Bllti:vo-.....--.....--.......IMaster. , "
8. . St'rECK..- ---- - Ork. I " 20
- Leaves Bayu IIrm fthor New. Orleains J
every Ii'ediesdaily after the arrival of the r'or state a
cars troll Woodville,a:nt every aturday. o Prish
it , ' p. nl. Returnig, leave{ New Or For Parishce
le,:rls every Monltllav wlal :Fridilvay,at a, . (o eNr police
. ..t AM ) T' E STEA ME R (t obe p
,i.t. . riaIlAiMEI(
. 1)U(AS..........-- ..--- ---......... ster at the rate,
Leaves liiMtio'Saria every Dollnday tili' for tlefirst
the iartival of thu cars- fron .Vo1 vil, siatrseri'nt
m:l every 'rhursila' at 7 ,p. in. 1Returlirn- rat < er((n
lug. halvVes New Orlesili ,veiy \\Vednu tic cha,
i 1 IC day Ialil Sit i llIV :it a . 1). I. - - alco
JOcIN F. IRVINE, Agent ohf llt cun
S-- etc., charoe
r() WK1 I. ) rittcsf ;
"Di)O AS :
ai22 Stree , Bayou Sara, La.,
Ih I>:ile, iin Fancy and Staple Dry The worel
I ;ood-. Iiadilte' L)r~e - godr, A tield 1
Whitin Good-, [ousiC keep-. And te c
er-' Art icle' Clothin, . And ofl
(ll:,i. i' Cal I3 'a and lefe arlea
'Ihosc, IIHosiery. •I'sla fi
Ciuler "I') - Goood fort
let A irti- I you
"n,,ioin-, Fail:cy o Family Gro lItenen
S-" ii' IIt used
-- .u .Live daie
V+' (L' ' (I I oi Your r
5,1Gill. lil I111t ! aind L t
.Tict- a'i a fu! line ofd li
hl, . aI [i niliataciin ý It ie , t Il ( H rdfyou
rew, it ..r G ( ah ware etc. etc. .-,].
n- aI, 1x,,'els v." nat:d variel ai. it Though
112 of ever vtlltiin ill the line of Andl t
, -udo l , ',v 1 laid larile-". To iijui
t1lli/: t mlalker pl'ice pmd But 1
lark for Cil ) l . An tsk
1 rTo 4so
- _ _ ------ AndI all
it Ty . (AST''IELL, iyou
Ila}. (i Sur,:i. Louisiana,
L a IiAI.ltt IN
]'LOWS. A(iRICUILTIURAL I.I1PLE
tlitS, hij"l'"s, tn . 55, ilatirw:il't', tlliiis,
t'istol., I'itniel, li'ilies MS, lhin Fittin s It oCC
oclks, \' lves, ltistiuns, ITlope' , hollow has bee
ware, w\ag n 1n( Curi . ..oswrlk, justice
ISI' ilhacksnii h's Mt riails, El... Et1 .
TIN 'COPPER AN - HIE'T ION MANhis cl
tee to setll lwr ltr can be pre plat
elsiwhere. inl it to ted WI
their iaiiv iuta, t, . eXrin, l iy a pothn "
S siilck ami prni'' s Ihe.' .  sin., g '- , . lck
IF IIADLIEIR IHOUSE r'atiol
Cliuton, Loulsi an, Cover
Is ('onstant open for the a1co1teiitidii i
tion of the iDtlt I 'eals by t~h, lay, ja
,-(k iir th '"t 1,t xbsble r1' they .
El,tuilet. ill well fIuriic ni'aed roolms calls WO
 ht 1LrL'OcrediL. tRetpctfoilyL, and
LE atN June a ot, ' rr.-l1 Mr. * t arpots
Itheir O un a__ utu to a:
I. 1 FOR SALE. truly
I ---- of gr
IANT tE one story building on the old ienin
Whitenldl property, is Un lyou SnOU, circu
esita:ble fortstore lulse or tealltnaS. P i
C iaselr to reniove bhilding wit'hili a tNPl'- ii
te t rd tillou. Cpn be had at I barg il. frile
Apply to B. W VIIITEMAN.
Opt.fi,'77-tf. m
.w eJOilN WAGNER-" .
nw. In C 'rialL e laker, WhI.'elwrighit fora
lbl e will Anld ltlacksinitl. thes
fr sl th- SnotP ON Tui WOODVIILE OADn, NEAn a let
e erllftr- THE STORE- OF JOHNS BARowN..
onagi i Patroilage solicited. Charges reon'- 'ild
i. blo aud satisf tiou gua*ranteed. plt
.inar-16Gm. iv
HHIR EL . it i
I BOO"-K EN EP1IN i civi
o at LeAo -o- the
ept. l, '7 The undersigned will take a few pupils and
f-or instruction in the above scioences, a fut
Reasonable Charge- Pr
JOHrN D. U.J1TEN
FL!LICIANA SENTINEL. r.
i for thit
A DEMOCRIATIC PP1PF't O.et
-L-. --·-*-- _--- -------great t
O)IrCIAL JOURNAL uF WEST FELICIANA the j t
OFFIlCIALJOVIRNAL CITY OF BAtYOU SARA tAue ti
PtbJiLISHED EVERY SATURDAY the pal
to fral
s. LAM BE T... PROPRIETOR reati
JNO. D. A USTEN.......... -F ree
.t FralciSvIlleh, Mlay lS, "8. fo* t1
. SUBSSRIPTION .RATES. of gra
their I
One copy, 6bne'-ear (in advance)...- 00nat
| ", ", 6 no. " , .... I 7tt
" , " Ri ' t . 100 b' 1O .
AD VEIRTISING RA TES: to roc
[A Squate is the spance of ten lines solid any
brevier.i wlol
. ... - ,.-- , .. -e--ia
Space.  I I a-i
I sq're. $ 1.11:.00 6.50 $ 9.00 5$ 12.00 den's
2 " ".00 5.00 9.50 15.00 2 e.00 '
4 , 4.00,. 8.50 15.00 2:1.00 ;0.00 pot 4
Scol'mn, 5.00 10.00 1800 :10.00 40.10 four,;
" , 19.00 20.00 40.00 50.00 70.00
1 " 20.00 40.00 60.00 90.00 125.00 t'
 Annsounclmq Casdidah.s: . ny
o a r Site and District offices ...... $- 0 , ce
c For Parish offices, ................10.00
'l For police District offices .......... 00 . tial
(to.be paid invariably in advance.)
Transient Advertisfenwts will be inserted iLk'
r. at the rate of $1.50 per square of ten lines den
rl. for the first insertion, aind 75 cents for each with
Sslubsiqcent insertion.et
' I'e'mnrrsaities charged-at transient adrer
" tisiitlq rates.
' .ti above scale of rates must be the basis ter I
of all contracts .with. adrertisingf agents. Ayp
Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions
etc., eharoed as adrertisements
1i rittet for the. Stenuicle.] Th
"DO AS NEAR RIGHI T AS YOU CAN." tins
Tilhe world "stretches widely befoio 3ou, relit
A field for your muscle and brain a
And the clouds maly often float o'er you, thn
And ofrtenllcollite tempesnt and rain. ilay
Be fearles of storms which o'ertake, you, wheit
Pnsh forward through all like a mno; whe.
Good fortune will never forsake on, year
If you do as near right as you cnll. tnto
the
emlleenllther the will to do rightly, sew
It used, will'the evil eoltund; eUni
Live daily by conscience, that nightly 'v t
Yollr rest may be pe.aieiful anld stound. d.
Ili contests of right never waver; E
Lt h|tontyshtiape, every plan, crL
And life, will of Paradise savor,
if you dot as near right .s you can. plil
T'hough thos darkest scanetdal Ully speed, et
And strive with their .-u ,ifrsn st ct ll'
To inj ure your falluo, enever heed, I
But justly and honeslly act,
And task of the lRuler of Hleaven
T'o saive your lltuie S a mai, wel
And all that yoell ask will be given. wil
If you do as near r'ght as youl can. cr
R. crc
frr
JUST'rCE TO 'TILDEN. sir
It occlurs to us that Sanluel J. Tilden ye
' has been made the subject of much in- ac
justice and unnecessary criticism. After wi
his election to the P'residlelcy he left pe
the questioli of his inaugurationl to the li
people and Congress. He seemed to think tv
that it did not comport with the dignity
; of the high oflice to which he had beeui bi
sc elected to enter into an unscetly scral- to
- bloe tor the jilach. Mr. Tilden would N
probably now be President had l visi- ct
to ted Washington and played the part of ae
y a pothlouse politiciani by bullying and p
C blackguarding the conspirators. But his i
decency at.d patriotism was superior to t]
his ambitlon,' aud he sacrificed his aspi- 1
rations for the purpose of avoiding a col- I
lisioun which threatened civil war. It t
Governor Tilden had opposed a comnis- e
li siule and demanded that the people should i
ty' inaugurate him into the office to which
they had elected him, he saw that he
:uu would hazard the peace of the coulntr3,
and he did all he could to prevent his
friuends from precipitating the country in
to a revolution. Charles Francis Adams
truly said, a few days siLnce, "that the
country at large owes Mr. Tilden a debt
of gratitude for the patriotismn and self
old denial he exhibited under such trying
;"'' circuustances." After rthe electoral colm
mission had performted its dirty work the
ii. friends of Hayes were lavish in' their
'. praise of 'Ir. Tilden. T he sonth com
mended his digunty and his patriotisul.
But the developments in Florida have
provoked a sudden and unjust tirade of
Sabuse of Mr. Tildeu. Many of those who
gilt formerly approved of his bearing pending
the electoral count now denounce him as
EAt a leader who lost his position by cow
ardibe. This is gross injustice to Mr.
o na- Tilden. He was elected, on the reform
platform; to put down corruption, to
give th.- south home rule, and tranlquili
ty to the whole countr.-. He conductcd
the canvasi with admirable ability, and
P it is unjust to censure him for doing
what was comnmended in him at the tiime
civil war was inlninent. We make
these colimments in justice to Mr. Tilden,
is and not with a view of tacilitating any
s, a future aspirations he may cherish for the
Presidency. The frauds by which Mr.
I Tilden was cheated out of the Presidoln
my could  lihe nuile terribly hbideleO wi ith
JMr. Tilden as the Democratic candidate
for the Presidency Wl 1H80. Having gone
dow uniter the tide of corruptiwi , it
seems that he should impersonate the L
greatinfttiot0il atonement by becoming I.
the next standard-beareor. iuhshlis, aI A
question for tl4o future conlSleort4oiA of
the Petrnorqtic party., O, a ,ulmitation
for Mr. 'Xiko4l ttus. been str~lgthquel ,by The fo
the patriotism withl whiphll be. stlpitdittd ed by Ct
to fraud for tl4 atko of. p 4asce j 4l he san, chit
great interests f ,te,.cqglntt. But, Wei : ed r
agree .withthe St. & .Ais A~Jebicclie p Ie tnouth,'
opipiop t4at "the Democracy.cauuot gf- prdvihiui
fo tp go inteotho next PresiLdentia,con- its banu,
hglrtlibadL DaP! with a lere- Sentillypt and fall
of gratitude.. If Mr, Tilden shalL be erfowain
their free choice in 1880, let him be nomi- water a
nattd by all means; if not, then let Mites of
some one else he. Parties counot afford caine se
to recognize the nmere personal claims of protect
any one. lt'he Democracy did their flows.
whole duty to iMr., Tilden in 1870; thly ees, fro
exhausted the obligation between them distane
and".limu. If there was a failnro of duty at ed and
all we do not. say that it Wvas at Mr. Til- ken lin
den's door; we ouly assert that it was foundt
[ potfht the Democracy's. 'There is no ter and
Sfouryears5ldl debt of gratitude resting levees,
eoQ thel party, in, favor of d\r. Tilden, or bed of
0 any other mlan, and at will not do to aa- so gre:
sert that all the conditions of success river t
centre in the late D .ruatl0 Presiden- twenty
Stial candidate Alone. f SMr. Tildlen's have
friends desire-to pr ilthis name on its are let
dI naked merits it 184, it cannot be forbid- above
-s den therm; but if the southern States, have .
? with their large, solid Democratic vote, wdr tl
persistently object to llim, and bar his Loggy
entry, it might be inviting certain disas- about
is ter to disregard the protest.''"n-ri pihis ening
been 1
tiApe erl. Fro
T'HE I ROPS. tance
. . {N. 0.,Demnocrat.- lets o
The New York Tinws of last Friday con- contil
" ailns thirteen culmlus of telegraums from belon
tal, portions and sections of the Union river
m* relative to the growing crops. Never has andri
a ioor.i Ilatterinl showingu been lmade ditioi
n, tlhan thcse telegrams prophesy. There board
liay be sections of the coulltry, it i. true, no lo
iu, where the cr'ops arm not unusually large ; a111
i; where they even fall behilld those of last R
, year; but, taking the whole colutry Shre
into co~nsideration, the crops of 167eI, i n al
the present promise is not blasted by The
a sile ultifreseel calamiity, will bring the the
United : tatesthr lalgest amount of moon- rive
ey they have over received for their pro- abuI
l. ucts. of pi
Everythirg has tendtl to insure large the
crops this year. The winter was exce'p- Mis
tiolnally mild, the spring early, and all
plhuting from four to six weeks thei
ied, elrlier than ust'al1. Just the proper pecl
taet- omuont of rain fell andll no more; so that, the
as tfar :as the weather is collcernedl, 1878 an
is perior to anlly year since 1859. koc
in New England the crops are three tha
weeks earlier than usual; the hay crop the
will be one third larger; t he toL:acel sev
crop the largest since 1873; the corn rive
R. crop nnich larger than last year. and sil
fruit mlore pleultiful than in has been eni
since tile war. I New York the crops ks
are over twenty days earlier than last aln
ilden year, with a considlerable increase in net
I in- acreage. Rye, oats, buckwheat and corn
After will he 20 per cent above the average in we
loft Pennsylvania, iand probably yield the ri'
the largest crop realped in that State for an
tlinik twenty years. th
lusit West Virginia and North Carolina re
been both report crops earlier and looking bet- sti
oram- ter and a larger acreage of cotton in in
ounld North Carolina, anod the biggest cotton of
visi- crop since the war is confidently expect- D
it of ed. In Georgia there is a decrease of 10 N
and per cent in the cotton acreage, and a ti
ut his large increase ill wheat The crops of In
or to that State will yield en increase of from tl
aspli- 10 to 15 per cent above the average. io
:a col- In Alabama the acreage of cotton is about ti
ar. It tle.same as usulal; the corn crop, how- ti
m mlis- ever, is the largest al--nmolst prolllns
should uing since 1859. In Ohio the wheat crop c
which will be the largest that the State ever a
it he yielded , in Indiana the increase in wheat t
untr3, will be 20 per cent over the best year a
Mt his since 1853 ; in Illinlois 50 P)er cent over t
(try in- the average. In IowXl the increalse in
Adams wheat is calculated :t :30 per cent anLd inl
at the fruit at 20 per cent. Ill Wisconsin the 1
a debt increase in the wheat crop will be 30 per
dd self- cent, in blinesot:ta 30 per cent, Nebraska
trying '25 and Kansats 10) per cent. III Keintucky
ah co n- les toblacco will be raised than last year,
ork thle but inore wheIlllt, oats, rye a1nd cornl. In
a their Arka:las the yield of cere:as will be 15
thco ol- per celnt tbove' the averalge.
riotill. In fact, fronm all portions of the Unilon
l have collies tile Sailie news. It is diiflicult,
rude of perhaps, to unak, a general estilmate of)
so who the expected crop as colmliared with past
pendillg -yea s, but judging from thle inunensc
Si e as amounlll of new lanlld Ol)Otled up ill KIan
y cow- ss, Nebrlska, MiinesiotXL anl(l Iowa, andll
to Mr. the inlcreaseld acreage inl tile ,iouth and(1
refor Westl there seolls to ,1 ('no reasonll to
Loon, to doult tlht thero is anll iuncreaso of from 15
a aiiill- to 20 per cent in the land cnltivatedl this
nducted year over last year, L1111 aln 3lllosat eqllll
iti, ald probable inlcrelso ill yield to the acre.
r ioilig Of course, it 15 too early to priiilict al'y
thetille thing with accuracy, bhlt the presellt
e make crops now in thle grounhl and their proll
Tilden, ining conditioln ollight to be sliliciollt to
i gg aly dishlel the gloom niow overspreadingll tile
h for the conntry alnd to ilnspire so1me collidollceC,
SMr. ,vell ihey do natthe t ot at on1 d the Chcurso
r elll- of "harl tni nes" that rests upol tile
OU (t LEVEES- loll a big
.BLETfI'L TO CAPT. AIE~NF thM (ION. this w[lhoi
l. W ;I., 4iT SONr- tMETHING agreed as
ABOUT THE NEW O)LEANS ing the al
F RESS. navigatiu
hence it i
The following is from a letter address- conmmissi
cdh by Capt. Aiken to Ion. E. WV. Robert- by the co
slt, chairman. of the LeveeCoitundttee: when I tl
Bed r verA gu Shreveport, La., to its give uis a
nounth, distace about 500 miles, was, ment on
prdvious'io the building of levees along ameudul
ips ban-p, a shbal streadi having a rise cs to al
and fall of friomn eight to twelve feet, ov- hundred
erflowing fits bamills daring every high lars to
water and inundating the country for and a
miles on either side. As the country be- to get. 1
camne settled, the planters built leovees to is n
protect their lands from the anlunal over- for the I
flows. At about the year 1860 these lev- have the
ees, from Loggy Bayou to Alexaldria, of Congi
distance 200 miles, had become connect- cure as
ed and contilluons, presenting an unbro- the imp
ken line on each ')aunk. It was soon V
found that the concentration of the wa
ter and inlcreased current, caused by the
levees, was washing out and lowering tie John
r bed of the river, anud the effect has been actual
- so great that along this sectioP of the top of t
s river the rise and fall is now as nmch as worked
- twenty-live to thirty feet, and the laLus his earl
a have not been inundated for years. There becaine
s are levees standing to-day, four feiet high address
I- alove their base, that the highest floods Benton
h. have not touched for years. Since the and dei
a w'dr the levees have been extended above bittenr
is Loggy Bayou to Robinson's,. distance side of
3- about twelve miles, and the sanle deep- girl, I
in uling or lowering of the river bed has elected
been the result. where
From Robinsion's to Slteveport, dis- copy c
taince about ninety miles, there are out- Costnll
lets on either side; the levees are not him in
n- continuous and cunnected as they were for thl
t below ; the lands still overfow and thell ie be
arI river is gradually shoalthg. Below Alex the pr
as andrin the river is i1 about the slme con- free »1
dte dition as when first navigated by steam- ilg in
*re boats, viz: no perfect system of levees. en il
11 no lowering of its bed, ogielt outlets, and 'eral h
Salllllnual overtlows-. is lii
srt Red river runs its entire course below or par
:ry Shreveport through allnvial soil simnilar from
it' il all respects to that of the MississJipli. tion
by Th'ere can be nb disputing the facts as to elect(
the the lIed river levees having lowered the t lme
on- river bed and, deepened the channel as fui
ro- above described. There "are thonsands
of people living on its banks to testify to
rge the truth of this statement, and as the A
ep- Mississippi and Red rivers are similar in l avi
ind all respects except as to tile volume of in ti
eks their waters, it seems rea:sonable to ex- to CC
1per Ipct that a perfect systetl of levees on liol,
hat, the Mississipli wonid deepen that river qsai
L178 and Inprove its navigation. . Il fact, it is to '
known to old Misissssippi steaiuboatleull in
iree that tha permanent depth of water on her
crop the shoale-t bars had been increased by was
l ce several feet along the sections of that aski
corn river that had been leveed, and that domi
and since the breaking of the levees this deep- mal
been enring process has ceased. It is also on
:tops known to them thlat bars form opposite Tih
last and the river shoals below anly perma- lin
3 in nlet break or crevasse ill a levee. wln
corn As to the effect of jetties on river ihars hiii
;e in we state that Silaggy Point bar, on lied sp4
the rive" seventy-tive miles above its lmonth, la
e for and Alexandria bar, three miles below sw
the town of that nIlate, had always, nutil 11
olina recently, been almost impassable, oh- mi
bet- structions to boats in low water seldom
3n in in these seasons ha:virg depths over them
otton of more than fifteen to twentyfour inuches.
apect- During the low water season of 1876 the
of 10 New Orleans and Red River Transporta
lnd a tion Company placed jetties made of wil
psa of low ina tresses on saggy, and in less it
from than lifty hours the depth of the cll:a- t
crage. iel had increased from twenty inches to 1e
about five and a half feet. After the high wa- at
how- ter of the following year had subside", ii
ronoii- the jetties were fillud intact and the
crop channel so deep Snd well defined that st
3 ever not a single boat ha:td a Ilonllt's detent- I
wheat tion at that place throughout the entire 1'
t year seasol (fall of 1877). which was one of 1i
t over usunal low water. During the fall of Ii
use in 1877 this same company placed jetties on ct
and ill Alexandria bar, when there was hut six- O
in the teen inlches water, and t:oats had, after 1
30 per putting off all cargo, founld it imponssible
braska to pull over. The chalnlel iluunitiately t
ttuck y deepened, aLd altllhough thle river conl
st tyear, tinued to f;ail for seeeral weeks after
rn. In ward there was at no tilmll throughout
be l tile season less thliln fnllr antil aI half to(
five feet water. Freighlt char'ges yv tilhe
Unilon Ioats were lvweredl one-thirdl at once ill
lilclt, consequence of this improventeAlc N.
.iiate ol' JOS. A. AIKEN.
it l past Ol rccll't of almove, Col. Rohbertsonl
ilunense writes as follows to Capt. Aiken:
nK a a AlrINGTrON, D. C., May 1, ld78.
th~ ami Calt. Jos. A. Ailkel, New Orleans, La.
s to earsirS-Your ftvor of the flirst iln
fro n 15 stallt isjnst receivedl. I considelr the tes
te tetis tilnony of Capt. Leathers befiore the colll
i, equl lit.to as of very great IlllportLnce, anrd
le are. would ask yout to urge upoln him to iltcare
ict aly- fully rcdllce it to writinig, and send it i ,
r it s 3yo hlave statedl illn yoIr letter. 'lThe
irrroll- abluse of the New Orleanls lpaplers seems
·inut to to me entirely out of plhce, not that I
ithe care, lbut they are injuring the c:ise and
illuleilc, oplpoiigy al es incas ire that aiuglt be ill
he Cilsi troliucelwhich wouhl hi)e imeuctit to
l tile our peoplle. If the DIumoe, lt, Picaynne
San:id "l7,rs w'ill itielt t .e'i•'" :tild ag l'
"port a hill and seill it on here, I will in
trnlluce it for them. and let the House
telkn" a vote ui"t. The great trotlble in
this wihole quest iot is, that nobody is
agreed as to the 'bost mlanner of protect
iug the alluvial lands andll improving the
navigation of oho Mississippi river;
hence it is of great importaluco that ia
coumutissioi, isuch as that recolumllniiled
by the conmlittee, uhoeld be appointed,
when I think something will be done to
give u's a pelmauu'tt systemlu of improve
ment on the river. I salil other nmy
amendmeilt to the IHouse, which propos
a es to appropriate three millions eight
- hundred and.seventy odd thousa:d dol
Slairs to close the erevasses and raise
r and strengtlhe the levees, and
to get. that bill through I think it
D is 1is much as our people can ask.
for the present: if it fails, we will still
have the colnmnissiou at the next seCsiolt;
Li of Congress, agal pcr anp he able to so
- cure a.suthicient appropriLtiont to make
- the irmprovemuulot.
n Very truly, your friend,
E. W. ROBERTSON.
to John C- Fremont is reported to be in
an actual dcstitution. lie begat~ life at the
to top of the hIdder and Ihas industfi1usly
as worked himself down to the bottom'. In
is his early days, as " the pathfinder,"' he
e becalmtie fa;llots an:d ritch, and paid his
Il addresses to a da:ghter of Thoiuntas 11*
( Belintot, bile ''Old Eullioil' repuilsedl
he and dooulnced himl withI unumealrsa'rt
v lbitterness. lie, however, got on the blilti
ce side of " Old Bullion," after I:marryiug the
!p- girl, with whom he eloped. Hle weas
ins elected to the United States cSenate,
where he tigured as a sort of abbreviated
is- copy of Ullntfalo Bill." His eccentric
tt- costuttme and semli-theattrical habits nlade
not him more widely know i than aliy titness
ore for the statibo would have done. Ii 185;
i.e he bccaunc the Frei t' iliers' candidate for
ex- the presidency, rand " Freetman,"fiteelsoi,
ou- free spelech and Freentnt." was the tak
im- ilg battle cry nuder which he was bent
eso. en in a hard toutghlt contest. As a get:
id 'eral lie wa- cliietly famlous of " taki:n
his life in his hand," .utdi mnaking no oth
low or particular use of it. lie was retired
filar frou th armyl in a tangle. of disqualifica
i. tion and disgust. Had Freiuonlt been
s to elected Presidentl in 183136, secession anll
the t hegreat civil war wotuld have datedl
I as four years etrlier.--lIel.
I"inds DID NOT STAY LONG.
fy to -
sthe A colored mlan, living in New York,
ar in having adutired a colored . idow liviing
to of in the next block above, but being afraid
i Ox- to cone out boldly and reveal his pas
S on ion,. went to a white maln of his ac
river qlaintance the other day, and requestetl
, it is to write tile laidy a letter asking herhanll
tret in niarriage. The friend wrote, telling
r on her in a few lilies that the size of her feet
l by was the talk of the nleighb orihotd, andl
that asking her if she coultd not p1re therc
that down a little. Thelauaneof the colored
deep- man was signed, and lie was to call
a also on her Sunday night for and answer.
posite 'he writer of thcletter fact ithe iigger
ermi- limping along the street, and asked himi
what the widow said. The lali showed
*r lars him a scratched Itose, a laime leg and.l i
1 Rled spot oi his scalp where a ha nlldfuLof wooil
hoith, had been violently jerked out, and an
below swered in solemun tones : "She didn't siay
I, ntil nmnOit , anld I didu't stay dar moru'n a
, oh- minute.-Brooklyn Eagle.
r tlhem COMPLIMENTS
7ti tIc Mississippi editors thtas colmpliment
elortc- each other'
of wil- VWe have heard, but do not know that
ii less it is true, that Mrs Lake, wire of the edi
a ca- totr, writes the principal articles t.hait ap
ches to pear ill the Jacksonl Tim'es. Sonmie oftheln
gh wa- are heIavy-specially the iulldozing
ssidec', dos.s.-Blrookhla vel Ledger'.
u i te Whllether the report which the inuedilll
ed that soneti editor of tihc I. d:crc says that he hals
detelt-i helard lie trtie or not is a matter of Iii
a entire lpublic concern, ibut if Ie will get his owls
onII of I wife, if he has one, or sinte other 111:1c's i
fall of he has not, to write a few "heavy' arti
ctties on cles for the. Ledger, lie will conlfer irfavor
but six- uOi tlle reiders of tihat jionrnal. is lpa:
d, after per would tihus b greatly imlproved, .ntd
pocssible doobtless, gain largely in circula
idiately titii.--Jacksoun ime1s.
Ver co lt_
salfter- ir Aliother luntitier of tlheu Suitl
iou glhout tilliily lhas been heardl froni. Smllitlh.
half to Collector at Chiieaiio; smliith. Pltyimicstir
I bv the il tlhe arllly , Sllirth, Collcetor at Nw'\
t, once ini Orh-lnis: Smcith, Ciicetor at Citncinati :
and this morning, .nlSith, Consul to "(;:
IKEN. latz. This nioldl ftnmily is recceivin'g re
uohertsoln ognitici nct at.hel titds ut' the iat tionl
["f Nco less th 'lct -icgh -tei p5'r.cit'cwets
, 1 ,78 killed lcy tlh' Miillapoli'ciu' ill explosion.
s,,La. S ieilatio, contitnuestole rifl'as i, th
' iLrt origin ci" ttco xplchcsion. Tice thiil)3" of
tirhte- \r. Chrictia of thi tire origitatitlg ii
r t he t he1- the friction of dly s lln~us. onnllllt~lllu :ti1r
the c aomii tl t'exlohsivet'. gas ge' cotrl frac utru ill tlust..
td it t, i• Call cIt Muilcinr 'Is or llBrooks' I),.uc
ter. "rhe storo and get a trictl ],ckci~ It l)r. A. Q.
rs ecems Simmons' Vegetable I.iver Mectdicice. It.
ot that I costs you nothing and may s:avo your
m cseo and' life.
it t be in -.. .
, iuctit to C A lady in Mount Sterli:g, Ky.,
picayUne nighteen years old, habs beu married six
ccci ag.ec' years a:td Ihas thc-e childrel.

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