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FlTBI.ISIlKli KVEEY SATiniD.VY, BY JOHN MdCOKMJCK. PKHÎli OF gUBSCBTPnON: Two IDollars a. Il or..r. ADVERTISING RATEN : or ; I ; ! TrunNeat mlvertisements ;?1 p.-r inch. •^ÄVthalwMdler to Willi then, mitil ali :u aid. hens neglect or .Tefiw to Newspaper Laws and Eistnlit tious. 1. Snliwriliors who do no! gixtiexnmss untie- to the contrary an. considered wisliiii" to continue their .ulis.-ription 2. If•olbsrrtlK-r-i rmlcr ti uaucc of their tuny continu» manures are pa d. If subscribers r.ejilect or refus» take their periodica!-- from the office which ttiey are ilirectol, they am held responsible until they iiav»- «ett teil their lulls and oniemd them discoiitinueil. 4. If subscribers move to another piste» without informing the puiiii.-hers, and tin* papers arc sent to tin- former amr tioii, they an- in-lit msismsildc. ô. Tin-Court- have drciibVi that "re fusing to take the perhnlicals from tin office, nr renn I Y my ami leaving them un called for, is prima facie evidence of in tentional fraud." (i. Any person who receive a news paper and makes use of it. whether In* Inas onlemd it or not, i« held in law to he a suhscTÜKO . 7. If »ubseribers pay in advance, they ne» limmd to jrive iwtiee to tile jiiil lisiier at tlmeiid of tiu ir time, if they »1» wish to continue taking it ; otherwise the oubli »her. is anthorixeil to eoutinue «ending it on, anil the siibseribers will Im» res|H*nsible until an express not ns-, with jiavnient of all arrears, is sent to the publisher. Entered at the I'ost (Miu-e, Lake< 'liai les La., as sccon» i ei.issniatter. sHTRiLU. i^^infFlTTTwsL Agents tor the Commercial. .lue. II. .l'un................... Uiigd.nl. j. IV. Harrison.....West Lake Charles. ( . Jlayo ....................Opelousas. PERSONAL. A. J. Perkins returned from <iul vest-ou, Sunday niorning. Our young friend Albert Kell was over from Orange, this week. Mr. N. J. Wooster, from ('entre ville. parish of St. Mary,is visiting our town and parish. ___ not ! Thad. Mayo. Esq., our efficient ami popular Clerk of Court, wen? to Houston yesterday. Capt. G. Hall, let. last night for Galveston, to lay in supplies fai llis hotel and bar-room. G. A. Fournct. Esq., went to St. Martinsville. Sunday movuing. on a short visit to his latuily. Rev. Father Kelly went to New Orleans, Mondai morning, on busi ness connected with his new church. Hou. A.J. Kearney left for home Thursday morning, in take a little rest after his two weeks' labor in court. G. M. Gossett, Esq., has broken up house-keeiiiug in town, prepar atory to moving to the scene of the log tramway, about being built bv H. G. Gill, Èsq. W. C.Ohurehill. Esq., represent ing tiie house of Fairbrill À Roy, geueral agente for the Diabold »Satt- »S; Lock Oo., was here this week. Mr. Churchill has sold sev eral safes iu town. J. G. Gray, Esq., having sold his store building to Jtessrs. Kualiiiau A Bloch, lias purehoaeii the Alert ] V. -t lAstav 'btuwn a* tho t* » No. 3, better known as tut I». R., Alert. We wish him success iu j tbe hew departure. Mrs. Mary Hawkins, widow of 'the late J. A. F. Hawkins, who re moved to Texas after the death of Professor Photograph opposite Professor dorsed BJH andxia. anil we hope he will meet with that encoiirugeiueui his eu terprise deserves. Oar enterprising friends, Kauf man »& Bloch, have bought the Gray property, occupied hy them »s a «tore ever since their advent among u«. We congre iniati- them upon this purchase, which is evi-j* deuce of their snceoss, among ns. as business men. aud of'their -de tenoiiMilion taptmx --------—_—— A Sexton and Ids enemy Itfld »| fight tn a churehyurtl at Millsomo. J>el., and the eextou « r as thrown into a freshly t1n.tr grave- Than .tbe «fluff nudertotik t o bury him alive, mid had almost completed the job when help came. West Lake Charles .lotiinjrs. Tin' sndflen change in the wcath or has not'proven to be very eon ditcive to the health of our little eoinniunity. We attended the "ho]>"Tliii™aay evening at Fricko's Opera House and noticed that each and every one seemed to enjoy himself. Public school was inaugurated hist Monday morning, at ■« o'clock under the aus, rices of Miss Mtttt.e Burt. Thirteen names were enroll ed the first dor ami several add! affair only, and an. All who desiw tend fort ' returning for good. Mr. L M • Kowatz will not leave betöre Christinas. Success attend you. i, 0 ys. .. Messrs. "Felix and Allen T , .'"!titis, Jr., will soon give Lake Charles the "G. I»." and enter upon t-licir several duties at Soule's College. New Orleans. Both expert to fin ish their commercial educal \ AC Nrt).' IÎHPOUTAÀT TO PLAaTSRS. A Sfitflce for «he taporintion of 1 ropeati Sa rat E,;ttctrers. As a matter of general interest throughout the State,' v< publiait the following notice. Tin- commis sioner desires the press generally to give tin mattei publicity: tsT.vTi: of LnrisiA.Y.i. | Buman of Agriculture »V IinmigiMti'in. New Orleans. Sepiwnbcr 12. lits:. I Planters who are prepur furnish good quarters, suiiaide for white ihtuilies. may seeure tlirough »lie State Bureau of Immigration any number of European farm 'la borers by a guarantee of passage from New York to New Orleans. The guarantee of a responsible New Orleans house will lie accept ed by tiie Orotnwel! Line of steam ers at No. 41 Caroudelet street, and tile passage money— «20 steer age per head—can he paid ou ar rival at New Orleans. The laborer is expected to re fund this amount out of the first wages earned by him. Planters who desire to avail themselves of this arrangement should at once write out goueise contracta for one year, stating terms, conditions ami vages, as liberal at possible, and send to a lly , I to or commission merchant hi New O leans with order to guarantee pas sage money to the Cromwell Line. The contract »»ill he placed in the hands of our New York agent, who will cause n to In- signed by the laborers ordered, and each lot will In consigned separately '.» tin party ordering, and tiiey will ________ accompanied by the agent to New Orleans. Our agent will use great core in the selection of laborers from the fresh arrivals of Germans. Aus triaiis, Russians, Swedes and Nor wegiaus at Castle Garden. H» will deliver them at New Orleans or any other point on the river, south of New Orleans,»fter which Plautere should order at» once in order to receive their luliorere by ...... ^*e bureau tuseiamis iartlier sponsnunty. tbe first siiipment about October J5th. Wji. H. Haul is, Gommissioner. IvBlths by the Thuu-nn-i;.. New York. September 8.—Seve ral thousand members of -the »»unny from difieicnt parts ] 0 f jtfew Jersey and fron other .........it"'"- - . ........:........... states held their annua! reunion j yesterday at the.old homestead of Zneharioh Smitii, at Peopack, on the iburitan branch river. These Smiths arc the deeeudants pf.îiie original John Behmidt. ot Heliand, ; mg was to have a pl ftaaanf address in which many mutters o interest to the iumily will be treat ed of. ^ AH of the ehildren Bchnudt, witn the exi I Ghmtoplwi' »nil Mary „ . - . Jersey, anil ine aggregate oi D»err recognized cioeenuauts »o-iiay -Yjiuyontyuii those nn J.®*' of the original jfonuder of the ffimily that of a lamer- hxHtte of them are nnuis ! tors of the gospel, mere tout«, law yers, physicians and meehauics, jaud all of them Imveihe repetation j of being good and industrious eit . izetw. Intact, there is 110 record ; of any one of the New Jersey 'Hiuith iamily ever Itaviug beou ; convicted af «rime. The Jury System. q-,, the Commehciai, : ls it absolutely necessary thaï Hiere should l»e a Grand Jury itn jxnnolied at each session, of the District Court to inquire into ail the various grades of «rimes and misdemeanors . Is not a Grand Jury an expensive, nnneeessar'.. uncalled for appendage >" < our, of justice f , , lu answer tu the; «ho e qm s Rons. it is bn. nc..«, ... inethe duties nndacte o. sn. ! 1 try. and tlu hea,v_- c.\}»msc in MiteiMini in Court sixteen met; are se.lec •let as Grand Jurors, at a fixen per ^ I ' llld wt . have, when all is added ^ very ] ltavv bill for the pariah at eaqh session of the court, Tliô wore* feature of tile case is : ^ ^ +,, S): , 1 many persons summoned, iron; all parts ol ihe partsh, to testity be fore this Grand Jury, each mu en lor attendance and. perhaps, mileage in travelling, then to litis add officers' fees and mi l»i . - The worst feature o, the the Grand Jury hears bat one side of tic case.and upon this one-sided evidence an indictment is made, the accused is arrested and impris oned. or put t* trouble to give bonds, amt when bis ease is tried by the court, the prosecuting wit nesses are either gone from the country, or come forward and tes tify v erv'differ« nt 1 y from what tiny did before the -Grand Jury, on which the accused is avquuied. and yet then is no retires:- tortile wrong done him. The Grand Jar; is a good opportunity to wreak revenge in secret and is often ve sorted to. as witness tue numbers of eases dimissed for want ol evi duuee. The Grand Jury had plenty of evidence to do their work, but tile court had none. I nlly one-halt of tin-true hills tound iivthe Grand .jury at- either quashed, ilisutieaed en nui proxriiitifU. And wi^y is it so '■ Because witnesses swore falsely before the Grand Jury and were afraid to appear before tiie court. This, being often the ease, causes trouble and expense to many .per sons. that others may gratify pri vate spite. All this throws a heavy t«\ upon tiie parish, and there is no redress; and this will he the ease as long as Grand Juries are used. Hereafter I propose to ex amine t-lte subject of Grand and Petit Juries more fully and suggest a substitute for same. Ik G mat. I. i ! Execution of Five Murderers. [Special, to the Galveston News.] Fort Smith. An-,. Sept. 1).—V m. Brown, Geo. \Y. Padgett and Pat rick McGowan, white, and Abel and Amos Manley, Creek Indians. were imaged here at ll?:.h> o'clock this morning for murder. The ex edition was private, the gullows being erected in ai. enclosure it: the comer o' tiie old military for» and about forty persons adamted. »V gnaru w«.- set on tin wait to keep baex the people who sur rounded the place and clamorett for admission. x\t 3(! o'clock the doomed men were taken from the prison. On the way to the seafioid Brown liiiineii. Imtsoon recovered, and the march continued. Arriv ing at the scene of execution die deatii warrante were read and „,.„«-,...„,1 „.,,.1, »«-tu,,,,,.,, pm.ei oficii L. X»trauen» n pusone. umde a abort aeknowradg after TO o'clock the priaouert 1 bade giuU. lint ex pres., ing benei Win; tac-ir sms nail been tor iven one font their souls wo-ilo go siraigiiT io heaven. Sliortiy the spectators gooffiuy. aueir etsoucra oaui - , . - : '"'b.'-• T««j» arms and legs were boiiudand the cap and rope adjusted. As tie wip was placed over l*adgeii : s head be cried. "We five die on the ocatibld this morning; we'll meet again in heaven this evening." their lrienus * <!l . .. .■ mouy to its value as ifti uOiumUi: ^Journalism, ue say i, * tors be come as much a «qparate nuu»ilis tinct prmesston m nieihcinc, or a law T , or eugtneenng- or agricnl»»ire. or architecture, or miinnc-. and ev cry per i pace this 1 not alwayi : iMiv>r»jmuiCr»*UH4 »«' wojht per« un*, sud nt ti price-t hat places toe« » witliii; tin- reach of the ;poor a;; v. cil us .the rich." . ...... Mwc. Tl.,H„,rU.T.»fr™.»ISl,i l .Ul,l. serilies » ease in which the pcnalf* fnr being in had company heats the firoverliiai hick of poor Tray . in the tahle : I oÆ r e,m!S^Hw^î^ nu tier o - thirteen, surrendering with , the remnant of his eommand. to . « «ä ,,u„ W„„. " U»| vum,^ . Louis, come forward and his daily presence on presence .... ehiimre fora period covering the time of The robbery mentioned, and he was turned loose. He sab sequenfly became a book-keeper I. G. Greer & Co., with whom he renmined two vears. In 3870 he married his former school and nlavmnt-e. Miss »Susan L. James, of i llav eotint.v, Missouri, a sister of ; ,i„ well-known Frank und Jesse James. 1 Hiring the following year, Pahuor and ids wife moved to Texas and settled at Sherman. He ait ('TWiii'CÎF learned that while there ',7 rmler the constant sur veil ■lue» of detectives. Mr. Palmer »••um m (liny county, with his fam- ■ !■ in 187(1 and settled on the Big \vie-hilsi wiieve he now lives. The train l-oliiierv at Glendale, Mo., oc eurred on the 8th of September, ! s78. Palmer was arrested at his Home on the 2d of November, on u v.mrrnv.t r.vnrnable to the District bel Mlo-rnmn. whence he was ti.kei am nut in jail, charged with being eom erneflin the ahove-inen- ' til m d robberv. He sued out a nit »'A habeas corpus, and proved • fifteen citizens of Clav county ms on the day of the robbery lie in tin -field raking Imv. and on m-t duv was in Henrietta. In ,e meantime a requisition of the i over nor of Missouri, ajiproveû v Governor Robert«, had arrived, and lie was taken off to Kansas ■ 'i; \ ami thrown into prison. There in remained nine weeks. The grand jury at its meeting failed to find a bill against him. Before he bad left his prison, however, he sled bv Foiled States aut! i » lift ieV im* the eha7g" öfob BtïiKïiiLig; the nmilß, and in jail six davs longer. lie was tamed ' loose on examination before Uni ll States Commissioner on the t United Boites Attorney's state ment that tliore was no evidence against him. Returning to Texas lie found his expenses had nearly eaten up his email fortune. He was forced t«> sell iiis cattle and rely on his farm for »1 t livelihood." The .Missouri. This took place on the l_-.jp ,,f jniy of the present year, on ins iarm lor a nveiuiooa. aue crop failure of 3880-81 induced him bek work mi the extension of tin- uissonvi-Pacifie Railroad be low Fori Worth,* where he was v. o'-king at the lime of the Wins von train* robberv in Northwest un vue mm minier was nncmeu at ins work anu taken to Gleiiurni and thrown into jail. The m-xf day lie vas liberated on a writ of liuiieus coipus—proving by the contractors that lie had not* been absent a day from work in the last two months. The detectives were tmec again foiled of their prey,hut ' »ft v.-iiii threut-s of obtaining a re .. .. %I ______)>re____ „ ____ On tin Iffiil Ptdmer xvas arrested countv, huliung the estoem oi ins . , ; «nd the resneel of «11 toe......— ------ Largest Lasd-owuer on the Ulti uent. [Reno (Nev.) Wuwrtte. station. Elko eouïïi V. «une GoloüCf .....of Hal iecic's Station. Elko couiii.V, came to California iu 3844, and may be said to have mode tbe eomury pay him well for his time. He is now probably tin largest private land owner on this eoutineut. He has 4,f,Hj(i,iîffii, acres of land in one body Nevada and IBs Mexican years ago tor g2UP.m»o. »U- 7> cents an acre, it is !>n the Mexican Ceutral. Mr. Miir- phy rai. es wheat on bi« California -- *' —■**—*•*- '" r -.ghtalong. - m * m — A_»iady ^eoeutlv departed »in; ;jreai haste fr om Long Brauch ou a »Stuiirday inovUing. Bhe sp.cnaenT iu silks, l«eos and dm mouds, and made the remark t»v iu ul 1 l *r> uipp 11 iuju . juin see, there's a rush .of trade ot. Bat itrday night, and tan'« goto* up to help friUicr fond ip the store. T»,. «»yj y. Pi'uri ____ 1 tihe nnebmati Sent. 12—The follow ' .] 1W , t, eu u telegraphed a from Port Huron : ToSîS® SplS^l^ hHUipbt ^ g BU Ito ,, the the burnt district of Huron and San "TÄve seen burnt, disfigured • JS aylÄsi ai foil..« .... .r , _ : ji.... daily discovered. Already more of than 1500 families are- found to be the _____________ t some still wuinrier ' --------------- , , , utterly destitute and homeless, They are huddled in barrn-s, in 11if sehool-liouses andin then neig i bors' houses, scorched, hlindeil and helpless; lmir-crazed around the ruins oi : to their habitations vainly seeking their dead: some m speechless so agony wringing their hands am. refusing to lie comforted. More than 10.000 people, who only a week ago occupied happy, com fortable homes, are to-day house lews and homeless Biifîerere. i were hungry and almost naked, is when found, and in such numbers and so widely scattered that our best efforts and greatest resources fail to supply their immediate H wants. Without speedy aid many will perish and many will suffer and become exiles. Our people will do their utmost tor their relief, bin all oar re sources would tail to meet their necessities. Me apiieni to the charity ami generosity of the A American people to send help without delay. as E. C. Caki.ETON, Mayor of Port Huron mid Chair mau of Belief Committee. Win. Hart ruff. John P. »Sanborn, (Bias. A. Ward, Omer I).Conger Clins. 11. Peek. Peter II. »Sanford Attempt to Kill Guiteau. Washington, Sept. 12.—At 1 'ciock lust evening an ati-emp was made to kill Guiteau in his cell. At that hour Battery B. Sec oud Artillery, was relieving Capt. Graves' eoniinand, which had been ow duty at the jan mi the \ni»i ' hours. . . The battery arm cd tu .neu "nu ous, m the first n, whieb was scalei First Sergeant Mason, .-»s tue wagon drew up in front of the jail Mason jumped out, threw his cap nside. und, with u miiukct on his Hhotildcr, proceeded to the right wiug of the jail. A tew seconds brought him abreast of Jie win and penetrated his ecat. which was _ hanging on the side oi the cell. : «»-»»«b*» " ,r" ' . , ^ow through winch Gintenu but. 1 been often seen. 1 at ting ins gun to bis shoulder a clear report, which rang throughout the jail, told the «tory of his iui-eniiou und act. 'Tbe ball grazed Gniteau's head ------- . -........ surrendered himself to Ins commanding officer, Gapt- MeGive.ry. vim inuncdiauily P'd him uuder arrest. _ Mason is a native of Y irgiuia and lias been nineteen years iu tin service. He says he shot for the pnrpoae of kilhug Guiteau aud is . «'»».V be missed him. He had be come tired ol riding ox er cobble - 1 — — "------ 1 ------- J - -....... 1 Sergeant Maaon 1111 ««»»., «»»• «• "»»»• «» «•« reached the jail he went to the wiudow where Guiteau usually stands waiting mill gaping for the stands waiting aiffi gaping for the arrival of the guard; that he fired, and that is all there is about it. Guiteau was ovorooiue with fear, j other, part of the building. His re quest will probably be granted. and he pleaded for removal to nn other part of the building. His re quest will probably be granted. ------—■ • ' *» ------ A brutal Father limii -i vil by Iris two Daughters. - Damille, Yn., Seid. 0.—Near Whit Mill, in this county, y es tor- ! d^v. Robf. Williams aud wife had y quarrel, whereupon tlu-wife left home and waul to a aeighhoring she ob arrest of ppoint special _______________I ^ .»'arraut. 1 On arriving at Williams' house7 with the warrant, his dead Iwdv : -■ -- - i whiiffi was Jbiiug .bêaidc it. ! living person was found in thi j JO( - Lajtjt >^ j earned thattwo of Williams, who had ! beau MY Witt*, iuiii bv tliöir, mother j j wear for tht wartaui I at!. ; " , .. . ■ 1 }. ' Mrn,, w- „ „ , T _. ] Which of the reptiles is « mutli .eumticiauf T»i>.-,adder. „„.•ÄtaSrSLw hr plains of Texas under the eom niands of his physicians, Lieuteu pt-Govtmor Samuel I ». MeEnery sssamed the exeeative. foucttoi* first few hours after which he from the fatigue of travel during ved . His health is shat te'retl to such an extent as to excite. j^*s^ics?r,a :,,f «. M*« ji.... i.....1... »»evaded upon duties and strength by difficult of the re situation with, because. the loci that the laws, the pic stiration oi the and the protection listens engaged in die of peaceful avoeaiitms, are ________ upon him wit hin ii f first horn ofhisincumbency. He luings public peace., , laboring e,itizens eugaged in the pursuit (thrust flu- situation a hrmness anil quiukness oi pmmepttou t.h«t has so justly made him » leader ni men. and eonnug m the scene nf action free of a.l local bias and pnjudice, the public may rest as surefl Tlm> lav. and oruei v ill he enforced firmly trad impartially, The uoiiditioii in thifi ohj no longer local. .It efieots the people of the whole fttate antiI the Mississipjri valley, and the situs tion demands a broader consider tiou than a mere question of wages, Sable Institution anil its Wonder ful Progrès». [('iwrespoiMlent (! in diurne (innrdimu] A short time since an organi«» tion was founded by the young per pie of this t own, and incorporated as a Beere» Order under the laws of the State, to be known as the '-Amem-mi Matrimonial Ahsocm tion. and though at the first rv port ol the Order gomg abroad, » lew of the usual skeptieol smart heads shook their natural wise ora without knowing its principles. niiims in doubl as to its success. But we are living in too enlighten ed an age for people to pay any at tention to u few gossip-mongers, who would conueuui anything Bu» no sooner did the actual ole jects of this Order her o;ne kuown the out-side world than some of the leadingjournals, Who, knowing this organization ha ving adopted the same mathematical fables gov erning :J1 secret endowment insti tutions, with tbe 'exceptions -where tp»- old ones pay in ease of death tins one j ays when a marriage ur »»ms among its members, thus cu Holing each member who marries I start out in life with h brighter inspect, justly advocates its :m»e. N»iiwithstanding the fact that _ towns and villages «re»actively or ,, the Order is scarcely a month ola, it now enjoys a large membership of some of the best young ladies and gentlemen of this town ami parish, and all the neighboring rcti velyov gauizing to join the wouderful crusade of Union, Ghanty and Jus rice, which heartily invites all good people, wherever existing, to join in this noble work, so in a few short years it may extend from ocean to ocean, — * » - tr Death of ten. 8nrn»Mle. „ Pt ovidence, R. L, »Sein, 33.—-Gen. days, but ue was in the ei*y J** - terday. ..... The immediate cause of Ids death was spasms of the heart. A telephone message from the GeneraFs house snmmouod Sous tor Anthony aud l>r. Miller, hnl before the telephone connectiuu was broken a message came tiiat the General was dealt Gov. Littlefield. Senator Autho ny, Rupi-eeeirtatives Ghaffe and Aldrich and other personal -frient» immediately started for Bristol. ! „„ — ^ —7;— W* &|Miche 1 roubles* r . , ,—777" _ [8i«.-.-ud to tm> N. O. Denxa-nd J YY ashingtoa.Sap., 12.—iGov. J*«' "»out. of Arizona, has «iiggerto" *° fbe Interiei Hepwrtiaeut, uj>r°; 1 >0S ot the Apoclie trouble«, the 'United fc-Uates ahalUnj^tdww with Mexico for tiie eessMpu oH| ,e : "ppw portion of Lowor-(»Ub**" ,a *, u -*— ■----*— ^*™x»ile w Mexic« hadJw; No!'»rth.u«iuseqne rt cM ltff ®«M ot the iiorder — 'foite with us in exet» selieme. The Pacifie oc i Guifraf <3Mit'Wmi» "fo I furtb on *tl»e isthmus ............— , 11 ,1 • a «*,»-. sappost- i have uo«ui| witiu" **Theu don't go."