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LEON JASTREUKI ..........Editor
W. A. LeSIEUR ........... .Publisher
BATON ROUGE. AUGUST 11, 1881.
Chicago's death rate is still increasing.
The number last week was 527. The
Intense heat is said to be the cause.
There is so little opposition to Gov,
Coke in Texas, that his re-election as
-U. f. oenator is regarded as a certainty.
Lake Providence sent her first con
gratulatory dispatch over the telegraph
line connecting her with the world by
electricity, on August sth.
It is said that thirty persons in a small
town in Michigan were poisoned re
cently by eating sausages. This comes,
says Peck's Sun, from leaving brass
-collars on dogs.
The Chicago Times says that "the
Republican party, having debauched
the civil service, is now about to reform
it, and asks another twenty years of
office holding in which to do it."
More than one hundred barrels of
peaches have been shipped from I'ointe
Coupee parish this season. This speaks
well for the enterprising people of that
parish and their future prosperity.
Burdettc, of the Ur' lington I lawkeye,
tells a story about a dog being bitten by
a rattlesnake, ami! a completet set of
rattlers grew ,ut on the dog's tail. That
settkes it--IhIrdett 's a uran o(f truth.
The I lurlington liawkye thinks there
is no use worrying about the tlldetncy
of cigarette smoking iit destroy the
boyS' lives, because tihe 1o.y W ho sjmokes
cigarettes will he imrproved by killirig.
A Jiostoi maiden wantrtd to know how
to avoid having a mou.4tachl comeic on
her upper lip, and the Boston Post ad
vised her to eat uniour. This is a sly
hint that the young menl won't kiss her
if she cats onions.
Some Ohio papelrs are calling Mr.look
walter 'Pocketbookwavlter,' because he
saved his money and became rich, when
he might have slurande,.redl it and be
comn a tramp. There is n, such thing
as pleasing everybody.
One of the illustrated paLers has a
picture of girls in bathing, and a big
turtle biting the lest ear of the hand
somest girl. Nobody seems to blanme
the turtle. There is a heap of hiunan
nature in one of those turtles.
John W. Book walter, Democratic
nominee for Governor of Ohio, is a mil
lionaire, who has been fbr many years a
contributor to mechanical journals and
a collector of works of, art. lie is a
childless widower, and about forty
five years old.
A ---- --
A Danbury bootlilack was in Sonth
Norwalk when the train wenut through
ol its way to ] artford with the nation's
dignitaries. "Did you see Gen. Sher
man ?" asked a citizen, while having a
shine. "No, was ihe looking for nir' "
The citizen was so shocked he had no
further inquiries to make.
Forty armed and masked lynchers at
tacked the prison guards at lFredonia,
Kansas, this week. One of tire guards,
however, passed a pistol irnt, the cell of
a )rrsoner, who fired at thie foremost of
the lynchrers, a mian namred l Ioftinan,and
wvounided him severely. 'iThe lynchers
thereuponll retreatced hastily, lursured by
the Sherif' and hIis lposse.
The Southern people hlave every rea
soln to be encouraged in their struggle
onward and upwardl. Every dollar in
vested here by Northerlln men rips a
stitch out of the "bloody shirt," and the
Northern peoplel , othere consideratrons
apart, will not perinit thire politicians
to take a line which iafftcts iinjuriously
their own interest.
Investigation into tile cause of several
deathls that have receirtly occurred in
the Indiana State insanIe asylnum, reveals
the somewhlat singular tfact that the
scalps were cut arld contllsed alrd the
skulls of the deceased persons cracked
arid Irokeni, aid thIe nranagers of the as
yluU wolnder how it could have ocerur
redl. It must have bIeen thie climnate.
Jludge S ;.I. T'ris_ , f i:iclhmond
county, (;:., was qnietly reposing in a
nshady Inook, wheri he wa;s set upon by
a irultian wvith whoim, in thIe scnlttle whlich
iensuerl, he rolled (town :a pre'ipice. lie
had hardly gotten r on torp" t when an
othcr rrttianr "lit ,n 'l him. 'The
-Jrdge, who is nro sprir'ng chicken, quick
ly landeld one un his auta:gonrist's pro
boscis, which laid iimi sprawling. The
athleticjurist then walked ltriulrphlantly
awvay, Iineithlr( hurt nor dumralized.
IThe' Advocate has dliscouverud sun re
thiing thr more wonderful than a ,inare's
lest. Itis nothlirg more nor less thnr
that all lrarriages prformnetd ill this Ipar
ish, for sonle reasoni, are invalid. As
great nllreasiri',ss pIr'vail is l t (t in le uni Ir n
nity since this startiir g anriutnrceirent
was mnarde. we beg of our ollltepllllolrary
that he will, at hirs earliest covr.cienice,
rise and explain, so that tile illegally
constituted couples. who de.il e it, unay
hare themselves prlerly re-married.
Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic cures Dyspepsia.
After several meettnhiOfthePDire
tory Council of this oqganisation, at
which various plansof iroedure.were
fully discussed, it. rally deter.
minedtoissue the ofoPI g relaln-
ary address to the :public, out g
the objects and purposes ofte
I. To insure full protection, in life,
liberty and property, to all good citi
zens, without distinction of party,
race or nationality.
2. To suppress, atall hazards, crime
3. To coerce our public servahts,
both high and low, to the full, faithful
and fearless performance of their
duties, and to afford them -protection
in the discharge of the same.
4. To see that the moneys collected
from the people of this commonweath
in the shape of taxes, licenses, re
venues, etc., are economically and
judiciously applied to the use of the
government-to the payment of the
principal of the public debt and in
terest thereon, and to see that the
said moneys are not perverted to the
use, support and perpetuation of in
5. To see that the laws of the com
monwealth, especially the criminal
laws, are strictly and impartially
enforced; and to ferret outsuppressed
evidence and unwilling witnesses in
all important State cases.
6. To prevent under influence on
the pardoning lpower.
7. To watch with vigilance the
different branches of our government,
and whenever and wherever we find
an unfaithful public servant, or a
wrong done the people, to see that the
servant is punished according to his
guilt, and to sweep away the wrong,
that right may rule.
The above address was printed on
handbills, and found posted 'Tuesday
morning all over the city.-N. 0.
The ends to be reached are very
praiseworthy, but we cannot see how
a secret organization will bring
them about. We have seen
them operate before, more fre
quently to the injury of the inno
cent than of the guilty. It will doubt
less create a reign of terror, for a time,
and will receive the applause of the
multitude so long as it strikes where
it should. At the first error commit
ted though, it will encounter public
condemnation, soon followed by open
Let the good people of New Or
leans organize themselves openly,
with leaders whose names will com
mand the respect of the people, every
where. Let them make details of
members who all fearlessly aid to or
arrest the hoodlums and other evil
doers. Then let them see that hood
lum juries are not organized to set
theni at liberty. Let them attend
trials and report unfaithful judges,
that steps may be taken to substitute
better ones in their places.
Let them appoint Committees which
will investigate the accounts and act
ions of the administrators of public af
fairs and see that they faithfully per
form their duties under the law, else
hold them op to public condemnation,
and in consequence, secure their dis
placement. after they will have been
given a fair chance to disprove such
charges a may be made against
Thie Star Chlamber system, which
consists in condemning men witliout
a hearing, frequently upon the report
of some member who through per
sonal prejudice denounces them, will
create naught but anarchy and irre
If the Committee of Public Safety
of New Orleans remain a secret or
ganization, it will prove a failure,
If on the contrary it comes forth
boldly in daylight, in the manner we
have described, it can correct the
abuses complained of.
THE GRAND JURY AND THE
Thie grand jury., it seems, is investi
gating Mayo.t Shakspeare's method of
dealing with the gambling establish
meants of thecity. As previous gtind
juries never botlhered themselves
about gaminbling houses, although they
knew that the existence ofsuch houses
was a violation of law. we confess we
feel considerable interest in the pro
ceedings of the present grand jury in
this matter. Of course, we do not
lknow what the purpose of the graud
jury is. l'Thle investigation evidently
means something. but we probably
shall have to wait until a report is
nade beftre we know whether the
grand jury condemns or sustains tihe
mayor in thle policy he has adopted
with respect to the gamblers. It is
stated, on rieliable authority, that
when Mayor Shlakspeare came into
office there were between seventy and
eighty gambling establishments in the
city. Minors were allowed to gamble
and strangers were enticed into bunko
dens and boldly robbed. The police
gave no protection to the public. Al
though all the gambling houses and
their ropl, rietors were known, the
houses were not interfered with, and
no indictments were tfiuud against
their prol)prietors. The authorities
made no ettort to enforce the law
What was the reasonu of this apathy
-this inditterence? Werethe author
ities powerless to enforce law ! We
think not. There are reasons for sus
petting that it cost the pronprietor of
treasary. Ift 4
pietota were not bia wby
dthe sreadily accept
ptoios to zi ay so a t
iothe city If they"ld ,ot on
paying blackmailing o "hou = "thy
would hardly have agtd. to
pay anything to the city. No new ,
stringent laws relative to bling
had:been enacted ant they had noth
ing more to fear from Mayor hls
peare's administratlin jtan .they
had from pre, viouis al:trto.,
The conblusaido is a st
that they aciepfe the mmayor's tens
because they found it cheaper to
deal with the city than with black
mailers. How has the mayor's plan
worked ? Apparently very well. In a
few months the city has received
$15,000. The number of gambling
houses has been reduced almost one
half and minors are no longer found
in them, Bunko shops and bunko
steerers have disappeared. Stran
gers visiting the city do not complain
that they have been deceived and
robbed. Which is better, the mayor,s
plan or the old system? There can
be no doubt about the answer to this
question. We are opposed to gam
bling houses. We would like to see
the law enforced against them. If
however, they cannot or will not en
force the law let us by all means stick
to the plan which the mayor has in
augurated.--N. 0. Times.
The City Council of Baton . Rouge,
being apprized by the Mayor that the
game of Keno had been going on for
some time, increasing in extent with
each succeeding week-in which mi
nors were participating-came to the
wise conclusion thatit was best bravely
to recognize its existence and to cir
cumscribe its evil influences, by im
posing upon each house where the
game gas allowed, a license of fifty
dollars per month, while forbidding
under the penalty of fine and impris
onment, the admission of minors
within the room where the game was
Two houses took out the license and
were both found violating the clause
regarding minors, for which violation
they were each fined $05.
At the end of the first month one of
the houses gave up the business, and
the other did the same at the end of
the second mouth. Meanwhile minors
were kept out aid the game made
thus to die its natural death.
The older governments have long
since discovered that so long as the
human family exists it will be afflict
ed with its inherent vices and frail
ties. Ministers of the Gospel Moral
ists, may preach as much as they
will, yet they will never accomplish
more than restrain that propor
tion of beings whom the Almighty has
endowed with sufficient self control
to resist the temptations which vice
holds out to the gaze of their senses
If law is not brave enough to recog
nize these factg by enacting regula
tions to mitigate the evils arising from
vice, but instead, attempts to stamp
it out by loudly proclaiming the un
conditional prohibition of evil prac
tices, it will compel vice to assume its
most hideous form and in darkness
and under cover, will whirlpools to
form into whose vortex the
young and inexperienced will be
drawn ere they have had time to be
made acquainted with its baneful
It is far better for society, tlhat vice
shall be taxed so that its haunts may
be accessible to the representatives of
the law, who can then drive away
from its precincts its unsuspecting
Why should the haunts of vice that
are given life by protligacy, be exempt
from the taxation to which the virtu
ous property holder is subjected ?
We say make of vice a costly lux
ury, inaccessible to thie masses : its
haunts will be fewer and its effects
less harmful to society.
We bring forth no new argument
in the above. simply the lessons
taught by common sense and the ex
perience of well conducted govern
Thihodeaux Sentinel: It is interes
ting to readl about the way in which en
terprising men are building up Attack
apas country. Mr Sorrel nearCharenton
has erected a large central .sugar factory
and isbuilding a railroad out through
the prairies to transport sugar cane or
syrup to his fiatory. The lands are
being rapidly settled by thrifty and in
dustrous fanrmers, who will cultivate
the lands and make the conutiry pros
porous and happy.
Madikou Journal: We learn that
rather a serious shooting atfray ocur
red at Omega., a few days since, be
tween Gilfoil and Perry. Double bar
reled shotguns, loaded with buckshot
used by both parties. Gilfobil received
only a flesh wound, whilst Perry was
severelyshot in the mouth and neck.
We know nothing as to the cause of the
back wiarh1 , .t1.' i ip o
of his knjuries o he nei da. pv No
quest was held and no e~imtntion of
wahe caseeha, notithse nding nmadly
eon:s witnesses say that McG3 ' as
struCk by some one across th~*tnll of
the back with a loaded stick, and that
it was this which caused his death. It
was in the dusk of the evening wien
the occurrence took placending tillifthe
proper action is taken by that MaGri
ties, by some one acrosatisfed the truth will ofme
out. In the absence of the Corkher, it
is the duty ofth Juthe eveninge Pece
of the ward to act as such. It is now
too late, owing to the decomposition of
the body which has probably taken
place, to hold a post mortem examina
tion; but some steps can, and ought to
be taken, to ferret out the criminal in
ST. JOSEPH'S AClEMY,
Baton rouge i, La.
THIS INSTITUTION, UNDER THE DI.
rection of the Sisters of St. Josephs, is
situated a short distance from the river, in a
very healthy locality.
The course of study includes all the higher,
as also the elementary branches of the English
and French laguagnes. Evdry attention is given
to the politeness,health and cohfort of the pnplls
The Academic year begins on the Firtyt
Monday of September, and closea about
the latter part of June.
Board, tuition and washing per annum..l150 00
Music, Painting and Drawing form extra charg.
es. Plain Sewing and Fancy Work in all its
varieties, taught without additional charge.
For further particulars, apply to
GENT'S COLLARS AND CUFFS
ALL LINEN!' '
HAVING MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO
keep a full line of the celebrated
EARL & WILSON all Linen.
Collars and Cufft, the public will find from and
after this date a full assortment of styles and
sizes, at A. ROSECNIP1LD'S.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
resolution of the Board of Trustees of
Magnolia Cemetery, at their meeting held Aur
gust 9th. 1881, all who are owing for lots in said
Cemetery are required positively to payfor the
same and take title from the undersigned with.
in thirty days; otherwise they will be proceed.
ed against according to law and the rules and
regulations of said Board.
SAMUEL P. GREVES, Treasurer.
FINE PIANO FOR SALE !
At lowest Figures.
The Celebrated Mathuspek.
The instrument was brobght here by the
Concert Troupe which accompanied the Army
of Tennessee. It can be seen at the University.
For further particulars, apply to
EDOUARD DE'JAN, AgtP. Werlein,
At Mrs. Mentz's, Boulevard Streel.
D WOOD WINT!) !
SETY CORDS OF ASH, GM, BEECH
and Oak Wood, mixed, are wanted by the
Louisiana State University,for cash on delivery.
Sealed bids for same will be received until the
20th day of August next. Wood to be corded
in the yard of the University. Address.
La. State University and A. and M. C.
WI ANTED-An, honest colored boy, 18 to 22
years old, to do general work in agrocery
store. Must be well recommended. Good wa.
ges paid. Apply at the Capitolian office.
FOR SALE-RARE CHANCE-A i Garden,
in good running order, containing 4 arpents
of land. New House, Stables, Good Well, etc.
Situated on Continuation of North Boulevard,
Square 28. Apply to J. COMBOUZOU, on the
premises or at the CAPITOLtAN Office. apr30.
A SPLENDTD HOME IN MAGNOLIA,
Miss. For locatlor. and beauty it is not
excelled on the Railroad from New Orleans to
Jackson, Miss. Also, 320 acres of pine land,
30 in cultivation, well adapted to truck farm
ing, end would make a fine sheep ranch.
Would exchange for property in Baton Rouge
or a small farm near the town limits. Will be
sold at a great bargain. Just the very place
for a delightful and healthy summer residence.
being located near clear running streams that
are bordered on eitherside by beautiful groves.
For particulars, apply to Messrs. W. A. Le
Sueur and L. W. Conerly, Baton Rouge.
E. McNAIR, Magnolia, Miss.
F.OR RENT-A Cottage Residence, situated
on the northwest corner East Boulevard
and Government streets, formerly known as the
Louis Powers property. Terms reasonable.
Apply to JOSEPH T. YOUNG, Assessor's of.
lice. Baton ougne.
Vnrionus kindst at Family Grocery ,,f
june 21' JOSHUA BEAL.
Meal. Heal !
I have in store 150 barrels Choice meal, fo
sale to dealers and consumers.
$5 to $20 per day at home. Samples
worth 5 free. Address
Stinson & Co., Portland. Maine.
BREAKFAST BACON .. Fancy Cured,
Fresh arrival, at Grocery of
july14 JOSHUA BEAL.
PORK SAUSAGE.."Potted," 2 it caus.
HAM SAUSAGE..I ml cans.
LIVER SAUSAGE..Importd l t cons.
At Family Grocery of JOS UAIBEAL.
Pilesle. Sauces, Olives.
Fresh receipts at Family Grocery of
june 21. JOSHUA BEAL.
3 it cans. extra quality, at Family Grocery of
juno 21. JOSHUA BEAL.
Connoisseurs In Coffee.
Can find some sapeudid selections in Java. Cor
dova and fancy Pea Berry, by calling at Family
Grocery of JOSHUA BEAL.
C ORSETS-A new supply of Corsets of every
description just received at Rosenfleld's.
THE LATEST Novelties in Fans and Paras
sole at Rosentleld's.
Cut' Cut ! Cut!
NewFheese, "York Stste" now "on the cut"
at Family Grocery of JOSHUA BEAL.
G INGHAMS, Tole du No~s and Sursuckers
T n reat variety at Boseufld's.
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TAM NOW PREPA3Elk TO GRANIYLASTBE SYEIP #1 DZ A:
pectfully solicit the business of my Mieda and the general pbNt PI
to businese, and with the idpf the best machinery .nown to tie. tra i .
Shipmente ofytirup shoulit be made of not less than ifty barrels eaoh~y
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w.,, n ý - BATR lODGE, LL.
WHO WLL BIELECTED 8TOCK QW DJQ 17DZf2
SVb o" a, g, es, Turkish Towla and Wash " seom g new edi.
terreaseaalt . Cutlery, Pistol.Ctrd ell q a er
brandaof Smo era' artfoleb generally. White R oe oole bur
. he ar and colds. 1on's.. Liniment an er
ftPt Oil. Kaleomine, tolors. Agent fo, e a'le tf Lyna'
and , and a full line of all the popar Pat
the da jaiwy 9ais t receiving new additions tovmylrge v lr,
whlckI aef.ý. rimtates. I wold.aak tbe special attention o f hscans°t
merchats t i e, treby g ht and insurance from ohplaces. Give ia. a
tr r(oe Jp~lkd yoai ptiwlaeeaeleewl~r:
NOW IS YOUR TIME TO PURCHASE
AT REbtlCED PRICES!
For Ladies, Gents, Misses and Children.,
Immense Bargains are also offered'in
IOOIOlI, FI 1 tOOD AID BIIIT's III II O IOl 8
A Full Line of HOSIERY, LACES AND EMBROIDERIES, Sold almost at Cost
-AN ASSORTMENT OF
CELULOQIaD . .
ALL THE LATEST STYLES!
Beand go to LAE-v Y
MAIN STREET::::::::::: :::: :::::::::":Next Door to Lefever's
m. r* 0
Coffee and Tea.
COFFEE..Java of very best quality,
SCOFFEE..Rio. varion grades.
COFFEE.. Fancy Cordova.
COFFEE..Flne Old Crop Tea Berry.
TEA..Oo1 ngand Eng. Breakfast.
TEA..Extra fine Mixed.
At Family Grocery of JOSHUA BEAL.
Excefllen quslty; 10 ents per a, at Fami.
ry Grooery of JOSHUA BEAL.
Dentistry .. Dentistry.
DR. B. C. DUPEE, Detit,
BATON ROUGS, LA.,
HTAVING JUST FURNISHED HIS OF
fice with all the latest improvements ofthe
art, offers his professional srvices to the citizens
of Baton fRouge and surroanding country.
Office at residence on Main street, between
Church and Fifth streets.
i Calls will meet with prompt attention.
All work done with satisfaction to pstroes ap'
fully gusrauteed. mchtv.
T HE UNDERSIGNED WILL RECEIVE
Proposals up to 11 o'clock A. M.,
$eptember 5th, 18I1,
for the building of a Two-Sto Brick COURT
HOUSE and also a One.Story riok JAIL, for
the Parish of West Baton Rouge, near the town
of Port Allen, on the Milsisslppi river. Plans
and specifications as adopted by thePolice Jry
can be seen in the Clerks Ofice at the town of
Port Allep. All proposals bshall be sent esled,
directed td the President of the Police Jury and
The oontract will be let to the lowest bidder,.
who will be required to give a good and solvent
bond for Eight Thousand Dollars, for the faith
fnl performance of the work according to the'
All bidders must accompany their proposals
with the names of the bondsmen they will offer
and also a sworn statement of said proposem
bondsmen that they are worh the amount they
agree to pay on said bond over and above all le
gal exemptions and special and judicial mort t
The Police Jury reserve the right to reject I
any and all bids at their option.
Bidders are invited to be present at the opsa -
ing of bids. C.J. BARROW.
President Police Jury.
West Baton t nuge, July 23c1, 1t8l.
Having purchased the State Right for Past
ton*s Celebrated RBotary Charm, I am
now prepared to fill all orders for the same.
They sell on sight. Call and see them at the
store of Nick. Wax. opposite the Court Bonuse
Baton Rouge. La. ANTHONY WAX,
Sole Agent for Louisian.,