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OC AL MICELLARY. h
-Rain, eleet and mud. 8S
'Weodnesday last was a dark, rainy, tl
agreeable day. et
-.We'refer'tholtraveling'pnblioto the a1
el of Maj. J. H. Henshaw, in another tI
-Mr.Waesh IHaads entered our town a
Sunday last in a real sleigh, drawn by te
tLorse with tinkling bells on his collar. a
-On Wednesday the thermometer i
nt up to 500 and on the following day C
udicated 28o, with a fall of snow du- t
g the night previous.
-The Mary Ida leaves Bayou Sara e
ary morning, Snndayes excepted, at 2 a
lock and lands passengers in New Or- sa
as at 5 p. m., the same day.-ly r
SThe ice over the water inithe pond g
the draining machine, in Bayou Sara,
a frozen so hard:on Sunday last that a
reral ot our citizens had fine fun skat- t
r thereon. g
-The'mercury in the open air went
wn to 120 in this town on Monday u
rmioing last. Wi- ask "the oldest inhab
Ant" to step forward and beat this for e
p-if he can.I
-All of the members or the new Police I
ry have qualified and the body met 1
d organized on Monday last, by the I
election of Dr. J. W. Dederick as Presi- t
nt and Mr. Calvin Goodman as secre- e
ry. Their proceedings will be found t
ewhere in this issue.
-In to-day's issue will be found the
rd of that rapid and elegantly finished 3
w steamer, the John W. Cannon, Capt. I
C. Labano, Master, which we recom-a
md to all persons desiring cheap and
mnfortable passage between this place
d New Orleans.
-The celebrated White Sewing Ma- I
ine is now on exhibition at the store of
r. Conrad Bookel, in Bayou Sara. We 1
vise any of our friends who may de- t
e a good, substantial labor-saving me
ins to call on this gentleman; for, hav
g secured the agency, he is prepared to
Ii them at factory prices.
-At about daylight, on Saturday
3rning last the sky was overcast with
avy clouds, and at about seven o'clock I
heavy storm of sleet began to fall,
hich continued without abatement up
eleven o'clock that night. In the open
ace the sleet measured over one inch in I
pth while the drift piles were over four 1
A painful acoideut occurred to the
e of our fellow-townseman, Mr. Jas.
dman, on Monday last. While this ex
ient.lady was walking a gallery at her
ldence, which was covered with snow,
slipped up, and in falling, dislocated
is wrist of her arm. We are pleased
L tate that the wonud is healing rapid
Too much praise cannot be bestowed
n the Police Jury just retired to give
ice to the newly elected body. The
uing to the I'arish through its wise ad
listration, has done much to give a
thy tone to the finances of West Fe
ntinue to remember the gentlemen
mposing that honorable body with the
-About the most perfect nuisance we
now of is the mail arrangement between
is place and Jackson La. The contract
lows for but one trip each week and
is on a day that makes it almost use
es as regards the late reading matter.
Te fall to understand why at the North
very little town has an almost hourly
iail, while we, who pay an equal pro
hta of the taxes, are forced to wait one
lsk fo" intelligence only 12 miles dis
int. It would not be out of order to
ivestigate this matter.
-At a meeting of Bayou Sara Lodge,
lo. 162, I. O. B. B., held on the 29th of
ecember last, the following officers
ore elected to serve the ensuing term:
Lazard WeiL.. Vice President.
M. Lehman....Recording Secretary.
Jacob Michel.............in. Sec.
H. Picard .............Treasurer.
A. Bare.............Assistant Mon.
M. Alexander, H. Picard and L. Well,
I. Pollateek 8. Weil and L. Weil, Rep
esentatives to the Convention of 1879.
PERSONAL MrNTxoer.-We were pleased
meet on the streets of Bayou Sara, on
nday last, that excellent gentleman
" goe'c farmer, Mr. Alex. Skipwith, of
Capt. G. L. Kouns, master of the fast
ttle mail steamer, Mary Ida, will short
move his family and become a resident
if Bayou Sara.
We had the pleasure or greeting in
Bayou Sara, on Sunday last, Mr. 8. 8.
lohns, son of T. W. Johns, Esq., of Wil
Cinson, Co., Miss.
During the holidays, Mr. 8. Lambert,
editor of that fearless Democratic jour
sal, the Clinton Patriot-Demaocrat, was in
SDr. I. U. Ball, we are informed, con
emplatea moving to his country reai
Mr. J. J. Winn, of Tunica, was in our
own on Thursday last.
Mr. W. D. Rogillio now figures as dep
in the Sheriffs ofiee.
Dr. B. G. Stirling has been spending
he past week in our town.
*A HANDSOME PRESENT:
On Wednesday, the 1st dlay of January,
the Parish of West Feliciana, through
her talented and highly respected Judge, Fi
8. McC. Lawrason, was made the recipl
ent of a handsotne, life sizeool portrait;of GI
that able and much revered jurist and
statesman, Icon. John II. Dawson, who,
as Parish Judge of West Feliciana and to
the representative of the Demooracy 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- flu
ing the elegant portrait, Gov, Robert cii
C. t ickliffe, is the worthy son-in-law of
this noble statesman, a gentleman who F
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 1i
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 Y"
even party ties. Judge Dawson filled thea
position to which lie had been chosen
with much credit to himself and honor to T
his constituency, up to June, 1845, when
hlie 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:
ST. FRANciSVILLE, LA., Jan. 1t, '79. -
To Judge S. MfcC. Lawrason:
DEAR SIR-Will you allow me, through
you, to present the portrait of Judge J.
B. Dawson to the Parish of West Felici
ana, 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 Judce of this Parish, with I
stainless honor auil 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,
RonERT C. WICKLIFFE.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., Jan. 6th, '79. S
To the Hon. B. C. Wicklife:
DEAR SiR-Allow me, in ackn'bwledg- p
ing the receipt of your letter of January
1st, 1879, with accompanying portrait of
Judge John B. Dawson, to return, on be- p
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
feet 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
I 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
Sand upright Judge, will serve to stiun
State us in the pursuit of excellence in
that proression which, wLen practiced
right, is the safeguard of liberty and the l
protection of the weak.
L In conclusion, allow me to thank you
for the great compliment you have paid
1 me, in selecting me to receive your gift
to the Parish. However undeserving of
your flattering estimate of me, I cannot
Sbut 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. LAWRASON.
1 CHAMBER'S CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISI
- LITERATumRE.-Volume 1 of the new and
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e from the earliest period to the times of
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.. scription price. The publishers sell only
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it dealers and agents the usual 50 or 60 per
cent. discount to sell for them, which ac
.n counts for the remarkably low prices.
B. VICK's FLORAL tIDic.-This work is
1- before us, and those who send five cents
to James Vick, Rochester, N. Y., for it
Swill be disappointed. Instead of getting a
r- cheap thing, as the price -ould seem to
in indicate, they will receive a very hand
some work of 100 pages, and perhaps
:- 500 illustrations-not cheap, but elegant
a- illustrations, on the very best of calan
dered paper, and as a set-off to the
ir whole, an elegant Colored Plate, that we
would judge cost twice the price of the
ig -Fresh Oysters at Pillet's on Sunday
PICARD & WEIL, M
Bayou Bara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
FANCY DRY GOODS,
GROCERIE' a D PLATTATION SUP
iPHighest market price paid for cot-J
Opposite Steam Boat Landing, fi
Bayou Sara, La.
FIRST CLASS SAr.OON.
His BAR is always stocked with the
finest vines, beers, liquors, tobacco and
ALSO DEALER IN
FAMILY ANP FANCY GROCERTES. q
BR0OOK'S Chill & Fever cure. Guaran
teed. At Brooks.
19,. S*hq9 § \614115%.
So. 40. IMlagazine St,. Near Ca
MORGAN'S TEXAS R. R. & STEAMSHIP
( W. S. Bell,
In Office, A. P. Watson,
(R1. 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,
C ILL nod Fever cured, or money re 'I
funded. At Brooks. b
WM. R. HAILE. N. P. PHILLIPS f
HAILE & PHILLIPS,
NEW TEXAS LANDING, LOUISIANA.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
Cutlery, Tin and Hollow Ware,
Drugs and Medicines, Paints,
Oils, Dye Stufis, Perfumery,
Soaps, Hats, Shoes, Boots,
Clothing, Saddlery, e
PATENT MEDICINES. e
t 'Special attention to Physicians
BEWARE OF WORTHLESS IMITA
BUY ONLY THE GENUINE.
SEND FOR CIRCULARS AND PRICE
THE SINGER ALAN. CO.,
80 Canal Street,
j4'79-3m. New Orleans, La.
AFINE assortment of candies.
A At Brooks.
A T. GASTRELL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
f PLOWS, AGRICULTURAL IMPLE
1 ments, Bridles, Harn-ss, Hardware, Guns,
9 Pistols, Pumps, Pipes, Machine Fittings
SCocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, Hollow
Ware, Wagon and Carriage 'woodwork,
Blacksmith's Materials, Etc., Etc.
e TIN'COPPER AND SHEET IRON MAN
Also Agent for the celebrated
1"CHARTER OAK" STOVES,
Urie, Garrett & Cottmnan, Brinley, Jas.
1 H. Hal and other plows, Allen's Horse
o 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
o ILS, Paints, Brushes, Varnishes etc.
: CONRAD BOCKEL.
I, sn street, BayouaSara, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
e G -ods, Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, House kecp.
V ers' Articles Clothing,
Hats, Caps, Boots and
8 Notions, Bancy and Family Gro
Grain, Bagging and
t Ties and a full line of
Plantation Supplies, Hard
e ware, Glass ware, etc. etc. Also
e an Extensive and varied assort
e ment of everything in the line of
Saddlery and Harness.
r i Highest market price paid
MAX FIBSCER AUGUST NICiUER
S. W. Corner of Front di Sun
BAYOU SA.A, LA.
H AVE CONSTANTLY in store for sale
at prices conformable with the
times, fulland complete lines of White
goods, Ladies Dress Goods, House-keep
er's articles, and a general assortment of
faincy and staple dry goods:
Mulls, Piques, Bish
op Lawns, Linen Lawns,
Dress Linens, Mozambi
Percales, Trihh Lin
ens, Bobbinet Bars,
Laces and Curtains,
Parasols, large varie
las, assorted styles
and qualities. Cali
cos, Bleached Cottons,
Cotto a de s,
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- t
dies Ready-made Under wear, etc., Per
fumery, Toilet, Articles, and notions. C
We have on hand also, a fresh and well
selected, stock of Clothing, Boots, Shoes,
Hats and Caps and a general assortment i
of gentlemens under-wear and furnishing
Dealers in Fancy and Staple groceries,
Provisions, western Produce and
Plantation Supplies. Agents for a
the renowned Singer Sewing A
Machine and its various
SPECIAL NOTICE.-We are the own
era of the outstanding claims and indebt
ednesses due to the late firm of Mann
Fischer & Co.
The Citizens of East Feliciana, Points
Coupee, and Wilkinson County, Miss.,
will find it to their interest and advan
age to open up a trade with us. All or
ders from abroad promptly, and carefully
oi Highest market price paid for cot
M. MUMFORD, M. D.
Druggist 6 Chacm
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-stufs. Olive
Linsred oil, Lard oil, Ne-it's
foot oil, Coal oil, Carbon oil.
Lanmps and lamps trimmings of
all descriptions. Pens, In k s,
Pencils, Slates, Paper, Sheet
music, Blank Books, Pocket
Cutlery, Razors, Razor Strops
Surgical Instruments, the stan
dard patent medicinos
&c.&c., a fresh and
ment of all
of which articles. constantly on
gii Physicians prescriptions
n carefully compounded at all hours.
J. S. STWEET J s .1 JV'
DRY Goons, STAPLE AND FANcY GRO
ceries, etc., etc.,
BAYOU SARA, LA.
(Foot of the Hill.)
A Well Appointed
is a SPECIAL: FEATURE
A supply or Ice-cold
Fresh Confections and Ice Cream con
stantlfy on hand throughout the Season.
The accomodation and comfort of ladies
Syecia.el1 Provided For.
O F All chill and fever cures-Brooks'
is the best. At Brooks.
HENRY C. KAUFMAN,
St. Francisville, La.
GROCERY AND SALOON.
A Full and Complete tock of Fresh
Family and Fancy Groceries, Beer, Fine
O Wines, Liquors and Confections Con
stantly on hand, and for sale at the low
est market rates. june29-78-ly
W HENEVER Brook's Chill and Fever
t cure is taken according to direc
tions and fails to give relief, I will refund
the money. 0. P. Brooks.
A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY
TO WIN w
Grand 1Monthly ti
DRAITVTI G1-, 1879. D
AT NEW ORLEANS,
Tuesday January 14th.
LOUISIAN.A STATE LOT
This nlostitution was regularly
incorporated by the Legislature of
the State for Educational and
charitable purposes, in 1868,;with
a Capital of $1,000,000, to which A
it has since added a reserve fund
of $350,000. ITS GRAND SIN
GLE NUMBER DRAWINGS J
will take place monthly. It never
scales or postpones. Look at the '
following Distribution :.
CAPITALE~b PRBIEE,~ t
S30, O 0 0.
100,000 TICKETS AT TWO DOLLARg
EACH, HALF TICKETS $1.
LIST OF PRIZES,
1 CAPITAL PRIZE -$........$30,000
I do do .......... 10,000
1 do do .......... 5,000
2 Prizes of $2,500.......... 5,000
e 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
1(00 do 10........ 10,000
)> 9 Approximation
Prizes of $300........... 2,700
Prizes of 200........... 1,800
Prizes of 100..-......... 900
1857 Prizes, amounting to.$.... $110,400
SWRITE FOR CIRCULAR,
Oa SEND ORDERS TO
O- M. A. DAUPHIN,
P. O.'Iox;692, New Orleans, La
N All our Grand Extraordinary Draw
ings are under the supervision and man
GEN. G. T. BEAUREGARD,
Les OP LoUIsIANA.
G GEN. JUBAL A. EARLY,
1100, Olf 0 0l
WHOLE TICKETS, $10.
ST rTE Or LOUtsIANA -Parish of West
Feliciana-7th District Court-J. L.
Harris & Co., vs. lirs. P. Mitchell, e.
ale., No. 2658.
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to a
writ of f. fa. issued it 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 Conrt House in St Francisville,
parish of West Feliciana, on
Saturday the 18;h day of Jao. 1870.
this being the third Saturday of the
monrth, at the hour of 11 o'clock A. >., of
said day the following described proper
Lot No. 5, in square No. 22, situated in
the town of St. Francisvile, to-gether
with all the buildings and improvements
Terms of Sale- CASH with the benefit
JOHN J. BARROW
Dec14 78. Shenff.
The State of Louisiana-Parish of West
In the matter of the Succession of Mrs.L.
Parish Court-No. -
BYVIRTUE of a commissioni'isaned
by the Hon. Parish Court of West
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 hourof 11 o'clock a. m.,
of said day the following property.
The Nevelle plantation, containing 400
acres, more or less, lying and being in
the Parish of West Feliciana, 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
TEMrs OF SAI.E-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
Parish Court of East Feliciana.
B Y VIRTUE of and in obedience to
two writs of Sfi fa issued in the above
styled suite from said Honorable CourS
and to me directed, I have seized and
taken into my possession, and will offer
for sale in front of the Court House in
St. Frncisville, Parish of West Feliciana,
said State, on
Saturday, February let, 1879,
this being the first Satnrday of said
month, at the hour 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 Bale.
Cash with the benefit of appraisement.
JOHN J. BARROW,
STATE or LOOIsIANA.- Parish of Wesh
Feliciana- 7 District Court, Citizen's
Bank of Louisiana- va, Jessee Davis
BY VIRTUE of and in obedience to
an order of seizure and sale issnued in
Sthe 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. Franciaville on
Saturday the 18th day of Jan. 1879
at the hour of 11 o'clock, a. m., of said
day, the following property:
SA certain tract of land in this Parish,
about six miles from St. Francieville, 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 Griffis
0 and West by Wm. Burgess, together withl
all the buildings and improvements thre
Son, together with fifty-two (52) shares of
mortgage stock there to attached.
- Terms of sale, the purchaser to furnish
'0 a stock note for the sum of four hundred
and ninety-five dollars ($495), falling due
on the first day of February 1879, and re
newable accordirg to the charter of the'
Citizen's Bank ofLouisiana, and balance
The purchaser to:assnme all the obliga
tions and responsibilities of a stock-hold
er, of the Citizen's Bank of Louisiana,
and the stock note so furnished to be
identified with the act ofmortgage by H.
J. Grover of date 26th September 1837 ii'
favor of the Citizen's Bank, passed before
J. B. Dawson, Parish Judge for the Par
ish of West Felicisana and with the
Sheriffs deed of sale in this ease.
JNO. J. BARROW,
December 14th 1878. Sheriff.
A. F. BL DD1iv,
HOUbE CARPENTER AND JOINER,
St. Francisrille, La.
), 0RDEERI FOR work will receive im
mediate attention. Terms liberal.
I-CARPENTER AND UNDERTAKER-.
St Francieville, La
RESPECTFULLY solicits a share of
public patronage and guasantees
eatistaction. Orders for coffins will be
prompty filled. j4'79-ly.
BABBER & HAIR DRESSER,
Farally Old Stand, Bayou Sara.
W ORK DONE in the highest perfec
1 tion of the art. Terms-Shaving,
15 cents. Hair Cutting, 35 cents. Sham
pooing, 35 cents. jan.4'79-ly.
K NOW, from whom you buy yonr
1r. drngs'.and you will not be deceived.