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A DEMOCRATIC PAPER.
QraCIAL JOURNAL or WEss FTrLICIA.A
OFFICIALJOURIAL CITY OF BAYOU 8ARA
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
S." LAMBERT... PROPRIETOR
.TORN D. A E"CWT 0N
Editor and Busaiuess Manaager.
St. Franeisvlle, JulIy 18, '7S.
CALL FOR A MASS MEETING.
Cor:servative Party, West
Feliciana, La. June 22, I878.
In pursuance of a resolution this
day passed oy the Executive Com%
mittee of the Deniocratic-Consers
votive Party of West Feliciana,
approved by Samuel J. Powell
member of the State Central Com
mittee of- the Democratic'tonser
vative Party for the Pariah of
Notice is hereby given that there
will be a Mass Meeting on the 20th
of July 1878 at Firemen's Ball,
Bayou Sara, for the purpose of
choosing delegates to the State and
6th Congressional Conventions and
to elect a new parish executive
All Democratic Corservative vo
ters acting in unison with the
and in accord with its principles,
are r quested to attend and par
ticipate in the deliberations of the
Samuel J. Powell,
* of Statq .Central Committee,
for West Feliciana.
Duncan Stewart, President
PROCEEDINGS OF SCHOOL
St. Fiancisville La.
July 6th 1878.
School Board met :-present,
J- P. Bowman, J. H. Stephens,
Jefferson Carter, George Wash
ington and Calvin Goodman.
Minutes of meeting held June
15th 1878 read and adopted.
Resolved, that all Teachers of
public schools be and they are
hereby held responsible for all
school ftrniture in their respective
Resolved, that a committee of
three be appointed to examine the
books and vouchers of the Treas
urer and report to" the Board at
the next regular meeting.
The president appointed C.
Goodman. J. H. Stephens, J. D.
Austen, on said committee.
Resolved, that the following bills
be paid, Bill of L. Weil, tables
chairs &c., $15,5o, M. & A. Fisher,
$3.40, Secretary for sundries *3,30.
Office State Supt. Public Ed
ucatioo, La., New Orleans,
June 26 78.
Charles L. Fisher, Esq.,
Treas'r of School funds,
Parish of West Feliciana.
Dear Sir., Your communication
of 24th inst., has just been receiv
ed. The State Board of Educa
tion has not yet dceuoed it necessary
to fix the compensation of Treas
urers of school funds below the 3
per cent disbursements authorized
by the school law. It has been
thought best to leave the question
open while so many extra labors
have been imposed on Treasurers.
You can therefore retain the
maximum 3 per cent on your dis
burements, showing the deduction
in your quarterly report.
R. M1. LvstEIER,
On motion Board adjourned sine
J. P. BOWMAN,
There was a time when a great
many people in this country regard
ed William Tecumseh Sherman a
lunatic. We have never given in
our adhesion to that theory, but
Re are willing to declare that he is
now open to the charge of being a
fool. His recent speech before the
Alumni Association at West Point
stamps him at once as a disturber
and a mah ounfit to wield the baton
of General. It is time for this
loose-tongued warrior to be in
formed that the taxpayers of the
country have hired him to kill
seople when they give him orders.
His threats are entirely out of
tlace. It is all well enough for
hiis brother Joihn to talk about war
and revolution, for he is probably
a criminal and his foot is in the
trap. Gen. Sherman onght to be
L-cked up in the guard house until
se ceases to be a disturber of the
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AT
[From Our Special Corresuondent.]
Jackson La., July 9th 1878.
Maj. J. D. Austen,
Edr. FaLICIANA S.VNTlEL:
We will endeavor to give your many
readers at least an out-line of the late
commencement' exercises of Centenary
The examinations commenced on Mon
day June 24tb. and were continued
through the following Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, and were conducted
in writing, each pupil seated with paper
and.pencil under She eye of the Professor.
All satisfactory e;cept four who failed to
pass. On Sunday June 30th. Rev. L. Par
ker, D. D., editor of the '. O. Christian.
Adewcate,. preached commencement ser
mon. A larger Fumber of trustees than
usual were present at the board at 9 a m.,
on Monday July 1, '78, presided over by
the venerable President, Bishop J. C.
Keener, looking well, and brimming
with interest for the college.
At 7:30 p. m., Monday July 1, the ex
hibitionl of the prepaiatory department
was presided over'gracefnlly by the tal
ented Professor Isaac D. Wall, himselt an
Alanmess of the college.
Prayer by Rev. H. F. Johnson, Presi
dent of Whitworth College, Brookhaven,
Miss.,-Music by a New Orleans band:
Benediction by Rev, C. B. Galloway, of
Miss. Want of space deprives us of the
pleasure of producing the brilliant .pro
pramme of this evening in full, or of ma
king that special mention which we so
much desire to accord to the meritori
Good judges pronounce this the highest
toned exhibition which has been held at
Centenary for many years. You may be
proud of your little townsman, J. F. Ir
vine Jr., who, dressed as an old woman,
feelingly related her trials in raising her
large family, none of whom had any
room for h.r and sent her off, in her old
age, "over the hills to the Poor House."
Jackson boasts of the orator, J. C.
King; but we must not discriminate
where all did so well.
Tuesday July 2nd., at 10 a. m., came
off the most enjoyable of all the exercis
es of the commencement occasion. The
meeting at the Society Hall, (which was
freshly and neatly fitted up.) The PI esi
dent, Mr. E. R. Lyons, of New Orleans,
discharged the duties of his office very
gracefully. Mr. W. A. thwing, ofPlaq
nemnine, secretary, made an impressive
address to the gardnates, and de:ivered.
the pins and diplomas in a very felicitous
manner. Mr. W. H. Packwood, of Clin
ton La., responded on behalf of the grad
uates. His speech was appropriate to
the occasiolu and was well received.
Next came the impromptu speeches, open
ed by Rev. H. F. Johnson, whose valua
ble speech last year plastered the hall,
(and his money helped do it.) Dr. Par
ker had "little to say," but said it well.
Bishop Keener put in a few practical re
marks. Professor W. H. N. Magru 'er,
of Baton Rouge, one of the original trus
tees "was still a young man," full of life
and vigor. Professor Fay, of Silliman
Institute, Clinton La., and Rev. M. Shaw,
Presbyterian minister. Col. D. C. Hardee,
T. J. Kernan Esq., Rev. Mr. McLaurin of
Clinton, La., and others gave bits of so
ber thought or sparkling wit. Rev. J. A.
Godfrey spoke affectionately tQ the grad
uates and referred to the time he knew
them as very little boys.
As the crowded audience was about to
retire, the President reminded them that
it was a by-law of the society never to
close their exercises without a benedic
tion, and requested Bishop Keener to dis
miss them with a benediction.
The meeting of the Alumni was held
immediately after, and reported the re
sult of their deliberations in the main
audience hall. In the temporary absence
of Col- D. C. Hardeo, president of the As
sociation, it was presided over by Hon.
H. L. Pond. Rev. C. W. Carter, of La.
conference, was elected to deliver the
next annual oration; Mr. S. E. Pack
wood,, of Magnolia, Miss., alternate.
Judge J. G. Kilbourne, of Clinton, was
appointed to procure some one to write a
poem or an essay for next commence
K. A. Cross Esqr., of Chnton, was in
troduced, and delivered a brilliant ad
dress ;--eny good. Then followed an in
cident rarely to Je met with on similar
occasions-the delivery of ani orignal
poem, sparkling with wit, beauty and
pathos, by Judge J. G. Kilbourne, of
Tuesday evening July 2d, the aniver
sary exercises of Union Franklin Litera
ry Society of Centenary College were
opened with a prayer by Rev. J. T. Saw
yer of Baton Rou e:. The annual address
by Rev. C.B. Galloway, of Mississippi,
was very fine. Benediation by Rev. Thos.
B. Holloman. A large audience was lhgh
ly entertained by the brilliant speeches,
all good enough for the printer's magic
COMMENCEM1ENT EXERCrcRES OF CENTEN
ARY COLLEGE, EWEDNESDAY JULY
Opening Praycr by Rev C. B. Galloway.
Englislh 8alutatory, James Simrall,
" Time's Noblestl COspring in the last," Jes
se Bedfolbrd Shelmire, E. Jaton Rouge.
W'oman=--iHer Odhces and 1er Powers,"
William H. Paekwood, Clinton, La.
"LawrlIts Unitcrsal 8Sorereignty," Jas.
Simrall, WVoodville, Miss.
alcdictory Addressi= First Honor-Jesse
Bedford Shelmire, E. Baton Rouge La.
Conferring Degrees, Baccalaureate Ad
dress by President Andrews, and Bene
diction by Bishop Keener.
Prebidem't C. G. Andrews, D. D., by an
thority of the hoard of trustees conferred
the following degrees viz: Upon Jesse
Bedford Shelmire, of East Baton Bnge,
the degree of Batchelor of Arts, upon
James Simrall, or Woodville, Miss., and
Wm. Hesekiah Packwood, of Clinton,
La.. the degree of Batohelor of Soience.
The president also announced that the
board of trustees had conferred the de -
gree of A. M., upon Rev. Thos. Arm
strong, Pres. of Mansfield Female Col
lege, Mansfleld, La. and upon WmI. H.
Magruder, Pros. Canton, Miss., Female
Institute. The degree of D. D., was con
ferred upon .Rev. H. F. Johnson, Pres.
Whitworth Female tollege, of Brookha
The Baccalaureate address by president
Andrews was like his usual efforts, a suc
The speeches generally were highly
spoken of. A distinguished Alumnus
who has long been listening to valedicto
ry addresses, ifronounced the valedictory
delivered by J. B. Shelaliro, the very
best he had heard for many years.
Bishop Keener announced that the
present Faculty would serve for the com
ing year, viz: President, C. G. Andrews;
Professors, G. H. Wiley, D. M. Rush and
Isaac D. Wall. The Benediction by Bis
hop Keener closed the exercises,
[We regret that, though furnished with
them by our able correspondent who nev
er does things "halfway," we were for
ced, through want of snace, to omit the
programme of the 1st day and that of the
Franklin Literary Association.-ED. SEN
SKETCHES FROM TEXAR.
Mansfield, Texas, July 1st 1878.
Editor eatisnel-In accordance with the
promise I made you, I now commence to
furnish you with a few sketches from
Texas, the g: eat empire state of the
south, and promise to coutinue them oc
casionally, when health permits. As I
presume that your readers, in general,
feel an interest in the welfare of the Lone
Star State, I will endeavor to furnish
them with such itenms of interest in re
gard to this flourishing state, that may
give them a better idea of the wealth and
future prospects of Texas. At present
there are but two routes from New Orleans
and the southern part of Louisiana to Tex
as. One route is by the Morgan railroad,
ria Galveston, Houston and on through
to Dallas, Sherman and the north west
ern portion of the state. Cars make the
distance between New Orleans and Dal
las within two days time. Fare each way,
$24,60. The other route is by way of
Red River to Shreveport, and from thence
by the ears to Dallas. It generally takes
five days time by this route from New
Orleans. Cars leave Shreveport every
morning at 5 o'clock, except Sundays.
Fare by this route the same as that by
way of Galvaston" Travellers from your
section of the country will find it more
convenient to take the river route, as
they will arrive at Shreveport from Bay
on Sara within three days time. They
will find fine accommodations on the Red
river packets. The boats are command
ed by competent officers, and thorough
gentlemen, Within a very short time,
there will be another line established by
rail road direct from New Orleans to
Marshall, Texas; touching at Donald
sonville and then verging out through
the Red river parishes to the Texas line,
where it intersects the road leading
through Marshall, and from thence on
through to Dallas and Forth Worth.
From thence it is contemplated to extend
the road out west to the Pacific. The es
timated distance from New Orleans to
Dallas, via Donaldsonville and Mlarshall
is 464 miles. From New Orleans to the
Sabine 217 miles. From the Sabine to
Dallas 247 miles. Cost of erecting the
road, including rolling stock, within the
boundaries of Louisiana, $2,843,200.
Within the borders of Texas, $2,881,000.
Grand total expense in erecting the, road
$5,724,200. Average price per mile, $12,
500. When completed, trips will be
made each way from New Orleans to Dal
las in 24 hours. The road from New Or
leans to the borders of Texas, has been
bridged, graded and railed. These sta
tistics have been taken from Col. Ilar
dce's report to the President of the Texas
and Colorade Railway. , hen this route
is completed, it will be the great thor
ofare from New Orleans and lower
Louisiana to Texas. It goes through one
of 'the fuest regions of country in the
south, and will give the people of the
Red river section of country an outlet for
their products at all seasons of the year.
They will not be detained in sending'out
their shipments to New Orleans and th
er sections of the country, on account of
low water, or obstacles to navigation at
the mo nth of Red river, It will open up
a new business on the line of this great
highway from New Orleans to the Pacific
Ocean. The future completion of this
route is now a fixed fact. Many obsta
cles have been throrn in the way to
wards completong this road. Fortunately
for the states that will be benelfited
by this great thorofare (Lomtsina,,
Texas and Arkansas,) those obstacle s
have been finally overcome and the work
will g adually progress un til firnally coru
pleted. Success to the grand underta
king. It will be another link to the
c'aidi of prosperity, that wi 1 bind idore
thoroughly together the people of the
southern states. Our future progress is
In the next census to be taken in 1880,
Texas will have more than double her
representdtion In the lower house of
Congress. lHer represent.ation will ex
caoed threefold of its present number.
This State is destined to occupy a con
manding influnconepon the ifuture des
tinies of this great 1Republic. 1nr
populatioeu il now fillinlg uii ve-l)- fast
by emigrants from other States. Men of
fine talent are classed among the daily
arrivals within our borders. They arehav
ing fine schools,' academies and collegs
through the State to educate their rising
generations, and the time is not very far
distant when native Texans will be called
upon to di vide the honors of the State
with : he emigrant population from
other parts of the ceuntry. It has been
predicted, on pretty good authority that
when the next census is taken, "Texas
will rank as the third State in the Un
ion, in regard to population. If this
prediction should be verified, she will
stand at the head of all the o thor States
at the close of the present century. The
time is not far distant when this State
will be hailed as the "Empire State of
the Union," instead of the "Empire
State of the South,' as she now stands
classified among her sister States.
Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West
Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, a posi
tive. cure for Chills, Fever, and Billtous
ness, at- Dr. Mumford's.
A trial paceage of Dr. A. Q. Simmons
Vegetable Liver Medicine can be had
free of charge, at Mumford's or Brooks,
NEW. AD ,VERTISEMENTS.
NEW IAD VIiRTISEMENT'S.
BROOKS' DRUG STORE.
Persons wanting Medicine at night
will always find me at my residence.
O D. BROOKS.
ROOK'S Chill & Fever cure, Guaran
teed. At O. D. Brooks.
A LLEN'S Fly Brick. The deadliest
fly poison. At Brooks.
O more lamp explosions-Burn In
surance Oil. At Brooks.
STAINED Glass and Decalcomanie
3 Pictures. At Brooks.
BJROWN and white splits, for fancy
work. At Brooks.
PERFUMERY and soaps; all kinds.
L At Brooks.
- UIST'S Garden seed; new crop.
) At Brooks.
I MPORTED orango flower and rose
water. At Brooks.
CANARY and Hemp seed, for Birds.
- At Brooks.
C IGARS, smoking and chewing tobac
co. At Br oks.
FINE whiskey, M3vEwven's ale and clar
et wine. At Brooks.
BROO1,S Chill anti Fever cure, has
never failed. At Brooks.
ENGLISH cooking sodn; The best.
1 At Brooks.
PAINTS, Oils Varnishes and Brushies.
I At Brooks.
G IVE me a trial, b~fore purchasing
ALL goods guaranteed Fresh ani Pure.
C ILL and Fever cured, or money re
S funnded. At Brooks.
P RICES the same, for Rich and Poonr.
Pat. Mar. 19, 1878. Only $40,00 Each.
The cheapest, most durable and effi
cient Press ever constructed. Adapted
to either IIaud, Horse or Steam Power
For particulars, address.
A. J. BUSSEY,
Southern Standard Press" Co.,
I will offer for Sale at the Court
Houso door,.to the higest bidder, on
Saturday July 13, 1878, at 11 a. m., the
following mentioned animals to wit.
ONE COWV AND CALF,
being the same taken up on the 15th day
of November, and advertised in the offi
cial journal by L. Sanders Austen, J. P
5th Ward, in conlirmuity with law.
July 6-78. Parish Ranger.
LEG AL NOTICE.
Stint of lLuiisian,
1'arish of West Felictana. Parish Court.
Notico is hereby given, that A. Levy,
adzmi nistrat(r of the succession of Bean
mollt Frecland, Isaac and Mary F. Free.
lamd, decasctd, has tiled a final account,
and tablecau ofdistributionl of the assets
belongilg to said successions, Pand unless
legal olnosition is filed tlharto within.
ten days, the same will be homologated
C. M. LJARROW,
july 13-78. Clerk.'
JOS. B. WODFE &CO.,
59 Carondelet Street,
MEW ORI.EA1VS, LA.
General Agents for
DANIEL PRATT,S IMPROVED
" REVOLVING BEAD"
PATENTED JULY 15, 1873.
Price reduced to $4,00 per saw,
THIS GIN has been in use for the past
live seasons, and several recent improve
ments have been added. It obviates all
friction at the ends of the cotton box,
prevents the roll from breaking, and
gives LARGER YIELD OF LINT FROM
THE SAME AMOUNT OF SEED THAN
ANY OTHER GIN IN USE. The Revoel
ving Head lightens the drift, and causes
the gin to ruln faster with less drivi:ng
power, thus doing a great deal more
work within the same time, while econo
mizing steam or animal power, than any
other gin. The seed being ginned very
close, the length of the staple is increas
ed. producing cotton on this account of a
greater market value. This improved
value, given by length of staple, with ex
tra produnction of lint. added to increas
ed amount of work done, more than cov
ers the cost of the gin in every 100 bales
ginned. Testimonials sent by mail on
Bayou Sara, iha.
Agent for the Revolving Head Git
June 29th 1878--6m.
HENRY C. KAUFMAN,
St. Francisville, La.
GROCERY AND SALOON.
A Full and Complete Stock of Frebh
Family and Fancy Groceries, IBeer, Fine
Wines, Liquors and Contfictions Con.
stantly on hand, and for sale at the low
est mnarket rates. june tº-78-ly.
Now Open For the Reception
TfHE INDERSIGNlED TAKE.' PLEA S.
- mre in alllouncilg to his hriend.s
atnd the traveling pubnlic generally thai
he is able this season to oftler incrensel
to his inany patrons. Having letnsed thie
SIIA\DY (IGROV: IhOTEL f.r a te-rm o
yetrs, wil ll keep saiinl i l:III wl:li ll
the M\ONTIS IIOUI:SE. lioth ha,.i
have hbeen thoroiiinghily renltintell inld i .
littedl, sit tteld dircctl.y ot I t I l. .ltch, :I
fordling a line view of the (l Gulf of Me-xi to.
and oleriug boating, hiatl.hi anllod ihbll;.
of the licnest description. Nh, expense wil.
be spared to ilmake thie Montrons and tI Sul;
dly (Grove Hotels first-class in every res
liact. Terims reasonahble. SpeiI l Rate
lto l n lFiliesl a lid'ertan:ll t (ti-tll s. \,:hi:
to IExcuisiori.sts 51, wilth privilege it
Iath-houses frete of charge. Adtiress
J'. . l MONTHOSS, Proprietor.
WM. It. ilArLE. Nu. 1t. PIIILIPS
* HAILE & PHILLIPS.
NEW TEXATS LANDING, POINTE
Having ontered into a ('o-partnershin
for rihe purpose of e jlduteting the D)1U1(;
:and Generattl ttreht:ndiset, llosinless at
New Texis Lanlding, I'lrder tlih :abllow
firm, tintte andl style, we shall open- with
in a few days, due rnotie oe litchih will
be given, an entirtely EIl"':SII stock ot
DRUGS, 1IEDICINES and other Mer
-chandise. Physicians' prescriptions will
be carefully and accurately filled at all
hours byv Mr. Phillips. late of Miltfoerd's
Drug Store, Bayou Sara.
.PU N. It. \ e will .ivt' s.jupcil attention
to tihe st ',luege, t'tceivilg" a1id t ! '\wv:lt'lllu
.t'c r.islpectitully solicit a share of flth
pubilic puitroigtit . "tl gllatIralteo strict
and l remittinig attent ittt ht t he i n-resats
of ollr fricltls, in the several Ibr:anehes
ot oiur lusinc.a-s. -~
Latest Improved And Best
FAMILY SEWING MACH1NE
The PHILADELPHIA has all the latest
improvements, and is mnade of the vetr
best materials, using a long, large, easil)
threaded shuttle. In a word, it is THE
Sewing Machine for F-emily use.
Large, Strong and Light rumtting.
Fully warranted in every particular.
and retails for
TWEXJTY- FIVE DOLLARS
and upwards. Address,
Philadelphia Sewing Machino Co.,
144 N. Seventh St..
jne22-71t. Philadelphia, Pa,
MAX FISCIIEIR. AUOU8TN
S. W. Corner of Front _
BAYOU 8ARA, LA
lAVE CONSTAN'T'LY in store
at prices eonfonriable w1
times, full and conplete lines of
goods, Ladlies Dress Goods, Houe
er's articles, and a gen ral assots
fancy and staple dry goods:
Victoria Law ns,
Mulls, Piques, Bi.h,
op Lawns, Linen Law
Dress Linens, 31e0
Percales, Irish Lin
ens, BUbbinet Bars,
Laces and Corita
lag, nssnrted styles
and qualities. Celi
cos, Blenched Cottons.
Co t t onae ,
Jeans. Denims, Tick.
- ings by thI yard or Iiece
We invite an inspection of onr
assortment of Ladies, Childrens,
and Boys Hosiery, and Kid Gloves,
Thread, Gauntlets, Ties, Ribboneas
broideries Laces, Ruchings, Cortet
.dies Ready-made Under wear, etc.
flinery, Toilet, Articles, and notion
1We have on hand also, a fresh an,
selected, stock of Clothing, Boots,
Hats and Caps and a general alsor
of gentletens under-wear audfuiri
Dealers in Fancy and Staple geot
Provisions, western Produce a
Plantation Supplies. Agents ft
the renowned Singer Sewing
Machine and its various
SPIECI. L NOTI C'E.-We are the
ers of the ulntsta:tdilng claims m:lnd it
lecesses due to the late firm of
Fischer & C,.
The Citizliens of ltEast Feliciana, I
Couplllo, :land Wilkmson (Oilnry,
will liitd it to their interest and a
age to op"'t up a traide.with is.
,t'rs e renlii ablroald uiriuuptly, and eat
E- Ilighest nmarke, price paid ft