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)L. 3. ST. FRANCiSVILLE LA. JANUARY 18, 1879. NO. 29
- - 'I . 1ArV ERLA WS ITEMS.1
AttorneV at Law
Clinton. Louisiana. T
.*IAiDEE, It
Attorney at Law,
Cliuton. Louisiana.
Clinton, Louisianlla. J
practice in the Courts of East and ji
t 'eliciani.
AttorneY at Law,
CiiutoUl, Louisiana.
11 practice in the Courts of the 5th
1.l District. Auig. '76.-1y
. J. POWELL, s,

Attorney at Law, p
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
illpractice in the Parishes orlf West
East Feoliciana. and Pointe Connee.
Clinton, Louisiana, t
ill practice in the courts of East and
t Feliciana and the Supreme Court of t
Attorney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisana.
ill practice in the Parishes of West
East Feliciana. and Pointe Coupee.
St. Francisville La.,
ill practice in the Courts of West
iana and Pointe Conpee.
Attorneys at Law,
Et. Francisville, La.
ill practice in the Courts of WVest
East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and
ining Parishee.
at residenouce in St. Fraucisville.
no 16-77.
8i S. McCRINDELL, M. D..
St. Francinville, La,
ce next door to Brook's drug store.
I will attend all calls on
the Coast, from Natchez to
New Orleans; also the back
try, when accessable with a buggy.
rsous wishing my services, can pro
the same by addressing nme, at my
St. Francisville, La
DR. E. Green Davis offers
his services to the people of
this a:Ind adjoiinig Parishes.
orders addcresedl to himd, at his resi
ce will receive prompt attention.
Sun treet, Bayou Sara, La.,
GDry ools, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
Corner of Camp and Conmmnon streets,
New Orleans, La. b3
BOARD,-Two dollars and fifty
is per day.
h Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
ocerles. Provislons, WVestern
reduce and General Plan
tatloln pplies.
)pposite M. & A. Fiecher, Front Levee 1
s; you Sara, Louisiana. Sept. 1, '77 1
~ I
SNear the Sentinel office,
e St. Francisvillo La. t
t lohnRoth,
Bayou Sara, La.
SDelivered if desired. Apply to
r 2-78-ly. Bayou Sara i
66 A week in your own town. $5 i
Outfit free. No risk. Readet
on want a business at which persons i
ither sex can make great pay all t..e I
e they work, write for particnlan Ito
HALLETT & Co., Portland, Main
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The State of Louisiana-Parish bf West Oxiti
'Fehciana-Clerkc's Office.
In the matter of the succession of Jeff O
Carter, deceased.
OTICE is hereby given that John F.
Irvine has applied for letters of ad
ministration npon the succession of Jeff GEO
Carter. deceased, and unless legal oppo
sition he made thereto within ten days JL
from this date the same will be granted.
Jan. 11th, 1879. C. M. BABROW,
janl3-2t. Clerk.
ST Tn Or LOUISIANA -Parish of West
Feliciann-7th District Court-J. L.
Harris & Co., vs. Mrs. P. Mitchell, & [A S8
als., No. 2658.
BY VIRtTUE of and in obedience to a -
writ offi. fa., issued in the above styled Spa
suit from said Hon. Court, and to me di
rected, I have seised and taken into my 1 s'
possesion and will offer for sale in front 2 "'
of the Court House in St Francisville, 4 "
parish of West Feliciana, on co
Saturday the 18th day of Jan. 1879. j
this being the third Saturday of the 1
month, at the hour of 11 o'clock A. sr., of
said day the following described proper- For
ty to-wit: For
Lot No. 5, in square No. 22, situated in For
f the town of St. Francisvile, to-gether
with all the buildings and improvements Ti
thereon. at t
''Terms of Sale- CASH with the benefit for I
of appraisement. s for
Dec 14 78. Sheriff. tisin
- 0
The State of Louisiana-Parish of WVest efc..
In the matter of the Succession:of Mrs. L.
Aronsteih, dec'd.
Parish Court-No. - stea
Y VIRTUE of a commisslonTissued Nov
by the Hon. Parish Court of West ly.
1.Feliciana, and to me directed in the
above styled seccession, I will offer at C
public sale, at the store of J. Aronstein, Ind
on tivi
Thursday the 6th day of Februrary nes
it A. D., 1879, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. min.,
IA of said day the following property. E
The Nevelle plantation, containing 400 ha,
- acres, more or less, lyiung and being in the
the Parish of West Feliciana, on the
upper Jackson road, bounded north by its
lands of J. Froyhan, east by Elm Park,
and Mrs. I. S. Mathews, south by Mrs. V
Bowman and west by J. Freyhan, to- Chi
gether with all the buildings and im- bat
provements thereon.
Also the following personal property. anm
A lot of merchandise, boots, shoes and ant
groceries, t .o horses, tour mules, six the
old wagons, two carts, one dray and
house-hold furniture. I
Jan 479. Sheriff. Mi
to - Br
ck The State of Louisiana-Parish of WestB
Feliciana.. ,
ro T. B. Lyons vs. Mrs, M. S. Johnson. In
William Sadler vs. Mrs. M. S. Johnson.
SNo. S 1500 and 1427, on the docket of the be
Parish Court of East Feliciana. pl
TBY VIRTUE of and in obedience to cu
Stwo writs of li fa issued in the above
styled sunits from said Honorable Court ge
and to me directed, I have seized and to
ers taken into my possession, and will offer si,
tof for sale in front of the Court lionseo in su
es. St. Frncisvillc, Parish of West Feliciana, it
s:i- said State, on
Saturday, February 1at, 1879,
this being the first Saturday of said V`
month, at the hour of 10 o'clock, a. am,, cl
of said day, the following described pro- r
perty to-wit:
A certain tract of land known as the tl
To Johnson place, situated in the Parish of IH
West Feliciana and composed of the old al
Chanoy tract, the Smithfield tract and
Chinquepin hill tract, amounting to sev- i
enteen hundred (1700) acres nmore or less, ix
and bounded on the North by lands of it
8, Dickerson and William Ilargadino. east t
by lands of Is.. Freeland and. Mrs Ad
kins, south by lhds of the Citizen's Bank c
and G. W. Edwards andl west by lands tl
of Mrs. IsabellMathews. t
fly Terms of Sale.
Cash with the benefit of appraisement.
Dec.28'78. Sheriff. 0
"N STATE OF LOUISiA A.- Parish of West e
3t5 Feliciana-7 District Court, Citizen's a
1- Bank of Louisiana- vs, Jossee Davis1
No. 2663.
BY VIRTUE of and in obedienco to c
G an order of seizure and sale issued in t
NT 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. Francisville on
- Saturday the 18th day of Jan. 1879
at the hour of 11 o'clock, a. m., of said i
Sday, the folloinitg property:
1 Acertai tract of loa t in this Parish,
about six miles from St. Fratcisville, on
the Baton Rouge road, fronting on1
avee Thompsons Creek, containing two hun
L, '77 dred and lifty (250) arpents, muoro or less.
Bounded North by Jesseo D)avis, East by
Thompsons Creek, South by the Griflins
and West by Win. Burgess, together with
all the buildings and improvoemtents thre
on, together with fifty-two (52) shares of
;a. mortgage stock there to attached.
Terms of sale, the purchaser to furnish
a stock note for the simm of four hundred
and nitnety-live dollars ($495), ftlling due
KER on the first day of February 1870, and re
newable accordieg to the charter of the
Citizen's Bank ofLonisiana, and balance
ALE cash.
The purchaser to assume all the obliga
tions and responsibilities of Ii stock-hold.
er, of the Citizon's Bank of Louisiana,
iL, and the stock note so furnished to be
Sars idetitified with the ant ofmorigage by II.
- J. Grover of date 26th September 1837, in
$. 5 favor of the Citizen's hank, passetd before
DadeL .T. B. Dawvsont, Parish Judge for the Par
rsous ish of West Foliciana and with the
I t..o Sheriffs deed of sale in this case.
i tto JNO. J. BARROW,
Decomber 14th 1878. Sheriff.
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Announeing Candidates:
rFor Stato and District offices,......$25.00
For Parish oflices, ................ 10.00
For police District offices......... 5.00
(to be paid invariably in advance.)
Transient Adrertinemenis wiill be inserted
at the rate of $1.50 per square of ten lines
for Ihe first insertion, and 75 cents for each
subsequent insertion.
Personalities charged at transient adver
tising rates.
Tne above scale of rates must be the basis
of all con tracts withl advertising agents.
Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions
etc.. charqced as adv,,ertisements.
-The Kouns daily mail, and railndoada
steamer is now carrying passenougers to spr
New Orleans from this point, for $3,50.- in
ly. ord
Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great Vest the
Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, a posi- fac
tive. cure for Chills, Fever, and Billious- syr
ness, at-Dr. Mumford's ape
E7The citizens of Memphis, Tenn., ess
have surrendered their charter owing to the
their inability to meet the demands of obi
its bondholders. see
Why will you suffer with a shakling tw
Chill or a burning Fever, 2 doses of Cu- mn
ban Tonic, the, Great West Indies Fever ac
and Ague Remedy, will stop the Chills th
and Fever, while one bottle will cure so
them up for years. Try it a
IMajor Gen. Donald C. McCallum, er
General Superintendent and Manager of a
SMilitary Railroads during the late war, is ed
at present lying dangerously ill of con- 01
gestion of the lungs at his residence in w
Brooklyn, N. Y. of
t -in
Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West a
Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, is the re
best medicine ever presented to the Peo- je
plce, for the speedy cure of malaria-It 1n
0 cures the Cli ill roots out the Fever, par- ti
t ges out the malarial poison from the sys- d
d tem, carries off the black bile-It saves c:
r sickness, and gives health to the poor v
1 sufferer, get a bottle from Mumford.- $
'It is cheap, and Safe.
S Tho following comes from the far
d West. A Des Moines druggist sent his
clerk out to drum for sale of oi!s. He a
carricd the card of the proprietor and d
,o the picture of his girl in his side pocket. d
If Ho called upon a tradesman at Newton,
d and tossed a card upon the countor, say- d
Sinug that he represented that establish- t
s, ment. The tradesman picked it up, gave r
of it a steady look, and said it was a fine cs
Stablishmont, and was informed by the
ik clerk that he had represented it about a
Is three years, whereupon he remarked to
the youth that hlie supposed he would c
soon be a partner. The youth said he
t. would be pleased to sell him some coal I
if, oil, and that his house hanuled more oil i
- than any other in Des Moines. The
tradesman took another look at the card, 1
and asked the boy if he was not nmistak
at en. He blushingly guessed he was,
i's as he returned his girl's picture to
'is his pocket. The moral of this is, never
to carry the picture of your sweetheart in
i the same pocket that contains your busi
ness card.
o AN AMsUSING INCIDENT.- All amusing
incident is told as having occurred re
cently at a church in Connecticut, not
Lid many miles from Fairfield. The clergy
sh, man, it would appear, desired to call the
on attention of his congregation to the tact
on that it being the last Sunday of the
In- month hoe would administer the rite of
ass. rvo t i
by baptism to children. Previous to his
ins having entered the pulpit, lie had receiv
tlh ed from one of his olders, who, by the
rf way, was quite deaf, a notice to the effect
that as the clhildren would be present
aishb that evening, and he had the new Sun
red day-school books ready for distribution,
we- he would have thon to sell to all who
the desirod them. After the sermon, the
nice clergyman began the notice of baptismal
service thus: "All of those having chil
ii.- dron and desiring to have them baptized
na, will bring them this afternoon." At this
be point the deaf elder, hearing the mention
II. of children, supposed it was something in
:ore roferopce to his hooks, and rising, said:
'ar- "All of those having none, and desiring
the them, will be supplied by me for the sum
ol 25 cents." Amid great applause the
r. congregation was dismissed.
-- the
The following is a synopsis of tum
Gov. Nicholl's mgessage to the Uenoeral as- mee
senmbly of Louisiana: prol
I have the pleasure of reporting to you led
that throughout almost the entire State, rest
the laws have been wellbseorved and nles
that whore violations of the same have idolea
taken place they have been generally can
punished. I reg ret, however, to say, tot
that in a few localities there have occur- red
red during the past year sonmeo of those a h
acts of violence and lawlessness which, and
in this State, as ill other sections of the lung
country, occasionally happen, and which, "
while startling and distressing the asass
of the people, are practically beyond the las
reach of the constituted authorities. lim
These troubles and disturbances are not iml]
referable to any one cause. In some in- al:
stances, the perpetration, or alleged per- fait
petration of a crime of heinous charac- lar
ter, or the repetition of a series of petty Ox]
misdemeanors difficult of detection as to in
their perpctrators, seem to throw even its
good men into a kind of frenzy which, eCx
for the time being, sets judgment and Il:
reason at defiance; in others, a belief that jec
what is called the technicalities of the pes
law may permit thq escape of some one Mi
generally believed to be substantially me
guilty of crime, causes men to substitnto thi
their own ideas of justice and methods tlh
ofremedy fdr the machinery provided tul
for the enforcement of right and punich- the
ment of wrong. So want of confidence pa
in. the honesty or impartiality of judges tiv
and officials is sometimes made the basis tic
of and attempted justification for those din
acts, which in the United States have thl
cotme to be known by the designation of Its
"Lynch law." From whatever cause tl
tspringing, these acts are rarely punished ot
in any portion of the Union. There are to
ordinarily so many persons concerned in th
them that those who are cognizant of the es
Sfacts are either unwilling to speak, trom cl:
sympathy with the acts, or afraid to as
speak, least they should involve them- fo
selves in trouble. Evidence being the
essential basis of all judicial proceedings, A:
the want of it presents an insuperable o01
f obstacle to officers whose duty it is to ai
seek out and punish lawbreakers. Some P'
mouths ago three men chaged with crime.
two of them with the murder of a white b
man, and one convicted of the killing of ti
r acolored man, were forcibly taken from
s the jail at Monroe and killed. The men1
eso killed were colored men. The mob is
supposed to have been made up either
n, entirely or mostly of white men. Later,
of a maun by the name of St. Martin, coufin- t
is ed in the parish jail of St. Charles Parish
1- on a charge of murder of a colored man, I
n was taken therefrom by a large number I
of men and murdered. The mob in thai.;
instance were colored men and the victim c
st a white man. Both of these eases have
le received investigation from the grand t
o- juries of the respective Parishes, and yet
It nothing has resulted from the investiga
r- tion in either case. I have no reason to
s- doubt the thorough sincerity, in each 1
es case, of the officers conducting these in
or vestigations. In one instance they were
- Repnblican, in the other Democratic offi
cials. It can scarcely be believed that
in these two affairs there are not persons
ar not legally responsible for the crimes
us committed, whoarecognizant of thesame
de and yet hold their peace when it is their
nd duty to speak. I can lay no blame at
. the door of these officials. Even had the
,' officers failed in their duty (which they
13 did not), being constitutional officers,
h- they could not have been suspended or
removed by me.
cs- w
he It has so happened that some of the
ant acts of lawlessuess (which I condemn
to and regret) have been directed against
ald colored men, and it is sometimes suIppos
he ed that they have been so directed by
Dal reason of their being colored men. This
oil is not true. The fact results from the
The circumstance that the greater number of
Ord, the infractions of the law are necessarily
ak- found in all communities among those
'as, classes who, from ignorance or idleness
to or thriftlessness, fail to understuand and
ver appreciate their duties and obligations;
in and that, in this State, the nmass of these
1si- classes is found among the colored people.
The fact of their being colored people is
merely accidental and incidental. The
n same acts would take place under the
re- same circumstanaces, without regard to
Ep color.
the Troubles do dot exist in Louisiana bas
tact ed on opposition to any man voting on
the account of his color. The exercise of that
h of right in a manner different from that
his wished by other individuals causes oppo
OiV- sition here, just as it does in Maine or
the Oregon. This sometimes results iii per
Tect sonal difficulties, and whenever nmatters
sent reach that point there spriings up here
iun- an element of danger not found iin those
koii' States, not the cause of the difficulty,
who but resulting from it and from the fact of
the there being two separato races in the
mnl State. A difliculty originating in poll
hll- tics, which goes to the point of blows or
azed bloodshed, is apt to he participated in
this by others from that time forward, not on
tion account of the politics involved in it, but
g nrace sympathay or raco fear. I found this
aid: in my opinion (formed after a personal
ring investigatiou), to have been the ease in
sum the Parishes of Tensas and Concordia.
the -
The condition of the general fund of the
State has not been as favorable durinug
the yeaf 1878 as during 1877. The quan
tum of collections has been inadequate to
meet the warrants drawn under the ap- days
propriations. This state of aflaire has
led to considerable hardship and loss. It awa,
results in some measure from the slow- phis
ness of collections attributable to the ep
idemic and the derangement of business Emi
caused by it. But it is more largely due last
to the fact that thelast General Assembly
reduced the general fund tax by onl,e and the
a half mills, i. e., from four mills to two tote
and a half mills, and made no correspond
ing reduction in appropriations. * at
After curtailing appropriations to the $1,0
last possible! point, I urge, within the
limits of your constitutional power, the Ne'
importance of fixing such a ratstofgibeI- t
al fiutud taxation as may put the general
fund upon a cash basis, thus saving era
largely, ns already stated, in the current die
expenses of the government. Your duty pn
in this particular will be somewhat facil
itated by the reduction in the legislasivo bu
expenses made by act No, 42, of the rebn
ular session of 1878. Whilst on this sub-. o
ject, I urge upon you the immediate re- ab
peal of so much of act No. 58, approved
March 12. 1877, as provides for the pay- Da
ment of the per diem of the members of ult
the General Assembly, the ex enses wit
thoroof,Thand the warrants of the cousti
tutional officers for the first quarter, by vie
the Piscal Agent, from an advance on his ccl
part of $300,000, on which he is allowed Dec
tive per cent. interest. This act is objec
tionable in several particulars; in the all
discrimination which it makes between ny,
the members of the General Assembly, qul
its ewployes, expenses, and the salaries of jul
the constitutional offllers and those of
other officers who give their whole time lie
to the State and depend exclusively upon a
their salaries; ii thopayment of inter- th
est to accomplish the cashing of one te
class of warrauts, whilst others equally
as meritorious remain unpaid and ate
fotcibly depreciated thereby.
The message also refers the General W
Assembly to the sevaral charitable and m
other institutions under the protection b(
and guidance of the State, detailed re
pIorts from each of which were submitted. In
6 'The cheapest and best line of travel
between Bayou Sara and Now Orleans, is s,
the Daily Mail and Rail Road Steamer, s
SMARY IDA. Passage to New Orleans
a only $3 50, with room and melas. Roundq
trip, $1 25.-1y.
r, lIIt is said that at a social party h
1- there ace certain signs by which one can i
hI detect the young man who wears a po
1, rous plaster. Early in the evening, be
r fore salutary exercise has warmed him
i" up and softened the plaster, he appears b1
n erect, almost haughty, in his bearing.- -
0 Many a young man, indeed, has been 8
d termed proud when it was really a new b
it porous plaster that ailed him. When he r
L- enters the mazy dance, however, the a
:o signs become more unmistakable, With 1
h bodily heat and perspiration, the porous
o- pl mtate wakes into action and car: esses
re the back of that young man, and, though
1i- he feels tickled, hlie grips his teeth hard,
at and then laughs wildly when his partner
is asks him what's the matter. In a happy j
us interval he is observed to back up against
re some friendly projection and try to impale
ir himself, his countenanCe showing all the
it desperation of his soul, or he is seen in
lie su obscure part of the hallway frantically
oy trying to reach his right hand down his
rs, back under his shirt-collar to scratch.
or Many a young lady who listens joyously
to the soft words of some chosen young
he man little dreams the agony that is
he crawling all over his back, and which
st she rarely detects in his smiling face-Ex
by -
ais First-To be true-to be genuine. No
he education is worth anything that does not
of include this. A man had better not
ly know how to read-bho had better never
)se learn a letter of thoealphabet and be true
ess and genuine in intention and in action,
nd rather than being learned in all langu
is ages, to be at the Same time false in
e heart and counterfeit in life. Above all
le. things, teaclh the boys that truth is more
is than riches, more than culture, more than
,lie earthly power or position.
the Second-T-o be pure in thought,lan
to guage and life-pure in mind and in
body. An inpure usne, young or old,
c poisoning the society where he moves
ias- with siutty stories and impure exam
on ples, is a moral ulcer, a plague spot, a
hlat leper who ought to be treated at were the
hat lepers of old, who were banished from
,po- society and compelled to cry "unclean,u
I or as a warning to save others front the
wr- pestilence.
ters 'Third-To be unsehhisi; to care for the
iore feelings ant comfors of others; to be po
uose lito; to be genermous, noble anti manly.
Ity, This will inclulo a genuine reverence for
t of tIme aged and tlhinigs sacreul.
time Fourth-To be solf-reliant and self
,oli- helpful, even from childhood ; to bo in
or dcstrionis always, and self-supportinig at
· in thoproper agoe Treach them that ali hon
I on est work is honorable, and that an idle,
hut useless lifo of depondenlce on others is
this disgracefuil.-SSlctded.
>n.Il -Kouns' Daily Mail and Railtoad
) in steamer "Mary Ida," leaves Bayou Sara
e overy day except Sundays, for New Or
the leans at 3, o'clock in the morning.-ly.
....A heavy storm, which lasted thred
days, occurred on tihe Pacific last week.
....Boats are daily at work cuttini
away the ice from the wharf at Merc
phis, Tenn.
...Tlre two survivors of the ill fated
Emily B. Souder arrived in New York
last week.
....Tho present year's crop of wheat inr
the United States yields the enormou.'
total of 425,000,000 bushele.
-The new Massachusetts State Prison,
at dtncord, for which was appropriated
$1,000,000, has cost $974,155 41.
....Another heavy snow storm fell in
New York last week and fears were en
tertained of another general blockade.
...Hon. Gustav Schleicher, Demo
cratic member of Congress from Texas.
died in Washington, on the 9th uinst., of
....Valderbilt. of New York, is to
build shortly a marble palace in the city
of New York, tihe cost of which will be
about $2,000,000.
....The Book of Momroirs, by Hon. Jeff;
Davis, is to be published next spring situ
ultancously in New York and London,
with a French edition in Paris.
.. -.The anniversary of Gen. Jackson's
victory on the plains of Chalmete wad
celebrated with much success by the
Democrats of New York, on the 8ith.
... Louis Schneider, a Privy councilor{
and the reader to the Emperor of Germa
ny-in which latter capacity he was fro
quently called '"lis Majesty's Ear"-has
just died.
S...John W. Mackay the bonanza mil
lionaire, has been sued for $200,000 dam
ages by Wiln. H. Smallman, who claims
Sthat Mackey has injured him to that ex
tent by winning his wife's affection.
....-Capt. Bogardus, the crack markse
man, recently broke 3,0u0 glass balls
Iwithout missing a single shot, at Gil
lmore's Garden, in New York, which is the
best shooting he has yet done.
....For a besotted Democratic ltate,
1. Indiana does very well in an educational
way. She has a school fund of $9,000,
I 000. The amount expended on public
is schools each year is $4,000,000, and the
r, school property is valued at $19,000,000.
-s ....The American Cyolopedia, which.
d was issued four years ago at a cost of
$500,000 before the manuscript was
ty handed to tietd prnteas, has realized dur
mu ing the past year upwards of $1,000,000,
o- and since the publication nearly $Sti,000.
.c- 000.
m ....Members of the Now Yofk Caialr
rs her of Commerce have authorized thd
- painting of a full length portrait ofJohbt
on Sherman in recognition of his agency in
wv briuging about resumption. The port
he rait will be placed beside that of Alex
lie anrder Hamilton, the first secretary of the
th Treasury.
us ....Michigan has a new State capitol.
Os The total cost of the building has been
-h $1,345,000, being *145,000 in excess of the'
d, amount originally appropriated. The
er work, so far as known, has beeti free from
PY jobbery, and the building contains one
ist third more room than the Illinois capitol,
tlIe which has already cost upward 'f $4,
le 000,000 and is not yet completed.
l ...The statistics of the cotton orop of
ly the United States for the last fifty years,
lls show that from a total aggregate pro
3h. duction of about 975,ti00 bales in 1829
y 30, the annual production has increased
r. to 4,811,275 hales in the year 1877-8, or
an increase of nearly five times during
ich the fifty years-and this, too, notwith
Ex standing the almost entire cessation of
its cultivation during the war, or from
1861 to 1865.
No ....During the last 4 years, according
not to the director of the Bureau of Statis
not ties, we havo;been building railroads at
ver the rate of 2,224 miles per year. The
.rue importation of railroad bare, both iron'
got, and steel, fell from 595.321 tons in 1871,
gl- to 12 tons in 1877; but the production of
Siron and steel bars in the United States
all increased from 2,958,141 tons during the
torn five years from 1867 to 1871 to 4,056,340
ban tons during tlhe five years from 1873 to
- 1877, an increase of e7 per cent.
l...Gov.Robeson, of N. Y., inhisannual
message to the State lugislature makes
od tile following healthy exhibit of the
)ves State's finnces under Democrtic rule:
am-- The finances of tre State are inn a more
t, a sutisfactory condition than for many
the years past. There is now, no general
ar'- lurd, county dbt, or floating debt; alt
au'* have been cxtinguishmed a small rem
the utlilt of the canal debt alone remains to
hbe provideld for. Tho total debt of tire
the State on September 30 last was $8,008,
Po- 0.1, a fednction during the year of $1,
inly. 803,000.
> for
rTseiiio one with an eagerness fot
self- fameo has invneted a spring scat saddle
in- that will rock a man to sleep on the
ult the hardest going animal. What this
!oi- country needs is smneo hind of a saddio
die, that will hold a marn onr the roof of a
a is horse when hie suddenly, and without
warLing, points mit time sky with his tail.
road -The Mary Ida leaves Bayou Sara
lara every morning, Sundays excepted. nt 2!
Or- o'clock and lands passengers in New O~
F. leans at 5 p. n., the samo .-ly

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