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OUTSPOEX AND DEMOCRATIC.
OFr CIAL JOUnAL uF WvST FELICIANA
OFFICIALJOUURNAL CITY 01 BAYOU SARA
S. LAMBERT, ROPRIETORS.
G. ,,N. REESE, P TO.
GEO. W. REESE................Editor.
gLPTo our Congressman, Hon. E. V
Robertson, we are under obligations for
valuable Congressional documente.
.W"The difference between Radical and
Democratic rule is forcibly shown in the
annonncemene that during the past year
there has been an increase of 396 public
schools in South Carolina.
[P'Hon. E. D. VWhite, appointed by
the Governor to the vacancy on the bench
created by the death of Associate Jus
tice Egan, has been confirmed by the
unanimous vote of the Senate. Mr. White
is the son of an ex-Gorvernor of Louisiana,
and, though still quite a young man, he
has distinguished himself in politics and
at the bar by his comprehensive knowl
edge of the law and by his great energy
and indefatigable industry. The appoint
Inent will give very general satisfaction,
and we predict a brilliant career for the
new jndge.-- . 0. Den.
''The next census will be taken in
1880, and Hion. S. S. Cox is chairman of
the committee to prepare the bill regula
ting the manner of taking it. Senator
Francis A. Walker is still superintendent;
he very pointedlly advocated a more near
ly instantaneonus census-if one not ta
ken in a day, like the English and Con
tineotal. at least one taken in a week.
An honest census will increase the repre
sentation of Texas, leave Louisiaan, Vir
ginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia
Shere they are, while Arkansas Mis
sissippi and Alabama will probably go to
the rear; the Western, Northwestern and
Middle Eastern States will be increased
in their representation.
I'Amon:g the most remarkable pro
ductions of this age and country is Hall's
Hair Renewer. Its succese is unparallel
ed. It is sought after by rich and poor,
high and low, young and old. Inhabit
ants offoreign lands- the people of Aus
tralia, of Europe, and of South America
find means to get it at whatever cost.
It is because it works like magic. It re
stores the Lair to its youthful collor and
beauty, and robs approaching age of one
of its disagreeable accompaniments. If
you are getting ball, try it. Try it if you
are getting gray, or if you have any dis
ease of the scalp. Try it it you wish a
good hair dressing. It will not disap
point yoi.-Muncie (Indi). Necs.
l°From the report of State Auditor
Jumel, for the year 1878, we glean the
following interesting items:
Total amount of money receiv
ed by State for taxes collect
ed from Jan. 1, 1878, to De
cember 31, 1878---------...........$1,018,712 41
Total expenditures during the
year 1878-.......-.-.... 2,405,331 32
Total amount of receipts from
all sources during 1878.... 1,752,374 74
Excess of disbursements over
receipts.-----------.......... ..... $ 652,956 58
The largest amount of taxes gathered
by any one collector is from the 1st Dis
trict of New Orleans, and foots up the
neat little sum of $444,028,75; while the
smallest collections were those of Winn
Parish, and amounts to the insignificant
sum of $17 47.
!"The committee appointed by the
United States Senate, to investigate the
6lleged election frauds in Louisiana, nu
der the provisions of Blaine's resolution,
and which is composed of a controlling
majority of "stalwarts," have been at
work for several days in New Orleans.
Mr. Teller, the chairman of this body, al
though but a notice in the art of conduct
ing the favorite deriier reessort of the un
scrupulous organization to which he
claims allegiance, has proven himself
an apt scholar in mastering the role al
loted him by his more experienced coun
cilor, John Sherman, the old reprobate
who gave himself such prominence by
his devotion and gallantry to the fasci
nating octarooil belles of the Cresent
City in 1876-7. With the aid of that nm
principled renegade, United States Dis
trict Attorney Albert E. Leonard, there
has been sufficient grist furnished to keep
the outrage mill grinding, and the pa
thetio tales told by the poor, benighted,
buldozed and "bambuzled' negroes from
the country Parishes would cause tears
of genuine sorrow to trickle down the
stony cheek of the most hard-hearted
sinner-were it not for the unfortunate
fact that the Democratic members of this
Committee invariably catch these miser
able creatures in little misetakes as to facts.
Illustrative of the dullness of the African
intellect and uselessness as witnesses bo
fore Radical outrage committees, we give
one of many statements made. The wit
ness said, "a band of armed men passed
my house. The moon was shining brightly
and I could easily distinguish several of
the parties." This he had learned, and
repeated without any trouble, but when
a Democratic member had him recalled a
low moments latter and asked him tor
the name of the leader of this armed par
ty, the inconsistency of the negro was
brought out in bold relief when he re
plied that "the moon was nearly down,
and it so dark I could not distinguish
any of the men." And these are the
kind of beings from whom the Radical
party propose procuring material with
which to make a bloody shirt for the cam
paign of 1878. Good pitty the country
that has such rulers,
A CONSTITUTIONAL CON VEN2TIO.
The General Assembly now in session
in the city of New Orleans, seems fully
to understand the wishes of the people inE
reference to the early adoption of a new
organic law to supplant the pritrified con
cern framed by the hirelings of War
moth, ahnl, Howard, W\ells, Tom. Ander
son, et als, in 1868. The initial step in I
this direction was made by that life long
and true Demoerat, Hoe. Andrew S. Her
ron, Senator from East Baton Rouge,
who offered a joint resolution to adjourn
both houses of the legislature to-day.
Following this was a bill offered by Mr
Texada, in the Senate "calling a conven
tion to frame a new constitution; to
provide for the election of delegates to C
the same; to fix their compensation, and c
makring an appropriation for the same."
This was read once and laid over for
further consideration, in accordance with
the constitutional rule.
Senator Bowden also offered a joint
resolution which provides "that a com
mittee ofthree on the part of the Senate,
and of five on the part of the House be
appointed by the presiding officers I
of the Senate and House to prepare t
and report a bill providing for the calling
and assembling of a Constitutional Con -
vention, and that said conmmittee be
and is hereby instructed to report I
at an early day." After an amendment
increasing the Senatorial representation
from three to seven, had been agreed to,
the same passed without opposition. The 1
Senate appointed Messrs. oiwden, Her- I
ron, Texada, Kenner, Ellis. Harper and
Dellahoussaye on said committee.
Mr. Texada's bill, was again taken up
on last Friday. The bill provides that 1
an election of delegates, whose quahllica
tions shall be the sanme as those of Repre
sentatives to the Legislature, shall take
place on the first Monday in March next;
the Senatorial districts to elect as many
delegates as they now hlave representa
tives in the Senate; the several Parishes
and Representative district to send one
delegate for every Representative to
which they are now entitled; that the (
choice of delegates shall be made under
the protection Pand in accordance with
the provisions of the general election
law; that the delegates elected to said
convention shall assemble at the State I
House on the first Monday in April, 1879;
that the delegates shall receive $4 a day
and actual traveling expenses incurred
in going to and returning from said con
vention; and that $30,000 be appropriat
ed to defray the expenses of said conven-I r
tion. Mr. Duncan F. Kenner then offer
ed, as a substitute, a bill providing for
an election of 134 delegates on the 18th t
of next March to a convention to meeOOt
on the 21st of April following (the place C
for aesembling is left blank); $50 for ex
penses to be allowed each delegate; no
pay to be allowed after sixty days or re
cess, and appropriating $40,000 to pay
the expenses of the same. Mr. Kenner's
substistute was ordered to stand as a
part of the original bill, and both made
the special order for yesterday. Very
likely an act of some shape calling the
convention has already been passed by
this honorable body.
In the lower House a pure man andE
untiring worker- Hon. Thos. B. Lyons, I
from East Feliciana-has taken this 1
question in hand, which, in itself, is a
guarantee of favorable action by that
('The cheapest and best line of travel
between Bayou Sara and New Orleans, is
the Daily Mail and Rail Road Steamer,
MARY IDA. Passage to New Orleans(
only $3 50, with room and melas. Eounl 1
trip, $6 25.-ly.
I 'There is an old nobleman in Peru
who always asks his body-servant three
questions upon rising in the morning:
1. How is the weather i 2. How are the
horses 3. Under what form of govern
ment are we living this morning 1
The result of the business of Mo
bile for the year ending September I
30, 1878, shows a gratifying, in
crease, despite many discouraging i
surroundings. The receipts of I
cotton Were larger than during 1
the previous year, while the value I
of exports aggregated over $19,- I
000,000, an increase of more than '
$6,000,000, while the imports ran
up from $648,-404 to $1,148,442.
The value of the lumber exports
increased $50,000, and the impor.
tation of alLstaple articles of mer
chandise was largely in excess of
the previous year. The receipts of
coffee advanced from 27,000 bags,
in 1877, to 51,400 bags, in 1878.
The second cotton-mill was put in
operation in Mobile during the pas
sear. This mill began work w
1344 spindles, and produces om
900 to 1000 pounds of yarn, ope,
twine, carpetwarp etc., p day,
using from 10 to 12 bales cotton
per week, and employing bout 35
operatives. With its pr sent ca
pacity it can use 600 bale annually.
The capital stock was $ ,700, all
of which was paid up. So suc'
cessful was its operation that reu
I cently the capital stock has been
increased to $50,000, and the num·
ber of spindles and capacity of the
factory will be doubled,
SOLID SOUTH VS. SOLID tOITh.
The Republican leaders, in their
efforts to make a Solid North as
the counterpoise of a so.called Sol
id South, says the N. O. City Item,
have grossly maissrepresented the
results of the emancipation and
enfranchisement of the Southern
blacks. It has been stated over
and over again that the political
power of the South in Congress
has been increased to the extent of
thirty-five Representativesin conse
quence of the enfranchisement of
our . colore4 population. This
statement has been exposed and
controverted by Senator Butler, of
South Carolina. It is well known
that, whether right or wrong,
three-fifths of the colored popula
tion of the Southern States were rel .
resented in Congress a.-ost since
the foundation of the government.
According to the census of 1870
the colored population of the South
numbered 4,485.478. Of that num
ber three-fifths are 2,691,285, so
that 1,794,193 is the increase at
tributable to negro enfranchisement
under the late amendments to
the constitution, and this number,
according to the standard appor
tionment, would give only thirteen
instead of thirty-five Congressional
delegates. As Senator Butler puts
'In the year 1860, the late slave
holding S.ates contributed to the
electoral college 120 members. In
1870 the same States had in the
electoral college 138 members.
Deduct two for the denators from
WVest Virginia and you have 136,
16 more than in 1860. But if you
turn to the State of Missouri alone
you find that the white population
increased in the decade between
1860 and 1870, 538,793, while the
colored population decreased 432.
This increase of the white popula
tion accounts for the diference of
three in my former estimate, and
shows the increase of the enfran
chisement of the colored population
to be 13 instead of 35.'
Negro enfranchisement was a
most wise and popular thing
throughout the North so long as
the negroes were controlled by the
carpet-bag adventurers and voted
the Republican ticket. But when
a change came, and they began to
excercise the right of private judg
ment, a howl was made againet in
timidation and bulldozerie, which
were regarded as merely new
forms of the old vice of rebellion.
Assuming that white Southerners
controlled the negro vote through
out the South, the oracles of Radi
calism proclaimed from the house
tops that equality of representation
no longer existed between the citi
zens of the respective States ; that,
in short, a white citizen of the
South weilded one-and-a-half times
the representative power that a
citizen of the North did, because
of his controll of the negro vote.
This view by no means does jus.
tice to the intelligence and discrim
ination of the colored voters.
Those voters are as thorougly
awake to the importance of pru
dence, economy and fair play in
tle administration of State affairs
as their white neighbors are, and
through that commanity of interest
which should be recognized by all
classes, they are now determined to
exercise the freedom of choice
which Northern voters claim as an
inalienable right. Yet the Repub
licans of the North now threaten
to deprive the Southern negroes of
their votes and the representative
power to which they are entitled,
because they do not vote solidly
yainst their white neighbors.
A CIIANGE,-WO see by the last number
of the FELICIANA SENTINEL, Of BaydLl
Sara, that Mr. G. W. Reese, of East Fe
liciana, has taken editorial chargo of the
SENTINEL. Mr. Reese is a young mran
of excellent newspaper ability and is a
worthy representative of a worthy fath
er. Messrs. Lambert and Reese are pro
prietors. We are pleased to see that since
Mr. Reese has taken charge of the paper
there is a marked improvement in the
editorial department and in the typo
graphical appearanco of the paper. Reese,
we extend our editorialiF.--B. R. Adrco
1iThe wife of Mr. John A. Dougherty,
of East Baton Rouge, met with a serious
accident a few days since. There was
ice on the yard, and on going out of the
door she fell down and broke her arm.
Among the recent acquisitions to
the faculty of the State University,
says the New Orleans Demnocrat,
is a valuable one in the person of
Prof. M. W. Hairingtou, late of
the Imperial University of China,
and formerly of the University of
Michigan, who takes the chair of
Natural History. Be was appoint
ed on the recommendation of Prof.
Hilgard and other eminent scien
tists. The Ann Arbor Courier thus
speaks of hin :
The many frionds of Prof. Mark
W. Harrington will read of his nac
ceptance of the chair in the Univei'
sity of Louisiana 'with feelings of
pleasure and regret-pleasure to
think that he is again to occupy a
position of usefulness, and regret
to have him so far removed from
our own State. Prof. Harrington,
as a student in Michigan Univorsi=
ty, as a member of its faculty or as
a Christain gentleman, commanded
the respect and esteem of all w-ho
knew him. Hle was a teacher who
had the power not only to gain the
good will of his pupils, but to
awaken in them a spirit of eneorgy
and enthusiasm in the prosecution
of their work. In short, he is a
man of remarkable attainments for
his years. He never advccit ed
anything which proved to be a use
less expezditude of money, bt.t in
all his work he showed himself to
be a man of rare gocd sense as
well as sterling qualities of person
al character. His acceptance of
the chair in the Imperial Universi
ty of China took him away from
our institution, much to the regret
of our students and faculty, and
when, on account of ill health, he
was compelled to abandon that po
sition, it was hoped that without
dismissing any of our present corpse
of natural history teachers, all of
whom are needed, the way might
be opened for his return to that
departmont, and thus would be
added to the faculty one whose du
ties would be performed in such a
manner as to bring honor to the
University. It seems that this is
however, not to be; and while re
gretting his departure from the
North we can only congratulate
the University of Louisinna author
ities on having been so fortunate
in their choice, and feel assured
that in future years they will un
doubtedly rejoice that they passed
over sectional boundaries and se
lected a man so eminently qualified
for the position.
A Boy's ControslTroN oN GIiLS
-Girls is the only folk- that has
their own way every time. Girls
is of several thousand kinds, and
sometimes one girl can be like
several thousand other girls if she
wants to do anything, Girls is
alike one way and they are all like
cats. If you rub em the right way
of the hair they'll purr and look
sweet at you, but if you rub 'em
the wrong way or step on their
tails they'll claw you. So long as
you let a girl have her own way
she's nice and sweet, but just cross
her and she'll spit at you worse nor
a cat. Girls is also like mules.
If a girl don't want to believe any
thing, you can't make her. If she
knows it's so she won't say so,
Brother George says he doesn't
like big girls, but he does like lit
tle ones and when I saw him a
kissing Jennie Jones last Sunday,
and told him of what he'd said, he
said he was a biting her, because he
didn't like her. I think he hurt
her, for she hollowed and run,
and there was a big red spot all
over both of her two cheeks. This
is all I know about girls, and
father says the less I know about
them the better off I am.
WOODVILLE DISTRICT...-.FIRST RIOUED.
Jackson and Pipkins, at Jackson, Janu
East Feliciana, at Manassa, Jan, 25-20.
St. Helena, at Days, Feb. 1-2.
East Baton Rouge, Dry Grove, Feb. 8-D.
Clinton Station, Feb. 15-16.
Woodville Station, Feb. 22-23.
Buffalo, at Perry's Creek, Mar, 1-2.
Wilkinson, at Bothel, Mar. 8-0.
Livingston, at Pine Grove, March 15-16.
Anite, at Liberty, March 22-23.
Magnolia, at Magnolia, March 29-30.
Winous and Corcord, Winans, Apr. 5-6.
Bayou Sara, at Bayou Sara, Apr. 12-13.
JV1I.IiE1k' \IT N'I FI( RINS.
In Peru, South America, rain i4
unknown, the coast of Peru is with'
in the region of perpetnal southeast
trace-winds, and though tihe Peru
vian shores are on the verge of the
great southeast boiler, yet it never
rains there. The reason is plain.
The southeast trade-winds in the
Atlantic ocean first strike the water
on the coast of Africa. Traveling
to the northwest, they blow obliq
uely across the ocean until they
reach the coast of 3razi!. By this
time they are laden with vapor,
which they continue to bear along
across the continent, depositing it
as they go, and supplying with it
the sources of the Rio de la Plata
and the southern tributaries of the
Amazon. Finally they reach the
snow capped Andes, here is wrung
from them; the last particle of
moisture that a very low tempera
turo can attract. Reaching the
summit of thot region, they now
tumble down as cool and dry winds
on the 'Pacific slope beyond. Meet
ing with no evaporating surface,
and no temperature colder than
that to wLich they were subjected
on the mountain tops, they reach
the ocean. Thus we see the tops
of the Andes beccome the reservoir
from which are supplied the rivers
of Chili and Pern.
Al. 1 OjENTllAI.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
Sun Street, liayoui Sara, ILa.,
P ESPI'E.'l'LLY s' licits prublic pat
%rouagou and guijrantees niatifjltion
in every ipaLrtiuinla . jal'79-ly
Levee Front.................Bayou Sara
FANCY AND FAMILAY GR(OCEJ.'ILS,
WINES, LIQUORS & CIGARS.
tITS STOCK is guaranteed be of the
lI freshest and purest quality. Give
11:11 a Ball, janl8'7;1-ly
F-EE l''O ALL.
R.. M. FE ER'Y' Sr& CO.'S
Ill,1 (rtal.1 I4ucripJar crud I'rirted
SEED CATALOGUE FOR I 9
ILIL BE MAILED FLEE to all ap
plicauiits. It colni1s1 2 colored
plates, 500 eligavinllgs, about 150 pages,
and fiull ldescriptions, prices and direc
tions for planiting over 121)0 varieties of
Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Plants,
Loses, Etc. Invanluable to a:ll. Sendl for
it. Address D. M. FiacuY & Co.,
janl8'70-lon. Detroit, Muchl.
The State of Louisiana-Parish of West
Feliciana-Clerk's Office-No 166,
January 13th, 1H50.
In the miatter of the succession of Joseph
D. Smith, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that Wim. B.
Smith administtrator of said sue
cession Ihas this day tiledl his provisional
acconlit, and unless legal opposition is
muade thereto within ten dlays the same
will be homologated according to law.
C. M. 1l-iLIOW,
FOOT OF THE HILL,
ESPECTFULLY announces to the
citizens of East and West Feliciana
and Pointe Coupe, that he has constant
ly on hand a large and well selected
STAPLE DRY GOODS, BOOTS,
GROERIES AND PROVISIONS
Ladies' Dress Goods,
And Notions of all Kinds,
IPancy and Family Grocejies, Western
Produce, Bagging & Ties Plantation
Supplies, Crockery, Glass-ware,
and in fact every thing to be
found in an anundant and
stock of goods.
All of which I am selling at the lowest
figures fqr cash. Call and see me.
Janltl'70-1y. JOS. KRAIN.
I NSURANCE oil, not dangerous.
1 At Brooks.
K NOW, from whom you buy your
drugs' and you willnot be deceived.
RECEIVING every week, Fresh Drugs
BARHBER & HAIR.. r)RI
Farally Old Statndl, Bayou Sara.
tW ORT1 DONE in tlhe -highesti
v tion ofthe nart. T'erms-ss8
15 cents. Uair Cutting, 35 cents, R
poosing, 35 cents. ja11.4'
R HE HENRIETTA HOUSE.
1BAYOU SARA, LA.
Board can ble procured by tie solday,
Onll month, and at reasonsstie rates,
the future as in the past, the toale
be sRippliedl with the very best fanr
masrket affords. EIlegant and well
ieshed 'rooms. Aeconusodatih: serveY
constantly inll attendallllnce. Patroig
licited andt sitisfaction guaranteed.
Bayou Sara, La,
Annonnces to the ciitizens of V
Felicianas and neighboring Parishes
Cosunties, that he has always on hat
complete and5 seasonable stock ofgo
and that ha guaranitees perfect a
faction in litting;, 5and quality ofg
and work. Charges reasonable.
ThIe unprecedlcented good order aa
the students for the past two seas
ands tihe smarked advancement in t
studies, ,jnstilies us inll oflbring our I
tuition to the patrona:ge of the pu
with increased cosfideluce. 'T'le so
West l'clieiana cannsot do better tha
be edueated here.
'Tuition in the College classes sa
in Preparatory Ilepartmsest $l5.00
session often IIIOsstlhs. Good IoIar
finrisishet as low us tell dollars
C. (G. ANDREWS, PI'resides
Nov307 3 Jackson, Louisi
N~ov30 78 3nt.
G. B. .& E. ENOCHS
JIOXUJsl'JvENT'A L WORK
' TE ARE NOW Iprelpared to fsr
SV ill kinds of Grave Work and
Iailinig at rcedced prices. Parties
dressing uis .t Btayou Sara, or at. Will
II. Fiber's, llnton Rouge, we will call
see with our dlesigns, of which we I
a largeo variety.
Nov. 16-78 fiat.
WENS surole washI and EyI Lrol
(I US BROWN.
(Opposite City hall,)
RLiver Frost, Iayou Sat
Dealer in Watchles, Clocks ands Jewe
A large nsortsuest of Eye Glasses
Spectacles oen hasdl.
I'articuilar attention5 given to the
pairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewt.l
'Y CASH 1paid for old gold, silver
Plains gold rinigs miade to order.
I would respectfully bIeg to call th
tent iin itn othe eolple of Vest Felic
.ssist ailjacett pIrishles of La. and cow
of lies'., thast I Ihave constantly on II
at syi SAWV N ILL, itn iayosu Sar
large assortment of Isuber, whihls I
i1repasred to sell at the tf11loinsg Isp
delivered at the hill, or at the W. I
Heart Cyst presLli '..................
Rough edge, in large qusantisties....
FjTermss for lusmsber positively t
SQUARE DEAL SALOON
ANDI) IIILLIARDII) ROOM.
B. T. WilliTE, Proprietol
BAYou SARA, La.
ITe Cold Anurora Beer always on h
Thie Bar is constantly supplied i
choicest brands of wines, Liquors
A sumptuous Free Lunch spr ad e
Sunday msorsning. Attachedl to ;!e
tablellhnsists is a Splendid Billiard TI
All appsointmnents as '"ustouary in a
Preprietor of Wharf Boat
Receiving & Forwarding M
SPECIAL AGENT F"OR STEA3IEJ
J. W, CANNON & R. E. L1
AND DEALER IN
WHIOLESALE AND RETA
Ice carefully packed for transporta
and shipped, per order, on the she
tiotice, and at prices below these of
Orleans dealers. Address, IE W. Wi
man, Bayou Sara, Louisiana.
Howe and Weed S. Machil
Also for Lewis & Co's. Imitation
METALIC BURIAL CAS
PROPItsETOR OF THE
Bs2YOU S&Aq &r WOODVII