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[IE SEN I L N~EL.
CO AL MICELLAS .
Rain, eleet and mud.
Wednesday last was a dark, rainy,
4 of Maj. J. H. Henshaw, in another
Mr.Wasd EHands entered our town
Sunday last in a real sleigh, drawn by
orse with tinkling bells on his collar.
On Wednesday the thermometer
at up to 500 and on the following day
udicaled 280, with a fall of snow du
g the night previous.
The Mary Ida leaves Bayou Sara
ry morning, Sundayes excepted, at 2
lock and lands passengers in New Or
us at 5 p. min., the same day.-ly
The ice over the water inlthe pond
the draining machine, in Bayou Bara,
a frozen so hard on Sunday last that
eral ot our citizens had fine fun skat
The' mercury in the open air went
n to 120 in this town on Monday
rnlg last. We ask "the oldest inhab
ut" to step forward and heat this for
-If he can.
All of the members or the new Police
y have qualified and the -body met
organized on Monday last, by the
lection of Dr. J. W. Dederick as Presi
t and Mr. Calvin Goodman as secre
y. Their proceedings will be found
where in this issue.
In to-day's issue will be found the
d of that rapid and elegantly finished
w steamer, the John W. Cannon, Capt.
C. Labano, Master, which we recom
nd to all persons desiring cheap and
fortable passage between this place
The celebrated White Sewing Ma
ne is now on exhibition at the store of
. Conrad Bockel, in Bayou Sara. We
vise any of our friends who may do
a good, substantial labor-saving ma
ne to call on this gentleman; for, hav
secured the agency, hlie is prepared to
1 them at factory prices.
At about daylight, on Saturday
ruing last the sky was overcast with
vy clouds, and at about seven o'clock
eavy storm of sleet began to fall,
ich continued without abatement up
eleven o'clock that night. In the open
e the sleet measured over one inch in
th while the drift piles were over four
A painfulacoident occurred to the
of our fellow-townsman, Mr. Jas.
dman, on Monday last. While this ex
lent lady was walking a gallery at her
dence, which was covered with snow,
slipped up, and in falling, dislocated
lb wrist of her arm. We are pleased
tate that the wonud is healing rapid
Too much praise cannot he bestowed
n the Police Jury just retired to give
e to the newly elected body. The
ing to the I'arish through its wise ad
istration, has done much to give a
thy tone to the finances of West Fe
ana, and a grateful constituency will
tinue to remember the gentlemen
posing that honorable body with the
bout the most perfect nuisance we
ow of is the mail arrangement between
is place and Jackson La. The contract
own for but one trip each week and
is on a day that makes it almost use
asas regards the late reading matter.
We fail to understand why at the North
very little town has an almost hourly
ail, while we, who pay an equal pro
nt of the taxes, are forced to wait one
eek fo' intelligence only 12 miles dis
lant. It would not be out of order to
Ivestigate this matter.
-At a meeting of Bayou Sara Lodge,
o.162, I. O. B. B., held on the 29th of
ecember last, the following ofhcers
ore elected to serve the ensning term:
Lazard W~eiL,.......Vice President.
M. Lehman....Recording Secretary.
Jacob Nichel.............Fin. Sec.
A. Bare............Assistant Mon.
M. Alexander, H. Picard and L. Well,
I. Pollatsek 8. Weil and L. Well, Rep
utatives to the Convention of 1879.
PERsoNAL MaNiTor'.-We were pleased
meet on the streets of Bayou Sara, on
aday last, that excellent gentleman
p"' goes farmer, Mr. Alex. Skipwith, of
Capt. G. L. Kouns, master of the fast
sttle mail steamer, Mary Ida, will short
y move his family and become a resident
£f Bayou Sara.
We had the pleasure or greeting in
Bayou Sara, on Sunday last, Mr. 8. 8.
Fohns, son of T. W. Johns, Esq., of Wil
cinson, Co., Mise.
During the holidays, Mr. S. Lambert,
iditor of that fearless Democratic jour
mal, the Clinton Patriot-Denocrat, was in
Dr. I. U. Ball, we arc informed, con
emplates moving to his country reei
Mr. J. J. Winn, of Tunica, was in our
iown on Thursday last.
Mr. W. D. Rogillio now figures as dep
Sty in the Sherif's offce.
Dr. B. G. Stirling has been spending
he past week in our town.
A HANDL)ME PREEEN2T
On Wednesday; the lst day of January,
the Parish of West Feliciauna, through
her talented and highly respected Judge,
8. MeC. Lawrason, was made the recipl
ent of a handsome, life size oil portrait~of
that able and much revered jurist and
statesman, IHon. John 13. Dawson, who,
as Parish Judge of West Feliciana and
the representative of the Democracy of
this District in Congress up to 1845, com
manded the respect of all who knew him
while living, and endeared his memory
to every admirer of honesty, integrity
and ability in public life.
The distinguished gentleman present
ing the elegant portrait, aov, Robert
C. t ickliffe, is the worthy son-in-law of
this noble statesman, a gentleman who
occupied the proud station of Chief Ex
ecutive of Louisiana in the good old days
when the proud Pelican State was justly
styled the Queen of the United Confede
ration, which fact lends another value to
the inestimable worth of this priceless
The gentleman whose portrait now
adorns the wall of the Court room, near
the Judge's stand, was elected to Con
gress in 1840, by the Democrats, a time
when whiggery was at its zenith of pop
ularity, but also when honor, integrity
and ability were deemed paramount to
even party ties. Judge Dawson filled the
position to which lie had been chosen
with much credit to himself and honor to
his constituency, up to June, 1845, when
he returned to his home in this Parish and
yielded up his life a victim to consump
tion. The following is the correspond
ence between the doner and recipient of
the valuable portrait:
8T. FRANCISVILLE, LA., Jan. 1st, '79.
To Judge S. McC. Lawerason:
DEAR SIR-Will you allow me, through
you, to present the portrait of Judge J.
13. Dawson to the Parish of West Felici
ann, that it may be placed in a suitable
position in the Court room of the Parish
And in doing so I hope I may be pardon
ed in saying that he wore the judicial or
mine, as Parish Judge of thisParish, with
stainless honor and integrity; and it
gives me pleasure that I can with the
same quantum of truth say I address this
note of presentation to one who has alike
honored and graced the judicial bench of
this country. I am sir, truly yours,
ROBEnT C. WICKLIFFE.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., Jan. 6th, '79.
To the Hon. R. C. Wickliffe:
DEAR SIn-Allow me, in acknbwledg
ing the receipt of your letter of January
1st, 1879, with accompanying portrait of
Judge John B. Dawson, to return, on be
half of the Parish of West Feliciana,
thanks for your very valuable present.
Judge Dawson lives through his talents,
in the memory of the citizens of thi Par
ish, and it will be particularly gratifying
to them to have his features recalled in
the place where he once presided with
that integrity which characterized him
in all matters, public and private. None
know better than yourself the good ef
fect which the pictures of those honored
for their talents, refinements and up
rightness, have when placed where men
meet to mako or dispense the laws of
their country. There is a certain virtue
that goes out from them, which raises us
and makes of us better men, with higher
motives. We learn to look unconscious
ly for their approval, and to fear their
reproachful glances should we be direlict
in our work. The portrait of Judge
Dawson:, in reminding us of a talented
and upright Judge, will serve to stimu
tate us in the pursuit of excellence in
that prozession which, wLen practiced
right, is the safeguard of liberty and the
protection of the weak.
In conclusion, allow me to thank you
for the great compliment you have paid
me, in selecting me to receive your gift
to the Parish. However undeserving of
your flattering estimate ofme, I cannot
but feel grateful to you for this very
high mark of your esteem. I assure you
I will always remember with pride this
occasion. I am sir, with great respect,
Your obedient servant,
S. McC. LAwRAsot.
CIIAMnBER's CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLTSHi
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counts for the remarkably low prices.
VIcK's Fr.ORAL GL-Dz.-This work is
before us, and those who send five cents
to James Vick, Rochester, N. Y., for it I
will be disappointed. Instead of getting a
cheap thing, as the price would seem to
indicate, they will receive a very hand
some work of 100 pages, and perhaps
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illustrations, on the very best of calan
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would judge cost twice the price of the O
-Fresh Oysters at Pillet's on Sunday
P ICARD & WElL,
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale end Retail Dealers in
FANCY DRY GOODS,
GROCERIE- A&D PLA TATION SUP
7E'Highest market price paid for cot
Opposite Steam Boat Landing,
Bayou Sara, La.
FIRST CLASS SALOON.
His BAR is always stocked with the
finest rines, beers, liquors, tobacco and
ALSO DEALER IN
FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERTES.
BROOK'S Chill & Fever cure. Guaran
teed. At Brooks.
I to. 40. Plagazisue St,. Near Ca
MORGAN'S TEXAS R. I. & STEAMSHIP
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 seasons, and make it a desirable abode
for guests, both permanent and transient
The table will continue to be the leading
feature of the St. James. Terms only
$2 50 per day.
JAMES R. LEAKE,
CHILL and Fever cured, or money re.
funded. At Brooks.
wM. R. HAILE. N. P. PHILLIPS
HAILE & PHILLIPS,
NEW TEXAS LANDING, LOUISIANA.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
Cutlery, Tin and Hollow Ware,
Drugs and Medicines, Paints,
Oils, Dye Stuffs, Perfumery,
Soaps, Hats, Shoes, Boots,
17Special attention to Physicians
BEWARE OF WORTHLESS IMITA
BUY ONLY THE GENUINE.
SEND FOR CIRCULARS AND PRICE
THE SINGER MAN. CO.,
80 Canal Street,
j4'79-3m. New Orleans, La.
A FINE assortment of candies.
A At Brooks.
A T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
ments, Bridles, Hari.ss, Hardware, Guns,
Pistols, Pumps, Pipes, Machine Fittings
Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Carrinag \?oodwork,.
Blacksmith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
TIN 'COPPER AND SHEET IRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Uric, Garrett & Cottman, Brinley, Jas.
H. Hal 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 a(lvantage to call and examine my
stock and prices before puc.xhasing else.
O ILS, Paints, Brushes, Varnishes etc.
sun Street, Bayou:Sara, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
G nods, Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, House kecp.
ers' Articles Clothing,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Grain, Bagging 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.
ii Highest market price paid
MAX FISCUER. AUGUST rFISCER
S. W. Corner of Front dia San
BAYOUT SA 13A, LA.
HAVE CONSTANTLY in store for sale
at prices conformable with the
times, full and complete lines of White
goods, Ladies Dress Goods, House-keep
er's articles, and a general assortment of
fainucy and staple dry goods:
: Mulls, Piques, Bish.
op Lawns, Linen Lawns,
Dress Linens, Mozambi.
Percales, Jri.h Lin
ens, Bobbinet Bars,
Laces and Curtains,
Parasols, large varie
las, assorted styles
and qualities. Cali
cos, Bleached Cottons,
Jeans, Denims, Tick
-ings by the yard or piece.
We invite an inspection of our large
assortment of Ladies, Childrens, Mens
and Boys Hosiery, and Kid Gloves, Lisle
Thread, Gauntlets, Ties, Ribbons, Em.
broideries Laces, Ruchings, Corsets, La
dies Ready-made Under wear, etc., Per.
fumery, Toilet, Articles, and notions.
We have on hand also, a fresh and well
selected, stock of Clothing, Boots, Shoes,
Hats and Caps and a general assortment
of gentlemens under-wear and furnishing
Dealers in Fancy and Staple groceries,
Provisions, western Produce and
Plantation Supplies. Agents for
the renowned Singer Sewing
Machine and its various
SPECIAL NOTICE.-We are the own
ers of the outstanding claims and indebt
ednesses due to the late firm of Mann
Fischer & Co.
The Citizens of East Feliciana, Pointe
Coupee, and Wilkinson County, Miss.,
will find it to their interest and advan
age to open up a trade with us. Al or
ders from abroad promptly, and carefully
oi Highest market price paid for cot
F M. MUMFORD, M. D.
Druggist & Chean
No 5 Principal St
Bayou Sara La.
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fine
Toilet Soaps, Fancy Hair and
Tooth Brushes, Combs,
Perfumery and Fancy
and Garden Seeds,
Pure wines and Liquors,
for Medical purposes. Paints.
Oils Varnishes, Dye-stuffs. Olive
Linsted oil, Lard oil, Ne't's
foot oil, Coal oil, Carbon oil.
Lamps and lamps trimmings of
all descriptions. Pets, In k s,
Pencils, Slates, Paper, Sheet
music, Blank Books, Pocket
Cutlery, Razors, Razor Strops
Surgical Instruments, the stan
dard patent medicines
&c.&c., a fresh and
ment of all
of which articles. constantly on
Hii Physicians prescriptions
oarefully compounded at all hours.
J. S. SWVGEET AI .1q V
DreY Goons, STArLE AND FaNCY GRo
ceries, etc., etc.,
BAYOU SARA, LA.
(Foot of the Hill.)
A Well Appointed
is a SPECIAL: FEATURE
A supply of Ice-cold
Fresh Confections and Ice Cream con
stantly on hand throughout the Season.
Thu accomodation and comfort of ladies
Specially Provided Fer.
O F All chill and fever cures-Brooks'
is the best. At Brooks.
HENRY C. KAUFMAN,
St. Francisvile, La.
GROCERY AND SALOON.
A Full and Complete tock of Fresh
Family and Fancy Groceries, Beer, Fine
Wines, Liquors and Confections Con4
stantly on hand, and for sale at the low
est market rates. june29-78-ly
W HENEVER Brook's Chill and Fever
cure is taken according to direc
tions and fails to give relief, I will refund
the money. 0. 1. Brooks.
A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY
AT NEW ORLEANS,
Tuesdnay January 14th.
LOUISIA.J'T(. STATE LOT
This Institution was regularly
incorporated by the Legislature of
the State for Educational and
charitable purposes, in 1868,with
a Capital of $1,000,000, to wbich
it has since added a reserve fund
of $350,000. ITS GRAND SIN
GLE NUMBER DRAWINGS
will take place monthly. It never
scales or postpones. Look at the
following Distribution :
CAPITAL PREE ,
9 30, O 0 0.
100,000 TICKETS AT TWO DOLLARS
EACH, HALF TICKETS $1.
LIST OF PRIZES,
1 CAPITAL PRIZE..........$30,000
1 do do .......... 10,000
1 do do ........... 5,000
2 Prizes of $2,500...-...... 5,000
5 do 1,000.......... 5,000
20 do 500........ 10,000
100 do 100......... 10,000
200 do 50......... 10.000
500 do 20....... 10,000
1000 do 10......... 10,000
Prizes of $300.......... 2,700
Prizes of 200............ 1,800
Prizes of 100............ 900
1857 Prizes, amounting to...$1. $110,400
WRITE FOR CIRCULAR,
On SEND ORDERS To
M. A. DAUPHIN,
P. O.Box692, New Orleans, La
All our Grand Extraordinary Draw
ings are under the supervision and man
GEN. G. T. BEAUREGARD,
GEN. JUBAL A. EARLY,
810 0,O0 00.1
WHOLE TICKETS, $10. ]
ST ITE Op LOUISIANA -Parish of West
Feliciana-7th Distriot Court-J. L.
Harris & Co., vs. Mrs. P. Mitchell, &.
ala., No. 265F.
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to a
writ of fl. fa., issued in the above styled
suit from said Hon. Court, and to me di
rected, I have seized and taken Into my
possesion and will offer for sale in front
of the Court House in St Franciville,
parish of West Feliciana, on
Saturday the 18h;b day of Jan. 1870.
this being the third Saturday of the
month, at the hour of 11 o'clock A. r., of
said day the following described proper
Lot No. 5, in square No. 22, situated in
the town of st. Francisvilie, to-gether
with all the buildings and improvements
Terms of Sale- CASH with the benefit
JOHN J. BARROW
Dec14 78, Sheriff.
The State of Louisiana-Parish of West
In the matter of the Succession of Mrs. L.
Parish Court-No. -
BY VIRTUE of a commissioni'issued
by the Hon. Parish Court of Werst
Feliciana, and to me directed in the
above styled seccession, I will offer at
public sale, at the store of J. Aronstein,
Thursday the 6th day of Februrary
A. D.,1879, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. min..
of said day the following property.
The Nevelle plantation, containing 400
acres, more or less, lyiung and being li
the Parish of West Felciana, on the
upper Jackson road, bounded north by
lands of J. Freyhan, east by Elm Park,
and Mrs. I. S. Mathews, south by Mrs.
Bowman and west by J. Freyhan, to
gether with all the buildings and im
Also the following personal property.
A lot of merchandise, boots, shoes and
groceries, t ,o horses, tour mules, six
old wagons, two carts, one dray and
TEa0es OF SArL-CASH.
JNO. J. BARROW,
Jan 479. Sheriff.
The State of Louisiana-Parish of West
T. B. Lyons vs. Mrs, M. S. Johnson.
William Sadler vs. Mrs. M. S. Johnson.
No. S 1500 and 1427, on the docket of the
Pariah Court of East Feliciana.
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to
Stwo writs of fi fa issued in the above
styled suits from said Honorable Court
and to me directed, I have seized and
taken into my possession, and will offer
tor sale in front of the Court House in
St. Frucisville, Parish of West Feliciana,
said State, on
Saturday, February 1st, 1879,
this being the first Saturday of said
month, at the hoar of 10 o'clock, a. m.,
of said day, the following described pro
A certain tract of land known as the
Johnson place, situated in the Parish of
West Fehliciana and composed of the old
Chaney tract, the Smithfield tract and
Chinquepin hill tract, amounting to sev
enteen hundred (1700) acres more or less,
and bounded on the North by lands of
Dickerson and William Hargadine, east
by lands of Isaac Freeland and. Mrs Ad
kins, south by lands of the Citizen's Bank
and G. W. Edwards and west by lands
of Mrs. Isabell Mathews.
Terms of Sale.
Cash with the benefit ofappraisement.
JOHN J. BARROW,
STATE OF LOUISIANA.- Parish of Wesb
Feliciana- 7 District Court, Citizen's
Bank of Louisiana- va, Jessee Davis
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to
an order of seiznre and sale issued in
the above styled cause, and to me di
rected' I have seized and will offer for
sale at public auction according to law
at the Court House, St. Francisvillo on
Saturday the 18th day of Jan. 1879
at tbc hour of 11 o'clock, a. min., of said
day, the following property:
A certain tract of land in this Parish,
about six miles from St. Francisville, on
the Baton Rouge road, fronting on
Thempsons Creek, containing two hun
dred and fifty (250) arpents, more or less.
Bounded North by Jessee Davis, East by
Thompsons Creek, South by the GriffiBus
and West by Wm. Burgess, together with
all the buildings and improvements thre
on, together with fifty-two (52) shares of
mortgage stock there to attached.
Terms of sale, the purchaser to furnish
a stock note for the sum of four hundred
and ninety-five dollars (8495), falling due
on the first day of February 1879, and re
newable accordirg to the charter of thu
Citizen's Bank ofLouisiana, and balance
The purchaser toassume all the obliga
tions and responsibilitiesof a stock-hold
er, of the Citizen's Bank of Louisiana,
and the stock note so furnieaed' to be
identified with the ant of mortgage by H.
J. Grover of date 26th September 1837, i
favor of the Citizen's Bank, passed before
J. B. Dawson, Parish Judge for the Par
ish of West Feliciana and with the
Sheriffs deed of sale in this case.
JNO. J. BARROW,
December 14th 1878. Sheriff.
A. F. BL DDin,
HOUbE CARPENTER AND JOINER,
St. Franeieville, La.
ORDER' FOR work will receive im
mediate attention. Terms liberal.
,--CARPENTER AND UNDERTAKER,
St Franciaville, La
R ESPECTFULLY solicits a share of
public patronage and guasantees
eatismaction. Orders for cofins will be
prompty filled. j4'79-1y.
BARBER & HAIR DRESSER,
Farally Old Stand, Bayou Sara.
W ORK DONE in the highest perfec
tionof the art. Terms-Shaving,
15 cents. Hair Cutting, 35 cents. Sham
pooing, 35 cents. jan.4'79-1y.
KI NOW, from whom you buy your
Sdruge' and you will not be deceived.