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>L. 1. LAKE CHARLES, CALCASIEU PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMRER B, 1881. NO. 9. IE CHARLES COMMERCIAL Jfl't'HUBKET) EVKKY BATTKUAY, BY McCOKMKli. FRICK OF SUBSCRIPTION : wo Dollars a Year. prctl at the Post Office, Lake Charles La., as second class matter. LAKE CÖ AILLES, LÀ IRBAT, SEPTEMBER 5, 1881 Igelits lor the Commercial. H. Poe............. i ...... I Bagdad. Hunison..,,. IV est Lake Charles. Rlavo..................... .Opelousas. Subscribers who fail to re re their paper, will please lioti is of the fact. Ron't fail to attend the "Lawn 'tty," next Tuesday evening, of fun. Bad the new advertisement of ândler & Valverde, contractors, -builders, etc., in another eol of this issue. the law card of F. A. Grai nier, Esq. Mr. GaTlangher is well known as a lawyer to need recommendation from us. Down Lots for Sale. er column will be seen the ad tisement of several town Jots ; sale. This is a fair opportunity lew settlers. j Lessrs. Rosteet and Four net rf for sale, on liberal and easy is, the old Mark Lee place, town. See advertisement in teller column. lie Ladies' Aid Association, as 1, have started nomefMng new he enjoyment of the good peo of our tovvy. We feel sure 'Lawn Party" will be liber-i [ patronized. I e have received Yol.-J., Iso. 2, lie Texas Printer," published Eouston, Texas, by Mr. Win. M. librege. It is neatly printed mutants item» of interest to i waft'generally. it ax Railroad Accident.— , Wednesday morning the east [ bound freight train on the La. ailroad ran over a cow, about Bnteen miles east of Lake rles, ditched several ears, kill the fireman and wounding the inner. No others hurt. hanks to Mrs. Win. Meyer for ascription to the Commercial» I to Messrs. Jas. 1'. Kent, W. ,'katley, C. Schiudler, R. J. inn, James Blair, J. B. Goodhue, yid Morgan, Jos. Goodman, and I. Perkins and A. J. Kearney, for two subscriptions. j Iw'eek. The large building was with people from 7 p. in. to i., every night, from Monday rursday, and all seemed to en [ themselves to their heart's nut- We congratulate Father .. . , ,, , „ ,, e lan; for the benefit of the j ohc Church was a grand and j netc success. O wing to the j nee of Father Kellj, w ho was i d away immediately after the I we are unable to give full '■ ioulars of the financial result, j . , , ..feet and his congregation on success. ! —--- v i • ------ ' ipooial telegram from Opelou- : the N. O. Democrat, says j destruetive fire occurred at ero, in the parish of Lathy- j ,, ... on the Morgan railroad, ou ! 'ay evening, the 20tli nil. The I .«die church, the residence of 1 »riest and all adjacent build .. . * . .. r weie entile^ consumed, allais as to the origin of the Tlte same dispatch says that j t Sunday evening, a sou of i h C\ DeviJliers, living on Bay- j «•lie,, about tiv.e miles fr om , loungs, was thrown by au an Iken bom and instantly' killed. I'. of is District Court met last Monday, Hon. S. D. Bead presiding. The Grand Jury was impaneled with Hon. G. W. Richardson as Fore man. They immediately went work and, as will be seen by their special report published in another column, they found ten true bills, ignored eight cases, and referred several cases to the District At torney for future action. They finished their labors and adj ourned Thursday evening. On Thursday Judge Read order ed the J ury Commissioners to draw thirty jurors, to serve for the sec ond week of this term of court. Three civil cases have been dis posed of. In the case of the State vs. Ed mund Sam, for selling liquor, with out license, on motion of A. R. Mitchell, Esq., the bill of informa tion was quashed. State vs. Guy Thomas, shooting and wounding, with intent to kill, tided by jury and found gnilty, with a recommendation to the mercy the Court. Motion in arrest of judgment, filed by his counsel, Geo. H. Wells, Esq. Two parlies brought up for nd ner offences pleaded guilty; one for assault and battery, was fined $2.50 and costs, and the other for carrying concealed weapons, was fined $20, and costs. Last Tuesday, in the piue woods, about twenty miles above Lake Charles, W. H. Thompson, of West Lake Charles, was struck over the head by a colored man named All good. Thompson remained un conscious for au hour. Dr. A. II. Moss, of our town, was called, and he says that the skull is not frac tured, and that Thompson will probably recover. Allgood came !iu and offered to surrender him self to the sheriff, saying that he I acted in self-defence. N o charge has yet been made against hiui. Come to the Lawn Party on Laws Party.—Seme thing Sew. . i Tuesday evening, September, Oth, to be held on the green near the Masonic Hall, under the auspices of L. A. A. Charades, Tableaux, Croquet, etc,., free to all. Refresh ments at reasonable rates. A piomiueut feature of the evening will be the voting of many articles (both handsome and useful) to the prettiest Miss, ugliest Man, and j most popular folks generally. A horse to be given to the most pop ular little Gent. Come and have your future un raveled, bring all your friends and have an enjoyubie time at little ex pence. The B. K. R. Cornet Band will furnish music for the occasion. The Beaumont (Texas) Enter j iu epealduj , 0 , t he new Cath j oJic Ctwct oftlmt towll . aavs . j ^ dimei)skm8 54x28 feet, i spire will be, when completed, I «.I feet iu height, covered with '■ round-headed shingles of uniform j «»»' .» u . d surmounted by a cross six in height. J ne design of t ue eastern end is very tasteful, and the effect uu tii.e eye is .altogether pleas ing; every detail being in propor tion and harmony. In fact, from an architectural point of view, the building is perfect ; it looks like a church a) 1 over. The inside is not nearly completed and will not be ter some time to come, though ev. cry effort will be made by the ever working priest, Father Quinon, to perfect all the requisite require ments. Those of our citizens who Vl ^ fthandsome bmidings, should certainly inspect the ht. Jjülés Church." -----—■ » — « ----- Fi's nk Walworth, the young man kl) ^ 1 1,U ** 4â **J «^«ellor v\ alworth, some year# ago,iu ÎSew York, and served a short term iu the peniteutiary iu consequence, is oue of the most popular young of Saratoga Springs and is to marry a ric h ke^ss . The eggs sold in Cincinnati will this year reach tho figure of 5JEW, 000 .or W.OW.OUO eggs. to 1 R. of of PERSONAL. A. J. Perkins left again for Gal veston, Thursday night. C. T. Perkins and wife, from Ver inilion ville, are in town, visiting relatives. Judge John D. Stark, from Or ange, Texas, is in attendance on our District Court. D. J. Reid, our efficient Asses sor and Registrar, returned last Wednesday, from Galveston. Mrs. M. A. Duffy and two little daughters, from New Orleans, ar rived here last Sunday night. We bad the pleasure of meeting J. B, Suttles, Esq., from Cameron, who is attending our District Court. Alderman B. H. Harmon return ed, from a flying trip to St. Lan dry, last Monday, where he had gone after his family. C. Miller, representing Simon & Kolm, of New Orleans, and Ohas. Stith, representing Marx & Kemp ner, of Galveston, aie in town. Laurent Dupre, Esq., of Opelou sas, honored us with a call last Monday. Mr. Dupre is one of the visiting attorneys at the present term of our District Court. Rev. Hobt. J. Harp, editor of the New Orleans Independent, held service and preached at the M. E. Church, iir our town last Sunday morning, and again at night. We note in town this week, Messrs. C. Iliram Andrus and D. D. Andrus, from Meriuentau, Si meon Vincent and Hon. Win. Vin cent, from Rose Bluff, and Demcy lies, from Sugar Town. Rev. V. Quinon, the able Catho lic priest of Beaumont, Texas, hou ored our sanctum with a visit last j Tuesday. He informed us that he j celebrated High Mass, in his new i church building, last Sunday, at ! Beaumont, for the first time. Ha ving tried to give a descrip- ; - ---- ■ [Communicated.] Gan Calcasieu he Made an Agricul tural Parish I No. tiou of the parish of Calcasieu, its area, the fertility of soil, its prairie and timber, I will in conclusion speak of its hidden wealth arid al so of the health of the parish. Some fifteen miles west of Lake Charles; near the La. W. R. R. is located the Sulphur Mines which sa j d to be j uex haustible, and j will prove a source of untold ! wealth to the owners. A company beeii folmed to work «" mines, and there is no doubt will be in full operation before long. These mines will ha ve to furnish all the sulphur for future use, there be ing but one other mine known to the world, an dit is almost exhaust ed; so this mine will be the main de- ,, peudence for sulphur, consequent-, Iv it is as good or perhaps a better investment than the Silver Mines i of Colorado. Iu working these I mines a great many persons w ill be euiploied, opening a market for ; all kinds of vegetables and cerials ; that can be raised in abundance j near bv. I A few w'ords about the towns in the parish and I am done, iatke ; Charles, the parish seat, is situated j ou the east shore of the lake oil high rolling ground, and it is a place of business, as a lumber I mart and shipping point, doing a kea vv business in lumber, goods, and groceries. The town has a beau- ■ tdful location and is improving fast. There are five churches, and j on the first of September tjK oe ' will be four schools open with the ; prospects of a fifth soon after, j West Lake Charles, on the west \ bank oftke lake, is a thriving place, j and a great shipping point for luia- } ber. Baudad. Goosuoit, fuirai her. Bagdad, Goosport, f ugar tow u aud Edgeriy, are small but lively towns: then there is Welsh's station, on the railroad, is grow ing very test. Hoping that what I ha ve written may meet the eye of some who are looking for locations, and induce them to come aud see for them selves, and ascertain that what Iras been said is true. H kjbdomadal. The minister became eloqueut upon the subject of souls that are saved. Turning Ä a Sunday school class he said : " What kind of boys go to heaven f" "Dead oues!" screamed tire little fellow at the foot of the class. • —----- 0 -v—--- When a New Orleans man wants ; iris picture iu a heroic attitude, the artist paiuts him in the act of re fusiug to drink.—Boston Trans dipt. [Communicated.] Jennings, Calcasieu Parish, La., ) August, 30, 1881. j Affairs in this, the Southeast corner of the parish are about as usual. We seldom have an occur rence of any kind, to even create a mild sensation; and just now the state of the weather is such, that very unusual event, would produce only a mere ripple of excitement. The corn crops have done about all that can be expected of them. Peas and sweet potatoes will con tinue to make until checked by frost. Those who planted rice early are now harvesting and the Indications are that the yield will be satisfactory. The late rice, where a supply of water has been kept, looks fine, and will, it is claimed, produce twelve to eigh teen barrels per acre. The impie ments used in harvesting and threshing are about the style of those in use several thousand years ago. But ere many years instead of patches of a few acres, we will have large rice farms, and modern machinery for harvesting the grain raised thereon. The general health is good in this immediate neighborhood; a fact no one who knows any thing of tho character of this parish, will be surprised to hear. Frank. The Electoral <biumissiou. The Seeret History Likely to be Sooner or Later Divulged. [Utica (X. Y.) Herald.] It is current belief that the Elec toral Commission, by whose final vote the Presidency was stolen from the people, has a secret his j tory. There exists ample ground j for the belief that at one time the i Republican justices in the body ! had decided to throw out the vote of Florida entirely, and that one of them (Bradley) reached the deter luination to vote to give it to Til den and Hendricks. It has been generally understood that Bradley assured Justice Clifford of his in tention to do this. Our readers, ; or K0IJi ® of them, may remember that, after the arguments, and be fore any votes had been taken, ru mors appeared in Washington cor respondence to the effect that Bradley had confessed to Clifford the justice of the Democratic posi lion, and stated that he would vote to declare Tilden elected. The re port, went so far as to assert that Bradley had written out his opin ion. and w ould present it when he voted with the Democrats. As soon as these stories leaked out tiie eminent Republicans who were engineering the steal visited Bradley en masse. The result of iheir persuasion we know. Brad ley tore up his old opinion and wrote another, in which he sprung ,, . ,. . . .. .. . „ - blft betone ■ aliunde upon the j"tekc. As w e have said, all of this i bas been a part of understood 1ns I years, but it has never J'®* 1 w eight of authori ; tetive statement. At last we are ; l»ro«»«ed proofs which, although j posthumous, w ill geneially be ac I cejited as jmsitive. (,0 'j j nttenden, of Missouri, ; *' at Justice Clifford told him j several years ago that he had pre l^red a complete and detailed his the proceedings of the elec I te"* 4 eoniuiwtiou, and that it would be l»nbiished after his death, nn J.** 8 his wife decided otherwise, ■ J ustice furtaerinore hinted that wkeu "i" history was publisn j «*}> developments would be made a startling nature and damaging reputations now good, krorn another source come» the ^r statement that the volume "dJ.iery soon be gi'eu to the } ,ubb f» aild that ^ Bradley s duphci ty will not onlybe proved, but ac counted for. We await the ap pearance of tire history with inter éditer told tire bad Milwauke man that what he took for "Time was Timothy, 1st chapter, fifteenth verse, tire bold man seemed crush ed, and asked the crowd to go down to Todd's and take some thing. O, we have wicked men even here in Milwauke.— [Reek's Bun, est. The people cannot know too much of the inner history of the fraud. _^ The Janes villi Recorder lias got it on a Milwauke traveling man. The man was telling about going into the grand stand of a church at Fond du Jam;, and seeing a time board hung out over the judges' stand which read, "Christ came into the world to save sinners:— Tin». 1:15," and said he didn't be lieve any such time as 1:15 had ever been made. When the good ) j as the a by is of to Mest Remarkable Eyes. Miraculous Recovery of Sight—One Eye a Telescope, the Other a Microscope. [New York Times.] Last Winter a gentleman living near Litchfield took his daughter, 16 years of age, on a sleigh ride. The day was cold, but very sunny. On their return the gill complain ed of her eyes. The trouble grew worse, and finally the girl was kept in a dark room and there re mained with no ray of light until a few days ago, when she experi enced a peculiar sensation which she described as follows: "It seemed as if my eyes were running out, or part of them. Put ting my hand to my eyes I could feel something coming out over my lower eyelids which I took hold of and pulled out. It ga ve me some pain to do so, but almost immediately my eyes felt better. Instead of a sinarling sensation when I winked they felt cool and natural and it was a pleasure to wink them. Then caniellife thought, 'why my eyes are better, and I be lieve 1 could bear the light,' which thought was ho impressed upon my mindthat I was determined to try, Hesitatingly I opened the door, when to my great joy I found that I was able to bear the light as well as I ever could. The feeling that, came over me at the moment that I found out that I could once more leave the dark, dismal room aud see the glorious sunlight again was so overpower ing that I gave one scream for joy and fainted away." Now comes the strangest part of the story. Six months ago the girl's eyes were straight and nat ural; now she is cross-eyed, but she pays no attention to that. She sees things just the same as she always did, but let her close lier right eye, and she can see a dis tance of eight or ten miles, and dis tinguish things as an ordinary per son only 60 rods away. She is able to look clear to the lake, a distance of three and a-lialf miles, and iden tify any one describing their dress even. The distant hills are brought close to her, and she can see the farmers getting in their hay, even counting the number of heaps which, in au air line, are seven miles from her. To test her, a field glass was used, and her sight would far outreach any object that could be seen with the glass. If she closes her left eye and looks out of the right, then she cannot see anything except close to her, but that eye is a perfect microscope. Bhe is able to distinguish things that the natural eye cannot see. The point of a needle looks as blunt as a crowbar, and it is wonderful to hear her describe the beautiful colors of flies and other insects. To her the hairs of a person's head look as large as darning needles, andin the flnest piece of linen she counts the threads as easily as anyone can count bean-poles. The moment she opens both eyes they assume the cross-eyed expression or shape, aud then she sees again as any other person. It Is the in tention of the lather to take bei te New York at no distant day and to let some of the celebrated phy sicians see this wonderful phe nomenon. The girl lier self is a very bright, pretty girl, but very timid. Ih Tai« Hoi —An old Keutuck ian says : "In all my life I have never seen two genuine negro wo men kiss, and I have often heard my father remark the same thing. He was over 60 years old, and fre quently told us it was a tradition through all his family that the ne gro women never kissed. A friend of mine, who lias been a great traveler, has visited Africa and Hayti, has remarked to me the strange fact that negro women never kiss." Why is it so V Subscribe to the Lake Charles Commercial. SKCKN DORF —At the residence of her parents iu the town of Lake Cliarlea, on Monday. August 20, 1881, at 12 o'clock P. M-, after a long and painful illuosn. Bkktha Theuksk, daughter of August Kecendorf and Paulina P. Hendrickson, aged 1 year, 10 months and 23 durs The team of morn was on the stream, Hut sullen clouds the day deform ; Thou wert, ioffend, tiiai morning team, And, death, nias, that sullen storm. 'Thou wort not formed for livftig hero, For thou wert kindred with the sky ; Yet, yet we held thee »11 so dear, We thought thou wort not formed to die." 8WEEK V—iu tins town, «ai Thursdsy. September J, 1881, John Sweeny, eldest , won of Bernard Sweeny and Man Dillon, | d about 12 years. a NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A. OALLAUGHER, Attendît . LrtWj will practice in this ana ad joining parishes, and before the Supreme! Court, at Opelousas. Sep., 3, 1881 ,-ly. SCHINDLER & VALVERDE, SHIP BUILDING _ Afin REPAIRING, Contractors, «fcc. On South Bunk of Liikc Charles. Sept. 3, 1881. DESIRABLE FARM FOR SALE. T'HE ok) Mark tee plate, abont two J miles from Luke Charles, containing 120 acres, partly Bleared arid fenced, and partly timbered land, with house and out-houses, and ground cistern, ready for use. Terms liberal i\nd easy. Apply 1° sept, 3, 'Si, M. J. R08TEÈT, or U, A, FOURNET, Lake Charles, La, , | FOR HALE. F IVE Town Lots, in Lake Charles, three squares from the Lake, advan tageously situated. Also, about six acres of land, south of Railroad line, about 700 yards from the Railroad depot, east of Calcasieu river. To be sold in lots to suit purchasers. Xa- Very literal terms will be givert to any party purchasing With intention to build. Apply to GABRIEL A. FOURNÉT, sept. 3,1881. Lake Charles, La, N OTICE—Land < »dice at New Orleans, La., August 31, 188), notice is jtere by given that the following named set tler has died notice of bis intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Judge or Clerk ot Court, at Lake Charles, La., on the 8th of October. 1881, viz: Desire Cole, Homestead No. 4541, for the W } of N W [ and N W 4 of S W j of section 14, and H K J of N E 1 of se<v lion 15, township 8 south range 7 west, Louisiana Meridian. He names the fob lowing witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said laud, viz: F. P. Pierce, Hiram Cole, 8. H. Platin und L. Corkran, of CalcasieU Pai i «b, Y, a. GEO. 1ÎALDEY, Register. Kept. 3,188l.-5t. N OTICE—Land Office at Now Orleans, La., August 31,1881, Police is hereby given that the following named sottleV jins filed notice of his Intention to make final proof in support of liis claim, and that said proof will be made before the J edge or Clerk of Court, at Lake Charles, La., on the 8th of October, 1881, viz : Pierre McLean, Homestead No. 442(1, for S I of 8 W A of section 24, and N E 4 of N tv 4 of section 23, township 10 south range 3 west, Louisiana Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous resilience upon, und cul tivation of, said land, viz: Joseph Tra liun, Eugene Guidry, D. D.. Andrus and A. Gauthier, of Calcasieu Parish, La. GEO. BALDEY, Register. Hep). 3, 1881,-öt. Buccewsion Bale. Fourteenth. Judicial Dieh irl Court, Calca sieu Parish, La, Kucckwwion of Joski-h UoemiKoiM, Dkc'ii. B Y virtue of an order, dated August 24!li, 1881, from tho Hon. I4tli Judi cial District Court, ill and for the parish of Calcasieu, La., w ill be sold by Al. Oc luviu Hebert, administratrix of said sm - cession, at the lust nisideneo of Joseph Bourgeois, deceased, in this parish, on Thursday, October (I, 1881, all the following described property, be longing to said succession, lo-wit : 1. A certain piece or parcel of land, containing -fl and 14|J00 acres, sm-l described as being the north-east quar ter of south-eust quarter of section No. 211, in township No. 10, so nth of range No. 3 West, us per patent No. 1348. 2. Another tract of land, con taining 131 ami 2ÖIIOO acres, described us being the west half of north-east quar ter and south-east iniarter of north-west quarter of section No. 27, in township No. 10, south of range No. 5 west, as per patent No. 1782. 3. Eleven head of gentle cattle, one gentle horsp, one wagon, one gen tin mare, seventeen head of sheep, nine bead of bogs, fencing, household' and kitchen lurnitare, Ac., Ac. Tkkms asp Conditions. —Ten per cent, of the price of each adjudication, cash, on the day of sale, and for I feu balance, at one, two and three yeur*^ credit, from the day of sale) purchaser« to execute their promissory notes for the credit, por tion of their purchases, riayajile to the order <»f the adminislraffix, 1 with good and solvent security, to her satisfaction, in tiiree equal minimi instalments, tear ing eight per cent. per minimi interest from maturity until paid, and the real property to remain specially mortgaged, with yemior's privilege, in favor of suhl succession, until full und final satisfac tion of the notes given for the pnrehuso tiiereof. Clerk'» Office, Lake diaries, La., Keji teiwter, 3, 1881. Til AD. MAYO, Clerk. St. Lout* Typo Foundry, 115 & 117 Wne Rt„ IIKAI.KUS IN printing and writing papers, CARRS AND CARD BOARD, TAGS, ENVELOPES, Printing Inks, Bronzes, Ac. Programme Carffs, Wedding Envelopes, Wedding Papers, Ac. July«. |88|.