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TI S,--P- AMENDI
We patWish 'as. communication
from a th~agpahf corres,,ondent
on the subj~ t of the amendments.
Without endorsing his views as' to
their merits, we add the following
e.aPaect fraom the address of the
OeastitutionaI Convention Club
vi Ouaokita to the' voters of that
prish, which lakes a csomewhat t
sWhaiFr'view of the effect of their t
"CThe conptitational Amendments
lbdlttted do not guarantee the de
ahel reforms. 'They are simply
f1.ie 'fsses to divert the gaze of I
te Opeople from the question of
e Constitational Convention. E
1ley are' snares to entrap anil bind I
eost l Idepted,' the same odious i
snutitution will be there dressed I
i patebes to hide its deformity. "
These amendments were voted for 1
bp every Radical in the legis!ature. r
TIe adoption of these amendments e
itee.not been urged with any vigor, I
aot has any one shown what bene
"lt will follow their ndoption."
'he last paragraph strikes us as t
as obioes truth. So far as we
areeawure, none of the legislators I
who assisted in forcing the adop t
tiewef these measures by the legis- i
latero are taking any pains to cxa -
plain them and secure their approv- I
at by the people. The fact that F
stare the adjournment of the Gene
rail Assembly these amendments
bove not been urged with any vig
or," strongly bears.out the asser
ties of ouar -Monroe friends that
they are "'simply false issues to dig C
vert the gaze of the people from a
Constitutional Convention."- Op- t
elousas Courier. t
ANECDOTE OF GEN. LEE. c
It was is the nummer of 1864 s
while the armies of the Upited a
States and the Confederate Stales a
were confronting each other on thd s
James, ?below -Richmond. On ato I
certain day a F'ederal attack which a
was thought to be a decoy, was c
made on tbe south side of the riv- c
er. We thought we saw evidences l1
of areal attack on our side. Oc- t
casionally the whole picket-line c
would open fire. The Aunboats at t
Deep Bottom wouod ' send 300 j;
pounds crashing through the tim- g
bers in the rear of what, had been v
Libby's residence, Iiut was .then ti
Gen. Lee's .bead tern. At a
about 2 o'clock p. m. e.a.ti lery o
opened on our left. r
afterwards we heard . nis a- a
kable roar of infantry We ,t
thee knew tharthe fi ttle fi
were engaged on our . hd I h
pickets opened and k ' ii4
firig in our front, the gunboatq
sending their infernal machines
more frequently. We, the
Rockbridge battery were order* ,
ed to double-quick. into posi- a
tion on Libby's Hill. On our t,
way up, everything looked as j
though we were on the eve of a
terribleponflict-tho roar of artil. y
ery and infantry, the rapid move- t<
ment of troops into line, and the a
solemnity that seemed to have im- h
pregnated the whole atmosphere. t
As we passed 'the Libby House we si
saw Gen. Lee in the yaru. He =
was standing just under a low tree, h
with one arm extended, as if reach- e
ing for sometiiyg on the limb., As t'
we got near to him, we could sed 1
wihat he was engaged in doing at
such a time. A little bird whose
mother was just teaching it to use
its wings, had in its first efforts
fallen to the ground. Its dumb ti
mother, regardless of the death
and, carnage that intelligent man ti
was dealing to his fellow, was ut
tering pitiful cries for her 'iallen t
eftspring. Gen. Lee ireached down
and picked up this little creature,
and when we pa~sed ~as in the
act of placing it wherie its mother
could care for it.-Louisville-Cour
[Cincinnatti Con~tpntercial.] '
WASHRINGTON, May l.--T'he
Watson Bill to regulate inter-State fr
commerce was discussed in the it
House to-day. Gens. Garfield r
and,,Banks and Gov. Cox of Ohio,
made the strongest speeches in sup
port of the bill while Clarkson
Potter, of New York, and Gen. er
Bragg of Wisconsin, led the oppo- tr
sition. The latter do not under- a
stand how States rights Democrats Di
can consistently sustain their ado- be
oacy of this measure. CUlarkson a
Potiter warned the House that if i
the bill becomes a law, the rail- ci
roads will take po.session of Con ce
gress by electing men who favor as
the railroad interests, to take the of
place ol members who dare assist b3
in the passage of tlis proposition, if
which is so anlagonistic to the sac- h
eess of the railroads.
A trial package of Dr. A. Q. Simmons' ar
Vegetable Liver .Meoicine car be had tb
bee of charge, at Mumford's or Brooks' so
'rg 8tore. . to.
COMMUNISM IN ThEt DI-
TILUCT oa COLUMBIIA.
n A mysterious activity anpc tk the
t laboring men of the District - f
'Columbia is reported to have beer
Sobserved within the past few
weeks. A fet days ago',,itis Zaii
e a represen'tative*from some 'West
, ern leboring men's organizatioi
t visited Washington and held' con
t sultations with the leading officers
r of trades-unions there as well:as
with the leaders of organizations of
colored men. It i3 reported that.
he informed them of an impending
P strike to be started about "next Au
f gust, and advised thee' to prepare
f for participating in it. The pres.
ence of such aaagent in Washing
I ton and. the renewed activity of
the workingmen's associations al
ready referred' to have given rise
-to some rather sensational reports.
For instance, it is astorted, that
military companies have been form
ed; arms have been procured., ad
frequent drills have taken plade.
A crowd of white and black labor
er&congregated , in the .vicinity ,e
Sthe city hall. of Friday. and s&me
of their number have beIn heaird
to" use' very v"i el: t angage;
threatening in fact, that if they. are
not ielieved before the summer
passes, forcible measures re-ulting
in the destruction of 'he public
property, will. result.
LIFE COMPARED TO A
Our brains are seventy year
clocks. The angel of' life wind$
them up once for all, then clo-es
the cases and gives: the keys into
the hat d of the angel of resurrec
tiori. Tick, tick, goes- the wheel
of thought ; our will cannot stop
them : they cannot stop them'
selves : sleep cannot still them, it
I only makes them go'faster : death
alone. can break into the case, and
seizing the ever swinging penda-'
lum which -we call the heart,
silen "w the l
rof th prled soieoaptt rwet aine
carried so long beneath our aching
tloreheads. If .we could"only get at
them as we lie on our pillows, and
count tltq dead beats of thought af
ter, tlhogJ$stand image after image,
jarring through the over-tired or
gnau Will nobody block those
wheels, tnco-ple their pinions, cut
the strings which hold4 those
'weights? What a passion; comes
over us sometimes for silence and
rest, that this dreadful mechanism
nnwinding the .endless tapestry of
timni, embroidered yijth spectral
fiureti of" life and death, would
have but-one brief holiday.-O. W.
Iolpses. ' :3
Jere Black, when he delivered his fa
mous philipiebefore the Electoral Com
mission, did not dream that he was ut
tering a prophecy. Read the scathing
Words, once more:
"At present you have us dow, under
your feet. Never had you a better right
to ~joice. .Well you.may sa. 'We haverd
mas covenant with death, and with
hel'. we of agreement; when the over-.
flowing scourge shall pass through, it
shall not come unto us; for we have
made lies our refuge. and under false
hoods fiave w" hid ourselves.' But nev
ertheless, wait a little while. The wa
ters of truth will rise gradhally and slow
ly but.surely, and then look out for the
overflowing scourge. The refuge of lies
shall be s. ept away, and the hiding
place of falsehood shall be.dhcoveredV"
On the first of June Lippincott & Co.4
the greatPhilidelphia publishing houses
will issue a new and charming novel en
titled "Wings," written by Miss Julie K,
Wetherill, of Woodville, Miss. Tho 'an
thoress,of this wdrk is jyoung lady of re,
markable talent She is only nineteen
years of age;- yet several years ago we
read several of her poems, whichr would
have reflected credit upon authors of'ei
tablisied reputation. Miss Witherill is a
native of Mississippi and the gracd
daughter of the late Judge Ooteswdrth
Pinckney Sxiitli, the last Chief Justice of
Msiesilesippi before the wai, and who,
though far advanced inypars, and hold
ing that high ocice, enoterd the'ariy .ind
died in the service of the. ConfederacyA
We commend the worbl of our fair young
friend to the pIblio, feeling certain that
its perusal t ill fichly repay the lovess of -
romance.-N. O. Democrat.
POLITIICAtL OUTLOOK. .
The Democratic party will have to ex
ert themuselvoe if they,wish to retain con-I
trol of the nexa United States House of
Represautatives. 'he Senate will be
Democratic, bdft the loss of a few mem
bers will destroy the majority in the
House. That majority., on contestedelec
rion cases, has been only fifteen. A small
change only, it will be seen, will be ne
cessary to give the Republicans control
again. Of the whole number of' members
oft the Rouse twenty-nine were elected
by majorities of less than 500; of these,
fifteen are Donemocats Ten Democrats
had majorities of less'than one 100. Only
two Republicans have majorities of less
than 100. Thestruggle will be in Illinois
and other great Western States, where
the greenback issue, as part of the ab
sorbing financial problem, is ardently de
bated by' the press and the people.
A TTRACTION !
OTTER EHA.LF A. 44L
LOvUISIAA . STATE LOT.
E- TERY COJMP./AI Y.
SThis Inatitption was s l r
incorporated by the aeji t
. the State for '. Educatinual apd
charmiable. purposes; in 1868, oitl
a Capital of $.,000,000, to which
it has wince.- added- a reserve fond
of $350,000. ITS GRAAND SIN
GIE, NUMBER DRAWINGS
Swill take .lpeolaeoathISt 4U; iever
scales or postpones. Look at the
Sfollowing Ditribution ;.
GRAN, DPROMENADE CON
during which will take place the
.4 - -" .
1 l4qiv tiae pper nal sipervisian
GEN. GT.T. BEaY RE ARD,
andGN. JUIAL .'A. EAIRLY,
Ii' TICKETS ARE TEN DOLLARS
ONLY. HALVES $5. FIFTHr,.
_2.. TENTHS, $1.
i o..10,000 00
of 1, r,4X0
100 Approximation "
' priz of 5".;o
°i. Prizes amounting :ar~
GE . . 'lT BEALOTG "",
.GE?. ,?jIBAL A. EAR aY,
WRITE FOR CIRCULARS,
Onr SiEND ORDERS TO
M. A. DAUPHIN,
P, O0.Box 6902, New Orleans, La
Regular Mlontily Drawing,
bMay 14 Class E. Capital Prize $30,000.
WHOLE TICKETS $9. HALVES, St.
ED 'IN W.
PROPRIETOR OF WHARF BOAT'
LOU ISVI. LL 1..
. GENERAL 6TEAMBOAT AGENT :
REGULAR N. O. & BAYOU
P ASSENGER PAC'KET.
Tihe Fine Sile-Wlcel .Steamner
J. C. LI1ANO ........ MASTER.
J.H. MO'.' OP.......... OLERK.
Leaves Now Orleans
Erery Wednesday and Saturday at 5 P. .1.,
FOR BAYOU SARA & COAST LANDINGS.
MONDAY i TRIP.
Leaves lBayoau oara 9. A. M.
" Waterloo 9} " "
" Hermitago 10 " "
" 'ort Hickey 11..'; "
" Canaan 12 M.
" Allen Depot 2 P. M.
" atonl Rongo 3" "
" laqune, t , "
" Bayou Goula ,6""
" )onaldsonvilleo 8 " 'T
TI-UR SDAY'S TRIP.
Leaves Baya.n Sira 5 P. M.
" Waterloo 6 " "
" Hermitage .6 ""
" .Prt Hickey 8 "4
Allen Depot 10 ""
"t Baton Rouge 7 A. M.
' Plaquoemin 9 " "
" Rayou .Goula 10 "
" Donaldsouville 11½ " "
UNITED STATES MAIL & PASSEN
The superb passenger
lRobert E. Lee.
W.iM. CA PBELL................Master
McVAY..... ................. .. Clerk
Will leave Bayou Sara, on her lipward
trip, every Wednesday. Returning, will
leave Bayou Sara every Suzuday at 7, a.
m., reaching New Orleausbefore dark the
E. nJ: IWHITEMAN,\ Agent.
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GROt OI N1
Cor. Prin l eee s ay Sar
Sewing Machine Compaies,
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and tlirphiar hn:htu1trnl.
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PRESCRIPTION PFREE T
For tha,4pHedy C'ure aIt Slibralt at ,u. I n, n
3Iluhtned :Et! lt Otteuoirra hrousht tir o~yltiý
Cretlon or eaxcen. Any Druggist la thi t lltu
dient,. AeS y;eahor. Ds . rJ a. (c.,.
130 WeSt ih StWet, ttituetsis. G.
Iha 3maiy iibm laib Cents".
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Manufltcurcd by aeq
Barnapile Oar Ca. uraM, O 1. .
.."AR: Iii:.e **k uM * !? *mebi
-W atahee 8to$7. Revolves
S(2.50..Or 100 p1stestkivw(et
s want e aad.Iteo.Iupplyca.. u sv Tewan
m DR. BUTTl
No. 12 N. Eighth St
St. Louis, Mo.
Who Lan hai gdar dapelte In the treatment of the
,exual .ttrnouleaoiboth male ant! fenanle than any physicin
t the W Vest. gv the results of his lon uniasucceauua
aICa hl.b smw worlad just publadL entitled
The PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE
The PRIVATE MEDICAL ADVISER
Bo La tpaa tnalb Oo Btnta. tes In a l mat.
o . raea and wnmanned sid upply
ant lon g fe They a leb.atall lltIiutrnted and In plain
lagu . geaUly nunertood. The two beak enbnracl
pagls, and eontain vluabl i.ernUo. for both married and
l wcaltl ent mprsovemenssf Inedicaltreatmnt
. Homiorn Ne.say:"Thoknowledgeimprted
ettc but io that c C0 arnhould bon. The
plreely healthy may,,butc ith iwann ca ran the rime
f lifetnd the Woena , in A ttre Lol ie
In ur the t o. Rsn V her sexe Is he a ,1
tlo"-t. Is Jorurnal.
IOPULAR PRICES- S-01 t each
igrh tn one volun,*l ; in cloth an
gilt. r eta. extra. ent undler 1. o
ieaij t ifprice tIlnmoey or tulpslp
ELZDEF e3 CO.,
FI?E ,c LIFE INS URANCJ AGENT,
Woodvil!e. solissit sipmih
lei'resinft the followinge Frisut n:las.
U. S. iBrach LivCrhool and London 1and
Glolbec, aselts ovcr ,(;52,0t0. l'l:ailtrs,
of J;ackso, Miss., Assets over ,2'10,t0O.
Piticiix, of ir'oolklvy, Assets over 7'2,7,
000."' Hopme, of New York, "Asetrs over
$6,104,000. Malinhattan, of New York. As
oets over ~(10,0UO. liltnovlr, of 'stew
York, At sets over $1,io00,000. New Or
Itol hIs. Association, cs ll assets over
$525,000. Piedmont and Arlington Lift
Insurance Co., ichmlond LVa., .%.400 001!.
Also atgeunts for East & NVest 'eliciala
Parishes of the Royal Canadiaall ns. Co.,
of Montreal. Capitall $8,000 00.
Rates Genierally lon er, t aid wsetnrity
nlore tangiblal than in New Orleans Mu
('rlesponllduiee soli(,it'det fiot l eigi'l
boring Conltties and 11 P:1'isheBs, :tad alyV
desired i nljornairlioii float clce:ftllh t iy pr,;.
We give part"i "eOlar ttelatioue to tlle In
sbnranco of Cilluhes, Dwelliatgr alldl
faro propdrty fir at term of yals Iandli
low offer $1001)0 olicies firo 3 years at tihe
low rate of .$n0. Gin House Insnranco
M' For furilltller particulars apply to
Elder & Co. \Woodville, Mississippi, or to
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ROIERT S. AUSTFiN, Jacklson La.,
LOUIS NAUJMAN, Clinton La.,
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ice Cold Aurora Beer always on hand.
The Bar is constantly suplplied withl
clhoicest brands of wines, Liqulors andi
Ssumptuous Free Isneh spre:.l every
Sunday morlning. Attached) It, t..t eu -
tablishment is a'Slcndid Billiard t i:,lc.
all appointnments as Customary in a first
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; Beowar'e of logilos ii
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