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*. 3. ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA. SEPTEMBER 7, 1878. NO. 11,
Attarney at Laow,
'At torney at Law,
Ai J. KERNAN,
EY & COUNSELOR AT LAW,
etile4d the Courts of East and
Attorney at Law,
S Clinton, Louisiana.
ieties in the Courts of tie 5th
dt . AugR.'6.--Iy
Attormey at Law,
8t. Franotsvelle, Louisiana.
practice in the Parishes of West
EastFelicians. and Pointe Connee.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
psractice in the courts ofEast and
F eliciau and the Supreme Court of
Attoerey at Law,
8t. Franciseville, Louisiana.
practice in the Parishes of West
last Felicianao and Poiute Cohpee.
W1.4PLE JR. JOS L GOLSAN.
ATTORNEtS AT LAW
St. Francisville La.,
practice in the Courts of West
snaand Pointe Conpee.
C.WICK.IFFE. C. L. FISURI.
'ICKLIFFE & FISHER,
Attorneys at Law,
kt. Francisville, La.
ill practice in the Courts of West
1 East Feliciana, Pointe Coupco and
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, troim Natchez to
New Orleans; also the back
Itry, when accessablev'ith a buggy.
lsouas wishing my services, can pro
Weamn by addressing me, at my
D. STOCKIfG, D..D. 8.,
tit. Francisville, La
W DR. E. Green Davis offers
his services to the. people of
this and adjoining Parisha .
I ders addressed to him, athis resi
will repeive prompt attention.'
PHYpSCIAi AND SURGEON.
heat residence in St. Francisville.
Bun treet, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
,,xera of Camp sad Common streets,
Now Orleans, Lb.
BOARD,-Two dollars' ad fily
Bayou a ra, Louisiana,
1 AND RElTAL DEALUR 3i
ide. Provismoas, Western
ce a.d General PIqn
tattomo ? iiee
BAYOU SARA, LA.
~abeprocured by the day, week
th, and at reasonable tes.
as in the past, the table will
with the very best fare ti
-o0rds. Elegant and well fur
. Accommodating aervants
in attendance Patronage so
~HR. RA '
3ARBER T8CPW AND HAIR
OstM. & A. Flsher, Fronmt Levee
ar.a, Louisiana. Sept. 1, '77
ut tASentinel office,
St. Franoleville La.
J CORDS ASH WOOD FOR SALE
iliered if desired. Apply to
CHEAP BOO and SHOES
Bayeu (SVTr ST.) Sara.
(VRESINS KY7S OLD STAND)
Gaiters $6. Shoes $5. Biots $19. Fan
cy Gaiters $7. All made. of the BEST
LEATHRB, and the
WORK GUARIATEICED TO PLEASE CUSTOM
pICARD & WEIL,
Bayou Bara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIER A.D. PLANTATION SUP
M¶e Highest market price paid for cot
N O. & BAYOU SARA U. 8. MAIL
The superb passenger
J. J BRow-....................Master.
8. S. STRECK............ ..... Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every l'ednesdaytafter the arrival of the
cars from Wpodville, and every saturday.
at 7, p. m. Returning leaves New Or
leans every Monday and Friday,at 5, p.m 1
AND THE STEAMER
Leaves Bayou Sara every Monday after J
the arrival of the cars from Woodville,
and every Thursday at 7 p. m.' Return
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
day and Saturday at 5 p. m.
JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent
Sna Street, Bayou anra, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Goods, Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, House keep..
ers' Articles Clothing,
Hats, Caps, Bootand
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Grain, Baggrng and
Ties and a full line of
Plantation Supplies, Hard
ware. Glass ware, etc. etc. Also
an Extensive and varied assort
ment of everything in the line of
Saddlery and Harness.
' Highest market price paid
A T. GASI'RELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
ments, Bridles, Harn-ass, Hardware, Guns,
Pistols, Pumps, Pipes, Machine Fittings
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Carriage woodwork,
Blacksmiths Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER AND SHEETIRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Urie, Garrett & Cottman, Brinley, Jas.
H. Hall and other plows, Allen's Horse
Hoes, ood'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 pucahasing else.
St. Shase1499og .
No. 40. Masgazine St,. Near Ca
MORGAN's TEXAS R. R. & STEAMSHIP
W. S. Bell,
In Office, A. P. Watson,
4 R. M. Leake.
Having leased this Hotel for five
years, it is my purpose to keep it open at
all seasons, and make it a desirable abode
for guests, botl permanent and transient
SThe table will,roitinue to be the leading
1 feature of tl$ 4. James. Terms only
5 2 50 per day.
JAMES R. LEAKE,
T1HE ADLER HOUSE,
Is constantly open for the accommoda
tion of the public. Meals by the day,
week ot month at reasonable rates.
SINGLE MEALS FIFTY CENTS.
Elegant and well furnished rooms can
also ibe procured. Respectfully,
June 28, '6.--lV. Mrs. S. ADLER.
JO HN WAGNER
Carriage Maker, Wheelwright
E SHOP Ox TIHE VWOODVILLE RoAD, NEAR
TnE STORn OF JoIlli BROWK.
Patronage solicited. Charges reasongA
ble and atisfaction guanranteed.
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St. FranmisVille, Sept, ?, 18T8.
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For State and District offices,...... $25.00
For Parish offices, ............. 10.00
For police District offices......... 5.00
(to be paid invariably in advance.)
Transient Adrertisesnenis will be inserted
at the rate of $1.50 per square of tena lines
for the first insertion, and 75 cents for eaca
Personalities charged at transient adver
The above scale of rates must be the basis
of all contracts withi advertising agents.
Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions
etac. charqed as e4ertiseOaents.
To the Qualified Electerseof
the ltate of Louisiana.
OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF S-TATE,
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
New Or eans, July 17, 1878.)
In pursuance of article 147 of the con
stitution of this State, publication is
hereby given to the voters of this State,
of the proposed amendments to the con
stitution of this State, agreed to by two
thirds of the members elected to each
house of the General Assembly, at its ses
sion of 1878, and which are required to
be published, three months before the
next general election for Representatives
to the General Assembly, in at least one
newspaper in every parish of this State
in which a newspaper shall be published.
Said amendments appear more fully in
acts Nos. 73 and 74 of the regular
session of the General Assembly of 1878.
and in act No. 12of the extra session of
the General assembly of 1878, which are
officially published for the information of
the voters, and which will be submitted
to the people at the next general election,
to be held on the fifth day of November,
(next) 1878, in such a manner and form
that the people may vote for or against
each amendment, :seperately, and if a
majority or the voters at said election
shall approve and ratify all or either of
said amendments, the same shall become
a part of the constitution.
WILL A. STRONG,
Secretary of State.
ACT NO. 73, R. S;-OF 1878.
That the seat of government shall be
established at the city of Baton Rouge or
at the-city of New Orleans, as the major
ity of the voters of the State may deter
mine at the next ensuing election; those
voting to locate the State canital at Bat
on Rouge shall indorse on their tickets.
"For State Capital, Baton Rouge ;" those
voting to locate the captal at New Or
leans shall indorse on their tickets, "For
State Capital, New Orleans."
(Strike out article one hundred and
ACT NO. 74, R: S. OF 1878.
Representatives shall be chosen on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November every two years, and the elep
tion shall be completed in one day: The
General Assembly shall meet on the first
Monday in January, 1879, and biennially
there after, on the first Monday in Janua
ry, unless a different day be appointed by
law, and their session shall be held at
the seat of government.
(Strike out article seventeen.
After the year 1878 the General Assem
bly shall not have power to levy in any
one year for all State purposes more than
one per centnm taxation, nor shall any
collection of more than one per centum
taxation be made in any one year, on the
actual cash value of all real and personal
property liable to taxation, except in
case of a foreign invasion or a domestic
insurrection, and in that event any addi-,
tlonal taxation shall only be for the im
mediate purpose of repelling invasion or
suppressing insurrection. The city of
New Orleans shall not levy or collect in
any one year more than one and one-half
per centum taxation on the actual cash
value of all the real and personal proper
tv liable to taxation within its limits.
,o parish or municipal corporation, ex
cept the city of New Orleans, shall levy
t or collect in any one year more than one
per centum taxation upon the actual
cash value of all the real and personal
property liable to taxation within its
limits. The General Assembly shall not
have power to isue any bond or pledge
the faith of the State for any purpose, nor
shall it authorize any parish or municipal
corporation to issue any bond or create
any debt ; provided, that this shall not,
prohibit the issue ofany new bonds in ekx
change for old bonds, where the debt or
rate of interest is not increased.
• NUMBER FOOls.
The members of the General Assembly
shall be paid a salary of five hundred
dollars ($500) per session, and aetual
travling expenses by the nearest practi
cable route, not to exceed fifty dollars
(50) for any one member; provided, teat
if two sessions are held Iir the same year
they shall reoieve ibs the .second session
in that year a salary of only two hbun
deed and fifty dollars ($M50) and actual
traveling expenses by the nearest practi
cable route, not to exceed fifty dollars
($50) for any one member. The zegular
biennial sessions shall not exceed ninety
days in duration, unless by vote of two
thirds of the members elected to each
house oftlhe Genserl Ads bly. ; "
(Strike out asticle thlry-nisue.:
The General Aaseomly shall not pass
any local or special law' changing the
venue in : e*minal cases,, changing the a
manner of persons legitimating hildsten,
vacating rads, streets, or alleys, remit
ting fines, penalties; ana forfeitures, or
refunding moneys legally paid into the. +
treasury; effeeting the estates of minors,
or persons under disability, exempting
property from taxation, creating any neo- .
nopolies, legalising the unanthorised or ]
invalid acts of any officer or agent of the
9State, or of any parish or municipality ; +
granting any extra compensation to any
public officer, agent, or contractor, after )
the service has been rendered or contract- i
ed f6r; changing any parish seat, or re- i
ating new parishes, except by the assent 4
of the majority of the qualified electors
of the parish, or parishes, to be affected ;
in all other cases, where a general law 4
can be made applicable, no local or spe
cial law shall be passed.
The Governor shall recieve a salary
of seven thousand. dollars ,per annum,
payable quarterly, on his own warrant.
(Strike out article fitty-six.)
The Lieutenant Governor shall recive
a salary whibh shall be double that of
a member of the General Assembly.
(Strike out article fifty-seven.)
Every bill which shall have passed
both houses shall be presented to the Gov- I
ernor ; if he approve it he shall sign it ;
if he does not; he shall return it, with
his objections, to the house in which it
origidated, which shall enter the object- !
ions at large upon its journal, and pro
coed to reconsider it. If after such re
considerations, two-thirds of all themem- [
bers present in that house shall agree to
pass the bill, it shall be sent, nith the
Objections to the other house. by which
it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if
approved by two-thirds of the members
present in that house, it shall be a law.
But in such chses the vote of both houses
shall be determined by yeas and nays,
and the names of members voting fot or
against the bill shall be entered upon the
journal of each house respectively. If
any bill shall not be returned by the
Governor within five days after it shall
have been presented to him, it shall be a
law. in like manner as it he had signed it,
unless the General Assembly, by adjourn
ment prevent its return ; in which case,
within thirty days, the Governor shall
file the same, with his objections thereto,
in the office of the secretary of State,
and give public notice threof ; othewise
it shall become a law, as if he had signed
it. The Secretary of State shall commu
nicate said objections and bill so deposit
ed to the house in which It originated on
the first day of the meeting of the next
General Assembly, who shall act upon
the same as above provided. The Gov
ernor shall have power to veto one or
more items in any bill appropriating mon
ey, embraceing distinct items, while ap
proving other portions of the bill, and
the part or parts of the bill approved
shall become law, and the items of ap
propriation disapproved shall be void,
unless repassed according to the rules
and limitations prescribed for the pas
sage of other bills over the Governor's
(Strike out article sixty-six.)
No officer, whose salary is fixed by the
constitution, shall be allowed any fees or
perquisites of office.
The judicial power shall be vested in a
supreme court, district courts and in jus
tices of the peace. The district courts
shall have original jurisdiction in all civ
it cases where the amount in dispute ex
ceeds one hundred dollars, exclusive of
interest. In criminal cases, and in all
probate matters, their jurisdiction shall
be unlimited. They shall have appellate
jurisdiction, in civil suits from justices of
the peace, when the amount in dispute
exceed ten dollars, exclusive of interest.
The justices of the peace shall be elected
by the electors of each parish in the man
ner and with the qualifieationE to be de
termined by the General Assembly- They.
shall hold office for the term of two years
and their compensation shall be fixed by
law. Their jurisdiction in civil cases
shall not exceed one hundred dollars, ex
clusive of interest, subject to an appeal
to the district conrt in all cases when the
amount in dispute shall exceed ten dol
lare, exclusive of interest. They shall
have such criminal jurisdiction as shall
be conferred by law. The General Assem
bly shall have power to vest in the clerks
or the district courts the right to grant
such orders and do such acts as may be
deemed necessary for the furtherance of
the administration o(justice. In allcases
the power thus granted shall be specified
(Strike out articles seventy-three, eigh
ty-tive, eighty-six, eighty-seven, eigthty
reight, eighty-nine, ninety-one and oine
u hTndreod md thirty-three.)
f NUMNIBERi ELEVEN.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court shall receive a salary of seven
I thousand dollars per*annum,'n, and the As
Ssociate Jlstices of the Supreme Court
V shall each receive a salary of six thouse
and lfive hundred dollars per annum, pay
1 able quarterly on their owrn warrant.
t The General Assembly shall divide the
a State into j~udicial districts, which sball
r remain unchanged for four years, and for
1I each district one judge, learned in the
law shall be elected by a pnuralit3 oA
qu1aified electors thereof. For each dis
tries there shall be one district court ex
cept in the perish of Orleans, in .which
the General Assembly may establish as
many district courts as the public inter- 1
est may require, not to exceed the num
ber now authorized by existing laws, ex
cept by a.two-thirds vote of all the mem
bers elected to both branches of the Gen
eral Assembly. Until otherwise provided
by law, the district courts now existing
in the parish of Orleans shall have the
jurisdiction at present conferred by law;
Ito sedistrioting or change shall be made
so as to take'effect during-the incumben
cy of any judge The number of districts
in the State shall, not be less than thirty
nor more than forty-five. The General
Assembly shall provide by law. fb at
least four' terms annually of the district
court in every parish. The General As
sembly shall have power to create circuit
defts,'tb be censtitatesi by groupiag the
diattlct Judges into elrouitsa and comgpes
ing the circuit court Jthe judges of the
district courts w4tlB Sbch circuits. To
direct the plac or plac "meeting of
said circuilturte so constitnuted, and to
vest said.ýdlcnit courts with', appellate
Jurisdiotin from the district oqurts with
in theafrtout where the amouiatinvolved
exceeds one hundred ($100) dollars ex
clusive of interet, and does not exceed
five hundred (4 0) dollars exclusive of
interest. 'he General Asseliblyshall have
power by atrwo- ds vote bf all the
members elected to lothhhouses. to re
strict the appellate jurisdiction of the
Supreme Court to eqases where the
amount involved exceeds one thousand
($1000) dollars exclusive of interest; and
in case of such restriction, the circuit
courts so to be created shall have appel
late jurisdiction of the class of cases thps
excluded from the appellate jurisdiction
of the Supreme Court. The clerks of the
district courts shall be elected by the
qualified voters of their respective par
ishes; and shall hold their office for four
(Strike out article eighty-three.)
Each of the district judges shall receive
a salary, to be fixed oy law, which, ex
cept in the parish of Orleans, shall not
be less than two thousand dollars, nor
more than three thousand dollars per an
num, payable quarterly on his own war
rant, and which shall not be increased
nor diminished dlriung his term of office
He must be acitizen of the United States,
over the age of twenty-five years, and
have resided in the StAte and practiced
law therein for the space of two years
next preceeding his election. The judges
of the district courts shall hold their of
fice for. the term of four years. In the
parish of Orleans the annual salary of the
district judges shall not exceed five thou
sand dollars, to be paid as above provid
(Strike out article :eighty-four.)
In lien of the office of district attorney,
established by article ninety-two of the
constitution of 1868, there shall be elect
ed, by the qualified voters of each parish,
a State's attorney therefor, who shelL be
a citizen of the Unitedaltates, and who
shall have been a resident of the State,
and a practicing and duly licensed attor
ney at law, for at least two years. He
shall receive a salary from the State of
not less than three nor more than seven
hundred dollars per annum, to be provid
ed by law upon the basis of representa
tion in the House of Representatives, and
payable quarterly on his own warrant.
He shall be e-officio attorney of the par
ish, and receive such salary therefrom as
may be fixed by the parochial authorities,
not to exceed seven hundred dollars per
annum. He shall, moreover, receive such
fees of office as may be allowed by law.
In the city of New Orleans the State's at
torney shall receive such compensations
from the city, in addition to-the salary
above provided, as may be established by
laIr. He shall be elected at the same
time with the judges of the district
courts, and shall hold his office for the
term of four years.
-In every case where the judge may be
recused, and when he is not personally
interested in matters in contestation, he
shall select a lawyer, having the neces
sary qualifications required for a judge
of his court, to try such cases; and the
General Assembly shall provide by law
for the trial of those cases in which the
judge may be personally interested, or
when he may be absent or refuses to act.
(Strike out article ninety.)
In order to provide for the establish
ment of the judicial system created by
the above amendments, and to prevent
the evils or an interregnum, it is hereby
ordained by the people of Louisiana :
First-That the General Assembly,
which meets the first Monday in Janua
ry, 1879, shall in accordance with the
foregoing amendments, immediately re
district the State, and provide. for the
authority of clerks, and the election and
criminal jurisdiction of justices of the
Second-That as soon as the Legislature
shall have acted as aforesaid, the Gover
nor shall by proclamation call an election
for jnstices of the peace for each parish,
except the parish of Orleans, and for dis
trict judges, in each district created by
the redistricting, where one or more par
ishes have been added, or taken from the
existing judicial district, and for State
attorneys, as above provided, except iu
Sthe parish of Orleans, where the district
Sattorney for the parish shalU be State at
Storney. This election shaU be held on
i the same day throughout the State,
Swhich day shall not hbe less than sixty
I nor more than ninety days after the ps
sage of said act. The terms of the oficers
- elected at said election shall'expire at
- the general election of 1880, and the lim
B iration on the change of districts, oftener
than once every four years, shall not be
considered as having effectr before the
general election of 1880.
n Third-That the judicial system, as eas
ltabished by the constitution of 1868,
shall remain in force until the expiration
Sof the thirtieth day after said election,
Sexcluding from the computation the day
o-f the election.
F.brth-Tbe adoption of these amend
ments shall not vacate the offices of tlh
present clerks of courts in each perish.
e. Article one hundred and thirty-two of
the constitution of 1868 shall be abroga=
The Superintendent of Publio ]9daca
tion shall receive a salary of thitt-five
hundred dollars payable quarterly ont
his own warrant.
No license tax shall be impmast by thl
State, or any parish or mulielpel author
ity, on any mechanieal trade, marsfacto
ry or factory, except se ay nas ay lniae
police regulations, in towns andeitles.
The Legislature is authorzie4 to ex
empt ftom State; anuldpirt erpsa h tax
ation houlsehold goods, such as furniture;
wearing apparel, tools of trade oi profes
sion and family portraits, not exceeding
Saggregate value te sum of f ,ve hhn
ACT NO. 19, EXTRA SESSION OF 187tt.
Strike out the first part of article 14ff
of the constitution of 1878, which reads '
"A uni\ersity shall be established and
maintained' in the city.of Nei Orleans.
It shall be composed of a law, a medical
and collegiate department, each with ap
propriatesfaculties. The General Assema
bly shall provide by law for its organiza
tion and mentenance;" and insert
"The university shall be maintained. It
shall be composed of a law; amedical and
an academical.department, and such oth
er departments as'may be established by
law, each with appropriate faculties;
provided, that the law and medical depart
ments already organized shall continue
in the city at New Orleans, and the ac
ademical and other departments may be
located elsewhere.in the State."
Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West
Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, is thit
best medicine ever presented to the Peo
ple, for the speedy cure of malaria--It
cures the Chill, roots out the Fevet tar
ges out the malarial poison from the sys
tem, carries off the black bile-It saves
sickness, and gives health to the poIe
sufferer, get a bottle front 1amfumd.
It is cheap, and Safe.
THE CHARITY OF ODD MIEL,
While other societies and organis.
zations are doing noble service irn
relieving the distressed, the Odd
Fellows are also quietly doing
their share of good deeds, nursing
and caring for their own. From
Odd Fellows in vurious States of
the Union dispatches have been
received here by Grand Secretary
Luther Holmes, asking if assistance
was needed, and in many eases
lodges have promptly forwarded
money, to be used if necessary,
though no call to their Order for
.help has been made by the lodges
of New Orleans. The Odd Fela
lows here are yet able to meet the
requirements and necessities of the
occasion, and have even sparcd
funds for the assistance of the Or
der in Mississippi. Yet they are
no less grateful for the sympathy
and proffers of aid that come from
their brothers in other sections.
.N. O. Picayune.
The cane planters are delight
ed at the rain we are having. It
causes the cane to grow finely,
and if the weather is cool and dry
from the 20th September until
grinding begins, a large yield is
expected. On the other hand,
the cotton fields are white, and
the repeated rains interfere much
in gathering the crop, What cot
ton. hbas been ginned proves to have
a good staple -long, soft and eill
ky, with great elasticity and body.
Col. C., who ginned at Mr. La
battut's, has sent to New Orleans
several bales of new cotton- that
will class high in the market-
Point Coupee Pelican.
A horrible murder was commit*
ted near Chandelcur Island, St'
Bernard parish, on the 9th nlt,
Joan Lopez, a native of Malay,
was shot to death by one of his
countrymen, Alberto Fonzales,
while lyina asleep on his fishing
smack, about 10 o'clock at night,
the weapon used was a double
barrel shotgun, the murderer dis
charging the load of both barrelu
into the body of his unconscious
victim, one shot entering the
thigh, the other the right side,-'
ihe assassin escaped and at last
accoalnts was still at large.-Don'
MURDERa.-On Wednesday last,
at the plantation of Mr. P. Dep
laigne, Dan Jones (col) "as shot
and instantly killed by Henry
IJohnson (col.) From what we
have learned of the-affair, the par
tieo qarreled about a pair of shoes~,
when - Joinson seized his gun,
loaded with back-shot, anrd at a
distance of about ton steps, emp
tied the whole load into the breast
of Jones. Johnson has been arrested
and lodged injtal to await enami
nation befoi tlre Pariish Court.--
V Pclicr n.