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LAKE CHARLES, CALCASIEU PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JULY JO, 1881.
NO. 4.
AKE CHARLES COMMERCIAL
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY, BY
JOHN McCOHMICK.
PRICE OP SUBSCRIPTION :
wo Dollars a Yc ear.
ADVERTISING RATES:
Per Square, (lOlines or less), first inBor
'ou ÿl; each subsequent insertion, oOc.
Leijnl advertisements, (10O words or
jig), first insertion, $1; each subsequent
nsertion, 50c.
Liberal discount to those who anver
ise by the year.___
'll toned at the Post Office, Lake Charles,
La., as second class matter.
LAKE CHARLES, LA.
M1TRIKY, : : : : : JULY SO. 1881.
Communication by "Mose" will
appear next week.
Choice beef at D. B. Lyon's
market boiise. Cheaper than the
cheapest ! _'
R. K. R. —Regular meeting next
Tuesday night, at Frie.ke's Hall.
Business of importance.
Charles Christian Bruyns, the
eminent German Astronomer, is
dead. _ _ _
Lemon's. —E. Kaiser & Co., ha ve
just- received a fine lot of fresh
lemons, at their store on Ryan St.
Thanks to Mr. John Sweeney for
a list of ten subscribers to the
Commercial, with a promise of
more shortl y. _
We are happy to know that the
ferryboat Nettie, after being thor
oughly repaired, has resumed her
regular trips.
Justice Nathan Clifford, of the
Supreme Court, of the United.
States, died at Cornish, Maine, on j
the 25th iust.
of
at
in
a
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Opelousas is soon to ha ve ::
lrand Hotel ; it will cost £10,000 ;
nd will be fully equipped to meet -
he most modern fastidiou sness. |
The total valuation of property
-u the assessment rolls is $1,730,
00, for the palish of Calcasieu,
nd $211,080 for the town of Lake j
Hoiries. The number of polls is
,766.
The close season for deer ends
ext Monday. We bear of several
orties organizing for the woods,
ne party has already gone out, so
s to be on hand when Monday
owes._ _ ______
Martin A Medieis, formerly of
Ipelousas, has bought the "Lake
Jity Saloon" property and con
ents. He is now a fixture among
is. Who will be next to buy prop
rty in our little eit-yf
Baptism.— Two ladies were bap
ised last Sunday evening in the
raters of Lake Charles, Rev. W. H.
itobert officiating. A large eon
s ourse of people assembled to wit
less the ceremony.
The Opelousas Courier, on its
French page of the issue of the 23d
ust., gives a glowing description
»f the commencement exercises of
lie Convent of the Immaculate
Conception, ou Friday the 15th
ust., in that town.
We are pained to hear that- Jim
nie Costello, son of our fellow
lownBuian, John Costello, was run
jver by the freight train on the La.
W. R. k last Wednesday, at Rayne
Station. We have been unable to
learn the extent of the injuries he
sustained. _
Foui - barges for the Central
Mexican Railway, have been built
here in Lake Charles and deliver
ed during the past mouth under
contract by Messrs. Schindler &
Valverde, two at their own ways
and two at J. F. Cloouey's. These
barges measured on an average
about 50 tous, and left the lake
under a full load of lumber for
Tampico.
.
this last session ot court
0,1 111
The District Court of the parish
of Cameron, which has been sitting
at Leesburg, since the 19th inst.,
adjourned this week. If we may
judge from matters before the
court, Cameron is indeed the ban
ner parish for law and order. The
report of the Grand Jury was a
short one, but exceedingly favora
ble, showing a condition of things
in the parish, in every respect,
highly creditable t-o officers and
people.—The roads are in as good
a condition as their nature will ad
mit ; the finances of the parish are
prosperous, quite a respectable
balance remaining in the treasury;
the court house and jail, though
humble in appearance, are neat,
and well attended to. In fact ev
erything looks bright down there.
There were but three criminal
cases on the docket, and none of
them of a very serious nature. As
to civil litigation, there was none
to talk about, and, in that line, we
venture to say that the two resi
dent attorneys, and the four visit
ing attorneys from this parish,
reaped more fun than fees, during
We sin
cerely congratulate our sister par
ish upon these encouraging symp
toms. _ _ _
The Boom in lumber rolls stead
ily along. Every mill on the river
(except such as have stopped for
repairs) is being run to its full ca
pacity. The mills sawing for
A. J. Perkins have either at the
ramp, or within easy delivery, logs
enough to run them over a mouth,
and teams constantly putting logs
into tide water for them.
Platz & Moss have logs to run
them until the winter rains bring
The President's Wound. —A
bad turn in the President's condi
tion, during the early part of this
wee ^ j. ev ived. the anxieties of the
couu ^y j u regard to his health ; a
surgical operation, however,
by'jemoviug a few detached pieces
of bone from the wound, soon re
lieved him, and he is now doing as
well as can be expected.
Runaw ay.—Doc Gill's ponies,
attached to his delivery hack, took
fright at something, or out of pure
cussedness, ran away with the hack
and tiled to demolish the gallery
posts at Kaufman & Bloch's corner.
The poBts were stronger than the
pole of the hack, and of course,
the weaker one had to give way.
No damage doue buta broken pole.
Coukling and "me too," stalwarts,
are laid on the political shelf by
the election, to the U. S. Senate,
from New York, of two half-breeds,
yclept, Lapbam and Miller. The
stalwarts have certainly gained
nothing by Conklin g's coup d'etat,
and we are at a loss to see where
the half-breeds have gained much.
The Excursion and Basket Ru
nic, under the auspices of the Ger
man Benevolent Association, of
Lake Charles, will come off'to-mor
row. Ample arrangements have
been made for the accommodation
of a large crowd. We wish them
a pleasant trip, and a good time
generally. We return thanks for
complimentary ticket.
New Butchery.— David Reims,
late of New Orleans, informs the
citizens of Lake Charles and vicin
ity, that he will furnish them with
fresh beef, mutton and saussage,
at bis new stand (old Lefranc ware
house) to-morrow morning. Read
his advertisement in another col
umn, and give him a call.
Wm. C. Fricke has in stock, and for
Hale, Bordeaux Claret, a very fine table
wine, at f 1.25 per gallon.
Also, Pure Old Sherry, Port, Sweet Ca
tawba, Muscat and Black Berry Wines.
Also, Fine Brandys, Wbiskoys, (Hand
Made Sour-Manli Old Kye, Old Bourbon.)
Also, Choice Bottle Beer.
All of which lie otters at very low prices,
and guarantees satisfaction.
a
The Southern Pacific Railroad.
A correspondent of the Galveston
News writes from San Antonio, as fol
lows : "The Mexican Pacific, or what is
commonly known as the Sunset exten
sion, is pushing along at a rapid rate of
progress. The grading forces are at work
one hundred and fifty miles west of San
Antonio, and have completed arrange
ments for laying at least a mile and a
half of track a day. Should they keep
that up, allowing for stoppages for bridg
es, they will have at least one hundred
and fifty miles of road in rnnning order
by the first of 1882, their original inten
tion when they started on this extension.
The Southern Pacific is building at even
a greater rate from El Paso east, and are
running trains now nearly one hundred
miles, this side of that place. At that
rate, before another year through trains
will run from San Francisco to New Or
leans by the Alamo."
The La. W. R. R., on the line of which
is Lake Charles, forms part of the com
bination constituting the Southern Pa
cific Ra ilroad. _
Highway Robbery Near Orange,
Texas.
Last week Mr. John Vincent, a well
known citizen of our parish, was met on
the road between Beaumont and Orange,
Texas, and near the latter place, by a
band of robbers, who surrounded him,
and leveling their revolvers at him, or
dered him to hold up his hands, when
they quietly rifled his pockets of their
contents, and robbed him of the sum of
|1150. We learn that one of the robbers
was subsequently traced by Mr. Vincent
as far as Vermilion ville, where he had
him arrested and taken to Orange to
await his trial. We hope the authorities
of our neighboring State will use the
necessary diligence to bring the balance
of the baud of marauders to justice.
The number of immigrants, at all
custom ports in the United States,
during the year ending J une 30th,
1881, is 668,000—of this number,
113,000 came from Canada. This
is the sort of annexation of the
Dominion which will prove most
profitable to the United States.
The final connection, by rail, of
New Orleans with Baton Rouge,
will be celebrated by a grand ex
cursion from the Crescent City to
the Capital City, on Sunday, Aug.
7,1881, under the auspices of the
"Association of the Army of Ten
nessee," Louisiana Division.
The Mexican steam tug Tula
went to sea last Sunday evening
with her tow of barges, loaded with
lumber and material for the Mexi
can Central Railway at Tampico.
We wish her a safe and speedy
trip, but are fearful that she will ex
perience some very rough weather.
Read the advertisement of Au
gustus and J. J. Lyons in another
column. They are weiland favor
ably known here, and deserve a
liberal patronage. Give them a
call, at their market house oppo
site G. Schindler's residence, on
Ryan street.
U. S. Marshal Jack Wharton left
New Orleans last Tuesday, with
Howson Griffith aud K. C. Court
ney, who plead guilty to the charge
of robbing the mail stage in St.
Landry. They go to the Albany
penitentiary for five years.
The Capitol is rapidly approach
ing completion. The Senate Cham
ber and that of the House of Rep
reseutatives are roofed and floor
ed; the rooms of the first and sec
ond stories are also floored. A
survey of the edifice shows plainly
that the bulk of the work is done
and it won't be long ere the offi
cers can establish themselves com
fortably in their respective apart
ments. Our confreres of the press
can take the flattering uuetjou to
their souls that the September
meeting of the Press Association
will be held either in the n.ew.8en
ate Chamber or Hall of Represent
atives.-—[B. R. Capitolian.
A female official, Mrs. Skerls,
deputy sheriff of Lee county, was
arrested in A ustin the other day
aud fined $25 for appearing on the
streets in male attire. She ap
pealed, however, and gave bond
for her appearauce before the
county court.—[Orange Tribune.
HOT Mr. Jflo. H. Poe, of Bagdad,
is authorized to act as Agent for
the Commercial.
PERSONAL.
Mr. Desire Hebert, of Lake Ar
thur, was in town this week, look
ing as fresh as ever.
C. T. Perkins and lady, of Ver
milionville. spent last Sunday in
town, visiting relatives.
N. P. Broussard, representing C.
E. Broussard, clothier, of Galves
ton, is at the Haskell House.
Messrs. Alex. Pujo and Vincent
Boagni, of St. Landry, visited our
town this week. They were well
pleased with their visit.
Doc Gill has been out in the Pine
woods [ooking after bis log inter
ests. He says he did not see or
smell a mid goat while gone.
Dr. J. C. Munday and F. A. Gal
laugher, Esq., left for New Orleans
yesterday morning. They are on
business and will not stay long.
Jerry Dickson, with F. F. Han
sell, stationer, New Orleans, was
around this week supplying his nu
merous customers here with what
they need in bis line.
Capt. Flood, C. E., in the Gov
ernment employ, arrived in town
last Monday and left for the Pass,
where he goes to examine the con
dition of the canal soon to be
dredged out.
We had the pleasure of a call,
last Tuesday, from our old friend
J. Massie Martin, of St. Landry,
who is visiting our little city. He
is well pleased with Lake Charles
and its surroundings.
F. A. Gallaugber, Esq., Geo. II.
Wells, Esq-, aud A. R. Mitchell,
Esq., of the Lake Charles Bar, who
have been attending the District
Court at Cameron, returned last
Wednesday evening.
L. Calm, from Keiffer Bros, shoe
dealers. New Orleans, was in town
this week. The weather is too
warm to wear new shoes now. One
wants all the openings possible to
shoes and everything else now.
Capt. Alexander, C. E., returned
last Saturday from the Pass, where
he had g«ne to take soundings for
the purpose of bidding for the
dredging of the canal through the
inner bar, at the foot of Grand
Lake.
E. Kaiser, Esq., of New Orleans,
was out this week overhauling the
branch of his house in this town.
He expressed himself very much
pleased with the town and with
the business done by the branch
here.
Charley Stith was here again this
week. He says he overslept him
feli; and the train brought him
through. Too thin, Charley, you
may play possum some times; but
you are too old a coon to be caught
napping.
G. A. Fournet, Esq., J. B. Four
net, Capt. E. H. Nichols and Mr.
John Sweeney, of our town, re
turned from a trip to Calcasieu
Pass last Saturday, and speak en
thusiastically of the fine time they
had down there. ___
[Comm unicated. ]
On Saturday, the 9th iust., a
stranger was seen traversing the
streets of our little city. He was !
streets ot our little city. H e was j
neatly dressed, every thing new,
ami fiffb.« «mnirlv. lie greeted
and "'fitting snugly. " He greeted
each and every one he met with a
pleasant smile and polite bow,
wishing all a very good morning.
The question very naturally arose:
who is it t Upon examining the
register it was found that his name
was the Lake Charles Commer
cial, at once a vote of welcome was
passed by a united community.
Again on the 16th inst., he made
his appearance on the streets, still
more gaudily dressed, saluting his
former acquaintances, as on ids
first visit.
On the 23rd inst., be visited the
people as formerly, with the an
nouncement that lie had come to
stay. Longlife and prosperity to
the plucky publisher is the united
acclaim of the citizens of Lake
Charles. Hebdomad al.
Bagdad Siftings.
The Commfucial is read with a great
deal of interest hero
Several ladies and gentlemen, from
vour citv, passed through here en route
ier the Sulphur Springs, Wednesday.
Platz & Moss' saw and planer mills are
steady driving ahead, and have enough
logs now, available, to run them until
Nov. 1st.
Our triend John L. Lyons, a prominent
Beckwith Creek timber man, informs us
that there is a sufficient quantity oflogs
now in Beckwith to run the mills for
ninety days, "when it comes out."
The mercantile firms of Lewis Cooper,
and Platz & Moss are shipping large con
signments of general merchandise and
groceries, by nearly every tug boat, to
the timber districts on West Fork, and
from the amount of merchandise going
out it indicates a wholesale "" well us
I retail business. E. & O. E.
!
West Lake Charles Jottings.
Perkins & Miller's planer is run
ning night and day.
Logs are beginningto coine down
the nver, and the usual extensive
business will soon be resumed.
The sehr. Livonia Perkins is on
Clooney's ways, and will not be on
duty again until she has received
a thorough overhauling.
Perkins & Miller's mill, now un
dergoing repairs, will be ready to
resume sawing by the 15th of An
Then look out for lumber!
gust, men iook oui ior lumuen
6 ■ . . , , ,
Mr. Johnnie Gray, who lias been
ip to Calcasieu
on a pleasure trip
Pass, returned Wednesday. He
reports the weather just splendid,
and " 'skeeters" awful.
A pulley broke in Stanton's mill
Thursday morning, and caused
considerable damage. The sawyer,
Mr. Joe Stanton, received a severe
cut in the side, besides sustaining
several other ugly bruises.
A tie camp has been established
about fifty miles up the river for
the purpose of getting ties to build
the new railroad through the pin«
woods. Mr. A. J. Perkins is the
principal instigator of the plan of
construction.
Mr. C. M. Richard returned Tues
day night from a trip to Opelousas,
wliere he had been in quest of la
borers for Perkins & Miller. He
brought twelve or fifteen, aud re
ports any number of them ready
to start at a moments' notice.
The Mexican Central Railway
barges, loaded with lumber bought
of A. J. Perkins, and bound for
Tampico, were safely towed to the
Pass by tug Alert, where they will
be taken in charge by the Mexican
tug Tula, and taken to tlieir des
tination.
We hear that the tug Nettie will
soon be on duty again. She lias
been sadly missed by our citizens,
and her return will be greeted with
pleasure. Her whole-souled mas
ter, Capt. Ned, has made occasional
trips with his sail-boat during the
interval.
Mac Mud.
[Communicated.]
Family Government.
There is no one business _
transaction in life that, is as loosely
conducted as family government.
In this loose age of the world al
most everything is conducted in a
loose, careless manner, hence it is
not much wonder that the reins of
family government are allowed to
used nt all. Tire consequences of
this course are becoming alarming.
Why is it, that there are so many
young men in prison Î Some will
'say it is in a great measure attrib
utable to the great increase of
population, the vast number com
ing from foreign countries, etc.
This is in part true; but it does not
fully answer the question. There
is one great leading cause : the
want of home restraint.
The time now is; that the child
is the master of the parents, and
he rules with an iron hand. They
j a ii 0W ed to grow up to manhood
rpatrniiit doing iust as
vvlthou .V lestmut, aoing juhl as
",.....------ :
they like, and when they reach
mature years they attempt to do as
they please, and in so doing they
violate the law, wound, or, per
haps, take the life of their fellow
man, and finally land in prison.
Look around you, think but for a
moment, and how many can you
call to mind who arc now in prison,
that were, from childhood, allowed
to have tlieir own way.
In this loose, age no father takes
his wayward son and talks kindly
to him, pointing out the dangers
attending his waywardness, and in
a fatherly way directing into the
right way. If parents would do
this, hundreds, yes thousands,
would be saved from a felon's cell,
aud a life of shame and dishonor
to themselves and tiieir relatives.
But this is not done, and the pa
rents are to blame for the criminal
life led by the son. This is sad,
but, alas, it is too true.
Hebdomadal.
The election upon the question
of incorporating the city of Beau
mont took place on Tuesday at the
courthouse. Only 224 votes polled,
of wliieb 115 were "Corporation."
107 "No Corporation," and 2 blank,
thus giving a majority of eight for
the incorporation of the town.—
[Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.
Work on the Brooklyn bridge
has been suspended for want of
steel. The first instance of such a
lack in a New York enterprise.—
[N. O. City Item.
A Vermout clergyman is report
ed as closing a sermon recently
in this eloquent strain: 'After
crossing the mystic river we shall
go on from the man to the angel,
from the angel to the archangel,
from the archangel to the celes
tial, from the celestial to the di
vine, and then, gathering the stars
in clusters about our heads, dream
out our endless dream of eter
nity!"—[Portland Argus.]
Marino New*.
Sehrs. Quintana, Ripple, Leman No. 3,
\ j parking, Annie Hansen with 75
bbls. freight to Lock, Perking A Co.
.... ..mgnt...________,. _...... . . ....
Steam Tub Alert, with ten booms logs
for Platz & »loss, July-25, 1881, out of
main river.
Sehr. Jessie arrived Thursday with
about 00 bbls. assorted merchandise, on
freigh t.
DEPARTURES.
From Lock & Co.'s Mill—
Sehr. Quintana, 32,000 ft. lumber to
owner.
Sehr. Ripple, 18,050 ft. lumber to A. J.
Perkins & Co., Galveston.
Sehr. Leman No. 3, 51,994 ft. lumber to
same.
Sehr. Annie Hansen, with 38,087 ft.
lumber t <mk. J. Perkins & Co., Galveston.
Sehr. A. J. Perkins with 57,093 ft. lum
ber to same.
From Platz & Moss' Mill—
Sehr. Gumock, with 41,000 ft. pine lum
ber for E. 14. Sidbury, Corpus Christi,
Texas, sailed July 24,' 1881.
Calcasieu Lumber Market.
lstelass pine flooring, drs'd, 54 M.; $18.(X)
" " " ceiling, " " 13.00
" " " rough, " 14.00
2d " " " " 10.00
Log round, " 11.00
1st el ass cypress, rough, " 20.00
" " " dressed, nominal.
Pine logs, per thousand feet, 7.00
Cypress shingles, heart, per 1000, 3.50
" " sap, " 2.50
Arrivals aud Departures of Mails.
POST OFFICE, I,AKE CHARLES, LA.
New Orleans, New Iberia, and all
points East and North, arrive daily at
11:5 p. in., and leave dailv at 3:30 a. m.
Galveston, Grunge ami the West, ar
rive daily at 3:5 a. m., and leave daily at
11:5 p. m.
Leesville, Sugar Town, Dry Creek, ar
rive Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m.,
leave Mondays and Thursdays at (fa. m.
Cameron, Rose Bluff, Johnson's Bayou,
arrive Wednesdays und Saturdays at 7
p. in., leave Mondays and Thursdays at
0 a. m.
Hiekory Flat, arrive Tuesdays at 7 p.
lit., leave"Mondays at (i a. m.
W. II. HASKELL, P. M.
K. K. It.
,
usumivo xTu-vm
RLGULAR MEL1ING NEXI
TUEHMAY NIGHT, AT
FRIOKK'S HALL,
I |{ us j ne8tl 0 f importance. "®a
Meat and Vegetable
Market.
D AVID REIMS, respectfully informs
the people of Lake Charles and vi
cinity that lie lias iust opened a new
market house, near the Lake shore, and
proposes to keep on hand a full supply
of fresh beef, fat mutton and pork, salis
sages, pickled beef, vegetables, and such
game and other delicaules as can be pro
cured. [jlyaotf.
NEW BUTCHERY.
I j \ 1 1 K undersigned respectfully inform
1 their mends and the public gener
,it till
ally that they « ill, ou and after Monday,
August 1,1881, keep at their new market
, » H «t-reet. opposite the resi
house, oil Rva'n Htreel, opposite I lie resi
,i,. n ce of C. Schindler, elioiee fresh beef
of
a
and mutton always on bund. They so
licit a share of the public patronage.
They will retail average beef meat at
7 eenta per pound.
AUGUSTUS LYONS,
J. J. LYONS.
July 3 0, 1881 _______
Notlee ofTilMeiiu.
Fourteenth Jmlii jul IhietHet Court, Pm ink
uf Calr.auieu.
Vacant Estate of John Knioiit, del'd.
W HEREAS, Tliad. Muyo, Glerk of
Court und ex-officio Administra
tor of tlie above estate, lias filed a final
tableau of said estate, accompanied by
liis petition praying for the homologa
tion of the same;
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given
to all persons interested to make oppo
sition to said tableau, in writing, at my
office in the town of Lake Charles, within
the time required by law, why suid ta
ideuu should not he homologated and
confirmed. THAU. MAYO, Clerk.
July 39. UHL _ ...
IVotieo oTAdinliiistriitieu.
Stale of Louieiima, Pnriili if Culcwrieu,—
Fourteenth Judicial JJiilrict Court.
Successions of J. V. Romero and his wife,
Reset la Bourque, both deceased.
W HEREAS J. Lucien Romero, of the
parish of Calcasieu, lias applied
by his petition to he appointed Adminis
trator of the successions of J. V. Romero
and his wife, Resells Bourque, both de
ceased, late of said parish.
Now, therefore, liny person intending
to make opposition to said appointment,
will tile the same in writing in my office,
in the town of Lake Charles, within ten
days from the date of the first publica
tion of this notice.
THAD. MAYO, Clerk.
July 30, 1880.

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