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SELICIANA SENTIN EL.
1 . 3. ST. FRANC1SVILLE, LA. JULY 6, 1878. " NO. 2,
S Attorney at Lapw,
* Attorney at Law,
"0MAS J. KERNAN,
ENEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
practice in the Courts of East and
S ALHOUN FLUKER,
Attorney at Law,
S ill practice in the Courts of the 5th
Seial District. Aug.2'76.-1y
Al. J. POWELL,
Attorney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Will practice in the Parishes of West
East Feliciana. and Pointo Concoe.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ill practice in the courts of East and
et Feliciana and the Supreme Court of
U. W. LEAKE,
Attorney at Law,
St. Franmcisvillo Louisiana.
Will practice in thie larishes of West
East Feliciana, and"l Pointe Coupee.
S. EMPLE .Ji. JOS L GOLSAN.
EMPLE & GOLSAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
St. Francisville La.,
Will practice in the Courts of West
Feliciana and Pointe Coupec.
!C. WICKI C. L... .IS .
ICKLIFFE & FISHER,
Attor-eys at L.aw,
t. Fr:ancisviit., La.
Will Ipractive in llthe Courts of West
a ln d East Fe'.liciana, I'ointte Cotupne unll
C adjiining Parishcis.
DENTISTRY! DNTISTRY! !
a_ I will attend all calls on
the Coast, fron Natchez to
New Orleans; also the back
'onntry, whehl accessaile with a bggy.
Persons wishing miy services, caln pro
-uethe same by addressing tie, at lmy
D. STOCKING, . 1). .,
It. Francisville, La
~ DR. E. Green Davis otlers
his servires to to the people of
IZ this aund.i joining Parisihes.
Any orders addresse;. to hium, at his resi
deuce will recei. :.,rompt attention.
DR. P. .: AUFMANN,
PHYSnCIAN AND SURGEON.
Office at residence in St. Francisvillo.
june 16 77.
Sun Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Dry Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
bacco, Wine 3 and Liquors.
CI 1TY liOTEL,
Corner of Camp asnd Connmmon sreets,
i New Orleans, La.
MUMFORD & WATSON.
BOARD,-Two dollars and fifty
cents per day.
NO F. IRVINE,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Broceries. Provisions, WVestern
Produce and General Plan
do COMMISSION MERCHANT
TBE HENRIETTA HOUSE.
BAYOU SARA, LA.
Board can be procured by the day, week
anmonth, and at reasonable rates. In
the future as in the past, the table will
be supplied with the very best fare thoe
.larket affords. Elegant and well fur
rished rooms. Accommodating servants
constantly in attendance. Patrounge so
icited, and satisfaction guaranteed.
NEW BARBER SIOP AND HAIR
Opposite M. & A. Fischer, Front Levee
Bayou Sara, Louisiana. Sept. 1, '77
Near the Sentinel office,
St. Francisville La.,
100 CORDS ASH WOOD FOR SALE
Delivered if desired. Apply to
mar 2.78-tf. Bayou Sara
C llEAP BOOTS and SIIOEs
Bayou (S'TTI ST.) Sara
(V RESINS KY'S OLD STAND)
Gaiters $6. Shoes $5. Boots $12. Fan
cy Gaiters $7. All made, of the BEST
LEATHIER, and the
WORK GUAltATEED TO PLEASE CUSTOIM
PICARD & WEIL,
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers um
FANCY DRY GOODS,
GROCERIE, AND PLANTATION SUP
tIHighest market price paid for cot
N O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAIL
The superib passenger
J. J Baowx. --................. Master.
S. S. STIIECK......................Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every IWIednesday after the arrival of the
cars from Woodville, and every Saturd(ly.
at 7, p. in. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday and Friday,at 5, p. m
AND THE STEAMEIR
A. DUGAS...................... aster.
Leaves Bayou Sara every Monday after
the arrival of tre cars from Woodville,
and every Thursdlay at 7 p. In. Return
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
day and Saturday at 5 p. in.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
Saa Stree t, Bayou Snra, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Goods. Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, [House keep
ers' Articles Clothinr,
Ihats, Caps. Boots and
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
We stern Produce.
Grain, Urtging and
Ties and a full line of
Plantation supplie, Hard
ware. Glass ware, etc. etc. Also
an Exteo:ive and varied assort
ment of everything in the line of
Saddlery and Harness.
N-0 Highest market prico paid
A T. GASTII'LL,
als:ror Sara, f.lisiania,
PLOWS, AGRICI;LI'I:URAL IMPLE
tnents, Bridles, liare-ss. I lardware, (Giuts,
Pistols, l'Pumps, Pipes, Mlachine F'ittin gs
Cocks, Valves, Castings, , Ropes, llrow
Ware, Wagon and Carriag': w oodwork,
Blaeksltith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER AND S IIEET IlON MAN
Also Agent for the celeralted
"CIIARTEIi OAK" STOVES,
Uric, Garrett & Cotttman, Brinley, Jas.
I-. Iltall and other plows, Allen's Horse
Hoes, oril's Mowing Machines, Horse
H1-ay Rakes, all of which I will guaran
tee to sell lower than can be purchased
Grangers and others will find it to
their adv-ant..ge to call and examinie lmy
stok andl prices before pIc.Ihasing also
No. 40. rMatgazine St,. Near Ca
MonRGAN' TEXAs R. R. & STEAMSrIPr
W. S. Bell,
In Office, A. P. Watson,
R. M. Leake.
Having leased this Hotel for five
years, it is my purpose to keep it open at
all seasonsu, and make it a desirable abode
for guests, both permanent and trausient
Thie table will continue to be the leading
feature of tlhe St. James. Terms only
$2 50 per day.
JAMES R. LEAKE,
,ItHE ADLER IHOUSE,
Is const'ntly open for the accolnmoda
tion of the public. Meals by the day,
week or lonth ait reasonbllel rates.
SINGLE MEALS FIFTY CENTS.
Elegant and well furnished rooms can
also be procuredl. cRespe1tfullyL
June 28, '6.--1V. Mtrs. S. ADLER.
Carriage Maker, WVieelwright
Srop ON Tiln WoODVILLy t ROAD, NEtAn
TinE STorEn or JOIN BUROWN.
Patronage solicited. Charges reasona
blo and sltisfaction guaranteed.
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A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. t
I New Orleans Democrat.]
In two respects the coming election
in this Stato will be a most important
one. There is but one State ollicer to
be elected, and the place he is to fill is
comparatively ot little importance. The 1
lquestion of real interest to the people,
and upon which they will be called to
act, are the Congressional elections and
the constitutional amendments, invol
ving incidentally the question of a con
stitntional convention. In regard to i
the former we only wish to remind the
pieonle of their unusual importance.-
The RpInbliean palrty realizes that its"
only chanlce of salvation as a natioall
organization lies in seeoning a majority
in the next I iouse of repres.o.iatives, Uand
to obtain this it will be ii its every en
ergy and use lavishly and without stint
all the mealus of corruption that have
constituted for years the familiar mIeth
ods of the party. We have every reason
to believe that extraordinary exertions
will be made to carry at least two dis
tricts ill this State. There are many
Iprty exigencies which e:ad us to this
belief, and not the least of these is the
desire Hayes must feel of striving to
villndllato himself in a measure against
the charges of fralud and corruption
with which he has been overwhelmed, and
of substantiating the charge of murder
and intimnidttion by which Sherman and
his co-conspirators have sought to justi_
lf' their crimes. But this very consid
oratioln should, and doubtless will,
arouse our people to at least .equal ex
ertions, iand induce them to place in
nouillation in the various districts their
very best and strongest men, in which
even there can be no doubt of the char
acter of our next delegation in Congress.
The elections are certainly of groat
importance, yet the real, vital issue,
the issue that must absorb all others, is
the question of a constitutional conveu
tion. This proposition is not placed
directly betfre the people, as it should
have been by the last Legislature after
it had itself refused to call a convention,
but'it will be before the Baton Rolge
convention, and by it submitted to the
Whether or not the question of a
constitutiolal convention shall be sub
mitted to the vote of the Democratic
masses at the next election will consti
tute about the only matter of discussion
and dillb'ence in the party convention at
Baton Rouge, and it will doubtless be
urged and opposed with equal earnest
ness by those who favor and oppose the
proposition. The character of the con
test may be predicted from that which
has recently transpired at the selection
in Onachita of delegates to the Baton
After an unusually exciting cavass
and a thorough discussion of the ques
tion, the Democrats of Onachita pro
nounced against a constitutional conven
tion. and iunrtucted their delegates to
oppose any such proposition. Upon
this question we believe that Oluachita
will stand alone among the paerishes of
North Louisiana. Weo know that ill
the parishes West of Red River tlle feel
ing is unanimous in favor of a constitu
tional convention. In this city there
will be made a bitter tight in oppositiol
to it, but it will be made by the same
interests and by the sanme unscrupulthous
means I that contributed to defcat the
measure in our last Legislature. It will
be made by the monopolics, the stock
gamblers and scnch persons whose cvery
move in politics bears !the ignominious
imputaltion of personal interest and self
ishness. There may be some who wicll
oppose the measure from Lonest conlVic
tion, but we ask all such to be wary of
the company in which they find them
As for ourselves, we regard a constitu
tional convention as absolhttey necessary
to the re-establishment of the princriplcs
of Democratic government in this State.
oe lu ld that these prinlciples cannot
find full and free expression under the
fundametllntal orgiaiisnl of the State as it
now exists. This nas the view Sena
tor White Look in his able speech, which
was crefiully prepared and given out as
a viudi ation of the last Legislature.
This was the apology he olcered for the
slight and iusattisfatctory relief that had
been afforded the people by that Legis
lature" He claimed that the powers of
the Gon ral Assembly in the direction of
reform and economical legislation had
been exausted, and if the people were
disappointed, as he confessed they had a
right to be, they must not blame the
Legislature, but the organic law by
which they~wererestrained. We do not
believe all this. We think that the
Legislature could havo'gone much fur
ther than it did, but, in 'regard to the
retrenchment of public expenses, in the
reduction of the number of officers, and
all things appertaining to the expensive
and cumbersome governmental estab
lishment, Senator White was altogether
right. It will be argued that the amend
ments submitted to the people cover
these very difliculties, i"d that in other
matters the Legislature can act efficient
We do not believe this. The existing
constitution is, fromn beginning to cud, a
perversion of republican government by
the people, for the people, to the robbery
of the people by their oflicials, and for
advancement o" individual and monlopo
ly interests. That constitution was i"
spired by evil and is too dangerous a
document to be trilled with. Its basis is
bad and wicked, and all the tinkering
that may be done upon it cannot lit it
for honest purposes. It must be wiped
out absolutely, in order that the theory
upon which it is constructed may be
eradi ated. More than this, the Demo
cratic party stands solemnly pledged by
its most earniest protestations in every
campaign since its,adoption in 188G to
repeal it the very moment that party got
into power. This promise has been the
slogan of four campaigns and through
eight long years the people have held
that promise to their hearts and looked
forward to its redemption as to a new
evangel. Will the party refuse it to
them, now that the tiume has at length
come when lthe promise may be redeem
ed ? We olol not; we believe not. The
present constitution is a sign of disgrace
and ignominy iupon our people, left upon
them by the vagabounds.who brought us
the strange and shameful evangel of car
pet-bagger-c. It is not an expression of
the free anUd honest will of the people,
biut the edict of a military satrap, thrust
upon 10 us against our will, anld not even
by our particip;ation. Let us wipe it out
for the sake ot honor and n:tanhood. Let
this question be mlade the test in every
nonin;ution for the Legislature, and let
only thosei be placed oun the ticket who
are pledged to the calling of a constitu
tional conv':ention. The ILaton RogeO
convention may think it inexpedient to
submit teo qIuestiion directly to the peo
ple, but let this circumstance have no
weight. Whatever the action of that
convention may be, let the people deter
mine the question fori themselves and se
lect as their representatives in the next
Legislature i11'1 who will carry out their
THil NEW \'OILEANS MINT.
Ex-Gov. IIAUIX APPOINTED) ])Il.:CTOeR.
Washington, June 2,8.-Gov. Ilahn, of
Louisia:na, will qualify to-morrow as
director of the Now Orleans saint, and
assumto his duties.
The assayer, coiner, melter and refiner
for the lilnt will be iummediately appoin
ted by the President.
Steps have becit taken to have tihe
city of New Orlea:ns convoy to the gov
ermnent all righlt and title to thle ground
on lwhiehl thei mint building is erected.
The recent net of Congress by which tile
mint is to be roopped cont:ains a pro
viso that before anly money is expenlded
upon the minit such conveyance shall be
mnade. Hleretofore tlheo governmlent has
only been grantedl the use of the ground.
As soon as tihe conveyance is 1mado sti)ps
will be taken to put tihe mint in condi
tion to coin staiI:larld silver dollars,
whlich will be t bout seventy-five days,
the essay dlepartmUent to tln tutiling
being Itt pre.seit i a mplete collite dc lition.
The director of the lnill lias hlu-n an
thorizei, atit,: will iii abmouit two weeks,
begin the purclhase of Meoxie'n dollars
for coiulugo purposes, at tlheir bullion
valuoe, COmliited at Ihle equivaleit Lou
dmni rate for silver. These dollars will
hits llsfiirwtardis iteltid and recoiiied into
I United States stal:iardt silver dollars.
It is expecteid that, after the mint opiens
I for I he assay and pulrchase of' sil-ver, that
: a large supply will ble received ifrount ox
[N. O. Democrat.]
The columns of our esteemed contem
parary," the Bee of this city, came to us
yesterday draped in mourning and con
taining an announcement of the death,
at the great age of eighty ycars, of Mr.
Francois Delaup, the founder of that
journal and, up to a recent period, an
honored and venorated laborer in one of
its departments. In the sameissue of the
Bec there appeared a most touching and,
and as we are informed, a most truthful
tributo to his memory. We are assured
by those who knew the man that the
praise pronounced upon him by the pro
prietors and editors of the Bec was but a
simple recognition, though most feelitng
ly expressed, of the virtues hich mark
ed the character and conduct of their de
parted co-laborer and friend. One, in
whose statements we have confidence,
and who worked in the same office with
him for five years, tells us that even af
ter the debility which nearly always at
tends great agehad overtaken him, he
insisted upon going through the daily
routine of duties he had been accustom.
ed to perform in the office of the Bee for
many years, and refused to be retired up
on a suitable allowance which the pro
prietors of the paper honorably a::d gen
erously offered to make to him. Mr. Do
laup, it appears from this, was a true la
borer and proposed to die in harness, if
his strength permitted, supporting by his
own efforts the family who were depend
ent upon him. As his character is do
scribed to us, this modest, innocent and
simple old man might have said, ers Corin
did to Touchstone: "Sir, I am a true
laborer; I earn that I eat, get that I wear;
owe no man hate, envy no man's happi
ness; glad of other men's good, content
with my harm; and the greatest of my
pride is to see my ewes graze and my
lamb sucek." Mr. Deoaup's characteris
tics, we are informed on the same au
thority are well and correctl3 described
by the Bcc in the article to which we
have referred, and a translation of which
we publish in this issue of the Democrat.
He is said to have been a pattern of in
dustry and fidelity in the perbformance of
his duties; that he was regular.and
methodical in his movements and ab
stemnious in his habits; that his presence
could be counted upon at his desk at the
same hour every day of his working life,
and that his friendlinessef disposition
endeared him to all lis colleagues
and fellow-laborers; that he was
no intermeddler in other men's matters,
and never indulged in gossips, muWch less
scandal; that his life was quiet and un
obtrusive, and that.,ho rendered to
every 'manhis dne. While lie conduted
the Bee, it was marked then, we are
told, as has been eversiuce, by the same
judicious imanagetuent, dignity of tone,
moderation of editorial utterance and
general excellence as a newspaper, all
ofwLichi qualities still characterize it.
We have penned these lines less to eulo
gize the departed than to draw the at ten
tiou of young newspaper men to the prin
ciples which guidedt he career of this
worthy father in the professioir of journ
alism. Industry, integrity, siumplicity
and truthfulness seem toehave been the
rules of his li'e, and, we recognize that
in the death of such a man, the newspa
per press, to which ho was an honor, has
suffered a loss diffticult to repair in thlise
TIIr: TRAMP OF TIlE ARMY.
WVo are told, and by such authority as
to render it fuilly creditable, that certain
Districts in the South are to be selected
for the tramp of the soldier of the cam
paign. Among those are named two in
We are fully preparcd to believe that
the Republicans of the North ipteid to
use the army as indicated., andl we warn
the Democratic Ilouse to stand by their
clause in the appropriation bill, for if
they do not, blotlshed will result.
This may be startling to the timid, but
it's true, nevertheless. WVe, of the south,
are free Americans or we are nothing,
and we intend to assert that freedom
from this timo forward. In 1*74, Grant's
cavalry raided down this section and ar
rested iunocent citizens by the score, in
order to intimidate and drive theme from
the polls. Let that raid be repea:ted;
lot Hayes dare send his cavalry or hlis in
fantlry on Ia mlission of sulch character to
this valley, and his military columu wvill
go out faster than they caieo in.
TlIs " tramp of the army" will have a
double meaning next time and the Acr'
icoais of Louisiana will make the march
interesting, and warmly hospitable to
such dragoons as may tramp through
If the Democrats of thea IHouse desire
to avert a collisi:n between the citizens
of thile South and the soldiers ofthe army,
they had best stand by that clause for
bidding their use as police.-Natchi
toche l in:lic'ator.
EM'It is estimated that foreigners hold
about $l,O0Ot),00,O() of Unitelt Stat's
oinds'l Once the sumlt ·was nlllch I rg'lir
'lThe change sho\ thie Iprogress of leh
mllovemllentt onl the part iof lper'sOls witll
surplus capital to luse tlhe hIntl- ais a
plermnallletilnveast iloith. This isa mlt'
meiit iin the right direct'ion.
YOUR LOCAL PAPER;
You might nearly as well forget your
churches, your academies and school
houses, as to forget your local paper. It.
speaks to ten times the audience that
your local minister does. It is read eacli
day and wceek from begining to end. It
reaches you all, and, and as it has a low
er spirit and less wisdom than a sermon
it has a thousand times better chance at
you. Lying, as it does, on every table
in alboost every house, yolprvwe to your
selves to liberally add tor its support, and
exact from it as heightened a character
as you do from an educator in your midst.
It is in no sense beneath notice and care
-for it is your representative. Indeed;
in its character, it is the sublimation of
the importance, interest and welfare of
all. It is the aggregate of your own
consequence, and you cannot ignore it
without miserably depreciating yourself.
-Decatur, (Ill.) Sun.
BOYS HEED THIS.
Many persons seem to forget that charac
ter grows; that it is not something to put
on ready-made with womanhood, or man
hood but day by day with here a little and
there a little,growirg with the growthl
and strengthening with the strengthuntil
good or bad, it becomes a coat of mail.
Look at the man or business-prompt,
reliable, conscientious, yet clear-headed
and energetic. Lot ut see the way a
boy of ten gets up in the morning, works,
plays, or studies, and we will tell you
just what kind of a man he will make.
The boy who is late at meals and late at
school stands a poor chance of being a
prompt man. The boy who neglects his
duties, be they ever so small, and then
excuses himself by saying, "I forgot ',
"I didn't think !" will never be a relia
JENKS AND ANDElRSON.
Saphira considers Ananias " one of the'
most magnificent iantd sublime scoundrels,"
and yet Anderson has not sworn that he
opened a letter addressed to another per
son; he has not sworn that he committed
forgery; and he was not convicted a doz
en times of perjury. Saphira swears that
she opened a letter not addressed to her
self; she swears that she committed for
gery; and she convicted herself a dizcea
times of perjury. If, then, An.ers., be"
"a magnificent and sublime sc: ,.-rol.
what sort of scoundrel is Mrs. Jcuk! i
•, either magnificent nor sublime.
There are many ways mu which one can'
annoy his friends. A few of these are
easily stated. Call upon people out of
season; apon business peo.ple, especially
in businesl s hours, for a long friendly chat
on things in general. Stop people in the
street if they appear to be in a hurry; if
they are not in the latest cut and nevwest
garments say you thought your friend
was going to his tailor's. Always assist
the tellers in the midst of a story or a
statement. Conime in late to church, or
the concert or to dinner. Always laugh
in the wrong place or about a minute too
soon. Tell an a necdote that comes as
near as possible to sonic unpleasant cUr
cumnstance in the family atfhirs of a per
son prOesent If at a loss for conversa
tion, tho smallpox or drainage will fill
the gap.-The Churchnus.
L` Michael Tobin, a soldier of the"
United States Engineering Corps, is now
on trial for munrder before the United
States Circuit Court:at West Point. lHe
is charged with the murder of another
soldier at the West I'oint garrison, which
is on territory that has been ceded to'
the Ututed States, and thus the Federal
courts have jurisdiction. It is a singu
lar fact that this is the second trial ever
held under the Federal law for the crime
of murder, the other instance being the
trial of a soldier in 1819 for the murder
ofa comnrado at Fort Adams, Newport
harbor, R. I. Another circumstance is.
that the scaflold on which Hicks, the
pirate, Gordon, the slaver, and other'
Federal convicts were hung, is still
preserved in the mezzatnino gallery ad
joining the court-room in which the trial
is proceeding, and will be used for the
execution of Tobin in ease he is found'
guilty and sentencedt to death.
It is said that the nerwspapcrs of this
State favor a convention to framo a niow
constitntion, because the legislaturo re-
ducedt the rates of printing. We will in
quiro, just here, if any of these virtuous,
high-toned legislators put money in their
pockets for constructive mileage ? Give
ts less of rant, and nxoro real honesty.
,ltev. Joe. Cook recently delivered
a lecture a: t Madison, Wis. Without;
the least hesitation he stated that the
'Lhytlotheses of pangcesise involves sov
eral nttenable subsidiary hypothesis."'
Now lo~ us hear frmn the hIoll individual
who dares dlisputo the Rov. genoutleman's.
C'll at Munifnrd's or Brooks' Drug
atort" :tad get, a trial iaekage of) Dr. A,.Q.
Situut;uts' Vegutl,·e Liver Medicine. It
i tst s yono tithing and may save yot'