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A DEMOCRATIC PAPER.
OFFridzL JOUaNAL OF WEr8T FRLCIANA
OFFICIAL JOURNAL CITY OF BAYOU SARA
PUBILISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
S. LAMBERT... PROPRIETOR
O "EEN P. . T7 EN
Editor and Business Manager.
St. Francisville, Sept, 21, 18TS.
FOR STATE TREASURER.
F. A. BURKE,
FOR CONGRESS(-6TH DI'TRICT.
E. W. ROBERTSON,
OF EAST BATON ROUGE.
E'P' We are not responsibl for the
statements or opinions of correspond
Z Feliciana lodge No. 31 F. & A. M. will
meet on the first Saturday of October
prox, and thereatter every first and third
Saturday of each month. Visiting broth
ers respectfully invited to attend.
J. G. Plettinger, W. M.
MEETING OF ST. FRANCISVILLE
DEMOCRATIC REFORM CLUB.
Social Hall, Sept. 18th 1878.
The Club met pursuant to call. The
meeting was called to order by President
Fisher who explained its objects to be
for the purposes of reorganization and
the transaction of such business as might
be deemed necessary. Upon motion of
Gov. Wickliffe, all the old officers were
retained with the exception of Richard
Clendenin, Vice president, in whose stead
E. Newman was elected by acclamation :
Two new members were added to the
On motion it was resolved that the
elub be called-to meet on Monday next,
23 instant, for the purpose of selecting
delegates to the Democratic-Conservative
Convention wLich convenes on the 25th
C. L. FISHER,
J. D. AUSTEN',
r Wilkinson, at Midway, September, 22,
Amite, at Salem, September, 29, 30.
Buffalo, at Mt. Carmel, October 5, 6.
East Feliciana, at Pine Grove, October
East Baton Rouge, at Bethel, October
Tickfaw, at Pine Grove, October 26,
Winans, November 2, 3.
Woodville, (District Conference Nov
ember 8th and 9th) November 9, 10.
Clinton, November 16, 17.
Magnolia, at Magnolia, November 23,
Bayou Sara, at Bayou Sara, November
30, December 1.
St. Helena, at Greensburg, December
.Note.-Tho District Conference is post
poned until November 8th, 9th and 10th.
JAS. A. GODFREY,
POPULATION OF BAYOU SARA.
To the politeness of Mr. R. H. Clay,
we are indebted for the figures from
which we obtain the following results:
A correct statement of the census of
the town of Bayou Sara shows the fol
lowing facts : Total population 637, of
which 169 are white males and 147
white females; total whites 316. Colored
males 139, colored females 182; total
coloredl 321. Of the total population 71
whites and 7 blacks have gone to the
country, leaving559 souls still in town.
Of these, 34 whites and 11 blacks have
bad yellow fever. Total number of per
sonse now in town subject to yellow
The Worst eases of Costiveness, Indi
gestion, Chronic Dyspepsia, Bilious Colio
'ervous or Sick headache, have been
entirely cured by Dr. Harter's Liver
Pills--For sale by all druggists.
~P Yellow Fever has appeared at
Kent's store, 5 miles east of Clinton, La.,
on the Tangipahoa road.
For tihe lentefit of the Catholicccnglo
gation of this vicinity, in the absence of
a resident clergyman, we give the follow
ing extract from the official journal of
"Moreover. considering the scarcity of
appropr'ite t food both in the city and
ini tim conitry, we ohereby give dispensa
tiln frome the law of abstineunci, unlltil
the tirst of Nove\lber inclusiv1ly."
(Signed) G. A. RoU-E:L, Vicar General
Call at, Mumnford's or Brooks' Drug
store a~d get a trial package ot'Dr. A. Q.
Simmon,' Vegetal, Liver lMetdicine. It.
:osts you Iltthilg a~ul may save yu'.r
In the dark days when Beast
Butler ruled with an iron rod
over the imperial c ty of the
South. and the tramp of a ruthl
less.loe was heard upon her
pavements, our people were
wont to contemplate with a
complacency well nigh
amounting to enjoyment, the
possible advent of Bronze
John on his saffron steed
among our enemies, and the
havoce and destruction he
would dispense in their ranks.
If the "Wish was father to the
thought" then was the thought
the offspring of the most cruel
of msonters. A more diabol
ical idea could not possibly,'
under any circumstances,
enter the human brain than
that which would contemplate
with satisfaction, the introduc
tion of this hideous monster
among a people,
The sad record of his doings
of today is spread before us.
Not content with the invasion
of our more populous centres
he has advanced his pickets
far into the interior,
and at this moment threatens
to occupy the entire country,
leaving naught but tomb
stones to mark the track over
which he has passed.
A wail of anguish comes up
from New Orleans, Memphis,
Vicksburg, Grenada and oth
er points, well calculated to
lacerate the stoutest hearts.
With all the innumerable tri
als and sufferings however,
which this great epidemic,
on'; that shall mark an imp r
taut though sombre page in
the history of our country,
there are incidents which have
served to bring out and dis-
clo.,e the highest and noblest
traits of our ' tainted natue.'
They have developed grand
heroes-brave men and no
ble women who have exem
plified, even in the very 'shad
ow of death,' the exercise of
that grandest of virtues,
CHARITY, in its fullest seIne
self abnegation for the sake
of fellow men. 7 ho e who
have fallen have fought the
good fight, and have passed
to their reward ; those who
rdturn unscathed come as
heroes from a battle field
more glorious than any upon
which human mortal has ever
risen to fame. Their deeds
and sacrifices will live as
bright examples through all
time to come.
It is impossible for us to
give any considerable amount
of the record of the disease at
the various points where it is
now raging. It is sufficient to
say that there is no real de
crease reported from any point
save perhaps, at New Orleans,
where the death rate has low
ered and the new cases some
As to our two villages, God
has been very merciful so far.
Never, at this season of the
year, have they been as free
of disease. We have every
reason to believe that the
qarantine, and measures of
disinfection have been the
immediate agents of our de,
livery. We appeal to the au
thorities and our citizen- who
have exhibited such prais
worthy zeal heretofore, to see
to it that no effort is relaxed'
This is the critical moment;
let us calmly contemplate it
and ehrneistly labor, with re
doubled energy, to avei't the
V. e speak knowingly when we assert
that IHall's Vegetailo Sicilian HaIir Re
newer is tihe estt article f the kind sol1
oni the Americanll Con;liinct . I'corsonal
trial has d(monsltra;ied this, and the ar
ticle is an elegat one, withoul ,t which
we think no toilet comllleic. Messrs.
Johnston, lHolloway and Co., 602 Arch
stroot, Philadelphia, are the ageInts for
the article, -lid whenll our PhiladClphii
fricuels return from Cape May, they should
certainly procure some of it. Wo know
of no suchl article extant fir the hair,
:and thus speak in such decidedl andt on
l'hartc torma.--Ocxn ,eeom, Cape tla,,
NOT OUR FAULT.-Many complaints
have reached us from subscribers,
exchanges and advertisers of the late or
non-reception of our paper. To all of
these we would say, that we mail the
SINTINEL regularly, and if they do not
receive it, it is not attributable to any
lack of duty on our part. A great deal
of allowance should be made by our
friends, on account of the quarantine
regulations at various points. A strict
sense of justice will bring this to their
minds. We guarantee to mail our paper
regularly,-we cannot, under existing
circumstances, guarantee its prompt de
livery at the various points to which it is
mailed. These are "strange titmes" in
deed, and the irregularity with which we
receive our numerous exchanges has not
induced us, so far to overlook the pecu
liarities of the situation rs to enter a
complaint. Let our friends exercise a
little just consideration on this point.
WEST FELICIANA, LA.,
September 18th, 1878.
Mr. Editor.-It is stated upon high
written authority that, "men no not
make the whole of history; it has laws
of higher origin; but, in history, men are
unrestricted agents who produce for it
results and exercise over it an influence
for which they are responsible." The
truth of this axiom is sustained and il
lustratedl in the history of all ages and
peoples; both as relates to their civil and
religious exercises, as well as to their so
cial and political actions. The manners
and custc ms of men differing with the
periods of time, and the countries in
which they live. Upon a close examina
tion of these different periods in the his
tory of the world, and the affairs of menu;
we find in a moral sense, but Ititle ad
vancement, and if we are permitted to
except the ancient practices of barbarous
cruelties, the world has made little pro
gress as regards its moral condition;
whilt to speak in a political sense, the
politics of to-day, are but the reproduc
tion of an hundred years ago; only
changing name to suit the time and
place, and the political exponents of that
time, and place, must accept the respon
sibility which attaches itself to their
agencies as a part of history. Through
alh time, the same expediencies have
been resorted to; 'he wisdom of this or
that policy, having for each side the
warmest zealots; whom from one motive
or another have ever directed their at
tention to the masses of the people ; ap
pealing to their passions % ithont argu
ment or reason, ready at any moment to
plunge them into the greatest excitement
or revolution. The adroit chicanery which
characterized the efforts of Tallyrand in
overcoming the combined action of
the Allies of Europe against Napo
leon, the true representative of the
masses of France; furnish us fit exam
ples of the intrigues of our own time, in
the establishment of the universal de
bauchery and corruption which exists
throughout this broad dominion. There
is little difference between the shameless
treachery which dethroned the Emperor
of France at the hands of his political
confreres, linked with perfidy of the Eng
lish nation in consigning him to ignoble
confinement; than the exercise of the
machinations of skillful politicians who
defrauded the American people out of
their chosen leader and representative,
at the time of our last election. \We can
recognize the necessity of different politi
cal organisms at present, as in times
past; each contending for the balance of
power, and differing upon minor points,
but agreeing upon the general principles
dfgovernmeint, relying upon the masses
for support, and claiming the " greatest
good for the greatest number;" these
checks are necessarialy good where par
ties are about equally proportioned, but
in the existence of too great majorities,
much evil must eminate, and no people
can testifiy to these evils, than those
among us who have their lots catt in the
southern states, The great captain and
statesman mentioned above, enunciated
the maxim that, "the people, were the
sovereigns and not the kings." To a
close observer of the course ofevents, one
might easily observe the rufiling waves
that already begin to agitate the sea of
politics that lavishly wash the shores of
American Institutions. There is dissatis
faction among the people, and in conso
quence new idles are being indoctrinated
by disappoinlted politicians from both of
our recognized political associations.
Some claimwg an inflation of tihe nation
al currency as a basis upon which to or
gamze a new party; some claiming the
right of labor over capital, thie reduction
of taxation, and accumulated fortunes,
the eight hour law etc., while others cry
out for a general reform, hard money, equal
distribution of public officeso, and a uni
vers'l overthrow of both the old parties,
Democratic and Republican.
These clarnors from thie people as re
gards our national afthirs must meet, and
arrest the attention of every citizen
of our country who entoertains a feeling
of interest for its general welflre, and
safe conduct. Tihe agrarian spirit which
appears to Ie gaining strength at the
North and East must in the lapse of time,
tind encourgeoment in thie \Westand South.
Todoubt this, will be, but to doubt the
truth of history. The pioneer in one of
these great schemes is haranguing the
ainablc souls of the puritonu church goers,
using the most inexplicable language,
amid tIle plaudits of thousands wherein
he dwells frantically upon the Deunocrat
ic hell honnd tleives, alud Republican
robbors. Tihse ideas aund lfclings grow
upon a people asL an epidULeume, they
come upon thebonllUawares, they inhale
them in the very air without their con
sent or kuowvledge. The fated causes
which produce these imitatiolns, these
manifestations of uncisiuces and distrust
upon tlle part of the "sovereigns," must
direct to.some responsible agency. Upon
whom does the respousibility rest f Does
it rest upon the people f Or does it
more properly belong to the men in
whom the people have reposed such inm
plicit faith and confidence f The or
ganizers ! The leaders of the people !
In looking around and about our own
affairs Mr. Editor, we are not permitted
to compare themn favorably with our
sister Parish, nor to bring them into
proximity with the great lights of the
world, as one would imagine that some
among our brilliant leaders might wish
to be classed. The classification must
indeed be a very low one ; for a candid
review of their real lmerit, and pretended
reform, would reveal a pusilanimity sel
dom witnessed in the history of small
politics, we have been intormed that a
set of resolutions were offered by a cer
tain "set of persons," the text of which
compelled the candidates for office to
'swear and foreswear," ill favor of cer
'tain measures of reform, the reduction of
salaries, the abolition of offices etc. etc.
There must be a spirit of reform, (f)
there must also be the spirit of great
latent talent smoldering in the deep cav
erns of the mighty brain, from which
these resolutions emlnated ; he must
indeed be equal to Bismarks greatest ef
fort, to have accomplished so much econ
omy, mingled with so much diplomatic
skill! why not with equal justice and pro
priety, demahd that the candidate for
Judge, he made to pledge himself to
decide every case brought before hinm for
plaintiff or defeadant as the case may be ?
Out upon such species of reform, tlhey are
beneath the notice of clever institutions,
and an honest people ; the fragrant es
sence is fresh from the hands of petty
bachinicalities; why not call things by
their proper names! why not in the Ihar
dihood of true manliness, coImI out and
say: "We wish to adopt a:system whichl
will force good men out of office by re
duced salaries ; we want men that we
call control." The minlds of tle Ameri
can people are two broad for sellh "clap
trap," cheap tinsel. Honesty is the
DISTREssING FATALITY.-It is with
very deep regret, and a feeling of pro
found sympathy for tile afllicted pa. cuts,
that we are called upon to chronicle the
terrible atliction that has fallen upon
the family of Mr. Phil. ,wire, residilng ill
Pointe Coupee, directly opposite Bayou
Solme tau or twelve days since the cld
est child, a son, was taken sick :1nd dietl.
He was attended by 1)r. Claiborne ot
Pointe Coupee and Dr. Biall of this place.
On Monday night Iast. death deprived
Mr. Swire of two otlher of his little ones,
and at tile same time an infant of Mr.
James of New Orleans, residing ill tile
same house, was called away. At the
presenIt riting we learn that iaother
child of Mr. Swire is very dange,'ously
ill. In view of the lmalignant dlisea;se
that is striking death and desolation to
so imany honles throughout the :11and,
these cases very naturally excited much
coulmenlt, and sluch measures as were
consistent with pnblic safety without
depriving the sufl'Cring f'lmily of the
nllclts of obtaiinilg ice, medicines al1nd
other necessaries froll this side, were
promptly anld very- properly taken by tile
sanitary comlnlllittee of Bayol Sara.
In connection with the subject, it is
proper to state that the able physicians
in a.ttendalce pronounce the disease not
yellow fever, butt pernicious fever, With
all deference to the opinion of these able
gentlemle however, such fatal diseases,
at a time like this, are to be looked upon
with that suspicion which will insure
the best precautiollnary llcasulres.
A CARD OF TIANKS.
EXTRACT PI:OCIEEI.IINIGS CITY COUNCIL
AND SANITAI:Y COMIrITEIC or BAY
September 18th 1878,
Re'sor!ed, That as the represen tat i es of
the people of the town of Bayou Sara,
our sincere and heartfelt thanks are due,
and are now hereby returned to Col. .1. B.
\Villianws president of the Grand Lake
Coal lllompaniy Pittsburg Pa., for the gell
erous anld liberal donalltionl of two 11hun
dredl boxes of stolne coal to be used in
funig:lntlg the towln.
Thart Col. J. B. \WillialusPresidenlt, bo
notiliced of tlis resolution ulld that lhe
be assuretd, that tile dlollatioll cOllieS ill
good timle anti is mlost highly apprecia
That, owinlg to quarantine, andll the
burnling of fires of tar, coal anlid wood
and through thle intervention of thle good
and mlerciful Providence our town alld
parish have thulls far escapedl the yellow
fever, which is so sorely afflictinllg so
many of our fellow-citizens.
J. F. IRVINE,
Chllairman Sln itaIry Coulllittee.
ia A clorgyman was annoved
by people 'a:king ad gigrdiitg.
He paused, looked at thie distourib
ers, and said : 'I am always arai
to reprove those wtl' misbchave,
for this reason: Some years since
as I was Ipreaching, a young man
who sat before mu was coIsthntly
lauthing, to!kint and making un
couhl grimlaces. I paused and ud
mini-tered a severe rebuke. After
IheI close of the service a gentle.
man said to me, 'Sir, you have
made a groat mistake; thal young
man is an idiot.' Since then 1
have always been afraid to reprove
those who misbehave in clha el, lest
I should repent tint mistuke and
'eproveC anoLhLr idiot.' During
the rest of the service there wa.s
good ot dot'r.
Why %ill you suffer with a shaking
Chill or a burning Fever, 2 doses of Cu
ban Tonic, the, Great West Indies Fever
and Ague Remedy, will stop the Chills
and Fever, while one bottle will cure
hem up for years. Try it.
A trial package of Dr. A. Q `unmonu n'
Liver Medicine costs you nothing, and
may save your lifet. Ask for one at Mtlm
ford's or Brooks' D~-g Store
N1EVIf ADVER, ' TISEMIrENTS.
RAIL RAOD NOTICE I
FIE Train on tie W. F. I. Road will
not run regu'arly till fItlrher notico.
J. BIRRUSS MCGEIIEE,
Pres. W. F. iR. R. C
Sept 14 78tf.
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PE1VALE INT ST'ITTTE,
This Institution will open on the
16th day of Septemher 1878,
Seventy-six pupils hane been en 'oilled
the past year. A thcaulty of sevi"n expe
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